Alfre Woodard

Birth Place: Tulsa, OK, USA

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Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Josephine Nicholas Ark Trip

Original Broadway Production, 1975
Woman (Understudy)

Alfre Woodard Movies

[1978]Remember My Name Rita

[1980]HealtH Sally Benbow

[1983]Cross Creek Geechee

[1985]Go Tell It on the Mountain Esther

[1986]Extremities Patricia

[1988]Scrooged Grace Cooley

[1989]Miss Firecracker Popeye Jackson

[1991]Grand Canyon Jane

[1991]Pretty Hattie's Baby Hattie

[1992]The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Ann

[1992]Rich in Love Rhody Poole

[1992]Passion Fish Chantelle

[1993]Bopha! Rosie Mangena

[1993]Heart and Souls Penny Whington

[1994]Blue Chips Lavada McRae

[1994]Crooklyn Carolyn

[1995]How to Make an American Quilt Marianna

[1996]Star Trek: First Contact Lily

[1996]Follow Me Home Evey

[1996]A Step Toward Tomorrow Dr. Sandlin

[1996]Primal Fear Shoat

[1998]Down in the Delta Loretta

[1999]The Wishing Tree Clara

[1999]Funny Valentines Joyce May

[1999]Mumford Lily

[2000]What's Cooking? Audrey Williams

[2000]Dinosaur Plio

[2000]Love & Basketball Camille Wright

[2001]K-PAX Dr. Claudia Villars

[2002]Baby of the Family Rachel

[2002]The Wild Thornberrys Akela Cheetah Mother

[2003]Radio Principal Daniels

[2003]The Singing Detective Chief of Staff

[2003]The Core Stickley

[2004]The Forgotten Anne Pope

[2005]Beauty Shop Ms. Josephine

[2006]Take the Lead Augustine James

[2006]Something New Joyce McQueen

[2008]The Family That Preys Alice Pratt

[2008]Reach for Me Nurse Evelyn

[2008]AmericanEast Angela Jensen

[2008]American Violet Alma Roberts

[2013]12 Years a Slave Mistress Shaw

[2014]Annabelle Evelyn

[2015]Mississippi Grind Sam

[2015]Knucklehead Sheila

[2016]Captain America: Civil War Miriam

[2016]So B. It Bernadette

[2017]Burning Sands Professor Hughes

[2018]Saint Judy Judge Benton

[2019]Juanita Juanita

[2019]Clemency Bernadine Williams

[2019]The Lion King Sarabi

[2021]Fatherhood Marion

[2022]The Gray Man Margaret Cahill

Alfre Woodard TV Shows

A Series of Unfortunate Events Aunt Josephine

Desperate Housewives Betty Applewhite

Luke Cage Mariah Dillard

Memphis Beat Lt. Tanya Rice

See Paris

St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner

State of Affairs President Constance Payton

The Last Ship Amy Granderson

Three Rivers Dr. Sophia Jordan

True Blood Ruby Jean Reynolds

Tucker's Witch Marcia Fulbright

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TAKE THE LEAD Musical Gets Developmental Workshop

A musicalized version of Take the Lead is in the works, with a developmental workshop underway this month in New York City.


The Cast Of BNS Productions' adaptation of August Wilson's 'Piano Lesson' was absolutely superb which facilitated the outstanding presentation of an intriguing storyline.

Marvel Drops MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR Season Two Soundtrack

OUT NOW: Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Season 2 Original Soundtrack. The season two original soundtrack features 12 new songs from the series and is now available on  Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and other digital platforms. Grammy Award-winner Raphael Saadiq serves as the series executive music producer.

Miami's New World Symphony I DREAM A WORLD Festival Celebrates Mary Lou Williams, February 4-25

Miami's New World Symphony presents the 'I Dream a World' Festival from Feb. 4-25, celebrating the life and work of jazz legend Mary Lou Williams. The festival features acclaimed artists and the world premiere of Williams' 'History: A Wind Symphony.'

Great Barrington Public Theater Kicks Off 2024 With A Conversation With Jeff Zinn January 29

Great Barrington Public Theater hosts a live conversation and Q&A with Jeff Zinn, a writer, director, and theater guru, on January 29 at St. James Place.

