Alfre Woodard Net Worth - Salary From Desperate Housewives, Luke Cage & Other Well Known Projects

BY PALISTHA Updated on 17 March, 2021

Alfre Woodard Net Worth
$13 million

Alfre Woodard started her career in the entertainment industry as a theatre actress. Image Source: Alfre Woodard Instagram.

Birth Name Alfre Woodard
Birth place Tusla, Oklahoma, USA
Profession Actress and Producer
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Black

American actress Alfre Woodard has been active in the entertainment industry since the early 1970s. She first came into limelight for her performance in the Off-Broadway play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf in 1977.

From all of the works she has done in her long and successful career, the talented actress has accumulated a vast fortune. And according to Celebrity Net Worth, Alfre Woodard's net worth is estimated to be $13 million.

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Alfre Woodard Net Worth And Earnings

As mentioned above, Alfre Woodard has managed to amass a massive fortune of $13 million over the years. All of her earnings come from her successful career as an actress and producer.

Income From Plays and Movies

Alfre Woodard's foray into acting began on Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage, where she made her professional theater debut. However, her breakthrough role came in the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which was Off-Broadway. She has also been part of many other theater plays and earned critical acclaim for her performances.

Woodward then made her big-screen debut in 1978 in the movie Remember My Name, where she played the character, Rita. After this, she did many films including Health, Extremities, Scrooged, Grand Canyon, Follow Me Home, Mumford, American Violet, among many others. Many of these movies did well on the box-office, and some of their earnings are given below:

Films Worldwide Collection
Extremities $13.4M
Scrooged $60.32M
Grand Canyon $40.9M
Heart and Souls $16.59M
Follow Me Home $52K
Star Trek: First Contact $146M
Mumford $4.5M
American Violet $554K
12 Years a Slave $187M
Annabelle $257M

Many of Woodard's movies earned millions around the world and also was critically acclaimed. As for the actress, she must have pocketed a significant amount as her salary. Also, since she is part of the main cast of many of these projects, Alfre Woodard's net worth also includes the profit bonus she gained from these films.

Income From Television Series

Just like movies and theater plays, Alfre also found success in the television world. Her first tv-role was in 1980 in the show The White Shadow. She then starred in numerous other series such as Tucker's Witch, Sara, St. Elsewhere, among others. Her most famous appearance was in the highly popular show, Desperate Housewives and Luke Cage.

With numerous television series to her name, the award-winning actress undoubtedly earned millions from her time on them. Her salary from shows like Desperate Housewives and Luke Cage must cross hundreds of thousands of dollars mark. And all the earnings from her works have helped increase Alfre Woodard's net worth.

Income As A Producer

In addition to acting, Woodard has also tried her hand in producing various movies and documentaries. She and her husband have teamed up to produce several projects. She has been an executive producer in films like Juanita, Clemency, Funny Valentines, and a co-producer in the Down in the Delta.

Alfre Woodard Earnings.

Also, the talented actress has produced the documentaries No Small Matter and Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa. As a significant part of many of these films, there is no doubt that Alfre Woodard's earnings from them have helped raise her total net worth.

Lifestyle And Assets

After years of hard work, Alfre Woodard now lives a comfortable lifestyle with her husband Roderick M. Spencer and their two children, Mavis Spencer and Duncan Spencer. The family lives in Santa Monica, California, and has enjoyed their life in comfort.


  • Alfre Woodard was born in Tusla, Oklahoma, on November 8, 1952.
  • She is the youngest among three children of Marion H. Woodard and Constance Woodard.
  • She graduated from Boston University, where she studied acting.
  • She has been named one of the Most Beautiful People in America by People Magazine.
  • She was reportedly offered to appear in the movie Follow Me Home.
  • She has four Emmy Award from numerous roles she has played over the years.

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Published on 26 August, 2020

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