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Alfre Woodard Net Worth

Alfre Woodard Net Worth is
$13 Million

Alfre Woodard Biography

Alfre Woodard can be a kind hearted female. She was created on November 8. 1952. During her profession, she earned 4 Emmy Awards (nominated 18 instances), nominated for a Grammy Award and Academy Award. Her parents are Constance and Marion H. She performed in various movies and Television shows. Today, Alfre Woodard is definitely well-known among the most well-known actresses of her era. In 1898, Alex Woodard sold the property and shifted to Texas. She was a famous student of her senior high school as she was a cheerleader there. Furthermore, she won 3 Display Actors Guild Awards and one Golden World Award. Woodard, who offers 2 more kids. Alfre may be the youngest of these all. She attended Bishop Kelley SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and later on graduated from Boston University, where she studied drama. Regulation.C.60 meters. From then on, in 1976, she shifted to LA. Alfre stated that she understood that there have been low probabilities that she gets a job in some Television show or a film because of the fact she was black. Nevertheless, she had inspiration and high self-esteem, therefore she knew that she’ll have great achievement. The first, important function in her profession was in 1977 set for Colored Girls. In 1978 she played in Keep in mind My Name. She’s two elder sibligs. Woodard started her acting profession in theater.A. Champion of Golden World Award and 18 situations Emmy Award nominee, Alfre Woodard can be an actress, maker, and political activist. Somewhere else. Likewise, on her behalf incredible acting skill and beauty, she was called among the Most Gorgeous People in the usa by People Magazine. Her body measurement is 34-25-30 inches. In 2010s, Alfre acquired a number of important roles. She was created in the entire year 1952 on 8th of November, which makes her age 64 currently. In 2014, there is an announced that Alfre Woodard will probably have a job of the first feminine US president, for the Situation drama. The same yr, she was inducted in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. In 2015, we’d a chance to discover Alfre in Therefore B. In the same yr, Woodard won her 1st Primetime Emmy Award on her behalf efficiency in the NBC drama series Hill Road Blues. Furthermore, Alfre announced that she’ll come in a miniseries that may last 4 hours. Regulation”, “St. As she’s been such well-known and successful info on her behalf and her interesting biography could be grabbed from wiki sites like Wikipedia and IMDb. Her spouse is Roderick Spencer plus they have 2 kids. Both of these are used. Woodard’s net worth sums to $13 Million. She elevated up to $9 million to greatly help kids in Africa. Elevated in her hometown, Alfre received her senior high school education from the Bishop Kelley SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. She also performed the part of Adrian Moore in a tv program known as L. We also added few movies income which include Mississippi Grind, Knucklehead


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameAlfre Woodard
Net Worth$13 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 8, 1952
Height1.6 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Political activist
EducationBishop Kelley High School, Boston University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseRoderick Spencer
ChildrenMavis Spencer, Duncan Spencer
ParentsConstance Woodard, Marion H. Woodard
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/alfrewoodard
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Camie Award for Theatrical Releases
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, BET Award for Best Actress, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children/Youth/Family Special, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film
MoviesAnnabelle, 12 Years a Slave, Crooklyn, Star Trek: First Contact, The Family That Preys, Scrooged, Primal Fear, Miss Evers' Boys, Beauty Shop, Holiday Heart, Down in the Delta, Love & Basketball, Passion Fish, Take the Lead, K-PAX, Heart and Souls, The Forgotten, Miss Firecracker, How to Make an American Quilt, What's Cooking?, The Core, Bopha!, Cross Creek, American Violet, Blue Chips, Extremities, Follow Me Home, Something New, Remember My Name, Mississippi Grind, A Wrinkle in Time, The Wishing Tree, The Piano Lesson, The Wild Thornberrys Movie, The Singing Detective, Pictures of Hollis Woods, Steel Magnolias, The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, Rich in Love, Dinosaur, Reach for Me, Gulliver's Travels, Race to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad, Knucklehead, Mumford, A Step Toward Tomorrow, A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story, Unnatural Causes, Radio, Ambush Murders, Trial of the Moke
TV ShowsLuke Cage, State of Affairs, Desperate Housewives, True Blood, Hill Street Blues, Memphis Beat, My Own Worst Enemy, Tucker's Witch, Homicide: Life on the Street, Three Rivers, Sara, Black Panther, WonderWorks


