The American film, stage and television actress, producer, and political activist is also a proud mother and wife, with a marriage that has certainly defied the odds when it comes to Hollywood standards.
Alfre Woodard has been gracing the big and small screen for four decades, but she also been married for nearly as long, and the couple have two children together, one of whom seems to be following in her mother's impressive footsteps.
Woodard's husband, Roderick Spencer, first tied the knot in 1983. 35 years later, the couple are still going strong, and Woodard recently took to her Instagram account to share a beautiful photo of Spencer and their daughter, Mavis.
The father-daughter duo seemed to be serious as they looked up at the camera in the shot.
"Baby Daddy + his badass baby," Woodard captioned the shot.
While Spencer wore a white t-shirt in the picture, his daughter had on a pale yellow, off-the-shoulder shirt and a delicate necklace. She also had her hair hanging loose about her shoulders.
The image was shared just after Father's Day.
Throughout her career, Woodard has had prominent roles in films such as Crooklyn, Miss Evers’ Boys, Steel Magnolias, and 12 Years A Slave.
She has also made appearances in a number of popular series, including Grey's Anatomy, Pricate Practice, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Empire.
But now her 27-year-old daughter, Mavis, is also stepping into the limelight. In 2009, she was named Miss Golden Globe 2010, and was set to present the statues at the ceremony the following year.
She was not the first daughter of a celebrity to be awarded the honor, with actor Tim Reid's daughter Tori Reid and Whoopi Goldberg's daughter Alexandrea Martin also previously having been afforded the honor.