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Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(/ˈælfriː ˈwʊdərd/; born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actor, producer, and political activist. Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation.[1] She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Award
Grammy Award
and 18 times for an Emmy Award (winning four) and has also won a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Woodard began her acting career in theater. After her breakthrough role in the Off-Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf (1977), she made her film debut in Remember My Name
Remember My Name
(1978). In 1983, she won major critical praise and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
for her role in Cross Creek.[1] In the same year, Woodard won her first Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for her performance in the NBC
NBC
drama series Hill Street Blues. Later in the 1980s, Woodard had leading Emmy Award-nominated performances in a number of made for television movies, and another Emmy-winning role as a woman dying of leukemia in the pilot episode of L.A. Law. She also starred as Dr. Roxanne Turner in the NBC
NBC
medical drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1986, and for Guest Actress in 1988. In the 1990s, Woodard starred in films such as Grand Canyon (1991), Heart and Souls
Heart and Souls
(1993), Crooklyn (1994), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), Primal Fear (1996) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). She also drew critical praise for her performances in the independent dramas Passion Fish
Passion Fish
(1992), for which she won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress, as well as Down in the Delta
Down in the Delta
(1998). For her lead role in the HBO
HBO
film Miss Evers' Boys
Miss Evers' Boys
(1997), Woodard won Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and several another awards. In later years she has appeared in several blockbusters, like K-PAX (2001), The Core (2003), and The Forgotten (2004), starred in independent films, and won her fourth Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for The Practice
The Practice
in 2003. From 2005 to 2006, Woodard starred as Betty Applewhite
Betty Applewhite
in the ABC comedy-drama series Desperate Housewives, and later starred in several short-lived series. She appeared in the films The Family That Preys
The Family That Preys
(2008), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Annabelle (2014), and has also worked as a political activist and producer. Woodard is a founder of Artists for a New South Africa, an organization devoted to advancing democracy and equality in that country.[2] She is a board member of AMPAS.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1970s 2.2 1980s 2.3 1990s 2.4 2000s 2.5 2010s

3 Personal life 4 Awards and nominations 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television

6 References 7 Bibliography 8 External links

Early life[edit] Woodard was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an entrepreneur and interior designer.[4] She is the youngest of three children. She was a cheerleader in high school.[2] Woodard attended Bishop Kelley High School, a private Catholic school in Tulsa and graduated from there in 1970. She studied drama at Boston University, from which she graduated.[2] Career[edit] 1970s[edit] Woodard made her professional theater debut in 1974 on Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.[5] In 1976, she moved to Los Angeles, California. She later said, "When I came to L.A. people told me there were no film roles for black actors...I'm not a fool. I know that. But I was always confident that I knew my craft."[6] Her breakthrough role was in the Off-Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf in 1977.[2] The next year, Woodard made her film debut in Remember My Name, a thriller written and directed by Alan Rudolph. In the same year, she had a leading role in The Trial of the Moke, a Great Performances television movie co-starring Samuel L. Jackson. 1980s[edit]

Woodard with her husband Roderick Spencer at the 1987 Emmy Awards.

