Alfre Woodard

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Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard 2012.jpg
Woodard at Johnson C. Smith University in 2012
Born (1952-11-08) November 8, 1952 (age 65)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Residence Santa Monica, California
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1978–present
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Roderick Spencer (m. 1983)
Children 2

Alfre Woodard (/ˈælfr ˈwʊdərd/; born November 8, 1952) is an American actress who stars in both movies and television. She played Carolyn in the 1994 movie Crooklyn. Alfre was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woodard is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.[1]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1978 Remember My Name Rita
1980 Health Sally Benbow
1983 Cross Creek Beatrice "Geechee"
1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain Esther
1984 Sweet Revenge Vicki Teague [2]
1986 Extremities Patricia
1988 Scrooged Grace Cooley
1989 Miss Firecracker Popeye Jackson
1990 Blue Bayou Jessica Filley [3]
1991 Grand Canyon Jane
1991 Pretty Hattie's Baby Hattie Unreleased [4]
1992 Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, TheThe Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Attorney Ann Orkin
1992 Passion Fish Chantelle
1993 Rich in Love Rhody Poole
1993 Heart and Souls Penny Washington
1993 Bopha! Rosie Mangena
1994 Blue Chips Lavada McRae
1994 Crooklyn Carolyn Carmichael
1994 Countdown to Freedom: 10 Days That Changed South Africa Narrator Documentary
1995 How to Make an American Quilt Marianna
1996 Statistically Speaking Middle aged woman Short film
1996 Follow Me Home Evey Unreleased
1996 Star Trek: First Contact Lily Sloane
1996 Primal Fear Judge Miriam Shoat
1996 A Step Toward Tomorrow Dr. Sandlin [5]
1997 Cadillac Desert Narrator
1997 Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, TheThe Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Maisie the Cat Voice role
1998 Down in the Delta Loretta Sinclair
1999 Funny Valentines Joyce May [6]
1999 The Wishing Tree Clara Collier [7]
1999 Different Moms Narrator Documentary
1999 Mumford Lily
2000 What's Cooking? Audrey Williams
2000 Lost Souls Dr. Allen Cameo
2000 John Henry Polly / Narrator
2000 Love & Basketball Camille Wright
2000 Dinosaur Plio Voice role
2001 K-PAX Claudia Villars
2001 American Exile Narrator Documentary [8]
2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself
2002 Baby of the Family Rachel [9]
2002 Wild Thornberrys Movie, TheThe Wild Thornberrys Movie Akela Voice role
2003 Singing Detective, TheThe Singing Detective Chief of Staff
2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Narrator Documentary
2003 Core, TheThe Core Talma Stickley
2003 Unchained Memories Narrator
2003 Radio Principal Daniels
2004 Forgotten, TheThe Forgotten Detective Anne Pope
2004 All Our Sons: Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Narrator Documentary [10]
2005 Beauty Shop Miss Josephine
2006 Something New Joyce McQueen
2006 Take the Lead Principal Augustine James
2006 King Leopold's Ghost Ilanga Voice role
2008 American Violet Alma Roberts
2008 Family That Preys, TheThe Family That Preys Alice Pratt
2008 Road to Ingwavuma Narrator Documentary
2008 AmericanEast Angela Jensen
2009 Reach for Me Evelyn
2010 Have You Heard From Johannesburg Narrator Documentary
2013 The Door E Short film [11]
2013 Miracle Rising: South Africa Narrator Documentary [12]
2013 12 Years a Slave Mistress Harriet Shaw
2014 The Hadza: Last of the First Narrator Documentary [13]
2014 Annabelle Evelyn
2015 Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band Mary Lou Williams / Narrator Documentary [14]
2015 Mississippi Grind Sam
2015 Knucklehead Sheila [15]
2016 Captain America: Civil War Miriam Sharpe Cameo [16]
2016 So B. It Bernadette [17]
2017 Burning Sands Professor Hughes
TBA Juanita Juanita
TBA Saint Judy Judge Benton
2019 The Lion King Sarabi Filming; voice role

