A Golden Globe Award and Oscar Award Winner for supporting actress, