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Charlayne Woodard

Charlayne Woodard

Charlayne Woodard's film credits include Wim Wenders' Million Dollar Hotel, Nicholas Hytner's The Crucible, John Schlesinger's Eye for an Eye, Henry Jaglom's Baby Fever, as well as One Good Cop, and Around the Fire.

Woodard's television credits include the lead in the Showtime movie, Run for the Dream, The Gail Devers Story, the CBS miniseries The Wedding and Buffalo Girls, and recurring and guest-starring roles on such top-rated television shows as

Chicago Hope and Frasier."

Woodard has written and starred in two award-winning off-Broadway plays, Pretty Fire, which won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Theatre Awards for Best Play and Best Playwright, and Nest, which won the Theatre Visions Award and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award.

Woodard's third play, In Real Life, opens in November at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and in July 2001 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Woodard's Broadway credits include the original cast of Ain't Misbehavin' for which she received both Tony and Drama Desk Awards nominations. Off-Broadway credits include the New York Shakespeare Festival, where she most recently played the lead in In the Blood, for which she won an Obie Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress, Twelfth Night, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and King Henry IV, Part I.

Woodard was recently awarded a TCG/Pew Charitable Trust National Theatre Artist Residency Program Fellowship with the Mark Taper Forum.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Charlayne Woodard Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayDecember 29, 1955 (61)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceAlbany, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Unbreakable
Hair
Guilt By Disassociation
Life and Stuff
Crucible, The
Things Never Said
Pilot
Underbelly
Eye for an Eye
Buffalo Girls
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