In 1980, Woodard had a role in the ensemble comedy film Health directed by Robert Altman.[7] She later appeared in the NBC
NBC
miniseries The Sophisticated Gents, and had a regular role alongside Catherine Hicks and Tim Matheson
Tim Matheson
in the short-lived comedy-drama Tucker's Witch (1982–83). Later in 1983, Woodard starred opposite Mary Steenburgen in the biography drama film Cross Creek directed by Martin Ritt. For her performance in the film, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[5] Later in 1983, Woodard won her first Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for her three-episode arc as Doris Robson in the NBC critically acclaimed serial drama, Hill Street Blues.[2][8] Her next television role was on the short-lived NBC
NBC
sitcom Sara starring Geena Davis.[9] In the next few years, Woodard received critical acclaim for her lead performances in a number of made for television movies. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for her roles in the films Words by Heart (1985), Unnatural Causes (1986), and A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989).[8] In 1986, Woodard starred opposite Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett
in the drama film Extremities based on a 1982 Off-Broadway play of the same name by William Mastrosimone. She won a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as a woman dying of leukemia in the pilot episode of the NBC
NBC
drama series, L.A. Law.[10] From 1985 to 1986, she also was regular cast member of the NBC
NBC
medical drama, St. Elsewhere, She played the role of Dr. Roxanne Turner, a strong doctor and the love interest of the Denzel Washington character. She left the show after a single season, but guest-starred in 1988, in the one of the best episodes of the series. Woodard was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1986, and for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 1988, for St. Elsewhere.[8] In 1998, Woodard reprised the role for a sixth-season episode of Homicide: Life on the Street entitled "Mercy". She also was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her guest performance in the show.[8] In 1987, Woodard played the role of South African Activist Winnie Mandela in the HBO
HBO
film Mandela. She spent several weeks watching news clips and listening to tapes of Winnie to match her accent.[6] She did not win an Emmy, but received a CableACE Award and an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for Mandela.[5] In the next years, she began starring in comedy films like Scrooged
Scrooged
(1988) and Miss Firecracker
Miss Firecracker
(1989). 1990s[edit] In 1991, Woodard starred in drama film Grand Canyon directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The movie received generally positive reviews from critics and had $40,991,329 at the box office.[11][12] In next year, Woodard received major critical acclaim for her performance opposite Mary McDonnell
Mary McDonnell
in the drama film Passion Fish
Passion Fish
written and directed by John Sayles. The film was about a paralyzed daytime soap opera star, and her recovering drug addict, a black nurse Chantelle, played by Woodard.[13] The Rolling Stone's Peter Travers
Peter Travers
called her performance just as "Superb".[14] She was a promising contender for a Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress category, but she did not receive a nomination.[15] Along with she received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and has won Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.[16] In same year she had comedic role in fantasy film Heart and Souls
Heart and Souls
opposite Robert Downey, Jr., for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. Woodard starred opposite Danny Glover
Danny Glover
in the 1993 drama film Bopha! and had the leading role in 1994 semi-autobiographical film Crooklyn directed by Spike Lee. Crooklyn received very positive reviews from critics.[15][17] She also appeared in films The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Rich in Love
Rich in Love
(1993) and Blue Chips (1994). Woodard co-starred alongside Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Nelligan and Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
in the female ensemble drama film How to Make an American Quilt in 1995. In 1996, along with cast, she received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. In 1996, Woodard played Judge Miriam Shoat in the neo-noir crime film Primal Fear with Richard Gere and Edward Norton, and Lily Sloane, Zefram Cochrane's assistant in science fiction film Star Trek: First Contact, a performance in the franchise which garnered wide critical acclaim. In 1998 she had the leading role as a single alcoholic mother from Chicago forced to spend a summer with her uncle in Mississippi, in the critically acclaimed independent drama Down in the Delta
Down in the Delta
directed by Maya Angelou, her How to Make an American Quilt co-star.[5][18][19] For her powerful performance in the movie, Woodard was nominated for a Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. In 1999, Woodard had roles in two films: Mumford (alongside her Passion Fish
Passion Fish
co-star Mary McDonnell), and The Wishing Tree as lead character.[20][21]

