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

Fatherhood (2021)
The Making of Clemency (2020)
as Herself
Clemency (2019)
as Warden Bernadine Williams
The Lion King (2019)
as Sarabi (voice)
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts (2019)
Juanita (2019)
as Juanita
Saint Judy (2019)
as Judge Benton
Burning Sands (2017)
as Professor Hughes
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)
as Herself
So B. It (2016)
as Bernadette
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
as Miriam Sharpe
Mississippi Grind (2015)
as Bookmaker
Knucklehead (2015)
as Sheila
A Path Appears (2015)
as Herself
Annabelle (2014)
as Evelyn
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
as Mistress Shaw
The Door (2013)
as E
Steel Magnolias (2012)
as Ouiser
Black Panther (2011)
as Dondi Reece
Medal of Honor (2008)
as Narrator
Reach for Me (2008)
as Evelyn
The Family That Preys (2008)
as Alice Pratt
American Violet (2008)
as Alma Roberts
Henry Box Brown (2008)
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
as Edna Reilly
King Leopold's Ghost (2006)
Take the Lead (2006)
as Augustine James
The Water Is Wide (2006)
as Mrs. Brown
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
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (2003)
as Narrator
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
as Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
K-PAX (2001)
as Claudia Villars
Disney's American Legends (2001)
Holiday Heart (2000)
as Wanda
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000)
as Narrator
Lost Souls (2000)
as Dr. Allen
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)
as Mary Parrish (voice)
John Henry (2000)
as Polly / Narrator (voice)
Dinosaur (2000)
as Plio (voice)
Love & Basketball (2000)
as Camille Wright
What's Cooking? (2000)
as Audrey Williams
American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt (2000)
as Narrator
Mumford (1999)
as Lily
Funny Valentines (1999)
as Joyce May
The Wishing Tree (1999)
as Clara
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
Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996)
as Tamara O'Neil
Primal Fear (1996)
as Judge Miriam Shoat
How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
as Marianna
The Piano Lesson (1995)
as Berniece Charles
Crooklyn (1994)
as Carolyn Carmichael
Aliens for Breakfast (1994)
Blue Chips (1994)
as Lavada McRae
Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994)
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
Puss in Boots (1985)
as Princess Lovinia
Words by Heart (1985)
as Claudie Sills
The Killing Floor (1984)
as Mattie
Go Tell It On The Mountain (1984)
as Esther
Cross Creek (1983)
as Geechee
For Colored 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
Freedom Road (1979)
as Katie
The Trial of the Moke (1978)
as Lucy Smith
Remember My Name (1978)
as Rita

Production Credits

Clemency (2019)
Executive Producer
Beauty Shop (2005)