Hazelle Goodman (born Hazel Goodman; February 16, 1959) is an actress from Trinidad and Tobago. As a child she was inspired to become an actress after viewing The Sound of Music, before her family moved to New York where she was raised in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.
After graduating from City College of New York with a degree in drama, Goodman spent seven years developing her one-woman show called Hazelle!. The show was adapted for the screen by HBO in 1995, and earned two Cable Ace nominations in the Best Comedy Special and Best Performer categories. In 1997, she became the first black actress to have a prominent role in a Woody Allen film when she portrayed Cookie, a prostitute in Allen's Deconstructing Harry. Goodman also had a recurring role on Homicide: Life on the Street as Georgia Rae Mahoney, a key figure in a drug dealing family who is eventually murdered. On stage, in addition to her one-woman show, she has also portrayed the Queen in Shakespeare's Cymbeline and took part in the February 10, 2001, staging of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Madison Square Garden. Goodman went on to write and star in a second one-woman show called To the Top, Top, Top!. She was also an original cast member of Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, performing the late artists monologues that primarily dealt with adventure.
|1991||True Identity||Miles' Neighbor #1|
|1997||White Lies||Coffee Shop Waitress|
|1999||Just One Time||Lesbian Book Group Leader|
|2000||Chinese Coffee||Café Dante waitress|
|2005||All the Invisible Children||Ms. Wright||Segment: "Jesus Children of America"|
|2011||Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close||Hazelle Black|
|1995||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||The Woodcutter's Wife (voice)||"Rapunzel"|
|1997-98||Homicide: Life on the Street||Georgia Rae Mahoney||Recurring role|
|2001||Sounds from a Town I Love||TV short|
|2001||Third Watch||Rita Golden||"He Said/She Said", "Childhood Memories"|
|2004||Law & Order||Mrs. Gordon||"Can I Get a Witness?"|
- Alex Kuczynski (August 30, 1998). "A NIGHT OUT WITH -- HAZELLE GOODMAN; 'Cymbeline' By Way Of Trinidad". New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- Ann Kolson (December 14, 1997). "UP AND COMING: Hazelle Goodman; Seriously Set On Being Funny". New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- "HAZELLE GOODMAN". Best of Trinidad. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- Francine Russo (August 31, 1999). "Love the One You Are". Village Voice. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
- Ben Brantley (March 7, 2007). "A Master of Monologues, Living on in His Words". New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2010.