Her newest film Knucklehead was also screened. Woodard is a legendary actress with a long list of accomplishments.
She 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".
Some of her 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.