Woodard at Obama Rally during the Democratic National Convention in 2008

In 1990s, Woodard has also continued her work in television, earning considerable acclaim for her performances.[5] For The Piano Lesson (1995), a Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame
movie she has won her first Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, and well another Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie nomination.[8] In next year she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for performance as Queen in the critically acclaimed Hallmark miniseries, Gulliver's Travels based on Jonathan Swift's novel of the same name. In 1997 she had the leading roles in The Member of the Wedding
The Member of the Wedding
based on novel b writer Carson McCullers, and Miss Evers' Boys. Her performance of the title character of HBO's Miss Evers' Boys, a nurse who consoled many of the subjects of the notorious 1930s Tuskeegee Study of Untreated Blacks with Syphilis earned a massive critical acclaim.[22][23][24][25] For role she has won all acting television awards in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category, include Primetime Emmy (beat Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Glenn Close
Glenn Close
and Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
in category), Golden Globe, Satellite, NAACP, CableACE, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.[26] 2000s[edit] In 2000s, Woodard continued her film career, appearing in movies like ensemble comedy-drama What's Cooking?
What's Cooking?
(2000), romantic drama Love & Basketball (2000) as lead character' mother, science fiction blockbusters K-PAX (2001), The Core
The Core
(2003) and The Forgotten (2004), biography drama Radio (2003), comedies The Singing Detective (2003) and Beauty Shop
Beauty Shop
(2005), romantic drama Something New (2006), and dance musical Take the Lead
Take the Lead
(2006). Woodard also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance as drug addict in the Holiday Heart (2000). She had voice role in Walt Disney's Dinosaur. The film was a financial success, grossing over $349 million worldwide.[27] In addition, she has voice work in a variety of feature and television documentary films.[5] On television, Woodard guest-starred in two episodes of The Practice in 2003. For performance in show she has won her fourth Primetime Emmy Award.[8][28] In 2005 she joined the cast of the ABC comedy-drama series, Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
as Betty Applewhite, the new mystery housewife. The character is introduced in the last episodes of the series' first season, and becomes the center of the mystery of the second season. The series creator Marc Cherry
Marc Cherry
clarified: "There's nothing strategically black about her character. Her color is incidental."[29] Woodard stated that she had never seen the show before accepting the role, something that led the producers to send her fifteen episodes of the show, which she divided amongst various family members. After they compared storylines, Woodard recalled that she became "instantly hooked" on the series.[30] As soon as Woodard accepted the role of Betty Applewhite, she reported experiencing heavy media attention.[31] Woodard's portrayal of Betty was praised and resulted in a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006.[32] However, her mystery as a whole had mixed reviews. In a review of the second season premiere, Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
thought that the Applewhite mystery would help reduce the show's chances of falling into a sophomore slump. He praised Woodard's acting as well as her character's storyline, opining, "there's something so inherently warm and maternal in Woodard's performance, such apple-pie wholesomeness, that it makes her touches of menace all the more chilling."[33] However, as the season progressed, there were many complaints about Betty's lack of interaction with the other housewives.[34] She left the series in the second-season finale episode.

Woodard stumps for Barack Obama
Barack Obama
in New Philadelphia, Ohio in 2008

Woodard was nominated for a Primetime Emmys for her roles in the television films The Water Is Wide, and Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007).[8] She starred as lead in the Tyler Perry's drama film The Family That Preys in 2008. The film received mixed reviews from critics, but her performance received acclaim.[35] Los Angeles Times critic Bob Baker said in review "The film takes off when Woodard's and Kathy Bates' characters go on a Thelma & Louise-style road trip.",[36] while The Washington Post's Neely Tucker wrote "By far the best thing about the enterprise is Woodard. If she's not in this thing, I think it goes kaput.".[37] In next year she appeared in the independent drama American Violet, playing the mother of a 24-year-old African-American woman wrongfully swept up in a drug raid.[5] She also starred in two short-lived television series: NBC's My Own Worst Enemy (2008), and CBS's Three Rivers (2009). 2010s[edit]

Woodard at the premiere of 12 Years a Slave at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival

