She's an amazing actress, and she's bringing her talent to Marvel!
You might recognize her from '12 Years a Slave', or any of the other incredible roles she's had during her career (she's won four Emmys and been nominated for an Oscar). While the rest of the cast is also very talented, Woodard is the first with serious credentials like this. Who will she be playing?
Mariah Dillard... a local Harlem politician - and cousin to Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes - who is looking to bring a new era of change to the streets she grew up on.
(Via). The Luke Cage cast is really shaping up! Too bad we won't see them in action for a while... at least Jessica Jones is only a few months away!