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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...

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Nov 8, 1952 In Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Saint Judy
Latest Project:
Movie The Lion King 2019-07-19

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 68 nominations.

Known For
Poster of K-PAX
Poster of Dinosaur
Poster of First Contact
Poster of Primal Fear
Movie The Lion King Sarabi 2019-07-19
Movie The Underground Railroad Host 2018
Series Wild On... Unknown 2018
Movie John Henry Polly / Narrator 2018
Movie Pretty Hattie's Baby Hattie 2018
Movie Precious Blood Herself - Narrator 2018
Series Save Our History Unknown 2018
Movie Statistically Speaking None 2018
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2018
Movie Saint Judy Judge Benton 2018
Movie Baby of the Family Unknown 2018
Movie Words by Heart Claudie Sills 2018
Movie The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2018
Movie Aliens for Breakfast Herself 2018
Movie Maggie Hill Virginia 2017-11-17
Series Three Rivers Dr. Sophia Jordan 2017-11-19
Series The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2017-11-22
Movie The Hadza: Last of the First Narrator 2017-11-23
Movie So B. It Bernadette 2017-10-06
Movie 2000 Essence Awards Unknown 2017-09-03
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Unknown 2017
Series A Series of Unfortunate Events Aunt Josephine 2017-01-13
Movie Burning Sands Professor Hughes 2017-03-10
Movie Juanita Juanita 2017-09-09
Movie Captain America: Civil War Miriam 2016-04-27
Movie Knucklehead Sheila 2016-10-01
Movie Maya Angelou and Still I Rise Herself - Actress 2016-10-14
Series Luke Cage Mariah Dillard 2016-09-30
Movie Captain America: Civil War Unknown 2016-05-06
Movie Impossible Choices Herself 2016-04-28
Movie Little Birds Unknown 2016-01-09
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin Unknown 2015-06-13
Movie Mississippi Grind Sam 2015-08-13
Movie Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race Narrator 2015-06-01
Movie Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band Unknown 2015-04-01
Series Reel Junkie Unknown 2014
Movie Black Women Run Hollywood Unknown 2014
Movie Nelson Mandela Redrawn Unknown 2014-07-18
Movie Annabelle Evelyn 2014-10-03
Movie Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa Unknown 2014-09-18
Series The Last Ship Unknown 2014-06-22
Movie Makers: Women in Hollywood Herself 2014-10-07
Movie Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music Narrator 2014-10-12
Movie The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Unknown 2014-11-27
Series State of Affairs President Constance Payton 2014-11-17
Movie 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards Unknown 2014-04-20
Movie 12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait Herself 2014-03-04
Movie 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2014-01-18
Movie Miracle Rising: South Africa Unknown 2013-02-10
Movie 44th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2013-02-01
Movie The Door E 2013-07-02
Movie The Reel Story: 12 Years a Slave Herself 2013-11-01
Movie 12 Years a Slave Unknown 2013-11-08
Movie 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Herself - Presenter / Nominee 2013-01-27
Movie The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2013-09-22
Movie 43rd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2012-02-17
Series Copper Unknown 2012-08-06
Series Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Series Oprah's Next Chapter Unknown 2012-01-01
Movie Steel Magnolias Ouiser 2012-10-07
Series Women, War & Peace Unknown 2011
Series Anderson Live Unknown 2011-09-12
Movie Obama in NC: The Path to History Herself 2010-02-16
Movie For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Unknown 2010-02-01
Movie 41st NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2010-02-26
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Series Black Panther Dondi Reece / ... 2010-01-16
Series Memphis Beat Lt. Tanya Rice 2010-06-22
Movie Have You Heard From Johannesburg Narrator 2010-04-01
Series Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2010-03-05
Series The Mo'Nique Show Unknown 2009-10-01
Series Sundance Directors Lab Herself 2009-08-01
Movie The 40th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2009-02-12
Movie American Violet Alma Roberts 2009-04-17
Movie Reach for Me Nurse Evelyn 2009-04-05
Movie The Family That Preys Alice Pratt 2008-09-12
Movie The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2008-09-21
Movie AmericanEast Angela Jensen 2008-11-14
Series True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
Movie Medal of Honor Narrator 2008-11-05
Movie Road to Ingwavuma Unknown 2008-06-01
Movie Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media Unknown 2008-02-14
Series My Own Worst Enemy Mavis Heller / ... 2008-09-01
Series Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Movie TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards Unknown 2008
Series DP/30: Conversations About Movies Unknown 2007
Series Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-19
Movie 20 on 20 Herself 2007-06-22
Movie Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty Unknown 2007-07-16
Movie Pictures of Hollis Woods Edna Reilly 2007-12-02
Series Corazón de... Unknown 2006
Movie Legends Ball Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2006-01-29
Movie Something New Unknown 2006-02-03
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-01
Movie Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details Unknown 2006-01-01
Movie The Water Is Wide Mrs. Brown 2006-01-29
Movie King Leopold's Ghost Ilanga 2006-05-28
Movie The 60th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2006-06-11
Movie The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2006-08-27
Movie Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets Unknown 2006-04-29
Movie Take the Lead Augustine James 2006-04-07
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Movie Beauty Shop Ms. Josephine 2005-03-30
Series Inconceivable Unknown 2005-09-01
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie Remembering 'The Forgotten' Herself 2005-01-18
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie On the Set: The Making of 'The Forgotten' Herself 2005-01-18
Movie A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Whatsit 2004-05-10
Movie The Forgotten Anne Pope 2004-09-24
Series TV One on One Unknown 2004-10-07
Movie All Our Sons: Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Narrator 2004-02-01
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Unknown 2003-02-16
