Alfre Woodard to guest on '"True Blood"

Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:59pm EST
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By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Meet Lafayette's mom: It's Alfre Woodard!

The Emmy-winning actress will guest-star on the HBO vampire drama "True Blood" as the mother of Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), the cook at Merlotte's who got busted for selling vampire blood and held captive and tortured by Eric (Alexander Skarsgard). Since Lafayette and Tara (Rutina Wesley) are cousins, it means that Sookie's best friend would be getting a visit from her aunt.

Woodard recently joined TNT's dramedy pilot "Delta Blues" in a co-starring role opposite Jason Lee.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Actress Alfre Woodard attends the announcement of her daughter Mavis Spencer being named 2010 Miss Golden Globe at the Golden Globe Awards Party Honoring Young Hollywood at Nobu in West Hollywood, California, December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>