December 29, 1953 |
Albany, New York, U.S.A.
|Spouse(s)||Alan Michael Harris (1991-present)|
Charlaine "Charlayne" Woodard (born December 29, 1953) is an American film, stage and television actress and playwright. She has written four plays, titled Pretty Fire, Neat, In Real Life, which she starred in, and "Flight".
She portrayed the recurring role of Janice on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She played the role of Vonda on Roseanne, and also appeared in a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Sister Peg, a nun who looks out for the safety of prostitutes and junkies and occasionally helps the SVU detectives. Her film credits include the role of Tituba in The Crucible, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder, Elijah's mother in Unbreakable alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis, and Angel Kosinsky in Eye for an Eye, alongside Sally Field.
She was one of the original cast members in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin', and in 2009, starred in a one-person performance called The Night Watcher at Primary Stages in New York City. In 2011, this production came to the Kirk Douglas Theater and her performance won the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Solo Performance.
She has been married to Alan Harris, an intellectual property lawyer, since 1991.
|1982||Hard Feelings||Winona Lockhart|
|1988||God Bless the Child||Chandra Watkins|
|1991||He Said, She Said||Cindy|
|One Good Cop||Cheryl Clark|
|1993||The Meteor Man||Janice Farrell, Ch. 3 News|
|1996||Eye for an Eye||Angel Kosinsky|
|1998||Around the Fire||Kate|
|2000||The Million Dollar Hotel||Jean Swift|
|1982||Taxi||Nina Chambers||Episode: Nina Loves Alex|
|1988–1989||Roseanne||Vonda Green||5 episodes|
|1991–1992||Days of Our Lives||Desiree McCall|
|1991–1993||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Janice Smith||4 episodes|
|1994||Frasier||Arlene||Episode: Flour Child|
|Sweet Justice||Harriet Battle-Wilkins||2 episodes|
|1994–2000||Chicago Hope||Dr. Paula Michelson/Gina Wilkes||10 episodes|
|1996||Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story||Gail Devers||TV-Movie|
|1997||Touched By Evil||Det. Duvall||TV-Movie|
|2002–2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Sister Peg||8 episodes|
|2003||D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear||Mildred Muhammad||TV-Movie|
|2006||In Justice||Sister Gloria Quinn||1 episode|
|2006–2007||ER||Angela Gilliam||7 episodes|
|2008||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||Terissa Dyson||2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
- 1978: Nominated, "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" - Ain't Misbehavin'
- 1983: Nominated, "Best Performance by a Foreign Actress" - Hard Feelings
- Charlayne Woodard at the Internet Movie Database
- Charlayne Woodard at the Internet Broadway Database
- Charlayne Woodard's Official Website
- Charlayne Woodard's Acting Reel
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