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Considers Lauren Bacall as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2 Her acting mentors are the late Lauren Bacall and Carol Burnett.
3 Remained close friends with Lauren Bacall, until her death on August 12, 2014.
4 Woodard estimates she's performed in the play "For Colored Girls..." several thousand times: twice in Los Angeles, an Australian tour, and then on PBS. It was her work in the latter that brought her to the attention of producer Robert Altman, who hired her for her first film, "Remember My Name.".
5 Graduated Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting.
6 She designated the French classic "The Red Balloon" as her favorite film for an AFI poll.
7 Shares the same birthday with Norman Lloyd. They co-starred together on St. Elsewhere (1982).
8 Her part in Primal Fear (1996) was originally written for a 60-year old Caucasian male. When Woodard was offered the part she accepted the part with one condition; That the age and race would be the only element that changed about the character, and not a single other trait.
9 Was convinced on to star in 12 Years a Slave (2013) without reading the script, because she wanted to work with Steve McQueen.
10 Both of her parents was from a family of twelve children.
11 Went to a Catholic school.
12 One of the favorite characters she has played was Wanda in Holiday Heart (2000). Some of the favorite films of her own are 12 Years a Slave (2013), Miss Evers' Boys (1997), Bopha! (1993), Passion Fish (1992), and Miss Firecracker (1989).
13 Currently resides in Santa Monica, California.
14 Parents are Marion H. and Constance Woodard.
15 Has appeared in four films with Mary McDonnell: Grand Canyon (1991), Passion Fish (1992), Blue Chips (1994) and Mumford (1999).
16 Adopted her second child at age 41, a son Duncan Spencer on November 12, 1993. Child's father is her husband, Roderick M. Spencer.
17 Adopted her first child at age 36, a daughter Mavis Spencer on September 29, 1989. Child's father is her husband, Roderick M. Spencer.
18 Studied acting with Michael Howard at Boston University, where she graduated from.
19 Jonathan Frakes calls her his "godmother". The two became friends as young actors in the 1970s.
20 Was considered for the role of Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) but Uma Thurman, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
21 For her revelatory performance in writer-director John Sayles' Passion Fish (1992) she was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's second pick (i.e. runner-up) for their best supporting actress prize in 1992.
22 Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990 and 1998.
23 Attended and graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
24 Her old Tulsa, Oklahoma house located near the Broken Arrow Expressway is the same part of the Oklahoma Turnpike the Jackson family would take by bus to California for Jackson 5 performances.
25 She and Felicity Huffman are the only two cast members of Desperate Housewives (2004) to have Oscar nominations.
26 Among the Star Trek toys released for the film Star Trek: First Contact (1996), an action figure was made of Alfre in the likeness of her character in the film, Lily Sloane.
27 As of September 13, 2003, she now holds the record of being the most honored African American actress in Primetime Emmy Award history. Until her win (as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Practice (1997)), she was tied with Cicely Tyson at three Primetime Emmy Awards apiece. She won her first Primetime Emmy Award in 1984 as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for a three-episode guest stint on Hill Street Blues (1981), as the mother of a young boy accidentally killed by a police officer. Her second Primetime Emmy Award came in 1986 as Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series (a category which has since been split into male and female equivalents) for the pilot episode of L.A. Law (1986) playing a woman dying of leukemia who claims to have been a victim of gang rape. In 1997, she won her third Primetime Emmy Award for Miss Evers' Boys (1997) against stiff competition from the likes of Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and Stockard Channing.
28 Has played Dr. Roxanne Turner on St. Elsewhere (1982) and years later in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Tom Fontana was a writer for the first, and an executive producer for the second.
29 She was so impressed with the script of the independent film Follow Me Home (1996), that she offered to play the role of Evey without pay; much to the delight and awe of filmmaker Peter Bratt.


