ALFRE WOODARD GUEST STARS AS "COOKIE'S MOTHER ON "EMPIRE" WHICH RETURNS MARCH 28 AT 8 P.M. ON FOX.
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
Now this should be good. Alfre Woodard (“Captain America: Civil War”) will have a recurring guest starring role on the Fox drama, “Empire” which returns with new episodes March 28 at 8 p.m.
Woodard will play "Renee," Taraji P. Henson’s (Cookie's) mother, who comes back into her life with a turbulent reunion.
Tune in to see how Lucious Lyon is going to deal with that?
ABOUT ALFRE WOODARD:
Alfre Woodard's work as an actor has earned her an Academy Award nomination, four Emmy Awards and 17 Emmy nominations, three Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and a Golden Globe.
Woodard's illustrious body of work includes her Academy Award-nominated performance in Martin Ritt's "Cross Creek"; the cable film "Mandela," for which she was honored with an ACE award for her portrayal of Winnie Mandela; Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon"; John Sayles' "Passion Fish"; Joseph Sargent's "Miss Evers' Boys," for which she won Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Awards; Spike Lee's "Crooklyn"; Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Love And Basketball"; Tyler Perry's "The Family That Preys"; and Maya Angelou's "Down In The Delta."
She also portrayed "Betty Applewhite" on "Desperate Housewives"; and "Ruby Jean Reynolds," the mother to "Lafayette Reynolds," on "True Blood."
Woodard also co-starred in the cable remake of "Steel Magnolias," for which she was nominated for a SAG and Emmy Award and won a NAACP Image Award for her performance as "Ouiser."
Most recently, she appeared in the critically acclaimed "12 Years A Slave," directed by Steve McQueen; in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War"; and in the horror movie "Annabelle."
Woodard will be heard as the voice of "Sarabi" in director Jon Favreau's "The Lion King"; and will serve as an executive producer and star of "Juanita."
On the small screen, she most recently starred in the streaming series "Marvel's Luke Cage" and "Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events."
She also 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."
The audiobook features a broad array of celebrity voices, including Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Helen Mirren, Samuel L. Jackson and the late Alan Rickman.
Editor’s Note: Information used in this report obtained from Fox publicity.