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Charlayne Woodard

Charlayne Woodard was born on December 29, 1953 in Albany, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Unbreakable (2000), The Crucible (1996) and The Million Dollar Hotel (2000). She has been married to Alan Michael Harris since 1991. See full bio »
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 2015 Chasing Life (TV Series)
 2013 Things Never Said
 2012 Bones (TV Series)
Diane Rollins
- The Patriot in Purgatory (2012) ... Diane Rollins
 2002-2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sister Peg
- Smoked (2011) ... Sister Peg
- Underbelly (2006) ... Sister Peg
- Pure (2005) ... Sister Peg
- Identity (2005) ... Sister Peg
- Criminal (2004) ... Sister Peg
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Dr. Richards
- The Man in the Mirror (2009) ... Dr. Richards
 2006 Shark (TV Series)
Professor Emily Chambers
- Fashion Police (2006) ... Professor Emily Chambers
 2006 In Justice (TV Series)
Sister Gloria Quinn
- The Public Burning (2006) ... Sister Gloria Quinn
 2006 Southern Comfort (TV Movie)
Female Detective
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Bill's Woman
 2004 The Division (TV Series)
Mrs. Davis
- Lost and Found (2004) ... Mrs. Davis
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Margaret Morganfield
- The Real World Rittenhouse (2004) ... Margaret Morganfield
 2003 D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (TV Movie)
Mildred Muhammad
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Marvella King
- Fearless (2003) ... Marvella King
 2001 H.M.O. (TV Movie)
 1994-2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Gina Wilkes / Dr. Paula Michelson
- Gray Matters (2000) ... Gina Wilkes
- Teacher's Pet (1999) ... Gina Wilkes
- McNeil and Pray (1998) ... Gina Wilkes
- Gun with the Wind (1998) ... Gina Wilkes
- Physician, Heal Thyself (1998) ... Gina Wilkes
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
Jean Swift
 1998 Around the Fire
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
 1997 Touched by Evil (TV Movie)
Det. Duvall
 1996 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (TV Movie)
Gail Devers
 1996 Bless This House (TV Series)
- The Bowling Method (1996) ... Charlene
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Movie)
 1994 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Harriet Battle-Wilkins
- The Power of Darkness: Part 2 (1994) ... Harriet Battle-Wilkins
- The Power of Darkness: Part 1 (1994) ... Harriet Battle-Wilkins
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
- Flour Child (1994) ... Arlene
 1994 Babyfever
 1994 Angie
Floor Nurse
 1991-1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- The Baby Comes Out (1993) ... Janice
- Mommy Nearest (1992) ... Janice
- Christmas Show (1991) ... Janice
 1991 One Good Cop
Cheryl Clark
 1990 A Different World (TV Series)
- 21 Candles (1990) ... Medic
 1988-1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Vonda Green
- Sweet Dreams (1989) ... Vonda Green (as Charlaine Woodard)
- Guilt by Disassociation (1989) ... Vonda Green (as Charlaine Woodard)
- Let's Call It Quits (1989) ... Vonda Green (as Charlaine Woodard)
- Radio Days (1988) ... Vonda Green (as Charlaine Woodard)
- Life and Stuff (1988) ... Vonda Green (as Charlaine Woodard)
 1989 Twister
Lola (as Charlaine Woodard)
 1988 Me and Him
Dancing Secretary (as Charleine Woodard)
 1988 God Bless the Child (TV Movie)
Chandra Watkins (as Charlain Woodard)
 1988 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Emanja Mora
- Blood Dance (1988) ... Emanja Mora (as Charlaine Woodard)
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Dorothy Marks
- Blood Money (1985) ... Dorothy Marks (as Charlaine Woodard)
 1984 Crackers
Jasmine (as Charlaine Woodard)
 1982 Hard Feelings
Winona Lockhart
 1982 Taxi (TV Series)
Nina Chambers
- Nina Loves Alex (1982) ... Nina Chambers
 1981 The Big Bang and Other Creation Myths (Short)
Vocalist (voice, as Charlaine Woodard)
 1979 Hair
White Boys (as Charlaine Woodward)
 1978 Cindy (TV Movie)
Cindy (as Charlaine Woodard)
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Desiree McCall (1991-1992)
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Stage: Appeared in / wrote one-woman show, "Pretty Fire", Los Angeles, CA. NOTE: Won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and NAACP Awards for Best Play and Best Playwright. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Charlaine Woodard | Charlain Woodard | Charleine Woodard | Charlaine Woodward

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My life has never been easy. I can't think of one play I have done that was a piece of cake. See more »


Her first solo play, "Pretty Fire", was produced at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, Manhattan Theatre Club, Seattle Repertory Theatre and LaJolla Playhouse. It received LA Drama Critics and NAACP awards for best play and best playwright. See more »

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