American actor and playwright Woody Harrelson’s story is one straight out of a crime movie. Woody Harrelson received his Bachelor in Arts and English in 1983, after which he began his career in acting, both film and television. Harrelson is widely known for his work on the NBC sitcom Cheers as the bartender Woody Boyd. For this role, Harrelson was nominated for five Emmy Awards, finally winning once in 1989. He further appeared in several 2001 episodes of Will & Grace as Grace's new boyfriend Nathan. He later became known for his portrayals of Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992), Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), and Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). More recent roles include Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009), Capt. Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009), Dave Brown in Rampart (2011), Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), Merritt McKinney in the Now You See Me film series (2013–2016), and the Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).