Octavia Spencer

Spencer at the [[White House]] in 2016 Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1970) She announced in May 2020 that she actually had turned 50.}} is an American actress, author, and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two women of color to have received three Oscar nominations and the first black actress to receive two consecutive nominations.

Spencer 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 for Best Supporting Actress. For her performance in Ryan Coogler's biopic ''Fruitvale Station'' (2013), she won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Spencer received further 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 drama ''The Shape of Water'' (2017). She also appeared in the films ''Smashed'' (2012), ''Snowpiercer'' (2013), ''Get on Up'' (2014), ''The Divergent Series'' (2015 - 16), ''Gifted'' (2017), ''Instant Family'' (2018), and ''Onward'' (2020); and had starring roles in ''The Shack'' (2017), ''Luce'' (2019), and ''Ma'' (2019).

Spencer also had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom ''Mom'' (201315) and a starring role in the Fox teen drama series ''Red Band Society'' (201415). She portrays the lead role in the Apple TV+ drama series ''Truth Be Told'' (2019–present), and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal Madam C. J. Walker in the Netflix limited series ''Self Made'' (2020). As an author, Spencer created the children's book series ''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). Provided by Wikipedia
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