Sep 04 2011

That Girl Actor of the Week: Alfre Woodard

Published by at 9:00 am under Columns

You’ve seen her in plenty of movies and on television.  She never really stars in anything but she always seems to play her parts particularly well.   You might think that if she weren’t in the movies she’s been in it wouldn’t matter but an actress like Alfre Woodard is exactly what movies and television needs.

She takes up the necessary parts needed to complete a movie.   And she’s extremely good at it too.   In my own history I really liked her in the movies Scrooged and Mumford.  But Woodard’s got a big resume that shows nearly 100 titles to her credit.

Plus Woodard happens to be a great stage actor too.   Today you might know her as Ruby Jean Reynolds in Trueblood.   But Woodard goes back to a TV movie in 1978.

A clip of Woodard after the jump….

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlmmC-K7rw

A solid tribute film.





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6 responses so far

  • MZC

    I always thought of Alfre Woodard as a great actress.

    But it really grinds my gears when talented African American actresses like her, CCH Pounder, and Angela Basset get overlooked while that talentless hack Halle Berry gets to win an oscar. Women like Woodard deserve to be in great films and it’s a shame hollywood can’t see that.

  • http://meandmyradio.tumblr.com LT

    Say that MZC. Woodard is an incredible actress. She’s played so many diverse roles. She’s was like the pre-cursor to Kerry Washington. She can play anything and everything well.

  • Michael

    No mention of her appearance in Star Trek?

  • Bamboo7

    Heart and Souls FTW!

  • Jim Lahey

    How can you mention True Blood where she was only in three episodes, and not mention Memphis Beat where she is in every single episode? She’s one of the main supporting actresses and she plays her role extremely well.

  • http://www.galacticavariants.blogspot.com radii

    she’s a sweetheart too (comes into my place of business)

    … favorite role is the one she played in Passion Fish and she totally elevated Star Trek: First Contact, acting Patrick Stewart right of the screen

    … and, she’s beautiful

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