Born with the full name of Woodrow Tracy Harrelson in Midland, Texas, the USA on July 23, 1961, Woody, his nickname, began to enter the acting world of television. In his personal life, Woody married Nancy Simon in 1985, but the marriage failed. Woody married again on December 28, 2008, with Laura Louie. The couple has 3 daughters, Deni Montana, Zoe Giordano, and Makani Ravello.
The first time Woody appeared on the NBC, CHEERS production sitcom in 1985. Thanks to this role, Woody was nominated for five Emmy Awards, and he won one of the Emmys in 1989.
From television, Woody penetrated the big screen world. His debut on the big screen through the film WILDCATS in 1986, then continued at WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP and MONEY TRAIN.
In 1993, Woody appeared on the INDECENT PROPOSAL drama which won him the Razzie Award for the Worst Supporting Actor category.
Some of the films starring Woody include NATURAL BORN KILLERS, THE SUNCHASER, KINGPIN, WELCOME TO SARAJEVO, WAG THE DOG, THE THIN RED LINE, ANGER MANAGEMENT, THE PRIZE WINNER OF DEFINACE, OHIO, SEMI-PRO, SEVEN POUNDS, and THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT which made Woody nominated the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards as Best Actors.
In 2009, Woody acted as Captain Tony Stone at THE MESSENGER, where he was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.