Quotes

#Quote
1 I call myself an actor. I mean, when did you last go to the doctress?
2 Somehow, by just keeping myself up and available and free, so that when I do have work, I can approach it simply as an actress, not an irate, mistreated black actress. And because I take myself to that place, or try to keep myself at that place, the spirit has always provided for me. I've always had work. I've never gotten rich doing it, but I could die tomorrow and say that I've had a FULL artistic life.
3 I come from a FULL house of storytellers. If they wanted to simply tell you about someone pouring the tea, it would take about ten minutes. They would act out all the parts. I had to kind of jump in there because, as the youngest, if I wanted to get in an opinion, I had to yell and jump and really participate. In addition to participating, I was also observing. I think an actor really has to be an observant person. Not necessarily remembering facts, not observing THAT way.
4 I've surrendered to Facebook just to maintain a relationship with my children. I also follow them on Twitter. They're witty, irreverent, hip. I have only eight friends. Otherwise, it becomes a job.
5 I'm on the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. We spent a year accumulating all the data out there on how arts infused into students' education affects their grade point averages, graduation rates, discipline.
6 [on Bérénice Bejo's performance in Le passé (2013)] As Marie in Asghar Farhadi's "The Past," Bérénice Bejo has a daunting task. She plays a woman in an increasingly grim dilemma, which is largely of her own making. Yet somehow, in her passionate eyes, we see glimpses of Marie's hope for, and even belief in, a loving future for herself and her family. Such are Bérénice's gifts that her performance remains unadorned, yet deeply layered. So the film's increasingly tragic revelations feel at once inevitable and utterly surprising. Berenice's taut yet unstrained simplicity anchors Farhadi's film and serves as the gravitational center for her fellow actors. As always, Ms. Bejo's luminous face wordlessly expresses the depths of emotion that the filmmaker wishes us to know.
7 I'm a mom and a wife. That's what I do in the world. That's my identity. Second, I'm an actor.
8 [on her marriage] We were both taught, "You pick your friends on how they treat you - not by what they have or what they look like". We get twice the cultures.


Pictures

All Alfre Woodard pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Governors' Award Society of Camera Operators
2013 BFCC Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble 12 Years a Slave (2013) Benedict Cumberbatch

Paul Dano

Garret Dillahunt

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Fassbender

Paul Giamatti

Scoot McNairy

Lupita Nyong'o

Adepero Oduye

Sarah Paulson

Brad Pitt

Michael Kenneth Williams
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Steel Magnolias (2012)
2011 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series Memphis Beat (2010)
2007 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress The Water Is Wide (2006)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives (2004) Roger Bart

Andrea Bowen

Mehcad Brooks

Ricardo Chavira

Marcia Cross

Steven Culp

James Denton

Teri Hatcher

Felicity Huffman

Brent Kinsman

Shane Kinsman

Eva Longoria

Mark Moses

Doug Savant

Nicollette Sheridan

Brenda Strong
2005 Camie Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards Radio (2003) Todd Garner (producer)

Michael Tollin (director)

Mike Rich (screenwriter)

Cuba Gooding Jr. (actor)

Ed Harris (actor)

Riley Smith (actor)

Brent Sexton (actor)

S. Epatha Merkerson (actress)

Sarah Drew (actress)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Radio (2003)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Practice (1997)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Practice (1997)
2002 Muse Award New York Women in Film & Television
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Love & Basketball (2000)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries The Piano Lesson (1995)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series The Piano Lesson (1995)
1995 Crystal Award Women in Film Crystal Awards
1993 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Passion Fish (1992)
1992 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
1990 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie Mandela (1987)
1989 ACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Mandela (1987)
1989 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie Unnatural Causes (1986)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series L.A. Law (1986)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Hill Street Blues (1981)
1984 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Cross Creek (1983)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series State of Affairs (2014)
2015 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Drama State of Affairs (2014)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 12 Years a Slave (2013) Benedict Cumberbatch

Paul Dano

Garret Dillahunt

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Fassbender

Paul Giamatti

Scoot McNairy

Lupita Nyong'o

Adepero Oduye

Sarah Paulson

Brad Pitt

Michael Kenneth Williams
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast 12 Years a Slave (2013) Benedict Cumberbatch

Paul Dano

Garret Dillahunt

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Fassbender

Adepero Oduye

Sarah Paulson

Brad Pitt

Michael Kenneth Williams

Paul Giamatti

Scoot McNairy
2014 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actress Annabelle (2014)
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast 12 Years a Slave (2013) Brad Pitt

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Paul Dano

Lupita Nyong'o

Chris Chalk

Benedict Cumberbatch

Garret Dillahunt

Michael Fassbender

Paul Giamatti

Taran Killam

Scoot McNairy

Adepero Oduye

Sarah Paulson

Michael Kenneth Williams
2014 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble 12 Years a Slave (2013) Chiwetel Ejiofor

