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Alfre Woodard is a Actor and Hairstylist American born on 8 november 1952 at Tulsa (USA)

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard
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Birth name Alfre Woodard
Nationality USA
Birth 8 november 1952 (66 years) at Tulsa (USA)

Alfre Woodard (born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Award, 18 times for an Emmy Award (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Woodard began her acting career in theater. After her breakthrough role in the Off-Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (1977), she made her film debut in Alfre Does Atlanta (1978). In 1983, she won major critical praise and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Cross Creek. In the same year, Woodard won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the NBC drama series Hill Street Blues. Later in the 1980s, Woodard had leading Emmy Award-nominated performances in a number of made for television movies, and another Emmy-winning role as a woman dying of leukemia in the pilot episode of L.A. Law. She also starred as Dr. Roxanne Turner in the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1986, and for Guest Actress in 1988.

In the 1990s, Woodard starred in films such as Grand Canyon (1991), Heart and Souls (1993), Crooklyn (1994), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Primal Fear (1996) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). She also drew critical praise for her performances in the independent dramas Passion Fish (1992), for which she won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as Down in the Delta (1998). For her lead role in the HBO film Miss Evers' Boys (1997), Woodard won Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and several another awards. In later years she has appeared in several blockbusters, like K-PAX (2001), The Core (2003), and The Forgotten (2004), starred in independent films, and won her fourth Emmy Award for The Practice in 2003. From 2005 to 2006, Woodard starred as Betty Applewhite in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, and later starred in several short-lived series. She appeared in the films The Family That Preys (2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Annabelle (2014), and has also worked as a political activist and producer. Woodard is a founder of Artists for a New South Africa, an organization devoted to advancing democracy and equality in that country. She is a board member of AMPAS.

Biography

Woodard lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, writer Roderick Spencer, and their two adopted children, Mavis and Duncan. Woodard follows Christian Science. Her daughter, Mavis, served as Miss Golden Globe for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.

In 1989, Woodard is a founder and board member of Artists for a New South Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the African AIDS pandemic and advancing democracy and equality in South Africa. Her charity has since raised more than $9 million and has provided healthcare to over 3,500 South African AIDS orphans. She is a board member of the Democratic Party. She supported Barack Obama at the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012. Woodard is also a supporter of LGBT rights and same sex marriage. In February 2009, she joined a group of American film directors and actors on a cultural trip to Iran at the invitation of the "House of Cinema" forum in Tehran.

On August 9, 2015, Woodward appeared TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?. The program did research into her father's genealogy and found out that her great-grandfather Alex Woodard was born a slave in Houston County, Georgia in the early 1840s. At about age 14 or 15, Alex was separated from his family when his master relocated to Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Historians helped Woodard locate evidence that Alex was assessed a poll tax in 1867, indicating that he was registered to vote two years after the Civil War ended. By 1881, Alex had purchased 80 acres of farmland in Jackson Parish. On April 15, 1898, Alex Woodard and his wife Elizabeth sold their 80 acres to her brother, Aaron Stell, as they had moved to Wharton County, Texas, by that time.

Best films

Dinosaur (2000)
(Actress)
Annabelle (2014)
(Actress)
The Forgotten (2004)
(Actress)
Primal Fear (1996)
(Actress)
K-PAX (2001)
(Actress)
Grand Canyon (1991)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Alfre Woodard (60 films)

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So B. It
So B. It (2017)

Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Talitha Bateman, Jessica Collins, Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok
Roles Bernadette
Rating78% 3.9400453.9400453.9400453.9400453.940045
A 12-year-old girl named Heidi DeMuth (Talitha Bateman) decides to take a solo trip across the country.
Burning Sands, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Alfre Woodard, Trevor Jackson, Tosin Cole, Imani Hakim, Steve Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Roles Professor Hughes
Rating61% 3.053093.053093.053093.053093.05309
Bien qu’il ait accepté le code d’honneur de la fraternité étudiante à laquelle il voulait adhérer, un étudiant (Condoll) est confronté à une réalité de violence et de barbarie des bizutages…
Captain America: Civil War, 2h27
Directed by Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Miriam Sharpe
Rating77% 3.894363.894363.894363.894363.89436
Le Soldat de l'Hiver (alias Bucky Barnes) a autrefois été reconditionné dans une base militaire soviétique sibérienne et hypnotisé à l'aide de certains mots. Quiconque prononce ces mots en russe plonge le Soldat de l'Hiver en transe et peut lui donner n'importe quel ordre sans qu'il puisse désobéir. C'est ainsi qu'en 1991, le Soldat de l'Hiver a provoqué l'arrêt brutal d'une voiture pour s'emparer dans son coffre d'une valise avec un étrange contenu.
Mississippi Grind, 1h48
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Poker, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert
Roles Bookmaker
Rating63% 3.197513.197513.197513.197513.19751
A gambler (Ben Mendelsohn) on a losing streak teams up with a younger gambler (Ryan Reynolds), hoping to change his luck.
Annabelle
Annabelle (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about children, Pregnancy films, Jeu, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Demons in film, Ghost films, Films about toys
Actors Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Eric Ladin, Tony Amendola, Brian Howe
Roles Evelyn
Rating54% 2.702562.702562.702562.702562.70256
The film starts with the same opening scene from The Conjuring, in which two young women and a young man are telling Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle which, they believe, is haunted.
12 Years a Slave, 2h13
Directed by Steve McQueen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti
Roles Mistress Shaw
Rating80% 4.0489254.0489254.0489254.0489254.048925
In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free African-American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife, Anne Hampton, and two children, Margaret and Alonzo, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men, Brown and Hamilton, offer him a two-week job as a musician if he will travel to Washington, D.C., with them. Once there, they drug Northup and deliver him to a slave pen owned by James Burch.
Steel Magnolias
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashād, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashād
Roles Ouiser
Rating56% 2.802582.802582.802582.802582.80258
Un groupe d'amis très proches passent une grande partie de leur temps à se retrouver dans une paroisse située en Louisiane.
The Family That Preys, 1h46
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan, Rockmond Dunbar, Taraji P. Henson, Cole Hauser
Roles Alice Pratt
Rating54% 2.7017952.7017952.7017952.7017952.701795
In a prologue, socialite Charlotte Cartwright (Kathy Bates) hosts the wedding of her best friend Alice Evans' (Alfre Woodard) daughter Andrea (Sanaa Lathan), who is marrying ambitious construction worker Chris Bennett (Rockmond Dunbar). The couple is congratulated by Charlotte's son William (Cole Hauser) and his wife Jillian (KaDee Strickland), who deprived Charlotte of planning an elaborate reception for them by eloping. William suggests the newlyweds contact him for employment with the Cartwright family's highly successful Atlanta construction company after they return from their honeymoon.
American Violet, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Tim Blake Nelson, Xzibit, Charles S. Dutton
Roles Alma Roberts
Rating70% 3.5465253.5465253.5465253.5465253.546525
Set in the midst of the 2000 presidential election, American Violet tells the story of a young mother named Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a 24-year-old African-American single mother of four living in the town of Melody (based on Hearne, Texas, where the real incident took place). One day, while Dee is working a shift at the local diner, the powerful local district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) leads a group into the restaurant, sweeping Dee’s housing project. Police drag Dee from work in handcuffs and dump her in the women’s county prison. Indicted based on the uncorroborated word of a single and dubious police informant facing his own drug charges, Dee soon discovers she has been charged as a drug dealer.
AmericanEast
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tony Shalhoub, Sayed Badreya, Sammy Sheik, Sarah Shahi, Christopher Carley, Tim Guinee
Roles Angela Jensen
Rating63% 3.1941853.1941853.1941853.1941853.194185
Mustafa (Sayed Badreya) is a widowed Egyptian immigrant and the owner of Habibe's Café, a popular hangout in Los Angeles for those with Middle Eastern backgrounds. He is devoted to providing his son, Richard Chagoury, with a moral upbringing despite the pressures of contemporary American urban life. He also finds himself cast in the role of protector to his unwed sister Salwah (Sarah Shahi), for whom, by family and tribal custom, he is responsible for finding a traditional suitor. But his respect for tradition comes up against his own aspirations to adapt to the American Dream when he decides to open a new restaurant with a Jewish partner – his friend Sam (Tony Shalhoub). This unholy alliance is unpopular amongst the habitués of his café and the insular Arab community in which Mustafa resides. It is one of several personal points of tension that gradually build against the backdrop of larger, national events affecting the Arab-American community and lead to the explosive denouement of the story.
Pictures of Hollis Woods, 2h
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jodelle Ferland, Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Judith Ivey, James Tupper, Ridge Canipe
Roles Edna Reilly
Rating74% 3.73883.73883.73883.73883.7388
After Hollis Woods (Ferland), a young girl with a talent for art, ran away from her last foster parents, she is placed in a new foster home with a retired art teacher, Josie Cahill (Spacek). Josie is very caring and a talented artist, and her life could be told in her wood work, but as she's an elderly woman, she's beginning to lose her memory (Alzheimer's disease). Over time, Hollis becomes Josie's caretaker, and she begins to feel what it is like to be needed. Life with Josie reminds Hollis of life with the Regans, the family she stayed with during the summer whom she loved, and she relives her memories through the drawings she has made throughout her life.
Take the Lead, 1h49
Directed by Liz Friedlander
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Musical films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley
Roles Augustine James
Rating66% 3.3498053.3498053.3498053.3498053.349805
A group students prepare for a school dance. Rock arrives with a damaged ticket and is denied entry by Mr. Temple and Principal James. After leaving, Rock and a group of thugs proceed to vandalize the Principal's car. Pierre Dulaine catches them in the act, but they flee before Pierre is able to interrogate them further.
Something New, 1h39
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood, Donald Faison, Alfre Woodard, Earl Billings
Roles Joyce McQueen, Kenya's mother
Rating67% 3.3979653.3979653.3979653.3979653.397965
Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan) is a successful, single African American woman who has sacrificed romance in order to pursue a career as a certified public accountant. Her obsessive compulsive desire for perfection and control has manifested itself in the bland, monochromatic decor of her new home and the rigid rules she follows in her personal life. Urged to loosen up by her friends, Kenya accepts a blind date with landscape architect Brian Kelly (Simon Baker) arranged by her co-worker Leah Cahan (Katharine Towne), who is in the process of planning the kind of wedding Kenya wants herself. The two meet at Starbucks, and she is surprised to discover Brian is white. She quickly excuses herself and leaves.