American film, stage, and television actress

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Born 8 Nov 1952 in Tulsa
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About Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard (; born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Award and 18 times for an Emmy Award (winning four) and has also won a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Woodard began her acting career in theater. After her breakthrough role in the Off-Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (1977), she made her film debut in Remember My Name (1978). In 1983, she won major critical praise and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Cross Creek. In the same year, Woodard won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the NBC drama series Hill Street Blues. Later in the 1980s, Woodard had leading Emmy Award-nominated performances in a number of made for television movies, and another Emmy-winning role as a woman dying of leukemia in the pilot episode of L.A. Law. She also starred as Dr. Roxanne Turner in the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1986, and for Guest Actress in 1988. In the 1990s, Woodard starred in films such as Grand Canyon (1991), Heart and Souls (1993), Crooklyn (1994), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Primal Fear (1996) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). She also drew critical praise for her performances in the independent dramas Passion Fish (1992), for which she won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as Down in the Delta (1998). For her lead role in the HBO film Miss Evers' Boys (1997), Woodard won Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and several another awards. In later years she has appeared in several blockbusters, like K-PAX (2001), The Core (2003), and The Forgotten (2004), starred in independent films, and won her fourth Emmy Award for The Practice in 2003. From 2005 to 2006, Woodard starred as Betty Applewhite in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, and later starred in several short-lived series. She appeared in the films The Family That Preys (2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Annabelle (2014), and has also worked as a political activist and producer. Woodard is a founder of Artists for a New South Africa, an organization devoted to advancing democracy and equality in that country. She is a board member of AMPAS.

Films

Alfre Woodard has worked on the following films:

Love & Basketball
2000 film by Gina Prince-Bythewood
2000
Scrooged
1988 film by Richard Donner
1988
Primal Fear
1996 American neo-noir crime and thriller film
1996
Take the Lead
2006 film by Liz Friedlander
2006
The Core
2003 American science fiction disaster film
2003
The Family That Preys
2008 film by Tyler Perry
2008
Radio
2003 American film
2003
How to Make an American Quilt
1995 film by Jocelyn Moorhouse
1995
Grand Canyon
1991 film by Lawrence Kasdan
1991
K-PAX
2001 film by Iain Softley
2001
Something New
2006 film by Sanaa Hamri
2006
The Forgotten
2004 film by Joseph Ruben
2004
Blue Chips
1994 film by William Friedkin
1994
Beauty Shop
2005 film by Bille Woodruff
2005
Crooklyn
1994 film by Spike Lee
1994
American Violet
2008
Heart and Souls
1993 film by Ron Underwood
1993
Lost Souls
2000 film by Janusz Kamiński
2000
Cross Creek
1983 film by Martin Ritt
1983
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
film
1999
Burning Sands
2017 film
2017
Mumford
1999 film by Lawrence Kasdan
1999
Passion Fish
1992 film by John Sayles
1992
Miss Firecracker
1989 film by Thomas Schlamme
1989
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
1992 film by Allan Moyle
1992
Extremities
1986 film by Robert M. Young
1986
Down in the Delta
1998 film by Maya Angelou
1998
Searching for Debra Winger
2002 film by Rosanna Arquette
2002
Remember My Name
1978 film by Alan Rudolph
1978
What's Cooking?
2000 film by Gurinder Chadha
2000
Rich in Love
1993 film by Bruce Beresford
1993
Disney's American Legends
2002
Bopha!
1993 film by Morgan Freeman
1993
Follow Me Home
1996 film by Peter Bratt
1996
The Water Is Wide
2006 film by John Kent Harrison
2006
Freedom Road
1979 film directed by Ján Kadár
1979