American Actress

Alfre Woodard

  • Nov 08, 1952 (age 67)
  • 5' 3" (1.61 m)
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2021
Fatherhood
MovieJan 7, 2021

Fatherhood

A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the …
A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter's birth.
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2019
See
TV ShowNov 1, 2019

See

See is an American science fiction drama web television series …
See is an American science fiction drama web television series produced for Apple TV+. It is written by Steven Knight and directed by Francis Lawrence. Executive producers include Knight, Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Kristen Campo. The series premiered on November 1, 2019, and it has been renewed for a second season.
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The Lion King
MovieJul 9, 2019

The Lion King

The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and …
The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney's traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric Andre, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original film. The plot follows Simba, a young lion who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa, at the hands of his uncle, Scar.
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Juanita
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MovieMar 8, 2019

Juanita

Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and …
Fed up with her life, Juanita leaves her grown kids behind and hits the road in search of a fresh start.
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Clemency
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MovieJan 27, 2019

Clemency

As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must …
As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
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2018
Saint Judy
MovieSep 22, 2018

Saint Judy

The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she …
The story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she initiated the change in U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives.
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2017
Burning Sands
MovieJan 24, 2017

Burning Sands

Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between …
Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
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A Series of Unfortunate Events
TV ShowJan 13, 2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket's A Series of …
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, or simply A Series of Unfortunate Events, is an American black comedy-drama web television series from Netflix, developed by Mark Hudis and Barry Sonnenfeld, based on Lemony Snicket’s children's novel series of the same name. It stars Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, K. Todd Freeman, and Presley Smith; Lucy Punch, Avi Lake, and Dylan Kingwell join the cast in the second season.
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2016
Luke Cage
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TV ShowSep 30, 2016

Luke Cage

Marvel's Luke Cage, or simply Luke Cage, is an American web …
Marvel's Luke Cage, or simply Luke Cage, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the third in a series of shows that lead to The Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, with Coker serving as showrunner.
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Captain America: Civil War
MovieApr 12, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

After another incident …
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
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2015
Mississippi Grind
MovieJan 24, 2015

Mississippi Grind

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry …
Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.
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Empire
TV ShowJan 7, 2015

Empire

Empire is an American musical drama television series …
Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for Fox. It is a joint production by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television. Although it is filmed in Chicago, the show is set in New York. The series centers on the fictional hip hop music and entertainment company Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of it.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination2015

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "State of Affairs".
NAACP Image Award
2014
State of Affairs
TV ShowNov 17, 2014

State of Affairs

State of Affairs is an American espionage thriller series …
State of Affairs is an American espionage thriller series created by Alexi Hawley, which premiered on NBC on November 17, 2014, during the 2014–15 American television season. The series stars Katherine Heigl as CIA analyst Charleston Tucker, who is tasked with assembling and presenting the President's Daily Briefing on the most vital security issues facing the country, and Alfre Woodard as the first black woman to be elected President of the United States, Constance Payton. After one season, NBC canceled State of Affairs.
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Annabelle
MovieSep 29, 2014

Annabelle

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural …
A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.
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The Last Ship
TV ShowJun 22, 2014

The Last Ship

The Last Ship is an American action-drama television …
The Last Ship is an American action-drama television series, loosely based on the 1988 novel of the same name by William Brinkley. The series premiered on TNT on June 22, 2014 and concluded after five seasons on November 11, 2018.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "12 Years a Slave".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2014

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "12 Years a Slave".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2013
12 Years a Slave
MovieAug 30, 2013

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 biographical period-drama …
12 Years a Slave is a 2013 biographical period-drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.
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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nomination2013

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "Steel Magnolias".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination2013

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limi…

Nominated for "Steel Magnolias".
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2013

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Steel Magnolias".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Award2013

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Won award for "Steel Magnolias".
NAACP Image Award
2012
Steel Magnolias
MovieOct 7, 2012

Steel Magnolias

Six Louisiana women (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, …
Six Louisiana women (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodard) gather at a beauty salon for their daily dose of female bonding.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination2012

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Memphis Beat".
NAACP Image Award
2011
Nomination2011

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "True Blood".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination2011

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Memphis Beat".
NAACP Image Award
2010
Memphis Beat
TV ShowJun 22, 2010

Memphis Beat

Memphis Beat is an American drama television series …
Memphis Beat is an American drama television series created by Joshua Harto and Liz W. Garcia that aired on TNT from June 22, 2010 to August 16, 2011, with a total of 20 episodes spanning two seasons. It was produced by Smokehouse Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television.
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Nomination2010

