Woody Harrelson is a famous American actor, voice actor, activist, and play-writer. From his very first appearance as Woody Boyd, bartender of ‘Cheers,’ he was the most popular comedian. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Woody Harrelson as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Woody Harrelson was born as Woodrow Tracy Harrelson on 23rd July 1961 in Midland, Texas, the USA. His ethnicity includes Dutch, English, German, Scottish, and Welsh. When Woody was seven years, his mother worked as a legal secretary to raise Woody and his two brothers in Lebanon, Ohio. Woody attended Lebanon High School. His mother’s upbringing in strict spiritual foundation helped him in getting a scholarship to Hanover College, Presbyterian Educational Institution in Indiana. Woody Harrelson graduated with Bachelor degree in English and Theatrical Arts (1983). He left for New York City to pursue his career in as an actor.
Woody Harrelson is married to Laura Louie. They have three children namely Deni Montana, Makani Ravello, and Zoe Giordano.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Woody Harrelson first played the role of Woody Boyd, good-natured, dumb-witted bartender of ‘Cheers’ (1985). This television series ran for eight years until 1993. Woody Harrelson won two awards – one for American Comedy for Funniest Newcomer (1987) and another for Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Comedian Actor (1989).
Woody got nominated for awards including American Comedy for Funniest Supporting Male Performer for television (1990), Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actor (1987-88 and 1990-91). Woody Harrelson earned most of his wealth and fame from playing roles in television series. Also, he enacted in roles of movies and became famous.
The peak of Woody’s career was when he played Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, in ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’ in Miloš Forman movie that was super hit. Woody was nominated Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor.
Woody also enacted in big screens namely ‘Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me’, ‘Indecent Proposal’, ‘Money Train’, ‘Natural Born Killers’, ‘The Big White’, ‘The Messenger’, ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt’, ‘Welcome to Sarajevo’, ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘White Men Can’t Jump’, and several others. Also, as a vocal artist, Woody Harrelson gave his voice in ‘Free Jimmy.’
Woody played Mickey Knox in ‘Natural Born Killers’ by Oliver Stone. He was Dr. Michael Raynolds in ‘The Sunchaser’ filmed in Michael Cimino. Also, he was in ‘Kingpin’ comedy (1996). Woody enacted in ‘Welcome to Sarajevo’ and played as Sergeant Schumann in ‘Wag the Dog’ (1997). Woody starred in a thriller, ‘Palmetto,’ and played Sergeant Keck in ‘The Thin Red Line,’ a war movie that got seven nominations for Academy Awards (1999).
Woody co-starred in ‘Zombieland’ (2009). Woody played bartender and mentor in Banraku, film on future western martial arts (2010). Woody was Tommy in ‘Friends with Benefits’ and played Haymitch Abernathy in ‘The Hunger Games’ (2011). He played Charlie Frost warning about the end of the world in Rolan Emmerich’s 2012. Woody enacted in ‘Star Wars,’ Han Solo film and played the Colonel in ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ (2017).
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Woody Harrelson is $75 Million. Most of Woody’s wealth has come from his earnings from acting in television series, movies, and theatres. Woody Harrelson, along with co-stars Robert Redford and Demi Moore, in ‘Indecent Proposal’ made box office hit earning over $265,000,000 worldwide.
In 2018, Woody Harrelson is working on his current movie project. The movie is called ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ a remake of the popular movie. Woody Harrelson is also well-known as a play-writer and on-stage actor. Woody Harrelson is also famous for his outspoken supporter for the environment including preservation of Redwoods forest of California. Woody Harrelson is actively involved in campaigns for Oceans of America. Woody is presently working on legalizing the use of industrial hemp.