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Alfre Woodard        

Emmy Award-Winning Actress; Human Rights Activist

Known for the challenging roles she's played on film and in television, critically acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard's work has earned her an Oscar nomination, as well as four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Woodard also enjoys philanthropic work and currently serves on the National Film Preservation Foundation Board, as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) International Outreach Committee.

Woodard's illustrious body of work includes her Oscar-nominated performance in Martin Ritt's Cross Creek; HBO's Mandela, where she was honored with an ACE award for her portrayal of Winnie Mandela; Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon; John Sayles' Passion Fish; Joseph Sargent's Miss Evers' Boys, for which she won an Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe; Spike Lee's Crooklyn; Gina Prince-Blythewood's Love & Basketball; Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys; Maya Angelou's Down in the Delta; Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave; John R. Leonetti's Annabelle; and Clark Johnson's Juanita.

In terms of TV series, Woodard has appeared on "Memphis Beat," "True Blood," "Copper," "Empire," "State of Affairs," "Luke Cage," "Empire," and "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

In addition to her acting career, Woodard is a longtime activist, currently serving on the Creative Coalition, as well as co-founding Artists for a New South Africa, a nonprofit working to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and further the cause of democracy and human rights in South Africa.

In 2008, Woodard served as a national surrogate for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and in 2009 was appointed by President Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Speech Topics

"Who Are These Americans?

A Triumph of Talent: An Evening With Alfre Woodard

The Importance of Activism

Lunch with Alfre Woodard


Alfre Woodard To Be Honored At Women Of Power Summit

The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,000 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place March 9-12, 2016, at the Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood.

Alfre Woodard honoured at Toronto Black Film Festival

Ticketholders were left standing in the aisles at the Toronto Black Film Festival’s beyond-sold-out Tribute To Alfre Woodard on Saturday.

Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

It’s official! Esteemed actress, producer, and all-around favorite Alfre Woodard will be honored at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit as a highly regarded Legacy Award recipient.

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