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'Desperate Housewives' Season 2

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Alfre Woodard (Betty Applewhite)Woodard has starred in "Beauty Shop," opposite Queen Latifah; "The Forgotten" with Julianne Moore; "Radio" with Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris and Deborah Winger; "The Core"; "The Singing Detective" with Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.; Showtime's "Holiday Heart" (for which she was nominated for a 2000 Best Actress Golden Globe Award); "K-PAX," opposite Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges, and "Love 'N Basketball." Other credits include the Wesley Snipes production of "Down in the Delta," directed by Maya Angelou, Gurinder Chadha's "What's Cooking" and Lawrence Kasdan's "Mumford." Woodard has lent her voice to animation, too, portraying the cheetah mother in "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," and providing the voice of a lemur named Plio in the summer blockbuster "Dinosaur." A four-time Emmy Award winner, Woodard was first honored in 1984 for her performance as the grieving mother of a child killed by a police officer on the acclaimed NBC series "Hill Street Blues." She won her second Emmy for her portrayal of a rape victim on the pilot of "L.A. Law," and that same year was also nominated for her role in the John Sayles telefilm, "Unnatural Causes." Her third Emmy was for her role in HBO's "Miss Evers' Boys" (for which she also received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a CableACE Award). More recently Woodard received a 2003 Emmy Award for her guest-starring role in "The Practice."
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