Octavia Spencer

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Octavia Lenora Spencer
  • Birth Place: Montgomery, AL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/25/1972, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Octavia Spencer Fast Facts:
  • Had aspirations of pursuing a career in film production.
  • Big-screen debut was in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill.
  • Coauthored children's mystery book The Rock Holler Gang: Jr. Detectives in 2002.
  • In 2003, made stage debut in the Los Angeles production of The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife
  • Included on Entertainment Weekly's 2009 list of 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood. 
  • Went on a 2009 book tour with the author of The Help and gave voice to the black characters in the tome. A few months later, she was cast as Minny Jackson in the film adaptation of the novel.  
  • Octavia Spencer Awards:
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Winner
  • College:
  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL (BS in Liberal Arts, 1994)

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