Woody Harrelson is an American actor whose amazing performances have earned him nominations for Oscars and a good number of other prestigious awards. Most recently (2018), he won the Screen Actors Guild Award and also received nominations for the BAFTA and Academy Awards; these were for his role as Sheriff Bill Willoughby in 2017’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The actor attended Lebanon High School and received a scholarship to Hanover College, a Presbyterian institution in Indiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and drama until 1983, after which he moved to New York City to pursue a career as an actor.
Brief Details About His Background
Woody was born in Midland, Texas, on July 23, 1961, the son of Diane Lou and Charles Harrelson. Woody grew up in Lebanon, Ohio (his mother’s home town) with two brothers, Jordan and Brett Harrelson. It is said that his father did not play a major role in his upbringing and his mother had a hard time raising him and his siblings.
Harrelson’s father was sent to prison for murder when the actor was only seven years old, which explains why Woody and his two brothers were raised by their mother in her hometown – Lebanon, Ohio. He – Charles Harrelson – would die later in 2007 at the age of 69 from a heart attack in Supermax Federal Prison while serving two life sentences for the murder of a federal judge.
Is Woody Harrelson Married? What We Know
The award-winning American actor has made two trips to the altar, and the second seems destined for eternity. Woody Harrelson is happily married to the love of his life, Laura Louie.
Although there is little information about Laura’s background, it is known that although she is American, she is of Asian origin. And although she is the wife of an A-actor, Laura lives a relaxed and very private life. She has no forward social media accounts, and there are no pictures of her in Woody’s accounts.
Laura Louie is a businesswoman who has a degree in business administration and environmental sciences and is also co-founder of one of the leading organic food companies in the U.S., Organics. Laura and her husband both share a passion for green initiatives to promote and support a healthy lifestyle. The company is an extension of this lifestyle. Organics is doing well, and as such is worth a significant amount of money. However, the true value of Laura is unknown to the public.
Laura Is Very Supportive of Her Husband
She knows how to juggle her personal and professional life. Laura has supported her husband’s career in every possible way. She has also worked with him since the launch of Voice Yourself, her environmentally-friendly online initiative in 2001. Through this platform, she encourages people to fight against different types of environmental pollution.
Although their marriage is going very well at the moment, it hasn’t always been all sunshine and roses for them. Back in 2002, Harrelson made a terrible transgression. While in London, he had a wild night that ended in a foursome with three women. And although Harrelson and Laura were not yet married at the time, this threatened to wipe out their entire relationship. After Laura found out about it, she chose the path of compassion instead of breaking up with him, as many expected her to do. Since then, their relationship has only grown stronger.
The couple lives in a small, environmentally friendly community of 200 people in Maui, Hawaii.
How Long Has Woody Harrelson Been Married to Laura?
Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie have been married for eleven years. However, their relationship lasted much longer than that.
Harrelson met his kind and a wonderful wife in 1987. At that time he was working on the set of the hit sitcom Cheers and Laura served as his assistant – a job she did for about two years before they decided to start a romantic relationship. They were together for about 20 years, which is the longest courtship in Hollywood history.
Finally, on December 28, 2008, the productive actor and his beautiful girlfriend and baby mama Laura Louie were placed in the holy estate of matrimony. The wedding took place on a picturesque beach in Maui. The guest list for the wedding was quite short, only some of their closest friends and relatives were present. The wedding was a very private affair. Among the distinguished guests were Willie Nelson, Sean Penn, Owen Wilson, and Alanis Morissette, who performed during the afternoon ceremony.
Interestingly, the wedding cost the couple only $500, not including the rings, the flight, hotel accommodation, and other external costs. Given their financial status, this was unexpected. However, according to Harrelson, he and Laura did not feel the need to overdo anything that would require a lot of money. They just wanted a group of good friends to hang out together and have fun in Maui.
Meanwhile, Harrelson was once married to Nancy Simon, the daughter of popular playwright Neil Simon. But as fate would have it, their relationship lasted only 10 months; they divorced in 1986.
Facts To Know About His Children
Harrelson and Laura are blessed with three beautiful daughters: Deni Montana Harrelson, Zoe Giordano Harrelson, and Makani Ravello Harrelson. The couple often refers to their daughters as the “Goddess Trilogy”.
Their oldest, Deni, was born in Malibu on November 28, 1993. They welcomed Zoe three years later on September 22. During Zoe’s early years she began to take an interest in the film and music industry. She debuted alongside her father in the short film Song for Someone by U2. She also appeared in the TV series Entertainment Tonight in 2015.
Like her parents, Zoe prefers to keep her private life away from the media. She does not give interviews and rarely appears in the mainstream media, so only a hint of information about her is available.
Woody Harrelson and Laura’s last-child, Makani, was born on June 3, 2006. Despite his busy schedule, Harrelson takes time for his children and his family.