Best Supporting Actress - Film

Nominated for "American Violet".
Black Reel Award
Nomination2010

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "American Violet".
NAACP Image Award
2009
Nomination2009

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "My Own Worst Enemy".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2009

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "The Family That Preys".
NAACP Image Award
2008
The Family That Preys
MovieSep 12, 2008

The Family That Preys

Alice Pratt, a hard working …
Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice and worked in the diner. Andrea is married to construction worker Chris, who works in the same corporation as his wife but dreams of starting up his own business. However she is being unfaithful to him - with their boss William Cartwright. William is the son of Alice's best friend, the wealthy Charlotte Cartwright. While Alice travels with Charlotte on a road trip, the ambition and infidelity of William triggers a series of events that will affect relationships in both families.
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Nomination2008

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limi…

Nominated for "Pictures of Hollis Woods".
2007
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nomination2007

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Desperate Housewives".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2006
Take the Lead
MovieMar 17, 2006

Take the Lead

A former professional dancer (Banderas) volunteers to …
A former professional dancer (Banderas) volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. While his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane.
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Something New
MovieJan 29, 2006

Something New

Kenya McQueen is a successful African-American CPA, …
Kenya McQueen is a successful African-American CPA, working her way to the top of the corporate ladder -- but her life has become all work and no play. Urged on by her friends to try something new and to let go of her dream of the "ideal black man," she accepts a blind date with an architectural landscaper named Brian, only to cut the date short upon first sight, because Brian is white. The two meet again at a party, and Kenya hires Brian to landscape her new home. Over time, they hit it off, but Kenya's reservations about the acceptance their romance will find among her friends and family threatens everything. An intelligent romantic comedy that chooses to deal with issues of race and perception in a straight-forward way, from a point of view not often seen: that of a successful, upper-class black woman.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nomination2006

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Co…

Nominated for "Desperate Housewives".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Nominated for "Desperate Housewives".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Nomination2006

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limi…

Nominated for "The Water Is Wide".
Best Actor
Nomination2006

Best Actor

Nominated for "Something New".
BET Award
Outstanding Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance By An Actress …

Nominated for "Something New".
Black Movie Award
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Award2006

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemb…

Won award for "Desperate Housewives".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Best Actress
Nomination2006

Best Actress

Nominated for "Desperate Housewives".
BET Award
2005
Grey's Anatomy
TV ShowMar 27, 2005

Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television …
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending doctors, as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships. The title is an allusion to Gray's Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London and written by Henry Gray. Shonda Rhimes developed the pilot and continues to write for the series; she is also one of the executive producers, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. Although the series is set in Seattle (at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital, later renamed), it is filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.
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Beauty Shop
MovieMar 24, 2005

Beauty Shop

A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her …
A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta.
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Camie Award
Award2005

Camie Award

Won award for "Radio".
Camie Award
Nomination2005

Camie Award

Nominated for "Radio".
2004
Desperate Housewives
TV ShowOct 3, 2004

Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives is an American mystery comedy …
Desperate Housewives is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It originally aired for eight seasons on ABC from October 3, 2004 until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw.
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The Forgotten
MovieSep 24, 2004

The Forgotten

A grieving woman must make a journey into her past in this …
A grieving woman must make a journey into her past in this psychological thriller. Telly Paretta (Julianne Moore) is a mother who is struggling to put her life back together after the unexpected death of her eight-year-old son. Telly begins seeing a therapist (Gary Sinise) who offers a startling diagnosis -- that her son never really existed, and all her memories of the child are products of her imagination. When Telly meets a man with a strangely similar story to tell about his lost child (Dominic West), she becomes convinced that her doctor is wrong, and sets out to prove the existence of her child -- and that she isn't insane.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Award2004

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Won award for "Radio".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2004

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Radio".
NAACP Image Award
2003
Radio
MovieOct 24, 2003

Radio

Set in 1976, real life Coach Jones befriends mentally disabled …
Set in 1976, real life Coach Jones befriends mentally disabled black student, Radio. They then form a friendship and bond over the football season. Though things take a turn for the worst when certain fans and parents feel that Radio is a distraction, and is getting in the way of the team succeeding.
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A Wrinkle in Time
MovieApr 25, 2003

A Wrinkle in Time

A young girl and her genius kid brother are aided by three …
A young girl and her genius kid brother are aided by three curious witches in their search for their missing scientist father, captive of an omnipotent otherworldly villain simply called 'It' whose evil is slowly infecting the universe.
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The Core
MovieMar 25, 2003

