An accomplished actor in film, television and on the stage, WOODY
HARRELSON (Bill White) has received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen
Actors Guild Nominations as Best Actor for his critically acclaimed portrayal of
controversial magazine publisher Larry Flynt in Milos Forman's drama The
People Vs. Larry Flynt. Harrelson was most recently seen in Brett Ratner's
After the Sunset with Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek. Upcoming films include
Mark Mylod's The Big White, with Robin Williams and Holly Hunter; Richard
Linklater's A Scanner Darkly, with Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr. and Winona
Ryder; and Jane Anderson's The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio with Julianne
Moore. Past film credits include Play it to the Bone, The Thin Red Line, The
Hi-Lo Country, Ed TV, Wag the Dog, Welcome to Sarajevo, Kingpin, Natural Born
Killers, Indecent Proposal and White Men Can't Jump.
A committed environmentalist, Harrelson joined his activism with his film
efforts in Ron Mann's Go Further, a road documentary following Harrelson and
friends on their bicycle journey down the Pacific Coast Highway from Seattle to
Harrelson first endeared himself to millions of viewers as a member of the
ensemble cast of NBC's long-running hit comedy Cheers. For his work as the
affable bartender Woody Boyd, he won an Emmy in 1988 and was nominated four
additional times during his eight-year run on the show, as well as once in 1993
when he reprised the role on Frasier. He later made a return to television with
a recurring guest role on the hit NBC series Will and Grace.
Balancing his film and television work, in 1999 Harrelson revived a career
long commitment to the theatre by directing his own play Furthest From the Sun
at the Theatre de la Juene Lune in Minneapolis. He followed next with the
Roundabout's Broadway revival of the N. Richard Nash play The Rainmaker in
2000, Sam Sheperd's The Late Henry Moss in 2001, John Kolvenbach's On an
Average Day, opposite Kyle MacLachlan in London's West End in the fall of
2002, and in the summer of 2003, Harrelson directed the Toronto premiere of
Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
Along with being daddy to his two beautiful daughters, closest to his heart
is www.voiceyourself.com, a website Harrelson co-created with his wife Laura
Louie which promotes and inspires individual action to create global momentum
towards simple organic living and to restore balance and harmony to our planet.
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