2022-11-11

Alfre Woodard
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  • Faith: Unknown
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  November 08, 1952
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Woodard started following Christian Science after college.

Alfre Woodard is an American actress who received numerous accolades, including four Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actor Guilds Awards. The New York Times ranked Woodard 17th on their list of "The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century." Outside of her acting credentials, Woodard is also known as a producer and political activist.

Woodard's acting career started in the theater. After her breakout role in 1977's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," Woodard made her film debut in 1978's "Remember My Name." She was nominated for an Academy Award in 1983 for her stellar performance in the film "Cross Creek." Woodard has starred in other films like "Crooklyn,” "Grand Canyon,” "Hearts and Souls," and "Star Trek: First Contact." For television, Woodard has starred in series like "St. Elsewhere" and "Desperate Housewives."

Is Alfre Woodard religious?

Alfre Woodard follows Christian Science. In an interview, Woodard said she was exposed to numerous different religions. However, Christian Science made the most sense to her. She said, "As an adult (after college) and as an artist, I thought about what was real, what sustained me -- it was Christian Science. I was using that when I didn't know it. Saying yes to the Light and your better instinct. That is why I became a better student of this."


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