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Alfre Woodard
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Versatile black actress just beginning to achieve mainstream recognition after many years of working on stage, in TV, and, since 1978, in movies. A graduate of Boston University who took to the boards in the mid 1970s, Woodard made her film debut in Alan Rudolph's Remember My Name (1978), and later appeared in Robert Altman's H.E.A.L.T.H (1979) before receiving an Oscar nomination for her performance in Cross Creek (1983), as a servant to writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She has since appeared in Go Tell It on the Mountain (1984), Extremities (1986), Scrooged (1988), Miss Firecracker (1989, a charming role in this underrated film), Grand Canyon (1991), and Rich in Love (1993). With a seemingly limitless emotional range, she has found steady work on television; she was a regular on the short-lived "Sara" (1985), won Emmys for her appearances on "Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law," and received an ACE award for her portrayal of Winnie Mandela in the cable TV movie Mandela (1987). John Sayles gave her a strong costarring role in Passion Fish (1992) as a woman with a troubled past who's hired to take care of a woman with a troubled present, Mary McDonnell. She's been consistently good in such other films as The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992), Heart and Souls, Bopha! (both 1993), and Spike Lee's Crooklyn (1994).

Alfre Woodard stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Miss Firecraker 1990 ** 1/2
Heart and Souls 1993 I don't remember **
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 On DVD DVD *** 1/2
Dinosaur 2000 kids on DVD Digital * 1/2
K-PAX 2001 Family on DVD ***
Captain America: Civil War 2016 On airplane to AK *