Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She studied drama at Boston University where she later graduated. Alfre is one of the busiest and most highly acclaimed actresses in Hollywood. She's made numerous guest appearances in tv and film. She received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1983 performance in the movie "Cross Creek."

Her tv credits include "Hill Street Blues," "St. Elsewhere," "L.A. Law" and "Homicide: Life On The Street." Alfre has won Emmy Awards for her television performances in "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and the television movie "Miss Evers Boys." She's also receieved Emmy nominations for other performances as well. Alfre starred in the short lived NBC series "Inconceivable" and she recently starred in the ABC series "Desperate Housewives."

Alfre has appeared on stage in such plays as "Map of the World," "Drowning Crow," "Me & Bessie" and "A Winter's Tale."

Alfre lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, writer Roderick Spencer and they have 2 adopted children, Mavis and Duncan.

Alfre's film credits include the following:

Check out the following sites for additional information about Alfre:

Alfre Woodard@Internet Movie Database
Alfre Woodard@Wikepedia

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