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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 written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star, she got the acting bug after... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Primal Fear
Primal Fear Judge Shoat
(1996)
K-PAX
K-PAX Dr. Claudia Villars
(2001)
Dinosaur
Dinosaur Plio
(2000)

Filmography

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 2017 Saint Judy (post-production)
Judge Benton
 2017 Juanita (filming)
Juanita
 2017 Burning Sands
Professor Hughes
 2016 So B. It
Bernadette
 2015 Knucklehead
Sheila
 2015 Mississippi Grind
Sam
 2014/I Annabelle
Evelyn
 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 / Queen Mother / ...
- To the End (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Buve / ... (voice)
- Black Panther vs. Juggernaut and Black Knight (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Duve (voice)
- Death of Father (2010) ... Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Miss M'Buye (voice)
- Revenge of the Evil (2010) ... Queen Mother (voice)
- Pilot (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 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Winoome Bear
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1997) ... Winoome Bear (voice)
 1997 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (Video)
Maisie (voice)
 1996 A Step Toward Tomorrow
Dr. Sandlin
 1996 Follow Me Home
Evey
 1995 Statistically Speaking (Short)
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Edna
- The Botched Language of Cranes (1994) ... Edna (voice)
 1994 Crooklyn
Carolyn
 1994 Blue Chips
Lavada McRae
 1993 Bopha!
Rosie Mangena
 1992 Rich in Love
Rhody Poole
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
Attorney Ann Orkin
 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 Enos (TV Series)
Darlene
- Forever Blowing Bubbles (1981) ... Darlene
 1981 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Nona
- The Threat (1981) ... Nona
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Series)
Evelyn Evers
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Evelyn Evers
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Evelyn Evers
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Evelyn Evers
 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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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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[on her marriage] We were both taught, "You pick your friends on how they treat you - not by what they have or what they look like". We get twice the cultures. See more »

Trivia:

As of September 13, 2003, she now holds the record of being the most honored African American actress in Primetime Emmy Award history. Until her win (as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Practice (1997)), she was tied with Cicely Tyson at three Primetime Emmy Awards apiece. She won her first Primetime Emmy Award in 1984 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for a ... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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