The Core

The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are …
The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are happening around the globe, including; animals acting in bizarre ways, monstrous thunderstorms. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of 5 go down to the centre to set off a nuclear device, hoping to make the core start spinning again, or humanity will cease.
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Nomination2003

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "The Practice".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award2003

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Won award for "The Practice".
Primetime Emmy Award
2002
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2002

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "K-PAX".
NAACP Image Award
2001
K-PAX
MovieOct 22, 2001

K-PAX

PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be …
PROT is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.
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Nomination2001

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Chil…

Nominated for "The Wishing Tree".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Award2001

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Won award for "Love & Basketball".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination2001

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Holiday Heart".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2001

Outstanding Performer In A Children/You…

Nominated for "The Wishing Tree".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination2001

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Love & Basketball".
NAACP Image Award
2000
Holiday Heart
MovieDec 10, 2000

Holiday Heart

A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps …
A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
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Dinosaur
MovieMay 13, 2000

Dinosaur

During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is …
During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar (D.B. Sweeney). When meteorites hit Earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron (Samuel E. Wright) and Bruton (Peter Siragusa). All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy.
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Love & Basketball
MovieJan 26, 2000

Love & Basketball

Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through …
Monica and Quincy love and play basketball together through many life challenges from childhood to adulthood.
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Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination2000

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Holiday Heart".
Golden Globe Award
1999
Mumford
MovieSep 24, 1999

Mumford

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same …
In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1999

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Down in the Delta".
NAACP Image Award
Best Female Lead
Nomination1999

Best Female Lead

Nominated for "Down in the Delta".
Independent Spirit Award
1998
Down in the Delta
MovieAug 5, 1998

Down in the Delta

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her …
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also telling them about the generations of their family, the Sinclairs, dating back to their time in slavery before the the Civil War.
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Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Award1998

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Won award for "Miss Evers' Boys".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Award1998

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Won award for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Satellite Award
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Award1998

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Won award for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Nomination1998

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "Homicide: Life on the Street".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nomination1998

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
NAACP Image Award
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination1998

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Satellite Award
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nomination1998

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Screen Actors Guild Award
1997
Miss Evers' Boys
MovieFeb 22, 1997

Miss Evers' Boys

The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 …
The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Award1997

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Won award for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Award1997

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Won award for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Golden Globe Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Nomination1997

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination1997

Best Actress – Miniseries or Television F…

Nominated for "Miss Evers' Boys".
Golden Globe Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1997

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Star Trek: First Contact".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1997

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Minise…

Nominated for "Gulliver's Travels".
Satellite Award
1996
Star Trek: First Contact
MovieNov 18, 1996

Star Trek: First Contact

In the twenty-fourth century, …
In the twenty-fourth century, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E has been ordered to patrol the Romulan Neutral Zone by the Federation to avoid interference with their battle against the insidious Borg. Witnessing the loss of the battle, Captain Jean-Luc Picard ignores orders and takes command of the fleet engaging the Borg. But the Borg plan to travel back into the twenty-first century through a vortex with the intention to stop Earth's first contact with an alien race (the Vulcans). Following the Borg sphere, Picard and his crew realize that they have taken over the Enterprise in order to carry out their mission. Their only chance to do away with the Borg and their seductive Queen is to make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous faster-than-light travel to the stars.
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Award1996

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Won award for "The Piano Lesson".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Award1996

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Won award for "The Piano Lesson".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1996

Best Spoken Word Album

Nominated for "Grow Old Along with Me, the Best Is Yet to Be".
Grammy Award
Nomination1996

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movi…

Nominated for "The Piano Lesson".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "How to Make an American Quilt".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1996

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limi…

Nominated for "Gulliver's Travels".
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "How to Make an American Quilt".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance by a Female A…

Nominated for "The Piano Lesson".
Screen Actors Guild Award
1995
How to Make an American Quilt
MovieOct 6, 1995

How to Make an American Quilt

Finn is a young graduate …
Finn is a young graduate student finishing her master's thesis and preparing for marriage to her fiance Sam. But thoughts of the end of her free life and a potential summer fling intrude. She travels to her grandmother's home, where, over the making of her wedding gift by a group of quilting friends. Laughter, bickering, love, and advice lead her toward a more open-eyed examination of her life's choices.
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Nomination1995

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Hallmark Hall of Fame".
1994
Crooklyn
MovieMay 9, 1994

Crooklyn

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a …
Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.
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Blue Chips
MovieFeb 18, 1994