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie The Singing Detective Chief of Staff 2003-11-14
Movie The Core Unknown 2003-03-28
Movie Tribeca Film Festival Presents Unknown 2003-06-18
Movie Radio Principal Daniels 2003-10-24
Movie The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 2003-09-21
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Unknown 2002-07-13
Movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie Akela 2002-12-20
Movie 32nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2001-03-09
Movie K-PAX Dr. Claudia Villars 2001-10-26
Movie American Exile Narrator 2001-10-01
Movie The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie Medicine Woman 2001-08-18
Movie The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power Various 2000-10-08
Movie Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks Narrator 2000-11-30
Movie What's Cooking? Unknown 2000-12-01
Movie Holiday Heart Wanda Dean 2000-12-10
Movie Lost Souls Unknown 2000-10-13
Series Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-20
Movie Love & Basketball Camille Wright 2000-04-21
Movie Dinosaur Plio 2000-05-19
Movie The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story None 2000-05-31
Movie The Wishing Tree Clara 1999
Series Independent Lens Unknown 1999-08-09
Movie 30th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1999-03-04
Movie Different Moms Narrator 1999-05-10
Series Celebrity Profile Herself 1999-01-01
Series Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Unknown 1999-08-16
Movie The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Maisie 1999-05-24
Movie The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1999-01-28
Movie Mumford Lily 1999-09-24
Movie Funny Valentines Joyce May 1999-02-14
Series The Directors Herself 1999-11-03
Movie Secrets None 1998-09-17
Movie 4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1998-03-08
Movie The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1998-01-18
Movie Down in the Delta Loretta Sinclair 1998-12-25
Movie 1998 ALMA Awards Unknown 1998-06-04
Series Cadillac Desert Narrator 1997-10-06
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Follow Me Home Evey 1997-02-28
Movie Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Evers, R.N. 1997-02-22
Movie Slave Ship Herself - Narrator 1997-12-11
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie The Member of the Wedding Berenice Sadie Brown 1997-01-29
Movie Primal Fear Judge Shoat 1996-04-03
Movie Special Report: Journey to Mars Unknown 1996-03-25
Series Adventures from the Book of Virtues Unknown 1996-09-02
Series Gulliver's Travels Queen of Brobdingnag 1996-02-04
Movie First Contact Lily 1996-11-22
Movie A Step Toward Tomorrow Dr. Sandlin 1996-11-10
Movie The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1996-09-08
Movie 2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 1996-02-24
Movie The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True Unknown 1995-11-22
Movie How to Make an American Quilt Marianna 1995-10-06
Movie The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1995-09-10
Movie The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1995-01-21
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie The Piano Lesson Berniece Charles 1995-02-05
Series People's Century: 1900-1999 Unknown 1995-10-06
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Series A Century of Women None 1994-09-09
Movie Countdown to Freedom: 10 Days That Changed South Africa Narrator 1994-10-01
Movie Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History Narrator 1994-11-28
Movie The Essence Awards Unknown 1994-06-07
Movie Crooklyn Carolyn 1994-05-13
Movie Blue Chips Lavada McRae 1994-02-18
Movie Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Unknown 1994-02-19
Movie The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards Herself 1994-03-19
Series Dennis Miller Live Unknown 1994-04-22
Movie The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1994-01-22
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Movie The 65th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1993-03-29
Movie Heart and Souls Penny Washington 1993-08-13
Movie Bopha! Rosie Mangena 1993-09-24
Movie Rich in Love Rhody Poole 1993-03-05
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Attorney Ann Orkin 1992-08-21
Movie Passion Fish Unknown 1992-12-11
Movie Grand Canyon Jane 1992-01-17
Movie The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1991-08-25
Movie Miss Firecracker Popeye Jackson 1990-01-19
Movie Blue Bayou Unknown 1990-01-15
Movie The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1990-09-16
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1989
Movie The 10th Annual National CableACE Awards Unknown 1989-01-15
Movie A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Mary Thomas 1989-12-03
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Movie Scrooged Grace Cooley 1988-11-23
Movie 20th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1988-01-01
Movie The 9th Annual CableACE Awards Unknown 1988-01-24
Movie The Child Saver Andrea Crawford 1988-01-18
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Movie Mandela Unknown 1987-09-20
Movie The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1987-09-20
Movie The Line Denise Powell 1987-07-29
Movie Unnatural Causes Maude DeVictor 1986-11-10
Movie Extremities Patricia 1986-08-22
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Movie The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1986-09-21
Series Sara Rozalyn Dupree 1985-01-23
Movie Go Tell It on the Mountain Esther 1984-09-15
Movie The 56th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1984-04-09
Movie The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Black Hollywood Herself 1984-11-28
Movie Sweet Revenge Vicki Teague 1984-10-31
Series Frontline Unknown 1983-01-17
Series Reading Rainbow Unknown 1983-06-06
Movie Cross Creek Geechee 1983-10-27
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Series Tucker's Witch Marcia Fulbright 1982-10-06
Movie The Ambush Murders Kariha Ellsworth 1982-01-05
Series American Playhouse Esther / ... 1982-01-12
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Series The Sophisticated Gents Evelyn Evers 1981-08-28
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Series Palmerstown, U.S.A. Unknown 1980-03-10
Series Enos Unknown 1980-11-05
Movie HealtH Sally Benbow 1980-09-12
Movie Freedom Road Katie 1979-10-29
Series The White Shadow Unknown 1978-11-27
Movie Remember My Name Rita 1978-02-01
Movie The Trial of the Moke Lucy 1978-05-03
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14