Laura Louie is the wife of actor Woody Harrelson. The couple has been married since 2008. Laura Louie prefers to keep a low profile and is not as publicly known as her husband, who is a well-known actor with a successful career spanning several decades.
Woody Harrelson has been with his wife Laura Louie for over 30 years.
The actor, who shot to fame in the ’80s with his role on the iconic sitcom Cheers, first met his future spouse in 1987, when Louie was hired to be the White Men Can’t Jump actor’s personal assistant.
After Harrelson confessed his feelings to Louie, the two began dating and eventually welcomed three daughters. After two decades together, Harrelson and Louie officially wed in an intimate ceremony in Hawaii.
Over the years, Louie has supported Harrelson during his biggest career moments. She’s also stood by his side during various controversies. In 2002, the actor was photographed in bed with three other women by a British tabloid. A few days later, he was arrested for getting into a fight with a cab driver during what he described as “one of the worst nights of my life” while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in 2017.
In February 2023, the Academy Award nominee made headlines after hosting Saturday Night Live and sharing some anti-vaccine views during his opening monologue.
Louie continued to work as Harrelson’s personal assistant for three years until they began a romantic relationship.
When the Zombieland actor decided to act on his feelings for Louie, he let her know how he felt through a song he wrote.
Harrelson later recalled the lyrics to The Hollywood Reporter. “I remember I was 28, and there’s a line in it: ‘I’m only 28, but I’m bored with everything I do. / I’ve got nothing when I’m not next to you. … Are you thinking about me, baby? / ‘Cause I’m thinking about you,’ ” he said. “It was pretty direct.”
After Harrelson had finished playing the song, Louie confessed that she had been in love with him for the past three years as well.
In 1995, Louie joined Harrelson on the red carpet for the first time at the premiere of his film Money Train, where the duo embraced as they posed for photographs to celebrate the release of the action crime movie. Louie wore a black maxi dress while Harrelson sported white pants, a blue shirt, and a backward baseball cap. The couple had been dating for years and had already welcomed one child at the time.
The couple share three daughters. They welcomed their first daughter, Deni Montana, on Mar. 5, 1994. Their second child, Zoe Giordano, arrived on Sept. 22, 1996, and a decade later, their youngest daughter, Makani Ravello, was born on June 3, 2006.
Harrelson discussed becoming a father for the first time while speaking with Esquire in 2008. “I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything,” he said. “And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles — the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries — that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her.”
Louie and Harrelson are passionate about living a sustainable life. The couple once lived with their children in a small eco-village on the island of Maui with only 200 residents.
“It’s a really beautiful place,” the Hunger Games star told SF Gate in 2005. “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.”
Harrelson also revealed that he and his wife try to “walk the talk” as much as possible, putting biodiesel in their car, using nonwood paper, and growing 90% of their own food.
He added, “Nobody in our neighborhood has any power lines — we’re all solar. At the end of the night when the lights go out you just look out at the valley and the only lights are stars.”
Louie turned her advocacy for the environment into a business, co-founding an organic food delivery service named Yoganics. The company delivered organic produce around Texas until its closure in 2015. The businesswoman then started another company with a similar name, Yoganics Maui, which offers its customers yoga classes and health foods.
In June 2023, the couple traveled to Paris for the French Open. Louie was spotted in a fedora and a sporty white dress, while Harrelson wore a Bruce Springsteen trucker hat and a multi-colored button-down shirt.