Octavia Spencer

Biography

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama; which, she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera. In 1995, acclaimed director Joel Schumacher changed all that by giving her a small part opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit film A Time to Kill, and Spencer was on her way. In 1996, she teamed up with Bullock again in Bullock's directorial debut of Making Sandwiches, a short film that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

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Birth Name

Octavia Lenora Spencer

Birth Place

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Birth Date

5/25/1970
Known For
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Hidden Figures

Dorothy Vaughan

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Onward

The Manticore (voice)

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The Shack

Papa

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Ma

Sue Ann

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Black or White

Rowena Jeffers

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The Witches

Grandma

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Smashed

Jenny

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Luce

Harriet Wilson

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Small Town Crime

Kelly Banks

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Paradise

Loray

Starring In
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Spirited

Kimberly

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Encounter

Hattie Hayes

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Thunder Force

Emily Stanton

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The Witches

Grandma

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Onward

The Manticore (voice)

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Dolittle

Dab-Dab (voice)

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Luce

Harriet Wilson

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Ma

Sue Ann

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Instant Family

Karen

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A Kid Like Jake

Judy

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Small Town Crime

Kelly Banks

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The Shape of Water

Zelda Fuller

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The Divergent Series: Ascendant

Johanna Reyes

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Gifted

Roberta

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The Shack

Papa

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Hidden Figures

Dorothy Vaughan

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The Great Gilly Hopkins

Miss Harris

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The Free World

Linda Workman

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Car Dogs

Mrs. Barrett

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant

Johanna Reyes

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Zootopia

Mrs. Otterton (voice)

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Johanna

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Johanna

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Black or White

Rowena Jeffers

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Get on Up

Aunt Honey

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Snowpiercer

Tanya

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Fruitvale Station

Wanda

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Percy Jackson 2: Sea Of Monsters

Martha (voice)

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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Dr. Nance

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Paradise

Loray

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Smashed

Jenny

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Self - Winner

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Blues for Willadean

LaSonia Robinson

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Flypaper

Madge Wiggins

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The Help

Minny Jackson

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Peep World

Alison

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Dinner for Schmucks

Madame Nora - Pet Psychic

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Small Town Saturday Night

Rhonda Dooley

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Halloween II

Nurse Daniels

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Drag Me to Hell

Bank Co-Worker

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The First Time

Mrs. Hambrick

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Seven Pounds

Kate / Home Health Care Nurse

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Pretty Ugly People

Mary

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The Nines

Streetwalker / Pedestrian

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Pulse

Landlady (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

Octavia - Bookstore

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Beauty Shop

Big Customer

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Pretty Persuasion

Woman

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Coach Carter

Mrs. Battle

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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Ayisha Lebaron

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Breakin' All the Rules

Stylist (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Janine

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Bad Santa

Opal (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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S.W.A.T.

Neighbor in Alley

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Security Guard (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Spider-Man

Check-In Girl

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Little John

Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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The Journeyman

Black Belly (as Octavia Spenser)

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Sol Goode

Unemployment Clerk (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Follow the Stars Home

Hildy (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Big Momma's House

Twila (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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What Planet Are You From?

Baby Nurse (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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The Sky Is Falling

Nurse #2

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Everything put together

Nurse B (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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4 Dogs Playing Poker

Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Being John Malkovich

Woman in Elevator (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Blue Streak

Shawna (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Never Been Kissed

Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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American Virgin

Agnes Large

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Lansky

Evelyn the Maid

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The 6th Man

Nativity Watson (as Octavia L. Spencer)

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Sparkler

Wanda

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A Time to Kill

Roark's Nurse

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