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Alfre Ette Woodard is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist. Woodard is called one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Award, 18 times for the Emmy Award, and has also won a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Woodard began her acting career in theatre. After her breakthrough role in the Off-Broadway play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, she made her film debut in Remember My Name. In 1980 she starred in Robert Altman's Health and in 1983 has won major critical praise and she was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for role in Cross Creek. In same year, Woodard has won her first Primetime Emmy Award for performance in the NBC drama series Hill Street Blues. Later in 1980s, Woodard had leading Emmy Award-nominated performances in number of made for television movies, and another Emmy-winning role as dying of leukemia woman in the pilot episode of L.A. Law. She also starred as Dr. Roxanne Turner in the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere, for which she was nominated an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1986 and for Guest Actress in 1988.