Knowledge Identifier: $Alfre_Woodard
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1222.
Countries: United States (67%), (6%), Spain (4%)
Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, Boston University, Democratic Party, Bishop Kelley High School
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
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
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
Woodard made her professional theater debut in 1974 on Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage
In 1976, she moved to Los Angeles, California
In 1980, Woodard had a role in the ensemble comedy film "Health" directed by Robert Altman
In 1983, she won major critical praise and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Cross Creek"
Nathan Cook - He was involved for a time with the actress Alfre Woodard before marrying and having two children in 1984 and 1986
In 1986, Woodard starred opposite Farrah Fawcett in the drama film "Extremities" based on a 1982 Off-Broadway play of the same name by William Mastrosimone
In 1991, Woodard starred in drama film "Grand Canyon" directed by Lawrence Kasdan
In 1997 she had the leading roles in "The Member of the Wedding" based on novel b writer Carson McCullers, and "Miss Evers' Boys"
Saycon Sengbloh - In 1999, she made her big screen debut appearing in the independent drama film "Funny Valentines" starring Alfre Woodard
In 2000s, Woodard continued her film career, appearing in movies like ensemble comedy-drama "What's Cooking-" , romantic drama "Love & Basketball" as lead character' mother, science fiction blockbusters "K-PAX" , "The Core" and "The Forgotten" , biography drama "Radio" , comedies "The Singing Detective" and "Beauty Shop" , romantic drama "Something New" , and dance musical "Take the Lead"
In later years she has appeared in several blockbusters, like "K-PAX" , "The Core" , and "The Forgotten" , starred in independent films, and won her fourth Emmy Award for "The Practice" in 2003
Riley Smith - For their work in the film, key production members were *awarded a 2005 CAMIE *award; These included executive producer Todd Garner, director Michael Tollin, screenwriter Mike Rich, and actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Riley Smith, Alfre Woodard, Brent Sexton, S. Epatha Merkerson and Sarah Drew
Woodard's portrayal of Betty was praised and resulted in a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006
She starred as lead in the Tyler Perry's drama film "The Family That Preys" in 2008
Also in 2013 she had a recurring role in the BBC America period drama, "Copper"
In 2015, Woodard was cast as a lead in the film adaptation of Sarah Weeks' young adult novel "So B. It" directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal