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Octavia Spencer

Academy Award-Winning Actress, Author & Producer; Best Known for "The Help" & "Hidden Figures"

Academy Award-Winning Actress, Author & Producer; Best Known for "The Help" & "Hidden Figures"

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Octavia Spencer Biography

Octavia Spencer is an actress, author, and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two women of color to have received three Oscar nominations and the first Black actress to receive two consecutive nominations.

Spencer made her film debut in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. However, her breakthrough role came in the film The Help, which won her the 2012 Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Broadcast Film Critic's Choice Award, among numerous other honors. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for playing the mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the biographical drama Hidden Figures, and a cleaning woman in the fantasy film The Shape of Water. Spencer also starred as Johanna in "Insurgent," the second installment of Lionsgate/Summit's highly successful franchise. She received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Ryan Coogler's biographical drama Fruitvale Station. Spencer can also be seen in Snowpiercer, Get On Up, Gifted, and Ma.

Spencer had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom, "Mom" and a starring role in the Fox teen drama series "Red Band Society." She portrayed the lead role in the Apple TV+ drama series "Truth Be Told," and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of Madam C. J. Walker in the Netflix limited series "Self Made."

Among her many other professional achievements, Spencer has created a children's book series titled Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective. She has published two books in the series, titled The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit and The Sweetest Heist in History.

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Octavia Spencer Videos

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    In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer talks to Willie Geist about her “15-year overnight success” in Hollywood,...
  • Octavia Spencer’s Kent State Speech 2017 Commencement (Full) | NBC News
    The actress assured graduates that their best years are ahead of them, and reminded them that “our voices grow more powerful when they’re...
  • Gloria Steinem & Octavia Spencer | 2017 MAKERS Conference ...
    www.makers.com/conference Feminist writer, activist, and organizer Gloria Steinem interviews actress Octavia Spencer about bringing "Hidden ...

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Octavia Spencer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Octavia Spencer for your event is available upon request. Octavia Spencer generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Michael B. Jordan, Mindy Kaling and Yara Shahidi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Octavia Spencer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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