Happy Birthday to the amazing Alfre Woodard. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Boston University.
Alfre was named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation (Wikipedia). Woodard was nominated once for an Academy Award and Grammy Award, 18 times for an Emmy Awards (she won four times) won a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Check out Alfre Woodard talks about racism and sexism in Hollywood.