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Birth information

8 November 1952 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

How tall is Alfre Woodard?

1.61 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Roderick M. Spencer

Life Story of 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 being persuaded to audition for a school play by a nun at her school. She went on to study acting at Boston University and enjoyed a brief stint on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles, California. She got her first break in Remember My Name (1978) which also starred Jeff Goldblum. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, writer Roderick M. Spencer, and their two adopted children: Mavis and Duncan. She was named one of the Most Beautiful People in America by People Magazine.

What movies did Alfre Woodard play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Juanita (2019) , Clemency (2019) , Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (2014) , Funny Valentines (1999) , Down in the Delta (1998) , Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991) ,
Actors Filmography
Fatherhood (2020) , See (2019) Paris, The Lion King (2019) Sarabi, Juanita (2019) Juanita, Clemency (2019) Warden Bernadine Williams, Saint Judy (2018) Judge Benton, Luke Cage (2018) Mariah Dillard, Empire (2018) Renee, A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018) Aunt Josephine, Burning Sands (2017) Professor Hughes, So...

Birth information

8 November 1952 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

How tall is Alfre Woodard?

1.61 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Roderick M. Spencer

Life Story of 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 being persuaded to audition for a school play by a nun at her school. She went on to study acting at Boston University and enjoyed a brief stint on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles, California. She got her first break in Remember My Name (1978) which also starred Jeff Goldblum. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband, writer Roderick M. Spencer, and their two adopted children: Mavis and Duncan. She was named one of the Most Beautiful People in America by People Magazine.

What movies did Alfre Woodard play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Juanita (2019) , Clemency (2019) , Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (2014) , Funny Valentines (1999) , Down in the Delta (1998) , Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991) ,
Actors Filmography
Fatherhood (2020) , See (2019) Paris, The Lion King (2019) Sarabi, Juanita (2019) Juanita, Clemency (2019) Warden Bernadine Williams, Saint Judy (2018) Judge Benton, Luke Cage (2018) Mariah Dillard, Empire (2018) Renee, A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018) Aunt Josephine, Burning Sands (2017) Professor Hughes, So...

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Alfre Woodard in See: Reich der Blinden (2019)

She was so impressed with the script of the independent film Follow Me Home (1996), that she offered to play the role of Evey without pay; much to the delight and awe of filmmaker Peter Bratt.

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Alfre Woodard and Jason Momoa in See: Reich der Blinden (2019)

Has played Dr. Roxanne Turner on St. Elsewhere (1982) and years later in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Tom Fontana was a writer for the first, and an executive producer for the second.

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Alfre Woodard in See: Reich der Blinden (2019)

As of September 13, 2003, she now holds the record of being the most honored African American actress in Primetime Emmy Award history. Until her win (as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Practice (1997)), she was tied with Cicely Tyson at three Primetime Emmy Awards apiece. She won her first Primetime Emmy Award in 1984 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for a three-episode guest stint on Hill Street Blues (1981), as the mother of a young boy accidentally killed by a police officer. Her second Primetime Emmy Award came in 1986 as Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series (a category which has since been split into male and female equivalents) for the pilot episode of L.A. Law (1986) playing a woman dying of leukemia who claims to have been a victim of gang rape. In 1997, she won her third Primetime Emmy Award for Miss Evers' Boys (1997) against stiff competition from the likes of Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing.

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Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, and Adepero Oduye in Steel Magnolias (2012)

Among the Star Trek toys released for the film Star Trek: First Contact (1996), an action figure was made of Alfre in the likeness of her character in the film, Lily Sloane.

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Alfre Woodard in Steel Magnolias (2012)

She and Felicity Huffman are the only two cast members of Desperate Housewives (2004) to have Oscar nominations.

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Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad in Steel Magnolias (2012)

Her old Tulsa, Oklahoma house located near the Broken Arrow Expressway is the same part of the Oklahoma Turnpike the Jackson family would take by bus to California for Jackson 5 performances.

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Alfre Woodard in Steel Magnolias (2012)

Attended and graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Alfre Woodard in Steel Magnolias (2012)

Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990 and 1998.

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Alfre Woodard and David Harbour in State of Affairs (2014)

For her revelatory performance in writer-director John Sayles' Passion Fish (1992) she was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's second pick (i.e. runner-up) for their best supporting actress prize in 1992.

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Alfre Woodard and Alex Castillo in Clemency (2019)

Was considered for the role of Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) but Uma Thurman, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.

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Bill Murray and Alfre Woodard in Die Geister, die ich rief... (1988)

Jonathan Frakes calls her his "godmother". The two became friends as young actors in the 1970s.

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Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, and Chaz Lamar Shepherd in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

Studied acting with Michael Howard at Boston University, where she graduated from.

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Alfre Woodard and Mustafa Shakir in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

Adopted her first child at age 36, a daughter Mavis Spencer on September 29, 1989. Child's father is her husband, Roderick M. Spencer.

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Alfre Woodard and Taraji P. Henson in Empire (2015)

Adopted her second child at age 41, a son Duncan Spencer on November 12, 1993. Child's father is her husband, Roderick M. Spencer.

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Wesley Snipes and Alfre Woodard in Down in the Delta (1998)

Has appeared in four films with Mary McDonnell: Grand Canyon (1991), Passion Fish (1992), Blue Chips (1994) and Mumford (1999).

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Alfre Woodard and Al Freeman Jr. in Down in the Delta (1998)

Parents are Marion H. and Constance Woodard.

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Alfre Woodard, Mary Alice, Kulani Hassen, and Mpho Koaho in Down in the Delta (1998)

One of the favorite characters she has played was Wanda in Holiday Heart (2000). Some of the favorite films of her own are 12 Years a Slave (2013), Miss Evers' Boys (1997), Bopha! (1993), Passion Fish (1992), and Miss Firecracker (1989).

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Ed Harris and Alfre Woodard in Sie nennen ihn Radio (2003)

Went to a Catholic school.

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Ed Harris, Debra Winger, Alfre Woodard, and Sarah Drew in Sie nennen ihn Radio (2003)

Both of her parents were from families with twelve children.

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Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Shares the same birthday with Norman Lloyd. They co-starred together on St. Elsewhere (1982).

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Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

She designated the French classic "The Red Balloon" as her favorite film for an AFI poll.

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Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Graduated Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting.

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Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Remained close friends with Lauren Bacall, until her death on August 12, 2014.

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Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Her acting mentor are the late Lauren Bacall.

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David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Considers Lauren Bacall as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Alfre Woodard, John DeSantis, Matty Cardarople, etc.

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Neil Patrick Harris and Alfre Woodard in Eine Reihe betrüblicher Ereignisse (2017)

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Alfre Woodard and Mahershala Ali in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

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Alfre Woodard in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

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Alfre Woodard in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

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Alfre Woodard and Mahershala Ali in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

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Patrick Stewart and Alfre Woodard in Star Trek: Der erste Kontakt (1996)

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Alfre Woodard and Tijuana Ricks in Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)

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Alfre Woodard in Gullivers Reisen (1996)

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Alfre Woodard and Christina Elmore in The Last Ship (2014)

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Alfre Woodard and David Harbour in State of Affairs (2014)

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Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard in State of Affairs (2014)

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Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard in State of Affairs (2014)

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Alfre Woodard in State of Affairs (2014)

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