November 8


November 8, 1952 Alfre Ette Woodard, film and television actress, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woodard’s film appearances include “Cross Creek” (1983), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996), and “Down in the Delta” (1998). She has also appeared in a number of television series, miniseries and movies for which she has been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and won four, most recently the 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance in the television series “The Practice.” In 2010, Woodard won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for “Nelson Mandala’s Favorite African Folktales.” She can be currently seen in the television series “True Blood” and “Memphis Beat.”


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