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The untold story of Woody Harrelson’s wife – Laura Louie

Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie

Introduction

Laura Louie is a businesswomen, philanthropist, mother, and wife to actor Woody Harrelson. There is not much known about the personal life of Laura, as unlike her Hollywood husband, she shields herself and her children from the spotlight.

Louie has been a part of the Hollywood industry for so long that she understands the power to create problems in her relationship is held by the media; it’s for that reason that she is not overly enthused by ‘them’. Laura enjoys living a life away from the limelight, and won’t be seen on any social media platforms.

Early life and education.

Born in 1965 to an Asian-American family, in an undisclosed location in the United States, Laura has never revealed anything about her childhood.

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There is no information on her parents, or any other relatives she may have.

Louie matriculated in 1983, and went on to university and graduated with her degree in business management and environmental sciences.

Although aside from her husband and career very little is known about Laura. A few fun facts that are known are that her favourite actor is Chris Evans, and her favourite actress is Jennifer Lawrence.

Meeting famous spouse

Laura met now husband Woody Harrelson in 1987, while he was working on the sitcom ‘Cheers.’ Laura reportingly worked for Harrelson as his assistant for two years before they began dating in 1989.

On 5 March 1994 the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Deni Montana Harrelson, and two years later Zoe Giordano Harrellson arrived. The couples third daughter Makani Ravello Harrelson was born in 2006, after which event, in 2008 on a beach in Maui, Hawaii, the couple finally held a small wedding ceremony, in front of a few close friends and their three daughters. A few notable names that attended the ceremony were Sean Penn, Willie Nelson and Owen Wilson, as well as Alanis Morissette who performed during the ceremony.

Woody has revealed that the ceremony didn’t cost more than $500.

Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie

He also said that ‘I have found, the least expensive things can be the most personally rewarding, Take my wedding. We didn’t feel the need to shell out a ton of cash and do anything over the top. It was basically just a bunch of good friends getting together in Maui.’ he then added ‘I paid for some food and drinks, a few hundred bucks, and that was about it. At the end of the day, it ain’t about how much it costs- it’s about having great people in a beautiful place and just celebrating.’

Laura’s very famous husband Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on 23 July 1961, in Midland, Texas USA.

Woody was the son of Diane Oswald and Charles Voyde Harrelson, who was a convicted hitman, and in 1979 was imprisoned for killing a federal Judge, where he would eventually die in 2007.

Harrelson graduated from Hanover college in 1983, with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and English. Woody become widely known for his role in the sitcom ‘Cheers’ in which he spent eight seasons and was nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning one in 1989. Harrelson’s career boasts a long list of award nominated films and television series, such as ‘Natural Born Killer’, ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘The Messenger’, and ‘Zombieland.’

Woody and Laura are known to follow a raw vegan diet, while also avoiding sugar and flour. Woody was voted PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) sexiest vegetarian in 2012. He is also known to be a big advocate for eco-friendly causes, once climbing the Golden Gate bridge in protest of forest destruction.

Woody and Laura live in Maui, Hawaii enjoying a simple eco-friendly lifestyle on a compound with roughly 200 people all living together. Harrelson said ‘It’s a really beautiful place. Everybody cares about this Earth and they’re all biodynamic farmers and just really cool people.

It’s really a loving community and I’m blessed to be a part of it.’ They are very dedicated to maintaining the area by spreading awareness and teaching the advantages and importance of clean, sustainable living.

Career

Louie founded an organic food delivery service ‘Yoganics’, to try and promote healthy clean eating, as well as making it more easily accessible to people. She has also started a company with husband Woody called “Voice Yourself,”  a website dedicated to encouraging people to protest pollution.

Voice Yourself was founded in 2001 and is a source for anyone seeking tips on sustainable living, along with diet advice and vegan recipes using all fresh produce.

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They also hope that it will inspire a global movement that encourages organic living, and restores harmony and balance to earth.

Ten years after Voice Yourself started it was taken over by couple Robert and Mary-Jo who shared the same vision and goal and Laura and Woody. They continue to show ideas, tutorials, solutions and information to spread knowledge on the lifestyle they so passionately believe in.

The site also states that ‘Reflecting Woody and Laura’s philosophy, we at VoiceYourself believe that through our collective support of green companies, mutual educations and community activism we can be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Other relationships

Laura’s dislike of her personal life being public is made clear by the lack of information on her life. There is no information on any of her previous relationships. Husband Woody was married to the playwright Neil Simon’s daughter, Nancy Simon. They wed in 1985 while holidaying in Tijuana, Mexico. It was rumoured to have meant to be a joke, but the annulment office was closed the next day, and so they ended up staying married for ten months, before legally finalising their divorce.

Net worth, salary, significant inputs.

As of early 2020, sources say that Laura boasts an impressive net worth of around $3.5 million, all earned from her eco-based empire that she started on her own, and continued to grow with Woody.

Harrelson’s net worth is estimated at over $65 million according to authoritative sources. With a combined net worth of almost $70 million, the couple continues to live a humble lifestyle, and use their wealth to not only education people about the importance of sustainable living, but also donate a significant amount of it to charitable causes.

Physical characteristics

The oriental beauty is about 5ft 9in (1.7m) tall, weighs around 138lbs (63kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. She wears a size seven shoe. Her long black hair, dark eyes, slender physic as well as her generous and caring heart, made apparent by her generosity and life style choices are just some of the reasons Woody fell in love with her, and they have stayed together for the last twenty years.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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