Actress; Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence, The Aspen Institute
Alfre Woodard is an actor, director, and producer. Her work as an actor has earned her an Oscar nomination, four Emmy Awards, three SAG Awards, and a Golden Globe. She was most recently Emmy nominated for HBO’s True Blood. Woodard directed and produced Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, which won the 2010 Audiobook of the Year and garnered a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for Best Children’s Spoken Word Album. She currently serves on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Creative Coalition, and is co-founder of the nonprofit Artists for a New South Africa.