Alfre Woodard Elected President in NBC's Katherine Heigl Drama Pilot State of Affairs

Alfre Woodard State Of AffairsAlfre Woodard is getting into politics — and she’s heading straight to the top.

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The former Desperate Housewives star has been tapped to play the President of the United States in NBC’s drama pilot State of Affairs, which follows a CIA attaché (Katherine Heigl) who counsels the President, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

In addition to Housewives, the four-time Emmy winner’s television credits also include roles in CBS’ Three Rivers, HBO’s True Blood, TNT’s Memphis Beat and BBC America’s Copper.