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    TV: Alfre Woodard to Play First Black Female POTUS on NBC's State of Affairs

    Another glass ceiling demolished -- if the series is picked up.

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    Alfre Woodard To Play The POTUS In NBC Drama Pilot ‘State of Affairs’

    Alfre Woodard joins the growing list of African-American leads on network pilots this season.

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    Alfre Woodard Joins Cast Of 'The Conjuring' Spin-off, 'Annabelle'

    Alfre Woodard Joins Cast Of 'The Conjuring' Spin-off, 'Annabelle'

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    Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong'o Feature In 2 New Clips From '12 Years A Slave'

    Two more clips from Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release today (NYC & LA), after a much-celebrated, albeit brief trip through the film festival circuit. It'll expand nationwide in coming weeks.I certainly don't intend to post every single released clip...

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    Quote of the Day: Alfre Woodard

    When asked by Variety about this year's films starring or about African American and African experiences, she said:

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    The Women of 12 Years a Slave

    As a child my mother, an anthropologist, informed me that my great uncle's mother disappeared from the shores of Lake Victoria or Nam Lolwe, as we call it, when he was a boy. My great great aunt was likely captured during the thriving East African slave trade.

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    Interview: Alfre Woodard Talks to S&A About '12 Years a Slave,' "Slave Movie Fever," and That Much-Discussed Oprah Special

    Alfre Woodard has a brief but powerful appearance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave as Mistress Shaw, a formerly enslaved woman who has risen in the Southern caste system. I had a chance to chat briefly with Woodard to get her thoughts on the film and a few insights from her decades-long acting ca...

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    Steve McQueen On Whether Being British Was Of Any Influence On Making '12 Years A Slave'

    I love the no-nonsense way in which Steve McQueen handles himself. It's so rare to see this kind of forthrightness and outward displays of emotion from industry types - then again, I suppose he's still something of an *outsider,* not living in Hollywood (he doesn't even live in the USA actually).

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    Alfre Woodard Says She's Bringing The Life Of Fannie Lou Hamer To TV In 4-Hour Film

    While on the red carpet at the 2013 Art Directors Guild Awards gala earlier this month, actress Alfre Woodard revealed in an interview, when asked what projects she's currently working on, that she's bringing the life of Fannie Lou Hamer to the small screen in what she says will be a 4-hour ...

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