Blue Chips

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in …
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1994

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Moti…

Nominated for "Passion Fish".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1994

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Bopha!".
NAACP Image Award
1993
Duncan Spencer
ChildNovember 1993

Duncan Spencer

Duncan Spencer born.
Heart and Souls
MovieAug 13, 1993

Heart and Souls

An unhappy businessman finds a new sense of purpose after …
An unhappy businessman finds a new sense of purpose after he's tasked with helping a quartet of ghosts fulfill their last wishes before moving on to the afterlife.
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Best Supporting Female
Nomination1993

Best Supporting Female

Nominated for "Passion Fish".
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Female
Award1993

Best Supporting Female

Won award for "Passion Fish".
Independent Spirit Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1993

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Grand Canyon".
NAACP Image Award
1992
Passion Fish
MovieDec 11, 1992

Passion Fish

After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap …
After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.
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Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nomination1992

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated for "Passion Fish".
Golden Globe Award
1991
Grand Canyon
MovieDec 25, 1991

Grand Canyon

The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their …
The fates of several people are intertwining randomly. Their sympathy of each other faces multiple differences in their lifestyles.
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1990
Nomination1990

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story".
Nomination1990

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Nominated for "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story".
NAACP Image Award
Award1990

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Won award for "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story".
NAACP Image Award
1989
Mavis Spencer
ChildSeptember 1989

Mavis Spencer

Mavis Spencer is the daughter of Alfre Woodard.
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1988
Scrooged
MovieNov 17, 1988

Scrooged

It's Christmas Eve and once again Francis Xavier Cross, a …
It's Christmas Eve and once again Francis Xavier Cross, a cynical and self-centered TV executive, is all alone (despite an invitation to join his brother's family dinner). But after he's haunted by three ghosts, Francis has a change of heart, in this twist on the Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol.'
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Award1988

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Won award for "Mandela".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Award1988

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Won award for "St. Elsewhere".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1988

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "St. Elsewhere".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1988

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "St. Elsewhere".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1988

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Mandela".
NAACP Image Award
1987
Nomination1987

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Nominated for "L.A. Law".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1987

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama S…

Won award for "L.A. Law".
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1987

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Won Primetime Emmy …
Won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Primetime Emmy Award
Award1987

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Won award for "Unnatural Causes".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1987

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "L.A. Law".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1987

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited S…

Nominated for "Unnatural Causes".
Nomination1987

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Unnatural Causes".
NAACP Image Award
1986
Extremities
MovieAug 22, 1986

Extremities

A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home …
A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her.
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1986

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Se…

Nominated for "St. Elsewhere".
Primetime Emmy Award
1985
Nomination1985

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limi…

Nominated for "WonderWorks".
1984
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1984

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Cross Creek".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1984

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Cross Creek".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Award1984

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Won award for "Hill Street Blues".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nomination1984

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Dra…

Nominated for "Hill Street Blues".
Primetime Emmy Award
1983
Roderick M. Spencer
MarriageOctober 1983

Roderick M. Spencer

Co-Owner of Miss Maglashan Productions, Inc. with partner …
Co-Owner of Miss Maglashan Productions, Inc. with partner & wife, Alfre Woodard. Writer of 'You Got That Right', for Mississippi public TV. Writer of 'Juanita' starring Alfre Woodard, premiering on Netflix in March of 2019. Actor and stand-up comic in the '80s & '90s. Co-Founder of Artists for a New South Africa (Formerly Artists for a Free South Africa). Proud father of Mavis & Duncan.
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Cross Creek
MovieMay 16, 1983

Cross Creek

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's …
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1983

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "Cross Creek".
Academy Award
1982
St. Elsewhere
TV ShowOct 26, 1982

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television …
St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey, that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series stars Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at an aging, rundown Boston hospital who give interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time. The series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines (an original ad for St. Elsewhere quoted a critic that called the series "'Hill Street Blues' in a hospital").
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1981
Hill Street Blues
TV ShowJan 15, 1981

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama television …
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama television series that aired on NBC in prime-time from January 15, 1981, to May 12, 1987, for 146 episodes. The show chronicles the lives of the staff of a single police station located on Hill Street in an unnamed large city. The "blues" are the police officers in their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. In its debut season, the series won eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record later surpassed only by The West Wing. The show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run.
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1978
Remember My Name
MovieFeb 1, 1978

Remember My Name

Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to …
Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
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1952
Alfre Woodard
BirthNovember 1952

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard was born.
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