From 2010 to 2011, Woodard starred as Lt. Tanya Rice in the TNT comedy-drama series, Memphis Beat, for which she won Gracie Allen Awards. One critic said: "I originally tuned in for Jason Lee, who plays a police detective named Dwight who likes to croon the blues. But I was won over by Alfre Woodard, who plays Dwight's by-the-book boss."[38] Memphis Beat
Memphis Beat
was canceled after two seasons.[39] In 2010, she also was cast in the third season of HBO's True Blood
True Blood
as Ruby Jean Reynolds.[40] She was nominated for another Primetime Emmy in 2011 for her recurring role.[41][42] Woodard also guest-starred in Shonda Rhimes' dramas Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
in 2011 and Private Practice in 2012.[43][44] Also in 2012, Woodard was cast as Ouiser (played by Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
in the 1989 film) in the remake of classic comedy-drama film, Steel Magnolias.[45] The Lifetime television remake premiered on October 7, 2012 and earned 6.5 million viewers, making history as 3rd highest viewed Lifetime Original film.[46] Woodard received critical acclaim for her comedic performance and anothers Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.[8][47][48][49] In 2013, Woodard makes Emmy history with 17 nods for 16 different roles.[50] Also in 2013 she had a recurring role in the BBC America
BBC America
period drama, Copper.[51] In 2013, Woodard appeared in Steve McQueen's historical drama film 12 Years a Slave as Mistress Harriet Shaw, a formerly enslaved woman who has risen in the Southern caste system. Though her appearance was brief, her performance was praised as powerful.[52][53][54] Along with cast she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and well for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for single scene appearance. In 2013, she also appeared in Ava DuVernay's short film The Door, a part of Miu Miu's Women's Tales series.[55] In 2014, Woodard was cast in horror-thriller Annabelle, and comedy-drama Mississippi Grind.[56][57] She also starred in the independent drama film Knucklehead as an abusive mother.[58][59][60] On March 21, 2014 it was announced that Woodard will be playing the role of the first female President of the United States
President of the United States
in the NBC political drama pilot, State of Affairs opposite Katherine Heigl.[61][62] The pilot was ordered to series in May 2014.[63] About her role Woodard said "It's fun to play the president, rather than to be the president. But what drew me was how smart the script was, and this world we hadn't seen before – this world most Americans didn't know existed before we went after Bin Laden. And that it was being done by people who knew the world. So we're not stepping too outside the boundaries; it's based in realism. And I love politics. I have worked in politics for several decades, so it was a chance to live in a world that was important to me."[64] The series premiered with generally negative reviews from critics, but most reviewers praising Woodard' performance.[65][66] Amy Amatangelo of Boston Herald
Boston Herald
gave the premiere grade "C", stating that " Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
isn't given a lot to do as President Constance Payton in the premiere, but, unlike Heigl, she does have the gravitas for the role, and the show would be wise to use her more. The series sets up some interesting reveals in the hour's final moments. They potentially could make the show more interesting. But for now the state of affairs is rather mediocre."[67] The series was canceled after single season.[68] In November 2014, Woodard was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. She said in her acceptance speech that she believes it is her responsibility to use her fame to help others less fortunate.[69] Also in November 2014, Woodard narrated "Women in Politics", an episode of season 2 of Makers: Women Who Make America.[70] In 2015, Woodard was cast as a lead in the film adaptation of Sarah Weeks' young adult novel So B. It
So B. It
directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.[71] In 2016, she also had a small role in Marvel's film Captain America: Civil War, playing Miriam Sharpe, the mother of an American citizen killed in the battle of Sokovia.[72][73][74] Later that year, she played Mariah Dillard in the Netflix
Netflix
series Marvel's Luke Cage, marking her second character portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[75][76] That same year she was cast in DreamWorks' film Haunted based on Henry James' novell Turn of the Screw
Turn of the Screw
and directing by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.[77] In 2017, Woodard stars as a title character in the independent drama Juanita based on Sheila Williams’ book Dancing on the Edge of the Roof.[78] She also co-stars opposite Michelle Monaghan
Michelle Monaghan
in Saint Judy.[79] In August 2017, Woodard was cast to play as Sarabi in the 2019 CGI live action remake of The Lion King
The Lion King
directed by Jon Favreau.[80] In 2018, she was cast in a leading role in the prison drama Clemency. The film centers on a prison warden (Woodard) who confronts her own psychological demons as she develops an emotional connection to the death row inmate (played by Aldis Hodge) she is scheduled to execute.[81] Also in 2018, she take a recurring role in the Fox prime time soap opera Empire, playing Renee, Cookie Lyon’s mother.[82] Woodard has announced that she is producing an upcoming 4-hour television miniseries about Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist and civil rights leader.[83][84] Personal life[edit] Woodard lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, writer Roderick Spencer, and their two adopted[85] children, Mavis and Duncan. Woodard follows Christian Science.[86] Her daughter, Mavis, served as Miss Golden Globe for the 2010 Golden Globe Awards.[87] In 1989, Woodard is a founder and board member of Artists for a New South Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the African AIDS pandemic and advancing democracy and equality in South Africa. Her charity has since raised more than $9 million and has provided healthcare to over 3,500 South African AIDS orphans.[88] She is a board member of the Democratic Party. She supported Barack Obama at the presidential elections in 2008 and 2012.[89] Woodard is also a supporter of LGBT rights and same sex marriage.[90] In February 2009, she joined a group of American film directors and actors on a cultural trip to Iran
Iran
at the invitation of the "House of Cinema" forum in Tehran.[91] On August 9, 2015, Woodard appeared TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?. The program did research into her father's genealogy and found out that her great-grandfather Alex Woodard was born a slave in Houston County, Georgia in the early 1840s. At about age 14 or 15, Alex was separated from his family when his master relocated to Jackson Parish, Louisiana. Historians helped Woodard locate evidence that Alex was assessed a poll tax in 1867, indicating that he was registered to vote two years after the Civil War ended. By 1881, Alex had purchased 80 acres of farmland in Jackson Parish. On April 15, 1898, Alex Woodard and his wife Elizabeth sold their 80 acres to her brother, Aaron Stell, as they had moved to Wharton County, Texas, by that time.[92] Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Alfre Woodard Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.

