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Alfre Woodard

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    • November 8th, 1952
Alfre Ette Woodard (born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Awards, 12 times for Emmy Awards (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is known for her role in films such as Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Primal Fear, Star Trek: First Contact, Miss Evers' Boys, K-PAX, Radio, Take the Lead and The Family That Preys.

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Acting (102 Credits)

2020No Small Matter as Narrator (voice)
2019Clemency as Warden Bernadine Williams
2019Juanita as Juanita
2019The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts
2019The Lion King as Sarabi (voice)
2019See as Paris
2018Saint Judy as Judge Benton
2017Burning Sands as Professor Hughes
2016So B. It as Bernadette
2016Captain America: Civil War as Miriam Sharpe
2016Luke Cage as Mariah Dillard
2015Knucklehead as Sheila
2015Mississippi Grind as Bookmaker
2014Annabelle as Evelyn
201412 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait
2014And the Oscar Goes To...
2014State of Affairs as President Constance Payton
2013The Door as E
201312 Years a Slave as Mistress Shaw
2012Steel Magnolias as Ouiser
2011Black Panther as Dondi Reece
2010Memphis Beat as Lieutenant Tanya Rice
2010Black Panther as Dondi Reece (voice)
2010For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots as actor
2009Three Rivers as Dr. Sophia Jordan
2008The Family That Preys as Alice Pratt
2008Reach for Me as Evelyn
2008Medal of Honor as Narrator
2008Henry Box Brown
2008American Violet as Alma Roberts
2008My Own Worst Enemy as Mavis Heller
2007Pictures of Hollis Woods as Edna Reilly
2006The Water Is Wide as Mrs. Brown
2006King Leopold's Ghost as Ilanga (voice)
2006Take the Lead as Augustine James
2005Beauty Shop as Ms. Josephine
2004The Forgotten as Det. Anne Pope
2003Radio as Principle Daniels
2003The Singing Detective as Chief of Staff
2003A Wrinkle in Time as Mrs. Whatsit
2003Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property as Narrator
2003The Core as StickleyWatch Free
2003Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
2002The Wild Thornberrys as Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
2001American Legends
2001K-PAX as Claudia Villars
2000Dinosaur as Plio (voice)
2000Holiday Heart as Wanda
2000John Henry as Polly / Narrator (voice)
2000American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt as Narrator
2000Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks as Narrator
2000What's Cooking? as Audrey Williams
2000Love & Basketball as Camille Wright
2000Lost Souls as Dr. Allen
2000The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story as Mary Parrish (voice)
2000Static Shock as Jeanie Hawkins (voice)
1999Funny Valentines as Joyce May
1999The Wishing Tree as Clara
1999The Underground Railroad
1999Mumford as Lily
1998Down in the Delta as Loretta Sinclair
1997Miss Evers' Boys as Eunice Evers, R.N.
1997The Member of the Wedding as Berenice Sadie Brown
1996Special Report: Journey to Mars as Tamara O'Neil
1996Primal Fear as Judge Miriam Shoat
1996A Step Toward Tomorrow as Dr. Sadlin
1996Star Trek: First Contact as Lily SloaneWatch Free
1996Gulliver's Travels as Queen of Brobdingnag
1995The Piano Lesson as Berniece Charles
1995How to Make an American Quilt as Marianna
1994Crooklyn as Carolyn Carmichael
1994Malcolm X: Make It Plain as Narrator
1994Blue Chips as Lavada McRaeWatch Free
1994Aliens for Breakfast
1993Heart and Souls as Penny Washington
1992Passion Fish as Chantelle
1992The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag as Attorney Ann Orkin
1992Rich in Love as Rhody Poole
1991Grand Canyon as Jane
1990Blue Bayou as Jessica Filley
1989A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story as Mary Thomas
1989Miss Firecracker as Popeye Jackson
1988The Child Saver as Andrea Crawford
1988Scrooged as Grace Cooley
1987Mandela as Winnie Mandela
1986Unnatural Causes as Maude DeVictor
1986Extremities as Patricia
1985Puss in Boots as Princess Lovinia
1985Words by Heart as Claudie Sills
1985Sara as Rozalyn Dupree
1984The Killing Floor as Mattie
1984Go Tell It on the Mountain as Esther
1983Cross Creek as Geechee
1982The Ambush Murders as Kariha Ellsworth
1982For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf as Woman who lost her stuff
1982Tucker's WitchWatch Free
1980HealtH as Sally Benbow
1979Freedom Road as KatieWatch Free
1978The Trial of the Moke as Lucy Smith
1978Remember My Name as Rita

Herself (5 Credits)

2020The Making of Clemency as Herself
2016Maya Angelou And Still I Rise as Herself
2015A Path Appears as Herself
201412 Years a Slave: The Cast as Herself
2007Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty as Self - Narrator


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