In "Schooled," Haneefah Wood plays the role of Wilma Howell, a prized, passionate, brilliant and hard-working science teacher who was poached from an elite school to teach at William Penn. When it comes to all things science, she's easily excitable and knowledgeable to an impressive degree. Because she is a woman and person of color, Wilma has always had to work twice as hard for opportunities. She has a high standard for work ethic and always expects the absolute best from her students.
In addition, Wood stars alongside Octavia Spencer in the new Apple series "Truth Be Told." More recently, she recurred on the FX series "Baskets," as well as three seasons of the Netflix series "One Day at a Time."
Wood is also known for her roles in "Grease Live!," "Nurse Jackie," "Freedomland" and the BET show "Zoe Ever After." Wood has appeared on Broadway with credits including "Avenue Q," directed by Jason Moore, and "Rent" at the Nederlander Theater.