Woody Harrelson is an American activist and a popular film and television actor. He was born as Woodrow Tracy ‘Woody’ Harrelson on July 23, 1961 at Midland, Texas to Diane Lou and Charles Voyde Harrelson. His parents had a divorce in 1964. When his father died, Woody moved to his mother’s hometown in Lebanon, Ohio, where he grew up. He went to Lebanon High School and works as a woodcarver while studying. He also studied at Hanover College in Indiana where he participated in the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1983, Woody got a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English.

One of the most notable role that he played was his character as Woody Boyd, a bartender in the television sitcom, Cheers which runs from year 1982-1993 on NBC. Woody joined the cast in year 1985 after replacing the late Nicholas Colasanto who played as Coach. His performance in the show gained him five Emmy Awards, winning only one award as the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989. Woody also appeared in the spin-off of Cheers and reprised the same role in Frasier in 1999, where he received another nomination at the Emmy Awards. In 2001, the actor appeared in many episodes of the American sitcom, Will & Grace and donned the role of Nathan. In 2009, in an episode of The Colbert Report, he was interviewed by Stephen Colbert in promoting the war drama film, The Messenger. In response to a question by Colbert, Woody agreed to let his head shave in front of the camera. He came back in television in 2014 through the first season of the crime drama series, True Detective which stars Matthew McConaughey.

During the time that he works on Cheers, he is also reawakening his film career. In 1986, he did his first film, Wildcats which stars Wesley Snipes. He and Wesley became good friends and starred together in the box-office films, White Men Can’t Jump in 1992 and Money Train in 1995. He was also starred in another box-office hit film, Indecent Proposal together with Robert Redford and Demi Moore. The film grossed $265,000,000. In 1994, he was featured as Mickey Knox in the crime film, Natural Born Killers. Woody acted as Dr. Michael Reynolds in the 1996 film, Sunchaser. In the same year, he donned the role of Roy Munson in the comedy film, Kingpin which also stars Randy Quaid and Bill Murray.

In the biographical drama film, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Woody bagged the main lead role as Larry Flynt of Hustler magazine. This film became a success and his performance gained him nominations for Best Actor at the Golden Globe and Academy Award. Later, he started to appear in more serious roles. In 1997, he was starred in the British war film, Welcome to Sarajevo and acted as Sgt. William Schumann in the black comedy film, Wag the Dog. He was also featured as Harry Barber in the 1998 neo-noir film, Palmetto followed by his role as Sgt. William Keck in the epic war film, The Thin Red Line, which received seven nominations at the Academy Awards.

The actor also made other films like the Western drama film, The Hi-Lo Country. He essayed the role of Raymond Pekurny in the comedy film, EDtv in 1999 and in the same year, Woody acted was starred as Vince Boudreau in the sports comedy film, Play It to the Bone. He stopped on doing films until 2003. In his returned to the big screen, he was co-starred in the comedy film, Anger Management. He also appeared in the action-comedy film, After the Sunset in 2004 and acted as Leland Powell in the independent comedy film, She Hate Me. He was also seen in films like, The Big White and North Country in 2005. In the biographical film, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, Woody acted as Leo ‘Kelly’ Ryan, the husband of Evelyn Ryan (played by Julianne Moore), who is obsessed in joining contests to support her family. In 2006, Woody voiced Roy Arnie’s character in the animated film, Free Jimmy. He also essayed the role of Ernie Luckman in the animated science fiction film, A Scanner Darkly.

In year 2007, he played as Carson Wells, an arrogant bounty hunter in the neo-western thriller film, No Country for Old Men where he received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast. Woody was also part of the films, Battle in Seattle in 2007, Semi-Pro and Seven Pounds in 2008. Woody received praises for his role as Captain Tony Stone in the war drama film, The Messenger, which was considered as his best role according to the critics. He received nominations at the Satellite Award, Independent Spirit Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor. He received the Best supporting Actor award at the National Board of Review Award Ceremonies in 2009.

Woody was also co-starred in the comedy film, Zombieland; followed by his role as Charlie Frost in the science fiction film, 2012. In year 2010, he was also starred in the martial arts film, Bunraku. Later, he played the role of Tommy in the romantic comedy film, Friends with Benefits. Woody was also one of the casts in the adventure film, The Hunger Games in 2012. He also played as Dave Brown in the drama film, Rampart.