1978 Remember My Name Rita

1980 Health Sally Benbow

1983 Cross Creek Beatrice "Geechee"

1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain Esther

1984 Sweet Revenge Vicki Teague

[93]

1986 Extremities Patricia

1988 Scrooged Grace Cooley

1989 Miss Firecracker Popeye Jackson

1990 Blue Bayou Jessica Filley

[94]

1991 Grand Canyon Jane

1991 Pretty Hattie's Baby Hattie Unreleased [95]

1992 Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, TheThe Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Attorney Ann Orkin

1992 Passion Fish Chantelle

1993 Rich in Love Rhody Poole

1993 Heart and Souls Penny Washington

1993 Bopha! Rosie Mangena

1994 Blue Chips Lavada McRae

1994 Crooklyn Carolyn Carmichael

1994 Countdown to Freedom: 10 Days That Changed South Africa Narrator Documentary

1995 How to Make an American Quilt Marianna

1996 Statistically Speaking Middle aged woman Short film

1996 Follow Me Home Evey Unreleased

1996 Star Trek: First Contact Lily Sloane

1996 Primal Fear Judge Miriam Shoat

1996 A Step Toward Tomorrow Dr. Sandlin

[96]

1997 Cadillac Desert Narrator

1997 Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, TheThe Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Maisie the Cat Voice role

1998 Down in the Delta Loretta Sinclair

1999 Funny Valentines Joyce May

[97]

1999 The Wishing Tree Clara Collier

[98]

1999 Different Moms Narrator Documentary

1999 Mumford Lily

2000 What's Cooking? Audrey Williams

2000 Lost Souls Dr. Allen Cameo

2000 John Henry Polly / Narrator

2000 Love & Basketball Camille Wright

2000 Dinosaur Plio Voice role

2001 K-PAX Claudia Villars

2001 American Exile Narrator Documentary [99]

2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself

2002 Baby of the Family Rachel

[100]

2002 Wild Thornberrys Movie, TheThe Wild Thornberrys Movie Akela Voice role

2003 Singing Detective, TheThe Singing Detective Chief of Staff

2003 Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property Narrator Documentary

2003 Core, TheThe Core Talma Stickley

2003 Unchained Memories Narrator

2003 Radio Principal Daniels

2004 Forgotten, TheThe Forgotten Detective Anne Pope

2004 All Our Sons: Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Narrator Documentary [101]

2005 Beauty Shop Miss Josephine

2006 Something New Joyce McQueen

2006 Take the Lead Principal Augustine James

2006 King Leopold's Ghost Ilanga Voice role

2008 American Violet Alma Roberts

2008 Family That Preys, TheThe Family That Preys Alice Pratt

2008 Road to Ingwavuma Narrator Documentary

2008 AmericanEast Angela Jensen

2009 Reach for Me Evelyn

2010 Have You Heard From Johannesburg Narrator Documentary

2013 The Door E Short film [102]

2013 Miracle Rising: South Africa Narrator Documentary [103]

2013 12 Years a Slave Mistress Harriet Shaw

2014 The Hadza: Last of the First Narrator Documentary [104]

2014 Annabelle Evelyn

2015 Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band Mary Lou Williams
Mary Lou Williams
/ Narrator Documentary [105]

