Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer is an American actress. She first gained recognition starring in the 1996 film A Time to Kill. She won critical acclaim for her performance in the 2011 film The Help, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture. Spencer also received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her performances in 2016's Hidden Figures and 2017's The Shape of Water. Spencer is also known for performances in films like 2003's Bad Santa, 2013's Fruitvale Station, 2013's Snowpiercer, 2014's Get on Up, 2015's The Divergent Series: Insurgent, 2016's The Divergent Series: Allegiant, 2017's Gifted, 2018's Instant Family and 2020's Onward. For her television work, Spencer received an Emmy Award nomination for her role in 2020's Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. She also plays the lead role in the Apple TV series Truth Be Told (2019-present).
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Octavia Spencer attends the Season 3 Premiere of Apple TV's "Truth be Told" at Pacific Design Center on January 19, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/FilmMagic); NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 12: Whoopi Goldberg attends Shorts: Animated Shorts Curated By Whoopi Goldberg during the 2022 Tribeca Festival at Village East Cinema on June 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)
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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Sayles/AP/Shutterstock (6257198ba) Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Sissy Spacek Viola Davis, left, Octavia Spencer, center, and Sissy Spacek are seen backstage after accepting the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for "The Help" at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on in Los Angeles. Viola Davis also won the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for "The Help SAG Awards Insider, Los Angeles, USA
Octavia Spencer Says 'The Help' Costar Sissy Spacek 'Actually' Remembered Her After Interning on Her Film at 17
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Octavia Spencer attends the 'Hidden Figures' premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/Getty Images)
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