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      Octavia Spencer

      Octavia Spencer

      Highest Rated: 98% Zootopia (2016)

      Lowest Rated: 11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

      Birthday: May 25, 1972

      Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, USA

      Possessing the talent to make even the most minor of roles memorable, Octavia Spencer became a fixture early on, on both the small and big screens, in supporting roles that called for either a caring nurse or a mouthy blue-collar worker. After making her feature film debut in the crime drama "A Time to Kill" (1996), Spencer went on to appear on such popular programs as "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000), "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002), and the hit comedy "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010). Spencer's perfect timing and natural sass also helped her land roles in feature comedies such as "Big Momma's House" (2000) and "Beauty Shop" (2005), as well as a breakout role on Comedy Central's "Halfway Home" (2007), appearing as a loudmouthed ex-con who is always picking fights with her housemates. After many years of paying her dues as background or supporting players, Spencer garnered much-deserved praise and an Oscar for her glowing performance in "The Help" (2011), based on Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel of the same name. She was pitch-perfect as Minny Jackson, a determined and sharp-tongued maid who secretly helps an aspiring writer accurately chronicle the lives of African-American domestics in racially-charged 1960s Mississippi. The high-profile role finally thrust Spencer's talents into the forefront, earning her recognition as a truly multifaceted actress. Roles in films ranging from true-life tale of violence "Fruitvale Station" (2013) to dystopian science-fiction thriller "Snowpiercer" (2013) to animated smash "Zootopia" (2016) followed, as well as a second Oscar nomination for her supporting role in the biopic "Hidden Figures" (2016), highlighting a trio of African-American women whose work helped NASA win the Cold War space race.

      Highest rated movies

      Snowpiercer
      Fruitvale Station
      Hidden Figures The Shape of Water Luce
      Smashed
      Instant Family Get On Up