2015 Mississippi Grind Sam

2015 Knucklehead Sheila

[106]

2016 Captain America: Civil War Miriam Sharpe Cameo [107]

2016 So B. It Bernadette

[108]

2017 Burning Sands Professor Hughes

TBA Juanita Juanita

TBA Saint Judy Judge Benton

TBA Clemency Warden Bernadine Williams

2019 The Lion King Sarabi Filming; voice role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1978 The Trial of the Moke Lucy Television film

1979 Freedom Road Katie Television film

1980 The White Shadow Sandra Wilcox Episode: "Reunion: Part 1"

1981 Sophisticated Gents, TheThe Sophisticated Gents Evelyn Evers Miniseries

1982 The Ambush Murders Kariha Ellsworth Television film

1982–83 Tucker's Witch Marcia Fulbright 12 episodes

1983 Hill Street Blues Doris Robson 3 episodes

1985 Sara Rozalyn Dupree 13 episodes

1985 Words by Heart Claudie Sills Television film

1985–88 St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 16 episodes

1985 Faerie Tale Theatre Princess Lovinia Episode: "Puss in Boots"

1986 L.A. Law Adrian Moore Episode: "Pilot"

1986 Unnatural Causes Maude DeVictor Television film

1987 Mandela Winnie Mandela Television film

1988 The Child Saver Andrea Crawford Television film

1989 A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Mary Thomas Television film

1994 Frasier Edna (voice) Episode: "The Botched Language of Cranes"

1994 Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman Television film

1995 Piano Lesson, TheThe Piano Lesson Berniece Television film

1996 Gulliver's Travels Queen of Brobdingnag Miniseries

1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Wilnoome Bear (voice) Episode: "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

1997 Member of the Wedding, TheThe Member of the Wedding Berenice Sadie Brown Television film

1997 Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Evers Television film

1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Dr. Roxanne Turner Episode: "Mercy"

1999 The Wishing Tree Clara Television film

2000 Holiday Heart Wanda Television film

2003 Practice, TheThe Practice Denise Freeman 2 episodes

2003 Wrinkle in Time, AA Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Whatsit Television film

2005–06 Desperate Housewives Betty Applewhite 19 episodes

2006 The Water Is Wide Mrs. Brown Television film

2007 Pictures of Hollis Woods Edna Reilly Television film

2008 My Own Worst Enemy Mavis Heller 9 episodes

2009–10 Three Rivers Dr. Sophia Jordan 12 episodes

2010–12 True Blood Ruby Jean Reynolds 5 episodes

2010 Black Panther Queen Mother, Dondi Reese, Dora Milaje, Miss M'Buye (voices) 5 episodes

2010–11 Memphis Beat Lt. Tanya Rice 20 episodes

2011 Grey's Anatomy Justine Campbell Episode: "Heart Shaped Box"

2012 Private Practice Dee Bennett Episode: "The Next Episode"

2012 Steel Magnolias Ouiser Television film

2013 Copper Hattie Lemaster 6 episodes

2014–15 The Last Ship Amy Granderson 3 episodes

2014–15 State of Affairs President Constance Payton 13 episodes

2016–present Luke Cage Mariah Dillard[109] 10 episodes

2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Josephine Anwhistle 4 episodes

