Woody Harrelson was born in Midland, Texas, and grew up in Lebanon, Ohio. After receiving his degrees in theatre arts and English from Hanover College, he left for the bright lights and big city of New where he found a role as an understudy in Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues". Within months, he was cast as Woody on the hit TV series, "Cheers."
Harrelson crossed-over in to films with a role in “Wildcats.”. His next movie, “Cool Blue” failed to find an audience so Harrelson returned to the theatre in L.A.: "Zoo Story", "2 on 2" and "Brooklyn Laundry." In 1991, he appeared in the film “Doc Hollywood” which he followed with a memorable role in “White Men Can't Jump,” “Indecent Proposal” and “Natural Born Killers.”