Alfre Woodard

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  • Birth Place: Tulsa, OK
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/08/1952, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Going Homeland (NBC Wishes) with State of Affairs

It's a good thing Showtime's Homeland has regained a good deal of its suspenseful mojo this season — Sunday's episode involving a captured Saul (Mandy Patinkin) on the run from the Taliban was especially harrowing — because otherwise it would have a lot to answer for, having seemingly inspired NBC's disappointingly derivative State of Affairs, a clumsy and unconvincing star vehicle for a miscast Katherine Heigl (premiering Monday at 10/9c).

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Katherine Heigl Opens Up About Her Return to TV in State of Affairs

Google "Katherine Heigl is a" and you get descriptors that haven't even been applied to ruthless dictators. Among the former Grey's Anatomy star's crimes against humanity: telling Vanity Fair in 2008 that her hit film...read more

VIDEO: Katherine Heigl Explains Why She's Finally Ready to Return to TV

Nearly five years after her contentious exit from ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl is returning to television for what she calls an extraordinary series: NBC's new political drama State of Affairs.

"Why now? This project is an extraordinary opportunity for me," Heigl tells us in the video interview below. "I made a difficult decision [to leave Grey's], but it was the right decision for me at the time. I really just wanted to spend more time with my family and my new baby and extend my family and I'm really grateful to have been able to do that and I'm very grateful for these last couple of years."

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Take The Lead Scene: Surprise Them
The Piano Lesson
Annabelle: John R. Leonetti On The Sto

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12 Years a Slave

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Copper: Think Gently of the Erring

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Credits

Year Title Description
2015 A Path Appears TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 State of Affairs TV Show Series, Actor - President Constance Payton
2014 Annabelle Movie, Actor
2014 Trumpet Awards 2014 TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 12 Years A Slave Movie, Actor - Mistress Sahw

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News

Katherine Heigl's NBC Drama State of Affairs Loses Its Showrunner

Ed Bernero is stepping down as showrunner of Katherine Heigl's upcoming NBC drama State of AffairsEntertainment Weekly reports.

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Critic's Notebook: NBC at TCA

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt did everything but launch into a chorus of "I've Gotta Crow" — a song from Peter Pan, the next live musical on the network's slate (on Dec. 4) — as he bullishly opened the network portion of the TCA summer press tour on Sunday. (One of his buzzier announcements involved naming Christopher Walken as that show's Captain Hook.) read more

VIDEO: Your First Look at NBC’s New Casey Wilson Comedy, the Comic Book Series Constantine

NBC has released trailers for its new fall series, including Marry Me, starring Casey Wilson, and Constantine, based on the Hellblazer comics. Check them out below.

Based on the popular comic book series HellblazerConstantine stars Matt Ryan as the titular demon hunter and master of the occult. He struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past, but he is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness... read more

Alfre Woodard to Play President in NBC Pilot State of Affairs

Move over Barack Obama, there's a new president in town. Alfre Woodard will play the Commander in Chief in NBC's pilot State of Affairs,TVGuide.com has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news. 

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Sweeps Roundup: Oct. 29-Nov. 4

These are the guest stars and events that the networks have planned for the first week of November sweeps:

Monday, Oct. 29

8/7c
90210 (The CW)
Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte tests out his acting skills when he makes a cameo appearance at a resort where Naomi and Max are staying.

The Voice (NBC)
Grab your fighting gloves! Knock-out rounds... read more

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