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Octavia Spencer

Academy Award-Winning Actress Known for Her Roles in "The Help" & "Hidden Figures"

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 Octavia Spencer Biography

A veteran character actress and one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and the silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in DreamWork's feature film "The Help" won her the 2012 Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Broadcast Film Critic's Choice Award among numerous other honors.

Spencer made her film debut in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. In 2015, Spencer starred as Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, in "Insurgent", the second installment of Lionsgate/Summit's highly successful franchise. For her performance in Ryan Coogler's biographical drama Fruitvale Station (2013), she received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. Spencer can also be seen in the action-adventure "Snowpiercer" (2013), in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" (2014), The Divergent Series (2015–16), Gifted (2017), and Ma (2019). She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for playing other women in 1960s America, the mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the biographical drama Hidden Figures (2016), and a cleaning woman in the fantasy film The Shape of Water (2017).

In addition to her busy slate on the silver screen, Octavia made her network television debut as a series regular on Fox's highly anticipated drama "Red Band Society". Octavia can also be seen guest-starring in the CBS series "Mom", a comedy that centers on a newly sober mom attempting to pull her life together. Additionally, she made a memorable guest appearance in the final season of "30 Rock", starred in the Comedy Central series "Halfway Home" and appeared in a five-episode arc as the character Constance Grady on the hit series "Ugly Betty". Octavia has been seen in guest-starring roles on shows including The Big Bang Theory, E.R., CSI, CSI: NY, Raising The Bar, Medium, and NYPD Blue.

Among her many other professional achievements, as an author, 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 (2013) and The Sweetest Heist in History (2015).

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

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Octavia Spencer

Academy Award-Winning Actress Known for Her Roles in "The Help" & "Hidden Figures"

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Octavia Spencer Biography

A veteran character actress and one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and the silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in DreamWork's feature film "The Help" won her the 2012 Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, and Broadcast Film Critic's Choice Award among numerous other honors.

Spencer made her film debut in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. In 2015, Spencer starred as Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, in "Insurgent", the second installment of Lionsgate/Summit's highly successful franchise. For her performance in Ryan Coogler's biographical drama Fruitvale Station (2013), she received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. Spencer can also be seen in the action-adventure "Snowpiercer" (2013), in Tate Taylor's "Get On Up" (2014), The Divergent Series (2015–16), Gifted (2017), and Ma (2019). She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for playing other women in 1960s America, the mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the biographical drama Hidden Figures (2016), and a cleaning woman in the fantasy film The Shape of Water (2017).

In addition to her busy slate on the silver screen, Octavia made her network television debut as a series regular on Fox's highly anticipated drama "Red Band Society". Octavia can also be seen guest-starring in the CBS series "Mom", a comedy that centers on a newly sober mom attempting to pull her life together. Additionally, she made a memorable guest appearance in the final season of "30 Rock", starred in the Comedy Central series "Halfway Home" and appeared in a five-episode arc as the character Constance Grady on the hit series "Ugly Betty". Octavia has been seen in guest-starring roles on shows including The Big Bang Theory, E.R., CSI, CSI: NY, Raising The Bar, Medium, and NYPD Blue.

Among her many other professional achievements, as an author, 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 (2013) and The Sweetest Heist in History (2015).

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

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  • Octavia Spencer's Kent State Speech 2017 Commencement
    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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  • How to book Octavia Spencer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Octavia Spencer for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Octavia Spencer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Octavia Spencer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Octavia Spencer?

    Booking fees for Octavia Spencer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Octavia Spencer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Octavia Spencer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Octavia Spencer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Octavia Spencer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Octavia Spencer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Octavia Spencer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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, Spike Lee, Taraji P. Henson, Issa Rae and Gabrielle Union. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Octavia Spencer for an upcoming event.

Octavia Spencer Speaker Videos

  • Octavia Spencer's Kent State Speech 2017 Commencement
    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 ...
  • Octavia Spencer chats new role in true life story "Hidden Figures ...
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