Octavia Spencer Biography, Age, Height, Net worth, Family, Education

Octavia Spencer (Octavia Lenora Spencer) is an American actress, author, and film producer born on 25th May 1972 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. She has started a children’s book series, titled Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective.

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Octavia Spencer Biography

Octavia Spencer (Octavia Lenora Spencer) is an American actress, author, and film producer born on 25th May 1972 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. She has started 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 Spencer Age

Octavia Spencer was born on May 25, 1972 (she is 46 years old as of 2018)

Octavia Spencer Height

Octavia Spencer stands at a height of 1.57 m (she has a weight of 68 kg)

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Octavia Spencer Net worth

Octavia Spencer has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Octavia Spencer Family

Octavia Spencer was born to Dellsena Spencer (mother). She is the last born of 7 children, they were all raised by single parent in Montgomery, Alabama.

Octavia Spencer Siblings

Octavia Spencer has six siblings Rosa Spencer and Areka Specner but the rest are not mentioned.

Octavia Spencer Education

Octavia Spencer graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1988. She joined Auburn University at Montgomery where she graduated with a degree in bachelor of Journalism and Theater English.

Octavia Spencer Career

Octavia Spencer started her career as a stand up comedian. She has made her film debut in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. Following a decade of brief roles in film and television, her breakthrough came in 2011, when she played a maid in 1960s America in The Help, for which she won several awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress. For her performance in Ryan Coogler’s drama Fruitvale Station (2013), she received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She went and appeard in films like Smashed (2012), Snowpiercer (2013), Get on Up (2014), The Divergent Series (2015–2016), and Gifted (2017). She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for playing two more women in 1960s America, the mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the biographical drama film Hidden Figures (2016), and a cleaning woman in the romantic dark fantasy drama film The Shape of Water (2017). Her film producing credits include being executive producer on Green Book (2018).

Octavia Spencer Comedy Films

Octavia Spencer has worked as an intern on the set of The Long Walk Home, a film starring Whoopi Goldberg. In 1997 she moved to Los Angeles on the advice of her friend Tate Taylor, the future director of The Help, in which Spencer would later star. She made her films debut as a nurse in Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill, based on the book by John Grisham. She was originally hired to work on casting, but asked Schumacher if she could audition for a part. Her other film credits include: Never Been Kissed, Big Momma’s House, Bad Santa, Spider-Man, Coach Carter, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and Pretty Ugly People. She has made a number of guest appearances on television series, including Raising the Bar, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Big Bang Theory, Wizards of Waverly Place, Grounded for Life, ER, Titus, Becker, 30 Rock and Dharma & Greg, plus a recurring role on the sitcom Mom. She is best known for her starring roles as Serenity Johnson on Comedy Central’s Halfway Home, and Constance Grady, the amorous INS caseworker on Ugly Betty.

In 2003, she made her stage debut in Los Angeles, in Del Shores’ play, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, starring opposite veteran actress Beth Grant. It was her first and only play, as, she once explained, she suffers from what she called “intense stage fright”. Later that year, she starred opposite Allison Janney in Tate Taylor’s short feature Chicken Party. In August 2009 she appeared in Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. She also had a role in the American remake of the Danish classic Love at First Hiccup, opposite Scout Taylor-Compton. Spencer starred in the feature film Herpes Boy, alongside Beth Grant, Ahna O’Reilly and Byron Lane. She played the voice of “Minny” on the audio version of novel The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Later that year, Spencer’s short film The Captain was honored by the CICFF as a finalist for the REEL Poetry Award.

In August 2010, she joined Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard in The Help, an adaptation of the novel. She played the feisty and unflappable Minny Jackson. The film was written, produced and directed by Tate Taylor, and produced by Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, and Mark Radcliffe. She won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress–Motion Picture for her work in the help. On February 12, 2012 she won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her Performance in The Help, and on February 26 she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance; it was her first Oscar nomination and first win. Spencer was given a standing ovation at the ceremony, and was moved to tears during her acceptance speech. In June 2012, Spencer was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2013 she appeared alongside with Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station, a film chronicling the last day of Oscar Grant, who was killed at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in 2009. In September 2013, she was announced that she would reunite with The Help director Tate Taylor in the biopic on singer James Brown Get On Up, opposite her The Help co-star Viola Davis. The film was released in 2014. She has also co-starred with Kevin Costner in the drama film Black or White (2014) and she has also co-starred with Johanna Reyes in the second installment of the Divergent series, The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015). She has also reprised the role of Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016). She voiced an otter, Mrs. Otterton, in Disney’s Zootopia, which marks her first animated film.