Michael Fassbender

Lupita Nyong'o

Benedict Cumberbatch

Paul Dano

Paul Giamatti

Sarah Paulson

Brad Pitt

Adepero Oduye

Garret Dillahunt

Scoot McNairy

Taran Killam

Chris Chalk

Michael Kenneth Williams

Liza J. Bennett

Kelsey Scott

Quvenzhané Wallis

Devyn A. Tyler

Cameron Zeigler
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress Made for Television Movie / Mini-Series Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress Steel Magnolias (2012)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Steel Magnolias (2012)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Memphis Beat (2010)
2011 Acting and Activism Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series True Blood (2008)
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Memphis Beat (2010)
2011 Vision Award NAMIC Vision Awards Best Performance - Drama Memphis Beat (2010)
2010 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress American Violet (2008)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture American Violet (2008)
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actress The Family That Preys (2008)
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The Family That Preys (2008)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007)
2008 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Actress The Family That Preys (2008)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives (2004) Andrea Bowen

Richard Burgi

Mehcad Brooks

Ricardo Chavira

Marcia Cross

James Denton

Teri Hatcher

Josh Henderson

Zane Huett

Felicity Huffman

Kathryn Joosten

Nashawn Kearse

Brent Kinsman

Shane Kinsman

Joy Jorgensen

Eva Longoria

Kyle MacLachlan

Laurie Metcalf

Shawn Pyfrom

Doug Savant

Dougray Scott

Nicollette Sheridan

Brenda Strong

Kiersten Warren
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives (2004)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie The Water Is Wide (2006)
2006 BET Award BET Awards Best Actress Something New (2006)
2006 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Something New (2006)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Desperate Housewives (2004) Andrea Bowen

Mehcad Brooks

Richard Burgi

Ricardo Chavira

Marcia Cross

James Denton

Harriet Sansom Harris

Teri Hatcher

Zane Huett

Felicity Huffman

Cody Kasch

Brent Kinsman

Shane Kinsman

Joy Jorgensen

Eva Longoria

Mark Moses

Shawn Pyfrom

Doug Savant

Nicollette Sheridan

Brenda Strong
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Water Is Wide (2006)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture K-PAX (2001)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Holiday Heart (2000)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actress What's Cooking? (2000)
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actress Holiday Heart (2000)
2001 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special The Wishing Tree (1999)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Holiday Heart (2000)
2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special The Wishing Tree (1999)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Holiday Heart (2000)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actress Funny Valentines (1999)
1999 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Actress Down in the Delta (1998)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture Down in the Delta (1998)
1999 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Down in the Delta (1998)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Miss Evers' Boys (1997)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Gulliver's Travels (1996)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries The Member of the Wedding (1997)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Actress Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Maya Angelou

Anne Bancroft

Ellen Burstyn

Samantha Mathis

Kate Nelligan

Winona Ryder

Jean Simmons

Lois Smith
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Gulliver's Travels (1996)
1996 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special The Piano Lesson (1995)
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture Bopha! (1993)
1995 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Passion Fish (1992)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Heart and Souls (1993)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Passion Fish (1992)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Unnatural Causes (1986)
1986 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series St. Elsewhere (1982)
1985 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Words by Heart (1985)
1984 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Cross Creek (1983)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Passion Fish (1992)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Crooklyn (1994)
1992 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Passion Fish (1992)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
12 Years a Slave 2013 Mistress Shaw
The Door 2013/VIII Short E
Private Practice 2012 TV Series Dee Bennett
Steel Magnolias 2012 TV Movie Ouiser
True Blood 2010-2012 TV Series Ruby Jean Reynolds
Grey's Anatomy 2011 TV Series Justine Campbell
Memphis Beat 2010-2011 TV Series Lt. Tanya Rice
Three Rivers 2009-2010 TV Series Dr. Sophia Jordan
Black Panther 2010 TV Mini-Series Dondi Reece / Dora Milaje / Queen Mother / ...
Maggie Hill 2009 TV Movie Virginia
My Own Worst Enemy 2008 TV Series Mavis Heller / Helen
AmericanEast 2008 Angela Jensen
Reach for Me 2008 Nurse Evelyn
The Family That Preys 2008 Alice Pratt
American Violet 2008 Alma Roberts
Pictures of Hollis Woods 2007 TV Movie Edna Reilly
Desperate Housewives 2005-2006 TV Series Betty Applewhite
Take the Lead 2006 Augustine James
Something New 2006/I Joyce McQueen
The Water Is Wide 2006 TV Movie Mrs. Brown
Inconceivable 2005 TV Series Dr. Lydia Crawford
Beauty Shop 2005 Ms. Josephine
The Forgotten 2004 Det. Anne Pope
Radio 2003 Principal Daniels
Static Shock 2003 TV Series Jean Hawkins
A Wrinkle in Time 2003 TV Movie Mrs. Whatsit
The Core 2003 Stickley
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property 2003 Documentary Narrator
The Practice 2003 TV Series Denise Freeman
The Singing Detective 2003 Chief of Staff
Baby of the Family 2002 Rachel
The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 Akela (Cheetah Mother) (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys: The Origin of Donnie 2001 TV Movie Medicine Woman (voice)
K-PAX 2001 Dr. Claudia Villars
John Henry 2000 Short Polly / Narrator (voice)
Holiday Heart 2000 TV Movie Wanda Dean
Lost Souls 2000 Dr. Allen (uncredited)
Dinosaur 2000 Plio (voice)
Love & Basketball 2000 Camille Wright
What's Cooking? 2000 Audrey Williams
The Wishing Tree 1999 Clara
Mumford 1999 Lily
Funny Valentines 1999 Joyce May
Secrets 1998 Short
Down in the Delta 1998 Loretta Sinclair
Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 TV Series Dr. Roxanne Turner
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue 1997 Video Maisie (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Winoome Bear
Miss Evers' Boys 1997 TV Movie Eunice Evers, R.N.
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1997 TV Series Harriet Tubman
The Member of the Wedding 1997 TV Movie Berenice Sadie Brown
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Lily
A Step Toward Tomorrow 1996 Dr. Sandlin
Primal Fear 1996 Judge Shoat
Special Report: Journey to Mars 1996 TV Movie Tamara O'Neil
Gulliver's Travels 1996 TV Mini-Series Queen of Brobdingnag
Follow Me Home 1996 Evey
Statistically Speaking 1995 Short
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Marianna
The Piano Lesson 1995 TV Movie Berniece Charles
Frasier 1994 TV Series Edna
Crooklyn 1994 Carolyn Carmichael
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad 1994 TV Movie Harriet Tubman
Blue Chips 1994 Lavada McRae
Bopha! 1993 Rosie Mangena
Heart and Souls 1993 Penny Washington
Rich in Love 1992 Rhody Poole
Passion Fish 1992 Chantelle
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 Attorney Ann Orkin
Pretty Hattie's Baby 1991 Hattie
Grand Canyon 1991 Jane
Blue Bayou 1990 TV Movie Jessica Filley
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story 1989 TV Movie Mary Thomas
Miss Firecracker 1989 Popeye Jackson
Scrooged 1988 Grace Cooley
St. Elsewhere 1985-1988 TV Series Dr. Roxanne Turner
The Child Saver 1988 TV Movie Andrea Crawford
Mandela 1987 TV Movie Winnie Mandela
The Line 1987 TV Movie Denise Powell
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Movie Maude DeVictor
L.A. Law 1986 TV Series Adrianne Moore
Extremities 1986 Patricia
Words by Heart 1985 TV Movie Claudie Sills
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Princess Lovinia
Sara 1985 TV Series Rozalyn Dupree
American Playhouse 1982-1985 TV Series Esther / Mattie / Woman who lost her stuff
Sweet Revenge 1984 TV Movie Vicki Teague
Go Tell It on the Mountain 1984 Esther
Hill Street Blues 1983 TV Series Doris Robson
Tucker's Witch 1982-1983 TV Series Marcia Fulbright
Cross Creek 1983 Geechee
The Ambush Murders 1982 TV Movie Kariha Ellsworth
Enos 1981 TV Series Darlene
Palmerstown, U.S.A. 1981 TV Series Nona
The Sophisticated Gents 1981 TV Series Evelyn Evers
The White Shadow 1980 TV Series Sandra Wilcox
HealtH 1980 Sally Benbow
Freedom Road 1979 TV Movie Katie
The Trial of the Moke 1978 TV Movie Lucy
Remember My Name 1978 Rita
Juanita 2017 pre-production Juanita
Burning Sands 2016 post-production Professor Hughes
Luke Cage 2016 TV Series Mariah Dillard
So B. It 2016 Bernadette
Captain America: Civil War 2016 Miriam
The Last Ship 2014-2015 TV Series Amy Granderson
Knucklehead 2015 Sheila
State of Affairs 2014-2015 TV Series President Constance Payton
Mississippi Grind 2015 Sam
Annabelle 2014/I Evelyn
Copper 2013 TV Series Hattie Lemaster

