Ren Woods

Ren Woods

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1958-01-01 (63 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

10 Movies · 11 TV shows

Also Known As: Renn Woods

Biography

Renn Woods (born Ren Woods; January 1, 1958) is an American film, television and stage actress, vocalist and songwriter. She is best known for her role as Fanta in Roots, and also for her performance of Aquarius in the film version of Hair (1979).Woods was born in Chicago and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she attracted attention as part of Three Little Souls, a local musical trio she formed at age ten. The group subsequently became known as Sunday's Child, and toured internationally through Wood's adolescent years, appearing on television with such acts as Bob Hope. In adulthood, Woods transitioned into acting, starring as Fanta in Roots (1977), and the Aquarius soloist in Hair (1979). She also had a supporting role in the comedy The Jerk (1979).She has also appeared onstage as Dorothy in the first national touring production of The Wiz, and as The Moon in a critically acclaimed stage production of Caroline, or Change.

Early Life

Woods was born in Chicago, Illinois, one of six children, and was raised in Portland, Oregon by her divorced mother, who was a nurse. Woods described her mother as a "politically conscious and very unusual woman." Woods and her siblings attended private Catholic schools in Portland. At age eight, Woods began singing in a trio with two friends in her neighborhood, performing as the Three Little Souls.She added an extra "n" to her first name to lessen confusion with a company that used the domain name Renwoods.

Movies & TV shows

1996.

2 TV shows
TV
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

6.91
1996
On her 16th birthday, she discovers that she has powers. In the fictional town of Westbridge, Massachusetts, she lives with her aunts and her talking cat.
TV
Relativity

Relativity

1996
A young couple and their friends and siblings live in Los Angeles.

1988.

1 TV show
TV
Monsters

Monsters

1988
Monsters is a syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1991 and reran on the Sci-Fi Channel during the 1990s. As of 2011, Monsters airs on NBC Universal's horror/suspense-t...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

5.81
1987
The first episode of Beauty and the Beast aired on CBS in 1987. Ron Koslow's version of the fairy tale has a double focus on the relationship between a noble man-beast and a smart Assistant District A...

1986.

1 Movie
Jumpin' Jack Flash

Jumpin' Jack Flash

10
1986
Terry uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. She gets a strange message one day. The message is written in code. Terry became involved in an espionage ring after decoding the m...

1984.

1 Movie
The Brother from Another Planet

The Brother from Another Planet

1984
Two men in black chase an alien slave in New York City. The immigrant experience is similar to his attempt to find a place for himself on Earth.

1982.

1 Movie
Penitentiary II

Penitentiary II

1982
When one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend, an ex-con on parole decides to resume his boxing career.

1981.

1 TV show
TV
Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

6
1981
There is a realistic glimpse into the daily lives of the officers and detectives.

1980.

2 Movies
Nine to Five

Nine to Five

6.86
1980
Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who are working with him. When Hart's three assistants trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity, but how l...
Xanadu

Xanadu

1980
A beautiful muse inspired an artist and his older friend to convert a dilapidated auditorium into a rollerskating club.

1979.

3 Movies
A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

1979
Under the thumb of domineering father, and singer Heflin, a romantic comedy about unlikely match-up (by computer dating) of strait-laced Dooley, and Heflin, whose life is wrapped up with her family's ...
Hair

Hair

1979
"Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe...
The Jerk

The Jerk

5.9
1979
After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to wealth and bac...

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The White Shadow

The White Shadow

1978
The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Youngblood

Youngblood

1978
A story about the coming of age of a 15-year-old black youth in a Los Angeles ghetto is set in a gang war/drug story.

1977.

3 TV shows
TV
We've Got Each Other

We've Got Each Other

1977
We've Got Each Other aired from October 1, 1977 to January 7, 1978.
TV
Lou Grant

Lou Grant

1977
The trials of a former television station manager turned newspaper city editor.
TV
Roots

Roots

1977
The epic tale of Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots was first told in his 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a perio...

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Car Wash

Car Wash

1976
A group of friends working at a car wash in the LA ghetto are the focus of a cult comedy. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers, including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an e...
TV
What's Happening!!

What's Happening!!

6
1976
"What's happening!!" was a sitcom that aired from August 5 to April 28, 1979. The show started as a summer series. In November of 1976, the show returned as a weekly series. When it was a regular show...

1975.

1 TV show
TV
The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons

6.6
1975
George and Louise "Weezy" Jefferson moved from working-class Queens to a fancy Manhattan apartment. A spinoff of All in the Family.
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