Alfre Woodard

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

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Alfre Woodard

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 8
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Alfre Woodard’s work as an actor has earned her an Oscar® nomination for her performance in Cross Creek and an Independent Spirit Award and Golden Globe® nomination for her work in John Sayles’ Passion Fish. Her extensive film credits include Grand Canyon, Heart and Souls, Crooklyn, Star Trek: First Contact, Down in the Delta, Love & Basketball, Something New, American Violet, What’s Cooking, Beauty Shop, and The Family That Preys.

Alfre Woodard’s work as an actor has earned her an Oscar® nomination for her performance in Cross Creek and an Independent Spirit Award and Golden Globe® nomination for her work in John Sayles’ Passion Fish. Her extensive film credits include Grand Canyon, Heart and Souls, Crooklyn, Star Trek: First Contact, Down in the Delta, Love & Basketball, Something New, American Violet, What’s Cooking, Beauty Shop, and The Family That Preys. For television, Woodard has starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of The Piano Lesson and the Showtime film Holiday Heart, which earned her a Golden Globe.

A four-time Emmy® winner, Woodard has taken home the award for her work in such series as The Practice, Hill Street Blues, and L.A. Law, as well as the television movie Miss Evers’ Boys. Woodard also appeared as Betty Applewhite on the ABC drama Desperate Housewives. Most recently, Woodard garnered her 17th Emmy nomination in the role of Ruby Jean Reynolds, mother to Lafayette Reynolds, on HBO’s True Blood. Her other recent work includes the CBS medical drama Three Rivers, and on TNT’s Memphis Beat.

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Awards & Nominations

17 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Alfre Woodard, as Ouiser
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Lifetime
  • Sony Pictures Television in association with Lifetime
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Alfre Woodard, as Ruby Jean Reynolds
  • True Blood
  • HBO
  • Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2008
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Alfre Woodard, as Betty Applewhite
  • Desperate Housewives
  • ABC
  • A Space Floor TV and Kudos Production in association with 20th Century Fox and ABC Studios
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2003
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR SPECIAL - 1997
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR A MINISERIES OR SPECIAL - 1996
(L-R) Paul McCrane and Alfre Woodard attends the 2011 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
(L-R) Roderick Spencer and Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard and Loretta Devine attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Alfre Woodard attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Alfre Woodard attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Alfre Woodard attends the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Alfre Woodard attends the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Alfre Woodard attends the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Red Carpet & Greenroom — Alfre Woodard with daughter Mavis
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(L-R) Paul McCrane and Alfre Woodard attends the 2011 Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
(L-R) Roderick Spencer and Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard and Loretta Devine attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Alfre Woodard attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Alfre Woodard attends the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys
Alfre Woodard attends the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
Alfre Woodard attends the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
Alfre Woodard attends the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
Red Carpet & Greenroom — Alfre Woodard with daughter Mavis
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Mathew Imaging
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