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2. Alfre Woodard
Desperate Housewives and 12 Years a Slave star Alfre Woodard has played some of the strongest female roles over the last 30-some years, but not everyone knows that she adopted her two children. She’s always been very proud of this fact, and has gone on record about it many times, stating that she never questioned that these were her children and that it was pure destiny. Alfre’s daughter, Mavis, was Miss Golden Globe at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards. Both children are now in their early 20s.