WorldCat Identities

Woodard, Alfre 1953-

Works: 418 works in 1,307 publications in 8 languages and 69,470 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Poetry  Comedy films  Children's films  Biographical films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Director, Performer, Speaker, Interviewee, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alfre Woodard
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
Radio by William L Tung( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For anyone who ever had a dream and everyone with the courage to stand up for what they believe, comes the real life story of Robert 'Radio' Kennedy. Experience Radio's journey from a man no one understood to the coach no one could live without. Together with Head coach Harold Jones, Radio inspired a football team to become champions and a town to open their hearts
Dinosaur by Eric Leighton( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a made-for-television adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's novel in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government
The Underground Railroad( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the journey to freedom taken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided, protected and pursued along the way. The extraordinary story is told through historical documents, visits to important sites, interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts"--Container
Take the lead by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past
Disney's American legends( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of four animated short films profiling legendary figures in American history. John Henry goes up against a machine with his hammer to help build America's railroads; Casey Jones, the brave engineer delivers the U.S. mail in record-breaking time; Johnny Appleseed plants apple trees across America to benefit the early pioneers; Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack, clears the land for American settlers
K-PAX by Iain Softley( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist begins treating a patient who claims to be an alien from the distant planet of K-PAX
The forgotten by Julianne Moore( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine-year-old Sam Paretta is dead, killed in a plane crash. Even though it's been fourteen months since the accident, his mother, Telly, still grieves over the loss. But suddenly, her husband swears they never had a child and her psychiatrist insists she's delusional. Worst of all, there is absolutely no evidence to prove Sam ever existed. Haunted by the memories of her son, Telly's search for the truth propels her into a dark mind-shattering conspiracy of unearthly terror"--Container
Grand Canyon by Lawrence Kasdan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a lawyer's car breaks down in a dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood, a tow-truck driver arrives just in time to save his life. The two men begin a deep friendship that sets off a chain of unsettling and surprising events involving their families and friends for years to come."--Container
Scrooged by Richard Donner( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cold-hearted television executive is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, who attempt to show him the error of his ways
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
Tyler Perry's The family that preys by Tyler Perry( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered daughter, Andrea, is betraying her husband Chris by engaging in an affair with her boss. Charlotte's son, William is cheating on his wife Jillian. William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers' lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a cross-country road trip to rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin
Star trek, first contact by Jonathan Frakes( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Borg, a half-organic, half-machine race, want to conquer and assimilate all races. They are headed to Earth with a plan to alter history, and it is up to Captain Picard and his crew to stop them
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
The core by Aaron Eckhart( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of top scientific minds from around the world are assembled to determine what has been happening to Earth. Dr. Keyes makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start, and Keyes assembles a team to burrow to the center of the planet and bomb the insides back into action. However, as the crew digs deeper into the Earth, the more they discover what they haven't been told about their mission and what's really been causing the worldwide chaos
Beauty shop by Elizabeth Hunter( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gina Norris is in Atlanta making a name for herself at a posh Southern salon with her cutting-edge hairstyles. But when her flamboyant, egotistical boss takes it one criticism too far, she leaves his salon to open a shop of her own
Love & basketball by Omar Epps( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an 18th-century physician who takes eight years to travel through a variety of fantastical lands, only to have everyone but his wife take him for a madman when he returns home
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Alternative Names
Alfre Woodard actrice américaine

Alfre Woodard actriz estadounidense

Alfre Woodard aktorka amerykańska

Alfre Woodard Amerikaans acteur

Alfre Woodard Amerikaans actrice

Alfre Woodard amerikansk skådespelare

Alfre Woodard amerikansk skodespelar

Alfre Woodard amerikansk skuespiller

Alfre Woodard attrice statunitense

Alfre Woodard US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und Produzentin

Alfre Woodardová

Алфре Удуърт

Алфри Вудард

Вудард Элфри

Элфри Вудард

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אלפרה וודארד

ألفريه دارد

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The Underground RailroadK-PAXThe forgottenUnchained memories readings from the slave narrativesThe coreBeauty shop