Octavia Lenora Spencer born in Montgomery, Alabama, the US on May 25, 1972, is an author and American actress. Spencer has six siblings which include her sisters named Areka and Rosa. Her mother’s name is Dellsena Spenser who died in the year 1988 and worked as a maid when she was alive. Jefferson Davis High School was the school from where Spencer has completed her graduation in the year 1988. She has also studied at Auburn University and has a Bachelor’s degree in
Liberal Arts. Spencer has worked on the set of “The Long Walk Home,” at the age of 19. The film has an actor named Whoopi Goldberg Her debut film name was- “A Time to Kill” in which she played the role of a nurse based on John Grisham’s book. In 2011, she acted in the period film named “
The Help” as Minny Jackson for which she became popular.
The film was Directed, written and produced by Tate Taylor and produced by
Chris Columbus, Brunson Green and
Michael Barnathan and also won many Awards for this like BAFTA, SAG, Golden Globe and many others. Spencer had also started a book series for children named The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit in 2013 and The Sweetest Heist in History in 2015 as an Author. She has also done many other movies like Big Momma’s House, Never been kissed, Bad Santa, Spider-Man, Pretty Ugly People, Coach Carter, etc. She has also made many guest experiences on TV shows like “Raising the Bar,”
The Big Bang Theory, Crime Scene Investigation, 30 Rock, etc. She has also appeared on a short film named “The Captain” which received the coveted Reel Poetry Award by the CICFF.
In the year 2014, Spencer acted in the drama film named Black or White alongside
Kevin Costner. She also starred in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent released in the year 2015 as Johanna Reyes. She has also worked in animated films. Her first animated film name was Zootopia by Disney in which she played the role of Mrs. Otterton. In the year 2016, she again won an Award for Best Supporting Actress which was an Academy Award for her role in the movie named Hidden figures which was a film about mathematicians of Africa-America at NASA. She has won the award of the same category earlier also for her role of Minny Jackson. She also received an Award for Best Supporting Actress which was a National Award for the film named
Fruitvale Station released in 2013. In 2017 also she received the Academy Award, SAG, etc. for the movie named Hidden figures released in 2016.