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Katherine Heigl set for primetime return as 'State of Affairs' gets series order

Katherine Heigl set for primetime return as 'State of Affairs' gets series order

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- NBC has picked up Katherine Heigl's CIA drama "State of Affairs."
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Fassbender says he was 'in tears' reading '12 Years a Slave' script

Fassbender says he was 'in tears' reading '12 Years a Slave' script

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender says he and his frequent collaborator, Steve McQueen, were on the promotion trail for their celebrated 2011 sex-addiction drama "Shame" when the British film director first mentioned he wanted Fassbender to appear in his next project, "12 Years a Slave."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Paulson calls acting in '12 Years a Slave' a life-changing experience

Paulson calls acting in '12 Years a Slave' a life-changing experience

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Sarah Paulson says working alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o on the harrowing historical drama, "12 Years a Slave," was an intense, career-changing learning experience she will never forget.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'12 Years a Slave' wins Best Drama Film Golden Globe

'12 Years a Slave' wins Best Drama Film Golden Globe

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 19th century Louisiana-set epic "12 Years a Slave" was named Best Drama Film at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
'12 Years a Slave' wins Toronto film fest audience award

'12 Years a Slave' wins Toronto film fest audience award

TORONTO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Director Steve McQueen's 19th century-set drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Toronto International Film Festival's highest honor -- the People's Choice Award.
Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

Stars turn out for 'Michael Jackson One' premiere

LAS VEGAS, July 1 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Neil Patrick Harris, Spike Lee and Berry Gordy turned out for the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson One" show in Las Vegas.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

'Homeland,' 'Abbey,' 'Office' nominated for SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" for its Best Ensemble in a Drama prize.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
By United Press International
Alba, Penn attend DNC forum

Alba, Penn attend DNC forum

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Kal Penn and Alfre Woodard were in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday for the "Conversations with the Next Generation" town hall.
'Desperate Housewives' wraps up 8-season run

'Desperate Housewives' wraps up 8-season run

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. nighttime soap opera "Desperate Housewives" ended its eight-season run with a 2-hour season finale.
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People in the news

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Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Queen Latifah is to head up the cast of the small-screen adaptation of "Steel Magnolias," Sony Pictures Television said Monday.
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Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard (R) and husband Roderick Spencer attend the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, California on August 3, 2009. UPI/ Phil McCarten
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Alfre Ette Woodard (born November 8, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Awards, 12 times for Emmy Awards (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She is known for her role in films such as Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Primal Fear, Star Trek: First Contact, Miss Evers' Boys, K-PAX, Radio, Take the Lead and The Family That Preys.

Woodard was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an entrepreneur and interior designer. Woodard attended Bishop Kelley High School, a private Catholic school in Tulsa. She studied drama at Boston University, from which she graduated.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Alfre Woodard."
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