Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Age
68
Birthday
Nov. 8th, 1952
Born in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height
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
See TV Show
See
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
Sara
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv) calls her his "godmother". The two became friends as young actors in the 1970s.
  • Attended Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Played Dr. Roxanne Turner in _"St. Elsewhere" (1982)_ (qv) and years later in an episode of _"Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993)_ (qv). 'Tom Fontana' (qv) was a writer for the first, and an executive producer for the second.
  • She and 'Felicity Huffman' (qv) are the only two cast members of _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) to have Oscar nominations.
  • 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).
  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990.
  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998.
  • Has one daughter, Mavis and one son, Duncan


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