Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Nov. 8th, 1952
Born in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
5' 3

Alfre Woodard's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Desperate Housewives TV Show
Desperate Housewives
State Of Affairs TV Show
State Of Affairs
Marvel's Luke Cage TV Show
Marvel's Luke Cage
My Own Worst Enemy TV Show
My Own Worst Enemy
Memphis Beat TV Show
Memphis Beat
Three Rivers TV Show
Three Rivers
Sara TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Alfre Woodard is the youngest of three children born to her parents in Oklahoma. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name in written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star, she got the acting bug after being pursuaded to audition for a school play by a nun at her school. She went on to study acting at Boston University and enjoyed a brief stint on Broadway before moving to LA.

She got her first break in Remember My Name (1978) which also starred 'Jeff Goldblum'. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, writer 'Roderick Spencer', and their two adopted children: Mavis and Duncan. She was named one of the Most Beautiful People in America by People Magazine.

  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998.
  • Attended Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Has one daughter, Mavis and one son, Duncan
  • Among the Star Trek toys released for the movie _Star Trek: First Contact (1996)_ (qv), an action figure was made of Alfre in the likeness of her character Lili in the film.
  • Her old Tulsa, Oklahoma house located near the Broken Arrow Expressway is the same part of the Oklahoma Turnpike the Jackson family would take by bus to California for Jackson-Five performances.
  • She and 'Felicity Huffman' (qv) are the only two cast members of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) to have Oscar nominations.
  • Was in consideration for the part of Mia Wallace in _Pulp Fiction (1994)_ (qv) but 'Uma Thurman' (qv), who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
  • She was so impressed with the script of the independent film _Follow Me Home (1996)_ (qv) that she offered to play the role of Evey without pay; much to the delight and awe of filmmaker 'Peter Bratt' (qv).

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