Alfre Woodard

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Alfre Woodard
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Birth name Alfre Ette Woodard
Born November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Notable Roles Betty Applewhite in Desperate Housewives
Notable Episodes
Awards
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Tucker's Witch Marcia Fulbright 1982–1983 1
Sara (1985) Rozalyn Dupree 1985 1
Desperate Housewives Betty Applewhite 2005–2006 2
My Own Worst Enemy Mavis Heller 2008 1
Three Rivers Sophia Jordan 2009–2010 1
Black Panther Queen Mother / Dondi Reese 2010 1
Memphis Beat Tanya Rice 2010–2011 1 2
State of Affairs Roberta Payton 2014–2015 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The White Shadow Sandra Wilcox 3x01 - Reunion (1) October 16, 1980
Enos Darlene 1x18 - Forever Blowing Bubbles April 22, 1981
Hill Street Blues Doris Robson 4x05 - Doris in Wonderland November 10, 1983
Hill Street Blues Doris Robson 4x06 - Praise Dilaudid November 17, 1983
Hill Street Blues Doris Robson 4x07 - Goodbye, Mr. Scripps November 24, 1983
Faerie Tale Theatre Princess Lovinia 4x06 - Puss in Boots September 9, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x01 - Remembrance of Things Past September 18, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x02 - Fathers and Sons September 25, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x03 - Haunted October 23, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x04 - The Naked and the Dead October 30, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x05 - Slice O'Life November 6, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x06 - Lost and Found in Space November 13, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x07 - Close Encounters November 20, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x08 - Watch the Skies November 27, 1985
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x22 - Black's Magic March 19, 1986
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 4x23 - The Equalizer April 30, 1986
L.A. Law Adrianne Moore 1x01 - Pilot September 15, 1986
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 5x05 - You Beta Your Life October 29, 1986
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 5x06 - Not My Type November 5, 1986
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 5x12 - Cold War January 7, 1987
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 5x17 - Schwarzwald February 11, 1987
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 5x22 - Slip Sliding Away May 20, 1987
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 5x23 - Last Dance at the Wrecker's Ball May 27, 1987
St. Elsewhere Dr. Roxanne Turner 6x21 - The Abby Singer Show May 18, 1988
The American Experience Narrator 6x06 - Malcolm X: Make It Plain January 26, 1994
Frasier Edna (voice) 2x06 - The Botched Language of Cranes November 1, 1994
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Harriet Tubman (voice) 2x01 - Faith 1997
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Winoome Bear (voice) - Goldilocks and the Three Bears 1997
Homicide: Life on the Street Dr. Roxanne Turner 6x16 - Mercy March 20, 1998
The American Experience Narrator 12x01 - Eleanor Roosevelt January 10, 2000
The Practice Denise Freeman 7x11 - Down the Hatch (1) January 27, 2003
The Practice Denise Freeman 7x12 - Final Judgment (2) February 3, 2003
Static Shock Jean Hawkins (voice) 3x14 - Flashback June 7, 2003
Desperate Housewives Betty Applewhite 1x22 - Goodbye for Now May 15, 2005
Desperate Housewives Betty Applewhite 1x23 - One Wonderful Day May 22, 2005
Inconceivable Dr. Lydia Crawford 1x01 - Pilot September 23, 2005
Inconceivable Dr. Lydia Crawford 1x02 - Secrets & Thighs September 23, 2005
Grey's Anatomy Justine Campbell 8x08 - Heart-Shaped Box November 3, 2011
Private Practice Dee Bennett 6x05 - The Next Episode November 13, 2012

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Star Trek: First Contact Lily Sloane November 22, 1996 Star Trek
Miss Evers' Boys Eunice Evers February 22, 1997 HBO Original Movie
Holiday Heart Wanda December 10, 2000 Showtime Original Movie
Steel Magnolias Ouiser October 7, 2012 Lifetime Original Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Dennis Miller Live Al Gore January 19, 2001
The Talk June 28, 2011

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(4 Wins in 16 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1984)
Hill Street Blues
  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (1987, 2003)
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1997)
Miss Evers' Boys

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1998)
Miss Evers' Boys

Trivia