Alfre Woodard is an American actress. She started her acting career in the 1970s, debuting in the 1978 film Remember My Name. Later in 1983, she had her breakthrough role in 1983’s Cross Creek, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her work in the NBC drama series Hill Street Blues, she also won her first Primetime Emmy award. She later starred as Dr. Roxanne Turner in the NBC drama St. Elsewhere. She then portrayed Winnie Mandela in the TV movie Mandela. During the ’90s, she had roles in the films Grand Canyon, Star Trek: First Contact, Primal Fear, Down in the Delta, and Mumford. The following decade, she starred as Betty Applewhite in Desperate Housewives. More recently, she portrayed Mariah Stokes in Netflix’s Luke Cage. She currently stars as Paris in the Apple TV+ series See.