Octavia Spencer

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  • Birth Name: Octavia Lenora Spencer
  • Birth Place: Montgomery, AL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/25/1972, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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OWN Announces Darlene Love Movie Starring Toni Braxton, Octavia Spencer Miniseries

Toni Braxton will star as Darlene Love in My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story, an upcoming TV movie about the singer that will air on OWN in December, the network announced Thursday.

In addition, Octavia Spencer will star in a two-night event miniseries tentatively titled Tulsa, about the largest race riot in U.S. history, in Tulsa, Okla. Spencer will play journalist Mattie Clay.

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Monday TV: Lorre's Ladies (Mom & Molly), Dancing Returns

On this day most readily associated with the Wearing of the Green, consider a TV industry green with envy at the success of Chuck Lorre's comedy empire on CBS, which renewed all of his current series last week, led by the terrific and tremendously popular The Big Bang Theory (a powerhouse providing a clout that helps explain why the beyond-past-its-prime Two and a Half Men also made the cut). Lorre's two Monday comedies, anchored by strong female performances, are also back next season — and that's especially good news for fans (including me) of the underperforming, underrated Mom, with its sensational mother-daughter tag team of Allison Janney and Anna Faris as Bonnie and Christy, two generations of recovering addicts raising a family against powerful odds.

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Fox Orders Jerry Bruckheimer Drama Home

Fox has given a series prototype order to Home from Jerry Bruckheimer, TVGuide.com has learned.

The family thriller delves into the secrets lingering behind the façade of a suburban family. Additional scripts have been ordered beyond the pilot, putting the network in position for a fast transition to series production. These atypical pilot orders come on the heels of Fox boss Kevin Reilly declaring pilot season dead at the winter press tour.

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Videos

Oprah's Oscar® Special - clip - Jonah Hill on Growing Up and Losing Weight
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulou
Oprah's Oscar® Special - clip - Viola Davis' Midlife Crisis
2012 BAFTAs: Octavia Spencer

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Drag Me to Hell
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Drag Me to Hell [HD]

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Mom - Toilet Wine and the Earl of Sandwich
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Jail Jail and Japanese Porn
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Zombies and Cobb Salad
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Six Thousand Bootleg T-shirts and a Prada Handbag

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 85th Academy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Oprah's Oscar Special TV Show Series, Guest
2009 Drag Me To Hell Movie, Actor - Bank Co-Worker
2007 The Nines Movie, Actor - Streetwalker/Woman on Sidewalk
2007 Halfway Home TV Show Series, Actor - Serenity

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News

Monday TV: The Post-Olympics Rush Begins

After the Games, the deluge. Now that Sochi's Closing Ceremony is but a glittery, shimmering memory, time for TV to get back to normal — which means everything new is finally new again. And for NBC, it signifies another big week, as it tries to keep the momentum going, using a new season of The Voice (8/7c) and its irresistible Blind Auditions to fuel ratings on Mondays and Tuesdays, with a visceral assist from The Blacklist (10/9c). Red's latest target: a woman from his shadowy past played by Jennifer Ehle, who'll always be my favorite Elizabeth Bennet (from the 1995 Pride and Prejudice).

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Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer to Star in Fox's Red Band Society

Octavia Spencer has been tapped to star in Fox's Red Band Society, TVGuide.com has learned.

In this comedic young soap, a group of teenagers meet as patients in the children's wing of a hospital and become unlikely friends and allies. With Fox declaring pilot season dead, Red Band Society is a series prototype with additional scripts ordered beyond the pilot.

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Report: NBC Scraps Murder, She Wrote Reboot

NBC has decided not to move forward with the Murder, She Wrote reboot staring Octavia SpencerDeadline reports.

However, the network plans on trying to find a different way to reimagine the amateur sleuth series, according to the report.

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The Truth Behind This Year's Whirlwind Network TV Development Season

This fall's network development frenzy has led to a slew of bigger-than-usual deals with some of the hottest names in TV. But that doesn't mean all of these projects will actually get made.

The price tag for hot pitches has escalated thanks to the emergence of new competitors with hefty wallets, such as Netflix, plus cable networks (including WGN America, Discovery Channel and E!) spending heavily to get into the scripted business.

"It's amazing how... read more

The Monday Playlist: A Night for Moms (Mabley and Mom), Who's Turning 50

With her floppy hat and flapping gums, Jackie "Moms" Mabley is mostly remembered these days for her outrageous appearances on late-'60s and '70s-era variety and talk shows, as mainstream as Ed Sullivan and as of-the-moment as the Smothers Brothers, performing racy and politically barbed stand-up routines whose sting was couched in a dirty-old-lady's guise.

Among those influenced by Mabley was Whoopi Goldberg, who performed an homage to the comedian early in her own career. In the HBO documentary Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (Monday, 9/8c), the View personality directs and participates in this tribute to the pioneering comic's life and legacy, with TV clips and audio excerpts (enhanced with crude animation) from her many comedy albums, which hold up surprisingly well. read more

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