Alfre Woodard

Born:  November 8, 1952, Tulsa, Oklahoma.


1978:  Remember My Name

1980:  HealtH

1983:  Cross Creek

1984:  Go Tell It On The Mountain

1986:  Extremities

1988:  Scrooged

1989:  Miss Firecracker

1991:  Grand Canyon, Pretty Hattie’s Baby

1992:  The Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag, Passion Fish, Rich In Love

1993:  Heart and Souls, Bopha!

1994:  Blue Chips, Crooklyn

1995:  How To Make An American Quilt

1996:  Follow Me Home, Primal Fear, A Step Toward Tomorrow, Star Trek: First Contact

1998:  Down In The Delta

1999:  Funny Valentines, Mumford, The Wishing Tree

2000:  What’s Cooking?, Love & Basketball, Dinosaur, Lost Souls

2001:  K-PAX

2002:  The Wild Thornberrys Movie, Baby of the Family

2003:  The Singing Detective, Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, The Core, Radio

2004:  The Forgotten

2005:  Beauty Shop

2006:  Something New, Take the Lead

2008:  Bury Me Standing, American Violet, The Family That Preys, Reach For Me, AmericanEast

2013: 12 Years A Slave

2014: Annabelle

2015:  Mississippi Grind, Knucklehead

2016:  Captain America: Civil War, So B. It

2017:  Burning Sands

2018:  Saint Judy

2019:  Clemency, Juanita, The Lion King


Academy Award Nomination:  Best Supporting Actress, Cross Creek (1983)

Golden Globe Award:  Best Actress-Miniseries/TV Movie, Miss Evers’ Boys (1997)
Nominations:  Best Supporting Actress, Passion Fish (1992); Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/TV Movie, Holiday Heart (2000)

Screen Actors Guild Awards:  Best Female Actor-TV Movie/Miniseries, The Piano Lesson (1995); Miss Evers’ Boys (1997); Outstanding Comedy Series Cast, Desperate Housewives (2005)
Nominations:  Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, How To Make An American Quilt (1995); Outstanding Comedy Series Cast, Desperate Housewives (2006); Best Female Actor-TV Movie/Miniseries, Steel Magnolias (2012); Outstanding Motion Picture Cast, 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Emmy Awards:  Best Supporting Actress-Drama, Hill Street Blues (1984); Best Guest Performer-Drama, L.A. Law (1987); Best Actress-Miniseries/Special, Miss Evers’ Boys (1997); Best Guest Actress-Drama, The Practice (2003)
Nominations:  Best Supporting Actress-Limited Series/Special, Words By Heart (1985); Best Actress-Drama, St. Elsewhere (1986); Best Actress-Miniseries/Special, Unnatural Causes (1987); Best Guest Performer-Drama, St. Elsewhere (1988); Best Actress-Miniseries/Special, A Mother’s Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1990); The Piano Lesson (1995); Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Special, Gulliver’s Travels (1996); Best Guest Actress-Drama, Homicide: Life on the Street (1998); Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Movie, The Water Is Wide (2006); Best Supporting Actress-Comedy, Desperate Housewives (2004); Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Movie, Pictures of Hollis Woods (2008); Best Guest Actress-Drama, True Blood (2011); Best Supporting Actress-Miniseries/Movie, Steel Magnolias (2013)


Photo by Michelle Uthoff-Campbell