Danielle Brooks To Receive The Breakthrough Performer Award At Hollywood Creative Alliance's Astra Film Awards

Danielle Brooks will receive the Breakthrough Performer Award at Hollywood Creative Alliance's Astra Film Awards. Comedian Rick Glassman will host the ceremony, which will be internationally broadcast on ABS-CBN in 247 countries and territories.

Video: AMC Releases MONSIEUR SPADE Limited Series Teaser

Owen plays the iconic, hard-boiled private detective Sam Spade in the six-episode crime drama co-created, written and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winners Scott Frank (The Queen’s Gambit, Logan, Minority Report), who also serves as director, and Tom Fontana (City on a Hill, Borgia, Oz). Watch the video teaser!

Harry Lennix and Tamara Tunie Join the Cast of Steppenwolf's PURPOSE

Harry Lennix (The Blacklist, The DC Universe) and Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU, I Wanna Dance with Somebody) will join the cast of its world premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Purpose.

Cynthia Erivo, Alex Newell & More Join MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR Season Two

Season two of Disney Branded Television’s Emmy® Award-nominated “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” is set to premiere in February. Guest stars for the new season will include Cynthia Erivo, Alex Newell, Ephraim Sykes, Ann Harada, Carol Kane, and more. Check out the full list now! Plus, watch a trailer.

World Premiere Comedy A FAMILY BUSINESS to Open at At Hudson MainStage Theatre in November

Get ready for the world premiere of 'A Family Business' at Hudson MainStage Theatre. This hilarious comedy written by Matt Chait and directed by Brian Shnipper is a must-see. Previews start on November 15 and 16, with the official opening night on November 17. The show runs until December 31, so don't miss out on this limited engagement.

New Federal Theatre to Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration Next Month at Edison Ballroom

NEW FEDERAL THEATRE will hold its 53rd Anniversary Celebration on October 2 at Edison Ballroom, honoring Woodie King, Jr., Gabrielle Kurlander, and Sade Lythcott. The gala is chaired by Kenny Leon and Lynn Whitfield.

New Federal Theatre To Hold 53rd Anniversary Celebration in October

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT), led by Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Van Dyke, will hold a 53rd Anniversary Celebration October 2, 2023 at Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street.  

SCROOGED Celebrates 35th Anniversary This Year With New 4K Ultra HD Release

SCROOGED is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and arriving for the first time ever. The high-spirited and biting comedy follows a television executive with a heart of stone and features an all-star cast including Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, Carol Kane, Robert Mitchum, and Alfre Woodard.

First Single From David T. Little's BLACK LODGE 'My Childhood' Out Now

'My Childhood,' the first single from composer David T. Little's modern opera Black Lodge, is available now from Cantaloupe Music on all digital services.

TheatreWorks Stages New Look At STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Summer

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents a new look at the cherished comic drama Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. A tight-knit group of Southern women flock to Truvy's beauty parlor, where its occupants dish gossip, do hair, and provide strength and support through life's joys and tragedies.

John Lloyd Young Returns to Cafe Carlyle Tonight

John Lloyd Young, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning original star of Jersey Boys, returns to the Café Carlyle, March 28 through April 1, with an all-new set of Golden Era classics.

JOHN LLOYD YOUNG To Play Café Carlyle March 28 Through April 1

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning original star of JERSEY BOYS returns to the Café Carlyle with an all-new set of Golden Era classics.

THE TEMPEST: An Immersive Experience Comes to The Shakespeare Center LA

The Shakespeare Center LA and After Hours Theatre Company announce the premiere of The Tempest: An Immersive Experience, a fully reimagined immersive performance based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.  The director is Ben Donenberg, Shakespeare Center LA Artistic Director; Graham Wetterhahn is the Producing Artistic Director at After Hours Theatre Company. 

Marvel Shares MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR Soundtrack

Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur digital soundtrack features songs from the first season including the theme song, 'Moon Girl Magic,' written and produced by executive music producer Raphael Saadiq and performed by series star Diamond White (voice of Lunella aka Moon Girl).

Warner Theatre To Screen LOVE & BASKETBALL And HIDDEN FIGURES This Month

The Warner Theatre's Winter Film series continues with Love & Basketball, February 16 at 7 pm in the Oneglia Auditorium! The following Thursday, the Warner will present Hidden Figures on February 23, 7 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.  


Alfre Woodard has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Alfre Woodard has not appeared in the West End.

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