      Photos

      Octavia Spencer !!! UNITED KINGDOM OUT !!! for The 87th Academy Awards Oscars 2015 - Arrivals 3, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA February 22, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for LUCE Premiere, The Whitby Hotel Theater, New York, NY July 24, 2019. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer attends the British Academy Film Awards on February 10, 2019 at Royal Albert Hall, London. Photoshot/Everett Collection, Octavia Spencer at arrivals for 71st Annual Directors Guild of America DGA Awards Gala, Hollywood & Highland Center Ray Dolby Ballroomdolb, Los Angeles, CA February 2, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for LUCE Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2019, Library Center Theatre, Park City, UT January 27, 2019. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards (PGAs) Presented by Cadillac, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA January 19, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Golden Globes, at Hotel Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA, on 06 January 2019. (115441793) Octavia Spencer at arrivals for IFC Film''s A KID LIKE JAKE Premiere, The Landmark at 57 West, New York, NY May 21, 2018. Photo By: Jason Smith/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for IFC Film''s A KID LIKE JAKE Premiere, The Landmark at 57 West, New York, NY May 21, 2018. Photo By: Jason Smith/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for A KID LIKE JAKE Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2018, Eccles Theater, Park City, UT January 23, 2018. Photo By: JA/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for The Critics'' Choice Awards 2017, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA January 11, 2018. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for GIFTED Premiere, Pacific Theatres at the Grove, Los Angeles, CA April 4, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for The 89th Academy Awards Oscars 2017 - Arrivals 1, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA February 26, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for 5th Anniversary and Launch of Tyler Ellis x Petra Flannery Collection, , Los Angeles, CA January 31, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Presented by SAG AFTRA - ARRIVALS 1, Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, CA January 29, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Presented by SAG AFTRA - ARRIVALS 1, Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, CA January 29, 2017. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Otavia Spencer at arrivals for 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2017 - Arrivals 2, The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA January 8, 2017. Photo By: Adrian Newton/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for National Board Of Review Awards 2017, Cipriani 42nd Street, New York, NY January 4, 2017. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for HIDDEN FIGURES Screening, The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, New York, NY December 10, 2016. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection Octavia Spencer at arrivals for 2016 American Music Awards (AMA''s) - Arrivals 2, Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA November 20, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 81% Spirited Kimberly (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Quest for Sleep Narrator - 2022
      56% 69% Encounter Hattie (Character) - 2021
      22% 23% Thunder Force Emily (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Right to Try Producer - 2021
      49% 32% Roald Dahl's The Witches Grandma (Character) - 2020
      88% 95% Onward Manticore (Voice) $60.4M 2020
      15% 76% Dolittle Dab-Dab (Voice) $77.0M 2020
      90% 77% Luce Harriet Carter (Character) $2.0M 2019
      55% 64% Ma Sue Ann (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $45.3M 2019
      77% 91% Green Book Executive Producer $85.1M 2018
      82% 83% Instant Family Karen (Character) $67.3M 2018
      51% 45% A Kid Like Jake Judy (Character) $44.8K 2018
      79% 69% Small Town Crime Kelly Banks (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2017
      92% 72% The Shape of Water Zelda Fuller (Character) $63.3M 2017
      73% 85% Gifted Roberta (Character) $24.8M 2017
      21% 76% The Shack Papa (Character) $57.2M 2017
      No Score Yet 54% Car Dogs Mrs. Barrett (Character) - 2016
      93% 93% Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan (Character) $169.3M 2016
      23% 34% Bad Santa 2 Opal (Character) $17.7M 2016
      65% 67% The Great Gilly Hopkins Ms. Harris (Character) - 2016
      50% 53% The Free World Linda Workman (Character) - 2016
      11% 41% The Divergent Series: Allegiant Johanna (Character) $66.2M 2016
      98% 92% Zootopia Mrs. Otterton (Voice) - 2016
      27% 60% Fathers and Daughters Dr. Corman (Character) - 2015
      28% 58% The Divergent Series: Insurgent Johanna (Character) $130.1M 2015
      No Score Yet 63% B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations Unknown (Voice) - 2015
      39% 65% Black or White Rowena Jeffers (Character) $21.6M 2014
      81% 68% Get On Up Aunt Honey (Character) $30.5M 2014
      94% 72% Snowpiercer Tanya (Character) $4.6M 2013
      No Score Yet 62% Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Dr. Nance (Character) - 2013
      20% 30% Paradise Loray (Character) $6.0K 2013
      42% 54% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Martha (Voice) $68.5M 2013
      94% 87% Fruitvale Station Wanda (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $16.1M 2013
      No Score Yet 75% Lost on Purpose Nurse Keller (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 80% Blues for Willadean LaSonia Robinson (Character) - 2012
      83% 68% Smashed Jenny (Character) $376.0K 2012
      15% 42% Flypaper Madge Wiggins (Character) $1.1K 2011
      76% 89% The Help Minny (Character) $169.7M 2011
      42% 42% Dinner for Schmucks Madame Nora (Character) $73.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 63% Jesus People Angel Angelique (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 17% Herpes Boy Rochelle (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Next of Kin Grace (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 25% Pretty Ugly People Mary (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spleenectomy Nurse (Character) - 2008
      64% 61% The Nines Streetwalker (Character) $62.7K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wannabe Lady Chanet Janney Jones (Character) - 2005
      31% 57% Breakin' All the Rules Stylist (Character) $11.8M 2004
      No Score Yet 44% Little John Waitress (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 52% Sol Goode Unemployment Clerk (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 80% Follow the Stars Home Hildy (Character) - 2001
      30% 57% Big Momma's House Twila (Character) $117.6M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Pieces Elegant Guest (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 41% Four Dogs Playing Poker Waitress (Character) - 2000
      36% 64% Blue Streak Shawna (Character) $68.2M 1999

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Women of Highway 20 Executive Producer 2023
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012 2015 2017 2020-2021 2023
      No Score Yet 68% Truth Be Told Poppy Parnell (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2019-2021 2023
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017 2019-2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014-2015 2017 2019 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2015 2017-2019 2021
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018-2019 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity IOU: Joyride Guest 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019 2021
      68% 64% Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker Sarah Breedlove/Madam C.J. Walker (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge Guest 2019
      92% 57% black-ish Self (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 82% Mom Regina (Guest Star) 2013-2015
      No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2013 2015
      59% 86% Red Band Society Nurse Jackson (Character) 2014-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Shonteeva (Guest Voice) 2013
      78% 92% 30 Rock Octavia Spencer (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2011
      22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      71% 84% Dollhouse Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      68% No Score Yet Worst Week Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      81% 83% The Big Bang Theory Octavia (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 91% Wizards of Waverly Place Dr. Evillini (Character) 2008
      97% 83% Ugly Betty Constance Grady (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: New York Child Welfare Rep (Guest Star) 2005
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Dawna Cahill (Guest Star) 2002 2005
      27% No Score Yet Presidio Med Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Admitting Nurse (Guest Star) 2001
      20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet 96% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Nurse (Guest Star) 2000
      74% 86% The X-Files Nurse (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 85% ER Maria Jones (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1998