Birth Date: November 8, 1952 / Age: 61
Birth Place: Tyler, Oklahoma
Biography: Alfre Woodard in the youngest of three children born to her parents in Oklahoma. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school cheerleader and track star, she got the acting bug after being persuaded to audition for her school play by a nun at her school.
She went on to study acting at Boston University and enjoyed a brief stint on Broadway before moving to Los Angeles. She got her first big break in Remember My Name (1978) which also starred Jeff Goldblum. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, writer Roderick Spencer, and their two adopted children. She was named one of the Most Beautiful People in America by People Magazine.