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Alfre Woodard


Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name in written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star, she got the acting bug ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 State of Affairs (TV Series) (filming)
President Constance Payton
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... President Constance Payton
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... President Constance Payton
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... President Constance Payton
- Half the Sky (2014) ... President Constance Payton
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... President Constance Payton
 2015 Knucklehead (post-production)
Sheila
 2014 Annabelle
Evelyn
 2014 The Last Ship (TV Series)
Amy Granderson
- No Place Like Home (2014) ... Amy Granderson
 2013/VIII The Door (Short)
E
 2012 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dee Bennett
- The Next Episode (2012) ... Dee Bennett
 2012 Steel Magnolias (TV Movie)
Ouiser
 2010 Black Panther (TV Mini-Series)
Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Buve / ...
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Buve (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Duve (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Buve (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Queen Mother (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Queen Mother (voice)
 2009 Maggie Hill (TV Movie)
Virginia
 2008 AmericanEast
Angela Jensen
 2008 Reach for Me
Nurse Evelyn
 2006 The Water Is Wide (TV Movie)
Mrs. Brown
 2005 Inconceivable (TV Series)
Dr. Lydia Crawford
- Secrets and Thighs (2005) ... Dr. Lydia Crawford
- Pilot (2005) ... Dr. Lydia Crawford
 2003 Static Shock (TV Series)
Jean Hawkins
- Flashback (2003) ... Jean Hawkins (voice)
 2003 A Wrinkle in Time (TV Movie)
Mrs. Whatsit
 2003 The Core
Stickley
 2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (Documentary)
Narrator
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Denise Freeman
- Final Judgment (2003) ... Denise Freeman
- Down the Hatch (2003) ... Denise Freeman
 2003 The Singing Detective
Chief of Staff
 2002 Baby of the Family
Rachel
 2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
 2001 The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie (TV Movie)
Medicine Woman (voice)
 2000 John Henry (Short)
Polly / Narrator (voice)
 2000 Holiday Heart (TV Movie)
Wanda Dean
 2000 Lost Souls
Dr. Allen (uncredited)
 2000 Dinosaur
Plio (voice)
 2000 What's Cooking?
Audrey Williams
 1999 The Wishing Tree
Clara
 1999 Mumford
Lily
 1999 Funny Valentines
Joyce May
 1998 Secrets (Short)
 1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (Video)
Maisie (voice)
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Winoome Bear
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1997) ... Winoome Bear (voice)
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Harriet Tubman
- Faith (1997) ... Harriet Tubman (voice)
 1996 A Step Toward Tomorrow
Dr. Sandlin
 1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars (TV Movie)
Tamara O'Neil
 1996 Follow Me Home
Evey
 1995 Statistically Speaking (Short)
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Edna
- The Botched Language of Cranes (1994) ... Edna (voice)
 1994 Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (TV Movie)
Harriet Tubman
 1994 Blue Chips
Lavada McRae
 1993 Bopha!
Rosie Mangena
 1993 Heart and Souls
Penny Washington
 1992 Rich in Love
Rhody Poole
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
Attorney Ann Orkin
 1991 Pretty Hattie's Baby
Hattie
 1990 Blue Bayou (TV Movie)
Jessica Filley
 1989 A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (TV Movie)
Mary Thomas
 1988 The Child Saver (TV Movie)
Andrea Crawford
 1987 Mandela (TV Movie)
Winnie Mandela
 1987 The Line (TV Movie)
Denise Powell
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
Maude DeVictor
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Adrianne Moore
- Pilot (1986) ... Adrianne Moore
 1985 Words by Heart (TV Movie)
Claudie Sills
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Princess Lovinia
- Puss in Boots (1985) ... Princess Lovinia
 1985 Sara (TV Series)
Rozalyn Dupree
- Brief Encounter (1985) ... Rozalyn Dupree
- A Night at the Ballet (1985) ... Rozalyn Dupree
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) ... Rozalyn Dupree
- Meet Mr. Cooper (1985) ... Rozalyn Dupree
- Sara's Short Story (1985) ... Rozalyn Dupree
 1982-1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Esther / Mattie / Woman who lost her stuff
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... Esther
- The Killing Floor (1984) ... Mattie
 1984 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
Vicki Teague
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Doris Robson
- Goodbye, Mr. Scripps (1983) ... Doris Robson
- Praise Dilaudid (1983) ... Doris Robson
- Doris in Wonderland (1983) ... Doris Robson
 1982 The Ambush Murders (TV Movie)
Kariha Ellsworth
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Movie)
Evelyn Evers
 1981 Enos (TV Series)
Darlene
- Forever Blowing Bubbles (1981) ... Darlene
 1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Nona
- The Threat (1981) ... Nona
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Sandra Wilcox
- Reunion: Part 1 (1980) ... Sandra Wilcox
 1980 HealtH
Sally Benbow
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
Katie
 1978 The Trial of the Moke (TV Movie)
Lucy
 1978 Remember My Name
Rita
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Map of the World". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm a mom and a wife. That's what I do in the world. That's my identity. Second, I'm an actor. See more »

Trivia:

She was so impressed with the script of the independent film Follow Me Home (1996), that she offered to play the role of Evey without pay; much to the delight and awe of filmmaker Peter Bratt. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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