Alfre Woodard



Place of birth:

Tulsa - Oklahoma - USA:


Alfre Ette Woodard (born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Awards, 12 times for Emmy Awards (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is known for her role in films such as Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Primal Fear, Star Trek: First Contact, Miss Evers' Boys, K-PAX, Radio, Take the Lead and The Family That Preys.

Film Credits

Burning Sands (2017)
as Professor Hughes
So B. It (2016)
as Bernadette
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
as Miriam
Mississippi Grind (2015)
as Bookmaker
Knucklehead (2015)
as Sheila
A Path Appears (2015)
as Herself
Annabelle (2014)
as Evelyn
12 Years a Slave (2013)
as Mistress Shaw
The Door (2013)
as E
Steel Magnolias (2012)
as Ouiser
Reach for Me (2009)
as Evelyn
Medal of Honor (2008)
as Narrator
The Family That Preys (2008)
as Alice Pratt
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
as Edna Reilly
Take the Lead (2006)
as Augustine James
Beauty Shop (2005)
as Ms. Josephine
The Forgotten (2004)
as Det. Anne Pope
The Singing Detective (2003)
as Chief of Staff
Radio (2003)
as Principle Daniels
A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
as Mrs. Whatsit
The Core (2003)
as Stickley
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
as Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
K-PAX (2001)
as Claudia Villars
American Legends (2001)
Holiday Heart (2000)
as Wanda
Lost Souls (2000)
as Dr. Allen
John Henry (2000)
as Polly / Narrator (voice)
Dinosaur (2000)
as Plio
Love & Basketball (2000)
as Camille Wright
What's Cooking? (2000)
as Audrey Williams
Mumford (1999)
as Lily
Funny Valentines (1999)
as Joyce May
Down in the Delta (1998)
as Loretta Sinclair
A Step Toward Tomorrow (1997)
as Dr. Sadlin
Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
as Eunice Evers, R.N.
The Member of the Wedding (1997)
as Berenice Sadie Brown
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
as Lily Sloane
Primal Fear (1996)
as Richterin Miriam Shoat
Gulliver's Travels (1996)
as Queen of Brobdingnag
How To Make An American Quilt (1995)
as Marianna
Crooklyn (1994)
as Carolyn Carmichael
Blue Chips (1994)
as Lavada McRae
Bopha! (1993)
Heart and Souls (1993)
as Penny Washington
Passion Fish (1992)
as Chantelle
Rich in Love (1992)
as Rhody Poole
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
as Attorney Ann Orkin
Grand Canyon (1991)
as Jane
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
as Mary Thomas
Miss Firecracker (1989)
as Popeye Jackson
Scrooged (1988)
as Grace Cooley
Mandela (1987)
as Winnie Mandela
Unnatural Causes (1986)
as Maude DeVictor
Extremities (1986)
as Patricia
Words by Heart (1985)
as Claudie Sills
Go Tell It On The Mountain (1984)
as Esther
Cross Creek (1983)
as Geechee
For Color Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf (1982)
as Woman who lost her stuff
The Ambush Murders (1982)
as Kariha Ellsworth
HealtH (1980)
as Sally Benbow
Remember My Name (1978)
as Rita

Production Credits

Beauty Shop (2005)