Makani Ravello Harrelson is the daughter of American actor Woody Harrelson. She is known for her work in LBJ and Lost in London. On the other hand, her father is renowned for his role as Woody Boyd on the NBC sitcom Cheers. Apart from this, he is also famous for People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Messenger (2009), Missouri (2017), and True Detective (2014).
Besides the celebrity child has been living most of her life away from the media and neither she nor her parents have revealed much about Makani’s life. There are a lot of mysteries surrounding Ms. Harrelson including her early life, age, and siblings. Likewise, her parents gave birth to her before their marriage. So, how is their relationship? Are they still together?
Hence, to know all of the answers to the questions mentioned above, hang tight because in this article we will be taking a close look into the life of Makani Ravello Harrelson, Woody Harrelson’s daughter.
Who Is Makani Ravello Harrelson? Her Age, Family, And Ethnicity
As we already said, Makani Ravello is an uprising star and the daughter of a famous American actor. Ravello was born in the United States on June 3, 2006, to Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie. She is 16 years old as of 2023 and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
Similarly, during an interview with People Magazine while talking about Ravello’s birth her parents proudly said,
“In this crazy patriarchal world we live in, we are doing our part to balance the energy. We are proud to announce the completion of our goddess trilogy with the birth of our third daughter, Makani Ravello, born on June 3rd.”
Talking about her ethnicity, she comes from a mixed racial background; her father is White and her mother is Asian. Likewise, she is the granddaughter of secretary Diane Harrelson and the late convicted hitman Charles Voyde Harrelson.
Furthermore, Makani reportedly did home-schooling and is probably studying at a private college in her hometown.
Her Grandfather Was A Hitman
Charles Harrelson was born on July 23rd, 1938, in Lovelady, Texas to Alma Lee and Voyde Harrelson. He used to work as an encyclopedia salesman in California and also as a professional gambler. In 1960 Charles was convicted of robbery and later admitted to having murdered dozens of people in the early 1960s.
Voyde was tried for the murder of Alan Harry Berg on May 28, 1968. But, two years later on Sept 22, 1970, he was free from the charge by the jury in Angelton, Texas. However, the details of the murder are recorded in the memoir Run Brother Run by the victim’s brother named David Berg.
Likewise, in 1968 Makani’s granddad was tried for the murder of Sam Degelia for which he was paid $2000 (equal to $17,100 today). He was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to 7 years in probation but was retried in 1973 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Charles served 5 years and was released for good behavior.
However, in September 1980, Harrelson was arrested after a six-hour standoff with the police and was reportedly high on cocaine. Similarly, in a television interview after the arrest, he said,
“At the same time I said I had killed the judge, I said I had killed Kennedy, which might give you an idea to the state of my mind at the time.”
But, Charles later admitted that he said all the aforementioned things to stay alive, and after further investigation, it was found that Harvey Oswald was the one involved in the assassination of John. F. Kennedy.
Makani’s grandfather died at the age of 68 on March 15, 2007, in his prison cell because of a heart attack.
She Is The Youngest Among The Three
The 16-year-old has two sisters. Her eldest sister Deni Montana Harrelson was born on 15 March 1994. She is 29 years old as of 2023. However, Deni prefers to stay away from the limelight and hasn’t shared many details regarding her personal and professional life.
Likewise, Makani’s second eldest sister Zoe Giordano Harrelson was born on 22nd Sept 1996 and is 26 years old as of 2023. She has appeared in a music video U2: Song for Someone alongside her father and did a TedTalk during high school.
Previously, Makani’s dad was married to Nancy Simon, from 1985-1986 but they didn’t welcome any kids between them.
Makani Ravello Harrelson Career Details: She Is An Actress
Makani despite her young age is already dreaming of becoming a mega star just like her old man. She appeared in the 2016 movie LBJ where she played a small role as a crowd member. Similarly, a year later she played Deni in the comedy-drama movie Lost in London directed, written, and played by her father, Woody Harrelson.
On the other hand, Woody is mainly recognized for his role as Woody Boyd in the sitcom series Cheers. He later appeared in several 2001 episodes of Will & Grace. Likewise, his other television credits include The Colbert Report (2009) and True Detective (2014).
Besides, Harrelson has appeared in many movies including Cool Blue, Wildcats, Money Train, White Men Can’t Jump, and Natural Born Killers. In 1993 he played in the drama movie Indecent Proposal alongside Robert Redford and Demi Moore. Moreover, his other works include The Cowboy Way, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Friends With Benefits, The Hunger Games, Rampart, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Zombieland 2: Double Tap.
Similarly, because of his huge success in the entertainment industry, Woody has won various accolades which include a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Moreover, he has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.
Makani Ravello’s Parents Met On A Movie Set; Untold Facts About Their Love Story
Ravello’s mother and father met for the first time on the set of the TV series Cheers in 1987. The businesswoman used to work as a personal assistant for the actor when Woody started developing feelings for her. However, he didn’t confess his love for her until the next three years. Likewise, during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Zombieland actor said,
“She was so great that every other person in Cheers got an assistant after that. She became my assistant the day after I met her and for the next three years.”
“It was one of those things I wouldn’t admit to myself: I didn’t want to be attracted to my amazing assistant.”
The couple started dating in 1990 after Laura also confirmed her love for Makani’s dad, saying that she had been in love for the last two and a half years. Similarly, while dating the pair became parents to their daughters. The duo finally walked down the aisle after 18 years of relationship in Maui on December 28, 2008.
Makani’s Father Was Caught In A Foursome Scandal
In 2002, Makani’s dad became the headline of the news for all the wrong reasons. He was caught in a foursome scandal which came as a massive shock for everyone, more so to his family. His long-lasting relationship with Laura was also jeopardized almost leading to a divorce.
According to reports, the actor was drunk in a bar when two ladies approached him and offered to have sex. So, as he was drunk, Makani’s father accepted the offer and got in a car when a third lady also got in. But to his surprise, the third lady was reportedly a paparazzi who broke the news to the media.
Likewise, the star kid’s mother, Laura found out about the incident and while explaining it to PEOPLE Woody said,
“This really gives you a sense of the depth of her compassion — what she said to me after finding out was, That must be really hard for you, to have this s— exposed. She just said that. Now that doesn’t mean she wasn’t upset.”
Despite all of the things that happened, Laura forgave her husband and the duo is still together to date.
Does Makani Ravello Harrelson Have A Boyfriend?
Makani doesn’t like to take about her personal and professional life let alone her love life. Likewise, there isn’t any information available on the web leading us to believe that Woody’s daughter is in any kind of relationship at the moment. So, if we go by this, the uprising star is most probably still single and is currently focused on her studies.
Nevertheless, let’s hope that we will find out whether or not she is in any kind of relationship sooner rather than later.
Makani Ravello Harrelson’s Net Worth
Makani is still a teen and hasn’t chosen a definitive career path, so we can’t estimate her total net worth. But we can say for sure that the celebrity daughter along with her siblings is living her life to the fullest because of her father’s insane wealth.
Her dad Woody Harrelson has total earnings of $70 million. He has made his fortune from his career as an actor, writer, and director.