2018 Empire Renee Holloway

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Awards for Alfre Woodard

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
(1959) Pamela Brown (1962) Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrell
(1963) Ruth White (1964) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1966) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1967) Barbara Anderson (1968) Susan Saint James
Susan Saint James
(1969) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Jenny Agutter (1972) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1973) Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
(1974) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1975) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1976) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1977) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1978) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1979) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1980) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1981) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1982) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(1983) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1984) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
(1985) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1986) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1987) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1988) Melanie Mayron (1989) Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger
(1990) Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
(1991) Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaffey
(1992) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1993) Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
(1994) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1995) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1996) Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
(1997) Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1998) Holland Taylor
Holland Taylor
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(2003) Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo
(2004) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2005) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2006) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
(2007) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(2008) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2009) Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
(2010) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2013) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Zohra Lampert
Zohra Lampert
(1974) Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
(1976) Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
(1977) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1978) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1987) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1988) Kay Lenz
Kay Lenz
(1989) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1990) Peggy McCay
Peggy McCay
(1991) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(1993) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1994) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1996) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1997) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1998) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1999) Beah Richards
Beah Richards
(2000) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(2003) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
(2004) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(2005) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2006) Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
(2007) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2008) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2009) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(2010) Loretta Devine
Loretta Devine
(2011) Martha Plimpton
Martha Plimpton
(2012) Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston
(2013) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2014) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2015) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2016) Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1956) Polly Bergen
Polly Bergen
(1957) Julie Harris (1959) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1960) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1961) Julie Harris (1962) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1963) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1964) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1965) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1966) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1967) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1968) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1969) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1970) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1971) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1972) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1973) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
/ Mildred Natwick
Mildred Natwick
(1974) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
(1975) Susan Clark
Susan Clark
/ Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1976) Sally Field
Sally Field
/ Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1977) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
/ Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1978) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1979) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1980) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1981) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1982) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1983) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1984) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1985) Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
(1986) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1987) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1988) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1989) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1990) Lynn Whitfield
Lynn Whitfield
(1991) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(1998) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1999) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2002) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2013) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2014) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Jane Seymour (1981) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1982) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1983) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1984) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1985) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1986) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1987) Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian
(1988) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1989) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(1992) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1993) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1994) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1995) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1998) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(1999) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
(2002) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2013) Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(2014) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1987) Rosanna DeSoto (1988) Laura San Giacomo
Laura San Giacomo
(1989) Sheryl Lee Ralph (1990) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1991) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1992) Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1995) Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peña
(1996) Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi
(2000) Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
(2001) Emily Mortimer
Emily Mortimer
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2005) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Dale Dickey (2010) Shailene Woodley
Shailene Woodley
(2011) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Mya Taylor (2015) Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1994) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1995) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1998) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(1999) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2013) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2014) Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Will & Grace, season 2/season 3 (2000): Hayes; McCormack; Messing; Mullally

Sex and the City, season 4 (2001): Cattrall; Davis; Nixon; Parker

Everybody Loves Raymond
Everybody Loves Raymond
season 6/season 7 (2002): Boyle; Garrett; Heaton; Roberts; Romano; Sweeten

Sex and the City, season 6 (2003): Cattrall; Davis; Nixon; Parker

Desperate Housewives, season 1 (2004): Bowen; Chavira; Cross; Culp; Denton; Hatcher; Huffman; Kasch; Longoria; Metcalfe; Moses; Sheridan; Strong

Desperate Housewives, season 1/season 2 (2005): Bart; Bowen; Brooks; Chavira; Cross; Culp; Denton; Hatcher; Huffman; B. Kinsman; S. Kinsman; Longoria; Moses; Savant; Sheridan; Strong; Woodard

The Office, season 2/season 3 (2006): Baker; Baumgartner; Carell; Denman; Fischer; Flannery; Hardin; Kaling; Kinsey; Krasinski; Lieberstein; Novak; Nunez; Smith; Wilson

The Office, season 3/season 4 (2007): Baker; Baumgartner; Carell; Denman; Fischer; Flannery; Hardin; Kaling; Kinsey; Krasinski; Lieberstein; Novak; Nunez; Smith; Wilson

30 Rock, season 2/season 3 (2008): Adsit; Baldwin; Bowden; Fey; Friedlander; Krakowski; McBrayer; Morgan; Powell

Glee, season 1 (2009): Agron; Colfer; Gallagher; Gilsig; Lynch; Mays; McHale; Michele; Monteith; Morris; Morrison; Riley; Rivera; Salling; Shum; Sussman; Talton; Theba; Ushkowitz

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