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Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Birthday: 1961-07-23 · Known For: Acting

104 Movies · 7 TV Series

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Personal Life

In 1985, Harrelson married Nancy Simon (daughter of playwright Neil Simon) in Tijuana. The union was not intended to be serious, and the two had planned to divorce the following day, but the storefront marriage/divorce parlor was closed when they returned to it and they remained married for another ten months.In 2008, Harrelson married Laura Louie, a co-founder of the organic food delivery service Yoganics. They met in 1987 when she worked as his personal assistant. They reside in Maui, Hawaii, and have three daughters: Deni, Zoe, and Makani.Harrelson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) from Hanover College in 2014.Harrelson is a fan of chess. In November 2018, he attended the first game of the World Chess Championship in London, played between Norwegian champion Magnus Carlsen and American contender Fabiano Caruana. Harrelson made the ceremonial first move for the game. He had also played the ceremonial first move for the previous World Chess Championship that was held in New York in 2016. Criticism over 5G. In April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic Harrelson received criticism in the press regarding his public sharing a report "about the negative effects of 5G" and its supposed role in the coronavirus pandemic to his more than 2 million Instagram followers. "I haven't fully vetted it I find it very interesting," he wrote of the report claiming "5G radiation" is "exacerbating" the contagion's spread and making it more lethal.

Early Life

Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, on July 23, 1961, to secretary Diane (née Oswald) and convicted hitman Charles Voyde Harrelson. He and his two brothers, Jordan and Brett, were raised in a Presbyterian household. Their father received a life sentence for the 1979 killing of Federal Judge John H. Wood Jr. Harrelson has stated that his father was rarely around during his childhood. Charles died in the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility on March 15, 2007. Harrelson's family was poor and relied on his mother's wage. In 1973, he moved to his mother's native city of Lebanon, Ohio, where he attended Lebanon High School, from which he graduated in 1979. He spent the summer of 1979 working at Kings Island amusement park. He attended Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. Harrelson received a BFA in Theatre and English in 1983.While attending Hanover, he crossed paths with future Vice President Mike Pence, later commenting in 2018: "I knew him, yeah. We were both very religious. It was a Presbyterian college at the time, and I was there on a Presbyterian scholarship, and he was involved with the church activities. I was actually considering being a minister and then I just kind of went a different way...I actually quite liked him. I thought he was a pretty good guy. He's, you know, very religious. Very committed. Seeing as how I'm not quite in that ballpark now, I don't know how we'd get along, 'cause I think he's still quite religious and just a whole different brand of religious. That kind of fervor that you really don't want."

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