Charlayne Woodard

Actor, Playwright
With her wiry, some might say bony, body, and sparkling smile, Charlayne Woodard was a marked contrast to fleshy Nell Carter and Armelia McQueen when the three women starred together on Broadway in "Ain't Misbehavin'" ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1955 in Albany, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

The Blacklist 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing Life 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Leftovers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Things Never Said 2013 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Bones 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 - 2006, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

DC Sniper: 21 Days of Terror 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1989 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sunshine State 2002 (Movie)

Loretta (Actor)

The Million Dollar Hotel 2001 (Movie)

Jean Swift (Actor)

Unbreakable 2000 (Movie)

Elijah's Mother (Actor)

Any Day Now 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Around the Fire 1998 (Movie)

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The Wedding 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Angel Kosinsky (Actor)

The Crucible 1996 (Movie)

Tituba (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Angie 1994 (Movie)

Floor Nurse (Actor)

Babyfever 1994 (Movie)

Eartha (Actor)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1989 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Meteor Man 1993 (Movie)

Janice Farrell (Actor)

He Said, She Said 1991 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

Cheryl Clark (Actor)

A Different World 1989 - 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Twister 1989 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

Crackers 1984 (Movie)

Jasmine (Actor)

Taxi 1978 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Ain't Misbehavin' 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Feelings 1982 (Movie)

Winona (Actor)

Hair 1979 (Movie)

("White Boys") (Actor)

Bless This House (TV Show)

Actor

Buffalo Girls (TV Show)

Actor

Cindy (TV Show)

Actor

God Bless the Child (TV Show)

Actor

Lackawanna Blues (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With her wiry, some might say bony, body, and sparkling smile, Charlayne Woodard was a marked contrast to fleshy Nell Carter and Armelia McQueen when the three women starred together on Broadway in "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1977-78). At first, Carter got most of the applause--and the Tony Award to take home--but after more than a decade of celebrated theatre work, Woodard began to make a name for herself in TV and motion pictures, often in key supporting roles. Intermittently in her early career she sometimes used the birth spelling of her name, "Charlaine."

Relationships

Alan Harris

Husband
married at Big Sur ceremony, 1991 first date was to their high school senior prom

EDUCATION

The Goodman School of Drama

Chicago , Illinois 1977

Milestones

2002

Co-starred with John Glover and Judith Light in the Off-Broadway staging of "Sorrows & Rejoicings"

2000

Starred in one-woman show "In Real Life", a second sequel to "Pretty Fire" performed at Seattle Repertory Theater; reprised show in 2001 in L.A.

2000

Cast as Samuel L Jackson's mother in "Unbreakable"

1996

Cast in the pilot of the UPN sitcom "Goode Behavior"; succeded in role by Alex Datcher when series was picked up

1994

Co-starred in "Buffalo Girls" miniseries

1992

Wrote and starred in the autobiographical one-person play, "Pretty Fire"

1991

Co-starred opposite Michael Keaton, "One Good Cop"

1991

Cast as a regular on the NBC daytime drama "Days of Our Lives"

1982

Appeared in TV version of "Ain't Misbehavin'"

1979

Film debut, bit, "Hair"

1978

TV debut, "Cindy"

1977

Broadway debut, "Ain't Misbehavin'"

Wrote and performed in "Next", a sequel to "Pretty Fire"

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