In 2016, she starred with Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe in Hidden Figures, a film about African-American mathematicians at NASA who were critical to its success in the 1960s in the Space Race, and who each had careers there. She played mathematician and human computer Dorothy Vaughan. The role garnered her a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance and earned Spencer a second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the only black actress to follow up an Oscar victory with another nomination, having previously won for The Help. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spencer bought out a Los Angeles screening of Hidden Figures to treat low-income families that would have been unable to afford to see the film otherwise.

In 2017 she co-starred with Sally Hawkins in Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama film The Shape of Water, which follows a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who befriends a captured humanoid-amphibian creature. The film was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered to positive reviews on August 31, 2017, and she was awarded the Golden Lion for best film in the competition. It also screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Spencer earned Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for her portrayal, while receiving her third Academy Award nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, making her the first black actress to receive two consecutive Oscar nods in back-to-back years as well as the most nominated black actress to date, along with The Help co-star Viola Davis

Octavia Spencer Upcoming projects

Octavia Spencer returned to the television shows by starring in the Apple television series of Are You Sleeping as well as starring in the Netflix limited series Madam C. J. Walker. For both series, Spencer will serve as an executive producer. Furthermore she unite with her Help co-star Jessica Chastain for a holiday comedy film.

Octavia Spencer Awards

  • Academy Award
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
  • Golden Globe Award
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards,
  • National Board of Review Awards
  • Satellite Awards
  • BAFTA Award.
  • British Academy Film Award

Octavia Spencer Movies

Year

Title

Role

Director(s)

2020

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

Dab-Dab (voice)

Stephen Gaghan

2020

Onward

(voice)

Dan Scanlon

2019

Luce

Harriet Wilson

Julius Onah

2019

Ma

Sue Ann (“Ma”)

Tate Taylor

2018

A Kid Like Jake

Judith “Judy” Lawson

Silas Howard

2018

Green Book

N/A

Peter Farrelly

2018

Instant Family

Karen

Sean Anders

2017

The Shack

Papa

Stuart Hazeldine

2017

Small Town Crime

Kelly Banks

Eshom Nelms & Ian Nelms

2017

Gifted

Roberta Taylor

Marc Webb

2017

The Shape of Water

Zelda Fuller

Guillermo del Toro

2016

Zootopia

Mrs. Otterton

Byron Howard & Rich Moore

2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Johanna Reyes

Robert Schwentke

2016

The Free World

Linda Workman

Jason Lew

2016

Bad Santa 2

Opal

Mark Waters

2016

Hidden Figures

Dorothy Vaughan

Theodore Melfi

2015

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Miss Harris

Stephen Herek

2015

Black or White

Rowena Jeffers

Mike Binder

2015

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Johanna Reyes

Robert Schwentke

2015

Fathers and Daughters

Dr. Korman

Gabriele Muccino

2014

Get On Up

Aunt Honey Washington

Tate Taylor

2013

Fruitvale Station

Wanda

Ryan Coogler

2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Martha

Thor Freudenthal

2013

Snowpiercer

Tanya

Bong Joon-ho

2013

Paradise

Loray

Diablo Cody

2012

Blues for Willadean

LaSonia Robinson

Del Shores

2012

Smashed

Jenny

James Ponsoldt

2011

The Help

Minny Jackson

Tate Taylor

2011

Peep World

Allison

Barry W. Blaustein

2011

Flypaper

Madge Wiggins

Rob Minkoff

2010

Dinner for Schmucks

Madame Nora

Jay Roach

2009

The First Time (Love At First Hiccup)

Mrs. Hambrick

Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg

2009

Drag Me to Hell

Bank Co-Worker No. 1

Sam Raimi

2009

Jesus People: The Movie

Angel Angelique

Jason Naumann

2009

The Soloist

Troubled Woman

Joe Wright

2009

Just Peck

Detention Room Teacher

Michael A. Nickles

2009

Halloween II

Nurse Daniels

Rob Zombie

2009

Herpes Boy

Rochelle

Nathaniel Atcheson

2009

Small Town Saturday Night

Rhonda Dooley

Ryan Craig

2008

Next of Kin

Grace

Martha M. Elcan

2008

Pretty Ugly People

Mary

Tate Taylor

2008

The Spleenectomy

Nurse

Kirsten Smith

2008

Seven Pounds

Kate (Home Health Care Nurse)

Gabriele Muccino

2007

The Nines

Streetwalker

John August

2006

Pulse

Landlady

Jim Sonzero

2005

Coach Carter

Mrs. Battle

Thomas Carter

2005

Pretty Persuasion

Woman

Marcos Siega

2005

Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom
Dancing and Charm School

Ayisha Lebaron

Randall Miller

2005

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Octavia – Bookstore

John Pasquin

2005

Beauty Shop

Big Customer

Bille Woodruff

2005

Wannabe

Lady Chanet Janney Jones

Richard Keith Quintero

2004

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Janine

Robert Luketic

2004

Breakin’ All the Rules

Stylist

Daniel Taplitz

2003

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Security Guard

Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

2003

S.W.A.T.