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa 2014 Documentary executive producer
Funny Valentines 1999 executive producer
Down in the Delta 1998 co-producer
Pretty Hattie's Baby 1991 associate producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beauty Shop 2005 performer: "Amazing Grace"
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue 1997 Video performer: "Remember That Day", "Hang In There, Kid"
The Member of the Wedding 1997 TV Movie performer: "His Eye is on the Sparrow"
Heart and Souls 1993 performer: "Mr. Hug-A-Bug", "Walk Like A Man" uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Birds 2011 thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets 2006 TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details 2006 TV Movie special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Impossible Choices 2016 Short Herself
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise 2016 Documentary Herself
Who Do You Think You Are? 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin 2015 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race 2015 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band 2015 Documentary Mary Lou Williams (voice)
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - State of Affairs
The Talk 2011-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Extra 2012-2014 TV Series Herself - State of Affairs / Herself - Guest
Steve Harvey 2014 TV Series Herself - State of Affairs
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014 TV Movie Herself
Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music 2014 Documentary short Narrator
Makers: Women in Hollywood 2014 Documentary Herself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2014 TV Series Herself
Reel Junkie 2014 TV Series Herself
Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa 2014 Documentary Herself
Nelson Mandela Redrawn 2014 Documentary Herself
Black Women Run Hollywood 2014 TV Short Herself
The Hadza: Last of the First 2014 Documentary Narrator (voice)
22nd Annual Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Honoree
12 Years a Slave: A Historical Portrait 2014 Video documentary Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014 TV Series Herself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
TV One on One 2013 TV Series Herself
The Reel Story: 12 Years a Slave 2013 Video Herself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2013 TV Series Herself
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Oprah's Next Chapter 2013 TV Series Herself
Independent Lens 2004-2013 TV Series documentary Herself / Narrator / Herself - Narrator
Miracle Rising: South Africa 2013 Documentary
44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter / Nominee
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2005-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Women, War & Peace 2011 TV Series Herself - Narrator
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Have You Heard From Johannesburg 2010 Documentary Narrator (voice)
41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Sundance Directors Lab 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Medal of Honor 2008 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Road to Ingwavuma 2008 Documentary short
Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator
20 on 20 2007 TV Movie Herself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2006 TV Series Herself
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Memorial Tribute
King Leopold's Ghost 2006 Documentary Ilanga (voice)
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
On the Set: The Making of 'The Forgotten' 2005 Video short Herself
Remembering 'The Forgotten' 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Reading Rainbow 2004 TV Series Herself
All Our Sons: Fallen Heroes of 9/11 2004 Documentary short Narrator
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Tribeca Film Festival Presents 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003 Documentary Reader
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Documentary Herself
American Exile 2001 Documentary short Narrator
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Herself
32nd NAACP Image Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Dennis Miller Live 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Various
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story 2000 TV Movie documentary
American Experience 1994-2000 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
2000 Essence Awards 2000 TV Special Herself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Underground Railroad 1999 TV Movie documentary Host
Different Moms 1999 Documentary Narrator
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Save Our History 1999 TV Series documentary Herself - Host
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Celebrity Profile 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
1998 ALMA Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Wild On... 1997 TV Series Herself - Actress
Slave Ship 1997 TV Movie Herself - Narrator
Cadillac Desert 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True 1995 TV Movie documentary Host
People's Century: 1900-1999 1995 TV Series documentary Narrator (US version) (voice)
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Screenplay
Aliens for Breakfast 1994 TV Movie Herself
Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History 1994 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Countdown to Freedom: 10 Days That Changed South Africa 1994 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Essence Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Frontline 1994 TV Series documentary Narrator
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
A Century of Women 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1990 TV Series Herself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The 10th Annual National CableACE Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 9th Annual CableACE Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series & Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Herself - Guest
Black Hollywood 1984 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Precious Blood 1982 TV Movie Herself - Narrator

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Obama in NC: The Path to History 2010 Documentary Herself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Herself
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets 2006 TV Movie Betty Applewhite (uncredited)
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details 2006 TV Movie Betty Applewhite (uncredited)
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