Charlayne Woodard

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Birth Name: Charlayne Woodard
Born: 12/29/1955
Birth Place: Albany, New York, USA

Woodard had actually won her role in "Ain't Misbehavin'" two weeks after arriving in New York from the Goodman Theatre School in Chicago. She went on to appear around the country in theatre productions, and thought of herself primarily as a stage actress. Her experience resulted in "Pretty Fire", a one-person play she wrote in which she played 32 characters following the life of a girl from birth to age 11, and based on her own childhood in Albany, NY. It premiered at a small Los Angeles theatre, then moved to New York, playing Off-Broadway. Woodard won Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards for both the production and the play itself.

Woodard's TV work was somewhat sporadic until the 1990s. Sh... Continue Bio >>

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