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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Date of Birth: Nov 8, 1952

Country: USA

Biography: 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, 17 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...(wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 71 (Actor)

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    Fatherhood (2021)
    A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter's birth.
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    See (2019)
    See (2019) - TV Series
    Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight. (imdb)
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    The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts (2019)
    A live reading of "The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts " on a Monday night in June of 2019, in front of a live audience at New York's Riverside Church. The play focuses primarily on Mueller's findings around whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice. The 10 acts of the play each had a title corresponding to an act of possible obstruction committed by Trump. (imdb)
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    The Lion King (2019)
    After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.
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    Juanita (2019)
    Fed up with her deadbeat grown kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana where she reinvents herself and finds her mojo.
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    Clemency (2019)
    Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. (imdb)
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    Saint Judy (2018)
    The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she single-handedly changed the U.S. law of asylum to save women's lives. (imdb)
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    Burning Sands (2017)
    Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing. (imdb)
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    Luke Cage (2016)
    Luke Cage (2016) - TV Series
    Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
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    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)
    A celebration of the poet and civil rights activist.
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    Knucklehead (2015)
    A Brooklyn man tries to cure himself of his incurable developmental disorders. (imdb)
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    Mississippi Grind (2015)
    Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost. (imdb)
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    Black Women Run Hollywood (2014)
    A secret society of Hollywood actresses reveals just how powerful black women really are. (Funny or Die)
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    Annabelle (2014)
    John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle. (imdb)
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    The Door (2013)
    The Door (2013) - Short Film
    Ava Duvernay's short film for Miu Miu's 'Women's Tales' film series is a story of female friendship and support, told without any dialogue.
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    Three Rivers (2009)
    Three Rivers (2009) - TV Series
    Three Rivers is about the lives of organ donors, the doctors, and recipients of the organs at Three Rivers, a preeminent transplant hospital in Pittsburgh. (imdb)
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    Black Panther (2009)
    Black Panther (2009) - TV Mini-Series
    Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect his nation from an invasion led by Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father. (imdb)
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    American Violet (2008)
    Inspired by a true story, AMERICAN VIOLET follows the struggle of a young single African-American mother to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas. An honest woman with a clean record and no hard evidence to justify the accusation, she is forced to make the most difficult decision of her life - to risk everything she has in order fight unfair prosecution and the criminal justice system.
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    The Family That Preys (2008)
    Two families from different walks of life learn to work together. (imdb)
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    Medal of Honor (2008)
    Documentary about various winners of the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor.
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    AmericanEast (2007)
    A family man (Badreya) opens an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant with his best friend, who's Jewish. (imdb)
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    Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
    A troubled foster child with an affinity for drawing and artwork, becomes attached to her eccentric and forgetful new foster mother, also an artist. (imdb)
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    Take the Lead (2006)
    Take the Lead is a drama inspired by the true story of Pierre Dulaine, an inspirational Manhattan dance teacher and competitor who volunteers his time to teach ballroom dancing to a diverse group of New York inner-city high school students serving detention. (New Line Cinema)
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    Something New (2006)
    A romantic comedy about finding love where its least expected. (Focus Features)
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    King Leopold
    A documentary about the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.
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    Beauty Shop (2005)
    When Gina (Queen Latifah) gets fed up with her egotistical boss (Bacon) and buys a rundown salon, she inherits a motley group of headstrong stylists, a colorful clientele, and a sexy electrician (Hounsou). It's a rocky road to fulfilling her dreams, but you can't keep a good woman down. (MGM)
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    The Forgotten (2004)
    What if you were told that every moment you experienced and every memory you held dear never happened? In this psychological thriller, Telly Paretta (Moore) is tormented by the memory of her eight-year-old son's death in a plane crash 14 months ago. While trying to work through her grief, she is informed by her psychiatrist (Sinise) that she is suffering from delusions, that her son never existed and she is fabricating his memories. (Revolution Studios)
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    Radio (2003)
    A dramatic and moving story inspired by events in the life of "Radio," a man who made an enduring impact on the lives of those around him. The film focuses on the mentoring relationship between a high school football coach (Harris) and Radio (Gooding) and how their unique friendship ultimately transforms the conservative attitudes of a small South Caroling town. (Sony)
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    The Singing Detective (2003)
    The story of a crime novelist (Downey Jr.) who, languishing in his hospital bed, occupies his time by mapping out a screenplay in his head about a cynical private investigator who doubles as a singer in a dance band. (Paramount Classics)
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    Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
    When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the Library of Congress. These first-person anecdotes, ranging from the brutal to the bittersweet, have been brought to vivid life, featuring the on-camera voices of over a dozen top African-American actors. (imdb)
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    The Core (2003)
    A wildly diverse team of professionals journey into unknown regions of the earth in the hopes of detonating a nuclear device which they hope will reactivate the earth's core and restore balance to the planet. (Paramount)
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    Disney
    Consists of new narration by James Earl Jones, which is interspersed with the Disney shorts John Henry (2000), Johnny Appleseed (1948), Paul Bunyan (1958), and The Brave Engineer (1950). (imdb)
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    K-PAX (2001)
    Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. (imdb)
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    Dinosaur (2000)
    During an attack on a pack of Iguanodon, an egg is separated and ends up with the possession of a group of lemurs. The lemurs care for this egg and the young creature born from it, which they call Aladar (Sweeney). When a meteor shower hits earth, Aladar and his family must leave their homeland. Away from home and as close to danger as they have ever been, they meet up with a huge group of dinosaurs, led by Kron (Wright) and Bruton (Siragusa). All together they are trying to reach the nesting grounds, but it's not going to be easy. (imdb)
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    What
