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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New Season Reviews: Red Band Society, Mysteries of Laura

One of the trickier balancing acts of the season is being performed by Fox's Red Band Society (Wednesday, 9/8c), which aims to be a feel-good show about kids who feel bad. As in indefinite-hospital-stay bad. Amputation bad. Eating disorder, heart disease and cancer bad.

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Meet the Teens and Docs of Fox's Red Band Society

For the hospital kids of Red Band Society, death may be around the corner, but life is just beginning.

Set in the children's ward of a Los Angeles hospital, Red Band Society (premieres Wednesday, 9/8c, Fox) is about an unlikely group of friends who've come together — some begrudgingly — to face their life-threatening sicknesses. Zoe LevinCharlie Rowe, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Ciara Bravo and Nolan Sotillo make up the Breakfast Club-like gang, while Griffin Gluck stars as a coma patient from whose perspective and narrative the story is told.

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Fall TV Editors' Picks: Red Band Society

Fox is aiming to establish a new kind of "brat pack" with its coming-of-age drama Red Band Society.

Set in the children's ward of a Los Angeles hospital, Red Band Society follows a Breakfast Club-esque group of patients as they such face life-changing — and life-threatening — challenges. Zoe LevinCharlie Rowe, AstroCiara Bravo, and Nolan Sotillo star as the unlikely group of friends. Dave AnnableRebecca Rittenhouse and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer take on the adult roles of the doctors and nurses who mentor them through the ups and downs of adolescence.read more

Videos

Oprah's Oscar® Special - clip - Octavia Spencer's Cinderella Moment
41st Academy Awards - Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand tie
Emmys 2014: Seth Meyers' Introduction
Emmys 2014: Outstanding Drama Series

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Drag Me to Hell
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Drag Me to Hell
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Drag Me to Hell [HD]

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Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
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Know Thyself
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Ergo Ego
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So Tell Me What You Want What You Really, Really Want

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
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

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News

Watch Fox's Red Band Society Pilot Now!

TV fans looking to get a head start on checking out the new fall shows can now watch the pilot for Fox's Red Band Society — but the episode will only be available until Tuesday, Aug. 26 until 5 p.m. ET.

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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.  

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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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