Alfre Woodard

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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.

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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Gender Female

Known Credits 85

Birthday 1952-11-08

Place of Birth Tulsa - Oklahoma - USA

Adult Actor False

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2016 So B. It as Bernadette
2016 Captain America: Civil War as Miriam
2015 Mississippi Grind as Bookmaker
2015 Knucklehead as Sheila
2015 A Path Appears as Herself
2014 State of Affairs(13 episodes) as President Constance Payton
2014 Annabelle as Evelyn
2014 The Last Ship(1 episode) as Amy Granderson
2013 12 Years a Slave as Mistress Shaw
2013 The Door as E
2012 Steel Magnolias as Ouiser
2010 Memphis Beat(20 episodes) as Lieutenant Tanya Rice
2010 Black Panther(12 episodes)
2009 Three Rivers(13 episodes) as Dr. Sophia Jordan
2009 Reach for Me as Evelyn
2008 Medal of Honor as Narrator
2008 My Own Worst Enemy(9 episodes) as Mavis Heller
2008 The Family That Preys as Alice Pratt
2008 True Blood(14 episodes) as Ruby Jean Reynolds
2008 True Blood(1 episode) as Ruby
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods as Edna Reilly
2006 Class of 3000(1 episode)
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(1 episode)
2006 Take the Lead as Augustine James
2005 Beauty Shop as Ms. Josephine
2004 Desperate Housewives(70 episodes) as Betty Applewhite
2004 Desperate Housewives(8 episodes)
2004 The Forgotten as Det. Anne Pope
2003 Radio as Principle Daniels
2003 The Singing Detective as Chief of Staff
2003 A Wrinkle in Time as Mrs. Whatsit
2003 The Core as Stickley
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie as Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
2002 American Legends
2001 K-PAX as Claudia Villars
2000 Holiday Heart as Wanda
2000 Lost Souls as Dr. Allen
2000 Static Shock(1 episode)
2000 John Henry as Polly / Narrator (voice)
2000 Dinosaur as Plio
2000 Love & Basketball as Camille Wright
2000 What's Cooking? as Audrey Williams
1999 Mumford as Lily
1999 Funny Valentines as Joyce May
1998 Down in the Delta as Loretta Sinclair
1997 The Practice(2 episodes)
1997 Miss Evers' Boys as Eunice Evers, R.N.
1997 The Member of the Wedding as Berenice Sadie Brown
1996 Star Trek: First Contact as Lily Sloane
1996 Primal Fear as Richterin Miriam Shoat
1996 Gulliver's Travels as Queen of Brobdingnag
1996 Gulliver's Travels(2 episodes)
1995 How To Make An American Quilt as Marianna
1994 Crooklyn as Carolyn Carmichael
1994 Blue Chips as Lavada McRae
1993 Bopha!
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 Heart and Souls as Penny Washington
1993 Rich in Love as Rhody Poole
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(7 episodes) as Dr. Roxanne Turner
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(1 episode)
1992 Passion Fish as Chantelle
1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag as Attorney Ann Orkin
1991 Grand Canyon as Jane
1989 A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story as Mary Thomas
1989 Miss Firecracker as Popeye Jackson
1988 Scrooged as Grace Cooley
1987 Mandela as Winnie Mandela
1986 Unnatural Causes as Maude DeVictor
1986 L.A. Law(1 episode)
1986 Extremities as Patricia
1985 Sara(13 episodes)
1985 Words by Heart as Claudie Sills
1984 Go Tell It On The Mountain as Esther
1983 Cross Creek as Geechee
1982 Tucker's Witch(11 episodes)
1982 For Color Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf as Woman who lost her stuff
1982 The Ambush Murders as Kariha Ellsworth
1981 Hill Street Blues(3 episodes)
1980 HealtH as Sally Benbow
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A.(1 episode)
1978 The White Shadow(1 episode)
1978 Remember My Name as Rita
1977 What Really Happened To the Class Of '65?(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Maggie Hill(0 episodes)
1900 WonderWorks(14 episodes)

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2005 Beauty Shop … Hairstylist

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