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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Critic's Notebook: Fox at TCA

Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)

The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk.read more

Fox's Fall 2014 Schedule: Bones On the Move, Animation Domination Less Animated

Fox has unveiled its new fall schedule, which finds Bones on the move (again!), Glee missing in action and Animation Domination being a little less animated with the introduction of live comedies on Sunday night.  

After testing out the waters on pretty much every night of Fox's schedule...read more

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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Videos

Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer on New Role
The Help: I Got A Job Today
The Help
49th Academy Awards - Muhammad Ali surprises Sylvester Stallone

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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
2014 Red Band Society TV Show Series, Actor - Nurse Jackson
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

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News

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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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.

The Oscar-winning actress will play... read more

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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