November 8, 1952
68 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
40-29-39 in | 102-74-99 cm
68 kg | 150 pounds
9 US | 39 EU
Alfre Woodard was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, on November 8, 1952, is an American actress.
Young Alfre Woodard began her professional acting career in theater (1974), in Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.
She landed her first break on stage, in Off-Broadway play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" (1977).
She made her big screen debut in drama thriller film Remember My Name (1978) in role as Rita Co-worker.
She got her television debut in movie The Trial of the Moke (1978) in role as Lucy.
Her breakthrough performance came as Beatrice "Geechee" in drama romance film Cross Creek (1983), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Fatherhood (2021) drama in role as Marian, opposite Kevin Hart, Paul Alexander Désiré and Rodney Alexandre
She voiced Sarabi in animated musical drama film The Lion King (2019).
Juanita (2019) drama in role as Juanita, with Bonnie Johnson and Jordan Nia Elizabeth
Clemency (2019) drama in role as Bernadine Williams, opposite Richard Schiff and Aldis Hodge
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Chantelle in drama film Passion Fish (1992).
She played Miriam Sharpe in superhero film Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) science fiction opposite Patrick Stewart
Beauty Shop (2005) comedy with Queen Latifah
Take the Lead (2006) drama dance with Antonio Banderas
How to Make an American Quilt (1995) drama opposite Winona Ryder and Jared Leto
Primal Fear (1996) neo-noir crime thriller with Richard Gere and Edward Norton
K-PAX (2001) science fiction mystery with Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges
12 Years a Slave (2013) period drama opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt
Annabelle (2014) supernatural horror in role as Evelyn
Heart and Souls (1993) fantasy comedy drama opposite Robert Downey Jr.
Mississippi Grind (2015) drama with Ryan Reynolds
Love & Basketball (2000) romantic drama with Sanaa Lathan
Crooklyn (1994) drama directed by Spike Lee
Blue Chips (1994) sport drama with Shaquille O'Neal and Nick Nolte
The Singing Detective (2003) musical crime comedy with Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson
Burning Sands (2017) drama opposite Trevor Jackson
She won the Golden Globe Award for her role as Eunice Rivers Laurie in the HBO television drama war movie Miss Evers' Boys (1997) opposite Laurence Fishburne.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Wanda Dean in television film Holiday Heart (2000).
She portrayed Betty Applewhite in mystery comedy drama television series Desperate Housewives (2005–2006).
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her role as Adrian Moore in television legal drama series L.A. Law (1986)
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Doris Robson in police drama serial Hill Street Blues (1983).
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Eunice Rivers Laurie in television war drama film Miss Evers' Boys (1997).
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her role as Denise Freeman in legal drama television series The Practice (2003).
She played Mariah Stokes in web television series Luke Cage (2016–2018).
Empire (2018) Fox musical drama television series in role as Renee Holloway
State of Affairs (2014-2015) NBC espionage thriller series in role as President Constance Payton
Copper (2013) drama television series in role as Hattie Lemaster
Memphis Beat (2010-2011) TNT drama television series in role as Lt. Tanya Rice
See (2019) Apple TV+ science fiction drama series in role as Paris
Attended Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa.
Studied acting at Boston University.
Was a cheerleader in high school.
She is the youngest of three children.
She was inducted into Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2014.
Supporter of LGBT rights.
Lives in Santa Monica, California.
She married writer Roderick Spencer in 1983, they have two adopted children.