• Toronto
  • Canada

Alfre Woodard has been nominated for 17 Emmy Awards (winning four), 7 SAG Awards (winning three), 4 Golden Globe Awards (winning one), and 2 Independent Spirit Awards (winning one). She was also nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Martin Ritt's "Cross Creek". Recent work includes "Mistress Shaw" in 12 Years a Slave, "Evelyn" in Annabelle (the smash hit horror prequel to The Conjuring), "Ouiser" in Steel Magnolias, "Ruby Jean Reynolds" in True Blood, and "President Constance Peyton" in State of Affairs, and Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's Mississippi Grind. She will next be seen in Ben Bowman’s Knucklehead and the upcoming Marvel/Netflix show Luke Cage. Iconic dramatic performances include her roles in John Sayles' Passion Fish, Maya Angelou's Down in the Delta, as well as Mandela and Miss Evers' Boys (both for HBO Films). Comedic performances include her leading role in the Tyler Perry hit The Family That Preys, Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah, Lawrence Kasdan's Mumford, Spike Lee's Crooklyn, Robert Altman's HealtH, Scrooged opposite Bill Murray, and Miss Firecracker opposite Holly Hunter. KNUCKLEHEAD SYNOPSIS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE When his brother disappears, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is left without a protector in Brooklyn's housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard) Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails. If Langston can become "mentally excellent", it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Landing in the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some unwanted discoveries. Langston strives for independence from his prior life; from his mother, from his neighborhood and from his fractured mind - while all around him people are not who they seem Awards, Recognition & Grades: Won: Audience Award American Black Film Festival 2015 Won: Industry Choices Award Dances With Films 2015 Won: Jury's Choice Award Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2015

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