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Trial of the Moke Lucy Television film
1979 Freedom Road Katie Television film
1980 The White Shadow Sandra Wilcox Episode: "Reunion: Part 1"
1981 Sophisticated Gents, TheThe Sophisticated Gents Evelyn Evers Miniseries
1982 The Ambush Murders Kariha Ellsworth Television film
1982–83 Tucker's Witch Marcia Fulbright 12 episodes
1983 Hill Street Blues Doris Robson 3 episodes
1985 Sara Rozalyn Dupree 13 episodes
1985 Words by Heart Claudie Sills Television film
1985–88 St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 16 episodes
1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Princess Lovinia Episode: "Puss in Boots"
1986 L.A. Law Adrian Moore Episode: "Pilot"
1986 Unnatural Causes Maude DeVictor Television film
1987 Mandela Winnie Mandela Television film
1988 The Child Saver Andrea Crawford Television film
1989 A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Mary Thomas Television film
1994 Frasier Edna (voice) Episode: "The Botched Language of Cranes"
1994 Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman Television film
1995 Piano Lesson, TheThe Piano Lesson Berniece Television film
1996 Gulliver's Travels Queen of Brobdingnag Miniseries
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Wilnoome Bear (voice) Episode: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
1997 Member of the Wedding, TheThe Member of the Wedding Berenice Sadie Brown Television film
1997 Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Evers Television film
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Dr. Roxanne Turner Episode: "Mercy"
1999 The Wishing Tree Clara Television film
2000 Holiday Heart Wanda Television film
2003 Practice, TheThe Practice Denise Freeman 2 episodes
2003 Wrinkle in Time, AA Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Whatsit Television film
2005–06 Desperate Housewives Betty Applewhite 19 episodes
2006 The Water Is Wide Mrs. Brown Television film
2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods Edna Reilly Television film
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Mavis Heller 9 episodes
2009–10 Three Rivers Dr. Sophia Jordan 12 episodes
2010–12 True Blood Ruby Jean Reynolds 5 episodes
2010 Black Panther Dondi Reese, Queen Mother 5 episodes
2010–11 Memphis Beat Lt. Tanya Rice 20 episodes
2011 Grey's Anatomy Justine Campbell Episode: "Heart Shaped Box"
2012 Private Practice Dee Bennett Episode: "The Next Episode"
2012 Steel Magnolias Ouiser Television film
2013 Copper Hattie Lemaster 6 episodes
2014–15 The Last Ship Amy Granderson 3 episodes
2014–15 State of Affairs President Constance Payton 13 episodes
2016–present Luke Cage Mariah Dillard[18] 10 episodes
2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Josephine Anwhistle 2 episodes

References[change | change source]

  1. Tran, Vivyan (September 7, 2012). "Celebrities spotted at the Democratic National Convention". Politico. 
  2. "Sweet Revenge". October 31, 1984. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  3. "Blue Bayou (1990) - Overview - TCM.com". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  4. "WOMAN OF STEAL". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  5. "A Step Toward Tomorrow". November 10, 1996. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  6. Fries, Laura (February 10, 1999). "Review: 'Funny Valentines'". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  7. "The Wishing Tree". January 1, 1999. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  8. McCluskey, Audrey T. (January 1, 2007). "Frame by Frame Three". Indiana University Press. Retrieved June 2, 2016 – via Google Books. 
  9. "Baby of the Family". January 1, 2000. Retrieved June 2, 2016 – via IMDb. 
  10. "All Our Sons: Production Team". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  11. "MUST-SEE: The Most Stunning Fashion Ad We've Ever Seen!". February 11, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  12. "TV with Thinus: REVIEW. Miracle Rising: South Africa on History is a densely packed documentary with commentary both superfluous and surprising". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  13. "'The Hadza: Last of the First': Film Review". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  14. "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  15. Obenson, Tambay A. (March 19, 2015). "Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe are a Dysfunctional Mother-Son Pair in Trailer for 'Knucklehead'". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  16. Sampson, Mike (April 5, 2016). "Here's Who Alfre Woodard Plays in 'Captain America: Civil War'". Screen Crush. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016. 
  17. Hipes, Patrick (May 31, 2016). "'So B. It' Clip: Alfre Woodard & Talitha Bateman Bring Sarah Weeks' YA Book To Life – LA Film Festival". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  18. "Alfre Woodard Joins 'Marvel's Luke Cage' For Netflix – News – Marvel.com". Retrieved June 2, 2016. 

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