    You are invited to a tasty Thanksgiving dinner that will all at once transport you to four different worlds and take you home again. Coming together is the theme of What's Cooking?, Gurinder Chadha's funny, mouthwatering and deeply moving vision of 21st century diversity and the future of the American family - all set on Thanksgiving. (Trimark Pictures)
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    John Henry (2000)
    John Henry (2000) - Short Film
    Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man. (imdb)
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    Holiday Heart (2000)
    A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter. (imdb)
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    Love and Basketball (2000)
    In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor... (imdb)
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    Funny Valentines (1999)
    A woman returns to her home town to sort out her troubled marriage and finds new happiness in the rekindling of a broken friendship with her cousin. (imdb)
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    Mumford (1999)
    Dr. Mumford (Dean) has a talent for listening. He's only been in town four months, but he's already the most popular psychologist around. He listens to his clients' problems, gets involved in their lives -- and helps them in unexpected ways. But the man who hears the secrets has the biggest secret of all. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    Down in the Delta (1998)
    Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also telling them about the generations of their family, the Sinclairs, dating back to their time in slavery before the the Civil War. (imdb)
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    Miss Evers
    In 1932 Macon County, Alabama, the federal government launched into a medical study called The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Blacks With Syphilis. The study selected 412 men infected with the disease and faked long term treatment, while really only giving them placebos and liniments... (imdb)
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    Primal Fear (1996)
    Guilty? Innocent? Those questions aren't for Chicago attorney Martin Vail to decide. When Vail hears that a penniless altar boy is accused of murdering the local archbishop, he snaps up the case, eager for the media spotlight. Little does he know that it will uncover a viper's nest of corruption...
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    Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    Capt. Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with alien life. (imdb)
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    Follow Me Home (1996)
    Four artists - one African American, one Native American and two Latin-American cousins - embark on a cross-country road trip to paint a mural on the White House. Along the way, they meet a mysterious African American woman bearing a deep secret. (imdb)
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    The Piano Lesson (1995)
    1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and influences on their lives. But whether he is able to sell the piano so that he can get enough money to buy some property and "no longer have to work for someone else" involves the story (or lesson) that the piano has to show him.
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    How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
    Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt. (imdb)
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    Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994)
    In pre Civil War America, slaves are prepared to risk everything for the chance of freedom from bondage. This films relates the story of a group of slaves who decide to try for it. Fortunately, in addition to the dangers from slave catchers and the elements, our heros also have the Underground Railroad, the clandestine network of caring people, like Harriet Tubman, who face great risks of their own.
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    Aliens for Breakfast (1994)
    A boy found an alien in his cereal box, who advised him to stay away from a new kid at school. The new kid at school (Dorf) was also an alien, and the most popular kid in school. However, Dorf was a bad guy, and it was up to Henry to save the world!
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    Blue Chips (1994)
    A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive. (imdb)
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    Crooklyn (1994)
    From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn. (imdb)
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    Heart and Souls (1993)
    This movie is about four people who die in a bus crash and have to take care of some stuff they didn't before they died. At the same moment they died, a baby is born. They are stuck to him forever. Can he help them to finish their business? (imdb)
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    Bopha! (1993)
    In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid movement, he finds himself torn between his family (including long-suffering wife Alfre Woodard) and what he believes is his duty. (imdb)
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    The Gun in Betty Lou
    An ignored, small-town librarian confesses to a murder she didn't commit to get attention. (imdb)
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    Passion Fish (1992)
    May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair... (imdb)
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    Grand Canyon (1991)
    Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles.
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    Miss Firecracker (1989)
    Carnelle isn't happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest... (imdb)
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    The Child Saver (1988)
    Andrea Crawford, an important business woman, risks everything to save a kid from the life of crime.
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    Scrooged (1988)
    A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
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    Mandela (1987)
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    Mandela (1918-2013) become South Africa's first Black President, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in negotiating a bloodless revolution in that country.
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    Extremities (1986)
    A woman takes revenge on the man who invades her home and tries to rape her. (imdb)
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    Words by Heart (1985)
    The only black family living in a small midwestern town at the turn of the century confront prejudice, as seen through the eyes of the young daughter.
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    Code of Honor (1984)
    While a major in the U.S. Army, Joe Cheever has a fling with his commanding officer's daughter that results in a pregnancy. Cheever convinces the girl to have an illegal abortion. The abortion goes wrong and the girl dies. To protect his career, Cheever implicates Captain Dennison whose life is thereby ruined. Years later, the Captain's now grown-up sister Katherine marries Army Major Alex Breen, and is stunned to learn his commanding officer is the now Colonel Cheever. (imdb)
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    Cross Creek (1983)
    The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
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    The Ambush Murders (1982)
    The fact-based TV movie The Ambush Murders was adapted from a book by Ben Bradlee Jr. Dorian Harewood plays an African-American political activist who is loyal to his ideals and faithful to his friends and family. After two white policemen are killed, Harewood is charge with the crime. 49 months and two mistrials later, Harewood remains in prison. (allmovie.com)
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    HealtH (1980)
    Generally considered to be one of Altman's more underrated movies, HealtH takes a satirical look behind the scenes at a health-food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president. The election is rife with backroom deals and scandal. (Wikipedia.org)
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    Freedom Road (1979)
    Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives. (imdb)
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    Remember My Name (1978)
    A woman returns from prison, determined to disrupt her ex-husband's new life. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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    The Trial Of The Moke (1978)
    "The Trial of the Moke" is about the first black man to graduates from West Point. Flipper is framed for embezzlement by his fellow cadets to drive him away. But Flipper wasn't going anywhere until he cleared his name. (imdb)
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