Born on September 22, 1996, Zoe Giordano Harrelson is the 27-year-old daughter of acclaimed actor Woody Harrelson and his wife Laura Louie. Here is a look at Zoe’s journey and her rise to prominence in the world of acting and academia.
Details About Her Early Life and Family
Zoe was born in the United States. Her father, Woody Harrelson, is of English, Scottish, German, Dutch, and Welsh descent, while her mother, Laura Louie, is an Asian descent. Zoe’s grandparents include the American hitman Charles Harrelson and his wife, Diane Lou Oswald.
Woody has a career spanning roles in ‘Cheers,’ ‘The People vs. Larry Flynt,’ ‘The Messenger,’ ‘True Detective,’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. On the other hand, Laura is a businesswoman with a focus on environmental advocacy.
Woody and Laura met in 1987 when Laura was Woody’s assistant on the sitcom ‘Cheers,’ and they married in 2008 after a long-term relationship.
Growing up alongside her two sisters, Deni Montana (born February 28, 1993) and Makani Ravello Harrelson (born June 3, 2006), Zoe was in an environment where she could explore arts and her own creativity. Early on, she displayed an interest in creative writing, singing, acting, and sketching.
Zoe’s Education Background and Acting Career
After graduating from Seabury Hall, a prestigious college-preparatory school, she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in 2018. She was involved in various school activities, including a TedTalk-style presentation on the impact of mobile phones on social life.
Though Zoe’s acting career might still be in its early stages, she made a few appearances. Her most famous acting venture to date was in a U2 music video, where she performed alongside Woody. This role was more of a collaborative effort with her father rather than a solo achievement.
In 2015, Zoe appeared as herself on ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ and in 2017, she was part of the cast in her father’s film ‘Lost in London.‘ These roles, though limited in number, suggest she might have an interest in pursuing an acting career.
Her Personal Life
Unlike many celebrity offspring, Zoe has maintained a low profile as she values her privacy. As of November 2023, her future in the entertainment scene remains an open book. Her rare public appearances and the limited details about her personal life make it difficult to assume her next steps.
So, she may follow in her father’s footsteps but is currently not in the ‘big leagues’ of acting.