Woodrow Tracy Harrelson popularly known as Woody Harrelson born on July 23, 1961, the American actor was always known for leaving his presence on the screen in every role that he plays. He first came into the scene in 1985 for his role in the NBC sitcom Cheers which he joined in the fourth season as Woody Boyd for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and also had five nominations.
Carrying that fame Woody restarted his film career after doing an uncredited extra in Harper Valley in 1978 he worked in Wildcats, a football comedy which came in 1986 which was followed by Cool Blue in 1990, after that he reunited with Wesley Snipes from Wildcats to hit the box office with White Men Can’t Jump in 1992 and Money Train 1995 which was a box office bomb, another one was Indecent Proposal in 1993 which was another box office success.
Woody Harrelson Early Life
Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, not having a common childhood he was the son of convicted hitman Charles Voyde Harrelson and Diane, having two brothers Jordan and Brett, Brett is also an actor. His father was rarely around during his childhood, was convicted to life sentence for killing federal Judge John H Wood Jr. in 1979, leaving all the burden on his mother.
After he completed his high school in Lebanon in 1979 he started working at the Kings Island amusement park. Harrelson got the BFA in English and Theatre in 1983 from the Hanover College in Indiana in 1983 where he also crossed paths with the future Vice President Mike Pence, recalling this in an event in 2018.
Woody Harrelson Professional Life
After Cheers happen we can say that Woody Harrelson was always involved in doing something he did eight seasons as Wood Broyd from 1985 to 1993 which he also guest appeared in Cheers’s spinoff Frasier in 1999 for which he was also nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Appearances after his performance in the White Men Can’t Jump he acted in Natural Born Killers in 1994 alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Downey Jr. again praised for free speech activist in The People vs Larry Flynt in 1996 for which again nominated for Golden Globe Award for the Best Actor.
Besides acting on-screen Woody has a degree in Theatre and also has directed his play, Furthest from the Sun in Minneapolis’s Theatre de la Jeune Lune in 1999. The other of his works is the Broadway recreation of The Rainmaker from 1999 to 2000. Over the few, he acted in many movies including 2003 in Anger Management, No Country for Old Men in 2007, again for which he won Academy Award, The Messenger in 2009, The Hunger Games in 2012 and its parts The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 in 2014 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in 2015, Zombieland in 2009 and sequel to it Zombieland: Double Tap in 2019.
His latest works are the portrayal of Admiral Chester of Midway in 2019, and his latest entry in MCU from a cameo in Venom in its mid-credits in 2018 to portray Carnage in its sequel in Venom Lets there be Carnage in 2021.
After being in the industry for decades Woody has won several awards, he has been nominated for the Oscars 3 times Best performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Three billboards Outside Ebbing in 2018, Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role for the Messenger in 2010 and Best Actor in a leading role for the People vs Larry Flynt in 1997, apart from this he has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award times and had won it in 1989 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Cheers. Including all, he has 29 wins and about 93 nominations for different awards in different categories.
Woody Harrelson Net Worth
After being in the industry for so much time the actor has made his name, starting from Cheers till Venom: Let there be carnage he has always given the best of his performance. After researching and evaluating we have found out that his estimated net worth would be around $70 million. His latest film is in theatres and is getting some good response and let’s see what different types of roles we see him again in the future on the screen, for that keep checking the site.