Woody was also part of the theatre and directed his own play. He got married to Nancy Simon in 1985. After a day, they decided to get a divorce but the divorce parlor was closed at that time. Their marriage lasted for ten months. In 2008, he got married again to Laura Louie, his girlfriend for 21 years. They have three daughters namely Deni Montana, Zoe Giordano and Makani Ravello.
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Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey is an American actor. He was born as Matthew David MacConaughey on November 4, 1969 to Kathleen Kay and James Donald McConaughey at Uvalde Texas. He was raised as a Methodist. Matthew shifted to Longview, Texas in year 1980 where he studied at Longview High School. Later, he moved to Warnervale, NSW in Australia for one year as an exchange student of the Rotary Foundation. He also went to University of Texas at Austin College of Communication. From there, he become a member of the Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. He took up a Radio-Television-Film degree in 1989 and graduated in 1993. Initially, he aims to study in a law school, but later, he realized that he is not interested anymore.He initiated his career in acting in year 1991 after doing many television commercials like the Austin American-Statesmen. Later, he was cast in the 1993 comedy film, Dazed and Confused as David Wooderson. He has done small roles in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, Unsolved Mysteries, Angels in the Outfield and Boys on the Side. He also bagged the male lead in the music video, Walkaway Joe by Trisha Yearwood. He got his breakthrough in the 1996 drama film, A Time to Kill as Jake Brigance. He was cast in the lead roles in late 1990’s through the movies’ U-571, Amistad, Contact, EDtv and a lot more.In year 2000, he was regularly seen in romantic comedy films like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Wedding Planner, which made it to the box-office success. During this time, Matthew was starred in a low-budget film, Tiptoes in 2003. He was also co-starred in the psychological film, Frailty in 2001 and in the drama-sports film, Two for the Money in year 2005. In the same year, he was featured in the action-comedy film, Sahara which also stars Penélope Cruz and Steve Zahn. He was considered as the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by People’s magazine in 2005. Later, he bagged the role of Tripp opposite with Sarah Jessica Parker in Failure to Launch. In 2006, he essayed the role of Jack Lengyel, a head coach in the historical drama film, We Are Marshall. He also voiced for the Peace Corps ad campaign in the same year. In the 2008 action comedy film, Tropic Thunder by Ben Stiller, he replaces Owen Wilson after his suicide attempt.In 2012, he was starred in Steven Soderbergh’ comedy drama film, Magic Mike together with Channing Tatum. Matthew came back to East Texas and worked with Director Richard Linklater in 2011’s black comedy film, Bernie. In 2013, the brilliant actor loses 38-pounds to play the role of Ron Woodroof, a real-life AIDS patient in the biographical drama film, Dallas Buyers Club. This film was critically acclaimed and earned several awards. He won the Best Actor – Drama in the Golden Globe Awards and the Best Actor at the Academy Award.Recently, he played as Rustin Spencer Cohle, a detective in the crime drama series, True Detective. He was also starred as Joseph Cooper, an astronaut in the box-office science fiction film, Interstellar along with Anne Hathaway which was released last November 7, 2014.Matthew received the Best Actor award at the academy Award for Dallas Buyers Club. He also earned the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for bagging the role of Rustin Cohle. He got married to Brazilian model, Camila Alves on June 9, 2012 in Texas. The couple has three children namely, Levi Alves, Vida Alves and Livingston Alves McConaughey.

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William H. Macy

William H. Macy is a renowned screenwriter, professor and theatre director, film and television actor. He was born as William Hall Macy, Jr. on March 13, 1950 at Miami, Florida and was raised up in Georgia and Maryland in United States. He is the son of Lois and William Hall Macy, Sr. He studied and graduated in Allegany High School in 1968. Later, he attended Bethany College, West Virginia to study Veterinary Medicine. When he moved to Goddard College, he associated himself to theatre where he acted in group productions of plays like The Three Penny Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and several modern and improv pieces. He met David Mamet, a popular playwright at Goddard.In 1971, after he graduated at Goddard, he shifted to Chicago, Illinois and work as a bartender. In the same year, he, along with David Mamet and others build the St. Nicholas Theater Company, where he started in doing roles in various David Mamet’s works like The Water Engine and American Buffalo.He spent some time in L.A., California before he transferred to New York, New York in year 1980. From there, he has done several Broadway and Off-Broadway works. One of his early roles on-screen was his character as Socrates, a turtle in the 1984 direct-to-video fantasy film, The Boy Who Loved Trolls. He also did small role in the 4th season of the situation comedy, Kate & Allie in the episode, General Hospital. William appeared in several films which was written and directed by Mamet such as Oleana where he reprised the role he portrayed in the play of the same title, State and Main, Spartan, Wag The Dog, House of Games, Things Change and a lot more.His character as Jerry Lundegaard in the 1996 dark comedy film, Fargo gained him fame and nomination at the Academy Award. It also helped him in improving his career and became popular. From 1990 to 2000, he has done films like Sahara, Benny & Joon, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Air Force One, Psycho, Happy, Ghosts of Mississippi, Boogie Nights, Mystery Man, Jurassic Park III, Seabiscuit and a lot more.He also made his name on the television industry and donned a variety of roles including his guest appearance in the action-drama series, The Unit, where he played as the President of the United States. He bagged the role of Bill Porter in the television film, Door to Door in 2002. This is a real-life story of a door-to-door salesman from Portland, Oregon, who have a cerebral palsy. William received two Emmy Awards for playing the lead role and for being the co-writer of the film. His performance in the series, ER and the fictional sports news show, Sports Night also received nominations from the Emmy.In an interview in 2003, the actor stated that he wanted to do a big-budget film for the money. William works as a director-in-residence in New York’s Atlantic Theatre Company, where he teaches Practical Aesthetics method. The book, ‘A Practical Handbook for the Actor’ illustrates the method and it is dedicated to William and Mamet.In 2007, he was starred in the comedy film, Wild Hogs as Dudley Frank; a story about the middle-aged suburban men remembering their childhood days by going on a road trip with their Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The film became a box-office success and earned over $168-Million. William also acted in the comedy film, The Maiden Heist along with Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken in 2009. In the same year, he replaces Jeremy Piven in the Broadway’s Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet. Jeremy Piven unexpectedly drops the play due to some health issue. He was featured as Ray in the comedy-drama film, Dirty Girl in 2010. He also played as a Protagonist on Showtime’s Shameless in 2010. Eventually, the project became a series and his performance as Frank Gallagher was critically acclaimed. He also received a nomination as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards in 2014. Due to the increase of the ratings, Showtime has renewed second up to fifth season which will premier in 2015.He played as Father Brendan in the independent drama film, The Sessions in 2012. William was debuted as a director through the musical drama film, Rudderless which stars Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Miles Heizer and Anton Yelchin. He got married to Felicity Huffman on September 6, 1997. They have two daughters namely Sophia Grace and Georgia Grace. He appeared on the cover of the Fine Woodworking magazine. William is also the national ambassador of the charitable organization, United Cerebral Palsy.

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