Alfre Woodard

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, 12 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.

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Scrooged (1988)

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

The Singing Detective (2003)

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Robin Wright  •  Mel Gibson  •  Jeremy Northam

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Robin Wright  •  Mel Gibson  •  Jeremy Northam

Searching for Debra Winger (2002)

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Rosanna Arquette talks to various actresses about the pressures they face as women working in the entertainment industry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rosanna Arquette
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Katrin Cartlidge

Beauty Shop (2005)

Far from Chicago, hairdresser Gina Norris has relocated to Atlanta with her daughter and has quickly established herself as a rare talent in her profession. But after repeatedly butting heads with her shady, over-the-top boss, Jorge, Norris sets out to create her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille Woodruff
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Alfre Woodard

Far from Chicago, hairdresser Gina Norris has relocated to Atlanta with her daughter and has quickly established herself as a rare talent in her profession. But after repeatedly butting heads with her shady, over-the-top boss, Jorge, Norris sets out to create her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bille Woodruff
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  Alicia Silverstone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Alfre Woodard

Blue Chips (1994)

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Freeman
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Marius Weyers

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Freeman
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Malcolm McDowell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Marius Weyers

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Delroy Lindo  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Zelda Harris

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Alfre Woodard  •  Delroy Lindo  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Zelda Harris

Dinosaur (2000)

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Zondag  •  Eric Leighton
CAST:  D. B. Sweeney  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Ossie Davis  •  Max Casella

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Zondag  •  Eric Leighton
CAST:  D. B. Sweeney  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Ossie Davis  •  Max Casella

Grand Canyon (1991)

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Kevin Kline  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Steve Martin

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Kevin Kline  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Steve Martin

Health (1980)

Health is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Glenda Jackson  •  James Garner

Health is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Glenda Jackson  •  James Garner

Heart and Souls (1993)

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles Grodin  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Elisabeth Shue

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles Grodin  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Elisabeth Shue

How to Make an American Quilt (1995)

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that Hy and Glady Joe ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

K-PAX (2001)

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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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Mary McCormack  •  Alfre Woodard

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain Softley
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Kevin Spacey  •  Mary McCormack  •  Alfre Woodard

Love & Basketball (2000)

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A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Mumford (1999)

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

Passion Fish (1992)

After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Lenore Banks  •  Angela Bassett

After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Lenore Banks  •  Angela Bassett

Primal Fear (1996)

Mysterious

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  John Mahoney  •  Frances McDormand

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  John Mahoney  •  Frances McDormand

Radio (2003)

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Tollin
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Ed Harris  •  Alfre Woodard  •  S. Epatha Merkerson

High school football coach, Harold Jones befriends Radio, a mentally-challenged man who becomes a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. Their friendship extends over several decades, where Radio transforms from a shy, tormented man into an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Tollin
CAST:  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Ed Harris  •  Alfre Woodard  •  S. Epatha Merkerson

Something New (2006)

Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanaa Hamri
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Simon Baker  •  Katharine Towne  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson

Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanaa Hamri
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Simon Baker  •  Katharine Towne  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Alice Krige  •  Neal McDonough

The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Alice Krige  •  Neal McDonough
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