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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Ette Woodard (born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Awards, 12 times for Emmy Awards (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is known for her role in films such as Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Primal Fear, Star Trek: First Contact, Miss Evers' Boys, K-PAX, Radio, Take the Lead and The Family That Preys.

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Nov 8, 1952 In Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Clemency 2019-12-27
Known For
Poster of Desperate Housewives
Poster of Frasier
Movie Clemency Warden Bernadine Williams 2019-12-27
Movie Juanita Juanita 2019-03-08
Movie Saint Judy Judge Benton 2019-03-01
Series See Paris 2019-11-01
Movie The Lion King Sarabi (voice) 2019-07-12
Movie The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts 2019-06-02
Movie Burning Sands Professor Hughes 2017-01-24
Series A Series of Unfortunate Events Aunt Josephine 2017-01-13
Movie Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Herself 2016-10-14
Series Marvel's Luke Cage Mariah Dillard 2016-09-30
Movie So B. It Bernadette 2016-06-07
Movie Captain America: Civil War Miriam Sharpe 2016-04-27
Movie A Path Appears Herself 2015-01-26
Series Empire Renee 2015-01-07
Movie Knucklehead Sheila 2015-02-01
Movie Mississippi Grind Bookmaker 2015-07-04
Series State of Affairs President Constance Payton 2014-11-17
Movie Annabelle Evelyn 2014-10-02
Series The Last Ship Amy Granderson 2014-06-22
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie 12 Years a Slave Mistress Shaw 2013-10-18
Movie The Door E 2013-07-02
Movie Steel Magnolias Ouiser 2012-10-07
Movie Black Panther Dondi Reece 2011-01-18
Series Memphis Beat Lieutenant Tanya Rice 2010-06-22
Series Black Panther Dondi Reece (voice) 2010-01-16
Series Three Rivers Dr. Sophia Jordan 2009-10-04
Movie Medal of Honor Narrator 2008-11-05
Movie American Violet Alma Roberts 2008-08-28
Movie Henry Box Brown 2008-02-01
Series My Own Worst Enemy Mavis Heller 2008-10-13
Series True Blood Ruby 2008-09-07
Movie The Family That Preys Alice Pratt 2008-09-12
Movie Reach for Me Evelyn 2008-10-01
Movie Pictures of Hollis Woods Edna Reilly 2007-12-02
Movie King Leopold's Ghost 2006-05-28
Movie Take the Lead Augustine James 2006-03-17
Movie The Water Is Wide Mrs. Brown 2006-01-29
Movie Beauty Shop Ms. Josephine 2005-06-02
Movie The Forgotten Det. Anne Pope 2004-09-24
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Movie The Singing Detective Chief of Staff 2003-10-24
Movie A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Whatsit 2003-04-25
Movie The Core Stickley 2003-03-28
Movie Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Narrator 2003-02-16
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Radio Principle Daniels 2003-10-24
Movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice) 2002-12-20
Movie K-PAX Claudia Villars 2001-10-22
Movie Disney's American Legends 2001-02-12
Movie Dinosaur Plio (voice) 2000-05-19
Movie What's Cooking? Audrey Williams 2000-01-20
Movie Love & Basketball Camille Wright 2000-04-21
Series Static Shock Jeanie Hawkins (voice) 2000-09-23
Movie John Henry Polly / Narrator (voice) 2000-05-27
Movie Lost Souls Dr. Allen 2000-10-13
Movie Holiday Heart Wanda 2000-12-10
Movie Mumford Lily 1999-09-24
Movie Funny Valentines Joyce May 1999-02-14
Movie Down in the Delta Loretta Sinclair 1998-12-25
Movie A Step Toward Tomorrow Dr. Sadlin 1997-11-10
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Evers, R.N. 1997-02-22
Movie The Member of the Wedding Berenice Sadie Brown 1997-01-29
Series Gulliver's Travels Queen of Brobdingnag 1996-02-04
Movie Primal Fear Judge Miriam Shoat 1996-03-06
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Lily Sloane 1996-11-22
Movie How to Make an American Quilt Marianna 1995-10-06
Movie The Piano Lesson Berniece Charles 1995-02-05
Movie Crooklyn Carolyn Carmichael 1994-05-13
Movie Blue Chips Lavada McRae 1994-02-18
Series Frasier Guest Caller - Edna 1993-09-16
Movie Bopha! 1993-09-16
Movie Heart and Souls Penny Washington 1993-08-13
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Passion Fish Chantelle 1992-12-11
Movie Rich in Love Rhody Poole 1992-10-01
Movie The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Attorney Ann Orkin 1992-08-21
Movie Grand Canyon Jane 1991-12-25
Movie A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Mary Thomas 1989-12-03
Movie Miss Firecracker Popeye Jackson 1989-04-28
Movie Scrooged Grace Cooley 1988-11-22
Series American Experience Narrator (voice) 1988-10-04
Movie Mandela Winnie Mandela 1987-09-20
Movie Unnatural Causes Maude DeVictor 1986-11-10
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Movie Extremities Patricia 1986-08-22
Movie Puss in Boots Princess Lovinia 1985-09-09
Series Sara 1985-01-23
Movie Words by Heart Claudie Sills 1985-01-01
Movie The Killing Floor Mattie 1984-10-04
Movie Go Tell It On The Mountain Esther 1984-01-01
Movie Cross Creek Geechee 1983-09-21
Series Tucker's Witch 1982-10-06
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Princess Lovinia 1982-09-11
Movie For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf Woman who lost her stuff 1982-02-23
Movie The Ambush Murders Kariha Ellsworth 1982-01-05
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Health Sally Benbow 1980-09-12
Movie Freedom Road Katie 1979-10-29
Series The White Shadow Unknown 1978-11-27
Movie The Trial of the Moke Lucy Smith 1978-05-02
Movie Remember My Name Rita 1978-02-10
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24