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Alfre Woodard
Date of Birth
November 8, 1952
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Alfre Woodard, born November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an American actress who plays the roll of Ruby Jean Reynolds on the HBO original series True Blood.  Alfre is a recurring special guest star on the series' third and fifth seasons.


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.

Selected filmogaphyEdit


  • Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys (2008)
  • American Violet (2008)
  • Take the Lead (2006)
  • Beauty Shop (2005)
  • Radio (2003)
  • Love & Basketball (2000)
  • Steel Magnolias (2012) (African-American remake)

Television appearancesEdit

  • Memphis Beat (2010)
  • True Blood (2010)
  • Three Rivers (2009–2010)
  • My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
  • Desperate Housewives (2005–2006)

True Blood AccoladesEdit

  • Nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

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