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Woodard, Alfre (1953–)

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WOODARD, ALFRE (1953–). Actress. A native of Oklahoma, she was a track star and cheerleader in high school, until she auditioned for schools play. She studied acting at Boston University and spent some time on Broadway before relocating to Los Angeles. Her film break came with a role in Remember My Name , 1978. She has won Emmy Awards for her appearances in the TV series Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law , and The Practice . Her wide emotional range landed her in roles in Go Tell It on the Mountain , 1984; Spike Lee ‘s Crooklyn , 1994; and as Winnie Mandela in the cable TV movie Mandela , 1987. Woodard became the most honored African American actress in primetime Emmy history with her forth award for Miss Evers’ Boys , 1997.

Filmography: Remember My Name , 1978; Freedom Road , 1979; Sophisticated Gents , 1981; The Ambush Murders , 1982; Cross Creek , 1983; Words by Heart , 1984; Go Tell It on the Mountain , 1984; Killing Floor , 1985; Unnatural Causes , 1986; Mandela , 1987; Scrooged , 1988; Grand Canyon , 1991; Passion Fish , 1992; Heart and Souls , 1993; Bopha! 1993; Race to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad , 1994; The Piano Lesson , 1994; Crooklyn , 1994; Blue Chips , 1994; How to Make an American Quilt , 1995; Star Trek: First Contact , 1996; Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story , 1996; Primal Fear , 1996; Miss Evers’ Boys , 1997; The Member of the Wedding , 1997; Down in the Delta , 1998; Love and Basketball , 2000; Holiday Heart , 2000; K-PAX , 2001; The Core , 2003.

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