Neighbor in Alley

Clark Johnson

2003

Chicken Party

Laqueta Mills

Tate Taylor

2003

Bad Santa

Opal

Terry Zwigoff

2002

Spider-Man

Check-In Girl

Sam Raimi

2001

Sol Goode

Unemployment Clerk

Danny Comden

2001

The Journeyman

Black Belly

James Crowley

2000

The Sky Is Falling

Nurse No. 2

Florrie Laurence

2000

Everything Put Together

Nurse B

Marc Forster

2000

American Virgin

Agnes Large

Jean-Pierre Marois

2000

What Planet Are You From?

Baby Nurse

Mike Nichols

2000

Auto Motives

Rhonda

Lorraine Bracco

2000

Big Momma’s House

Twila

Raja Gosnell

2000

Four Dogs Playing Poker

Waitress

Paul Rachman

1999

Never Been Kissed

Cynthia

Raja Gosnell

1999

Being John Malkovich

Woman in Elevator

Spike Jonze

1999

Blue Streak

Shawna

Les Mayfield

1997

The 6th Man

Nativity Watson

Randall Miller

1997

Sparkler

Wanda

Darren Stein

1996

A Time to Kill

Roark’s Nurse

Joel Schumacher

Octavia Spencer T v Shows

Year

Title

Role

2017

Saturday Night Live

Herself (host)

2015

Drunk History

Harriet Tubman

2014–2015

Red Band Society

Nurse Dena Jackson

2013

30 Rock

Herself

2013

American Dad!

Shonteeva (voice)

2013

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Dr. Nance

2013–2015

Mom

Regina

2010

Hawthorne

Emily Thomkins

2009

Worst Week

Nurse

2009

Dollhouse

Professor Jackie

2009

Raising the Bar

Arvina Watkins

2008

Wizards of Waverly Place

Dr. Evilini

2008

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Sherry

2008

The Big Bang Theory

DMV Employee

2007

Ugly Betty

Constance Grady

2007

Halfway Home

Serenity Johnson

2006

Huff

Demetria

2006

Standoff

Rapid Air Clerk

2006–2007

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

Cheryl / Female Security Guard

2005

CSI: NY

Child Welfare Rep

2005

Medium

Jurist

2004–2005

LAX

Flight Attendant

2002

Little John

Waitress

2002

Presidio Med

Sheryl Washington

2002–2005

NYPD Blue

Dawna Cahill / Eleanor Jackson

2001

Grounded for Life

Admitting Nurse

2001

Follow the Stars Home

Hildy

2001

Dharma & Greg

Gloria

2001–2002

The Chronicle

Ruby Rydell

2001–2002

Titus

Ms. Alice Hays

2000

Missing Pieces

Elegant Guest

2000

Just Shoot Me!

Nurse

2000

Becker

Ticket Woman

2000

Malcolm in the Middle

Cashier

2000

City of Angels

Nurse Bernice

1999

Brimstone

Duty Nurse

1999

Lansky

Evelyn the Maid

1999

L.A. Doctors

Bus Driver

1999

Chicago Hope

Nurse Jane

1999

Roswell

Nurse

1999

The X-Files

Nurse Octavia

1998

Moesha

Gloria

1998

To Have & to Hold

Clerk

1998

ER

Maria Jones

1997

413 Hope St.

Job Counselor #1

TBA

Are You Sleeping

Poppy Parnell

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It’s a busy week for Blumhouse: In addition to releasing Happy Death Day 2U this weekend, the studio just dropped a trailer for a new thriller called Ma–and this thing looks like a barrel of bananas. The movie centers on a group of teens who encounter Octavia Spencer’s Ma and her phenomenal Dorothy Hamill bowl cut at a gas station, where they convince her to buy them some booze. She sees their offer, and raises them a very cool and totally normal invite to get wasted in her basement, which soon becomes the hot teen party spot in town. As clearly defined by the horror genre’s Law of Underage Drinking, these teens are not long for this world.

First things first: Ma was directed and co-written by Tate Taylor–the same Tate Taylor who introduced audiences to shit-pie in The Help. With that in mind, the trailer for Ma takes on an extra dimension of ridiculousness, and that’s before we even get to the part where Octavia tells a kid that he smells just like his daddy. Like a good Stefon nightclub, this trailer has a little of everything: Luke Evans playing “a local dad,” Octavia Spencer using FaceTime to taunt teenagers, and a Party Basement. It basically looks like the new Neil Jordan thriller Greta, but if Isabelle Huppert’s character was just a smidgen more ambitious.

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe. Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own. She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.” But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

Source news.avclub.com 

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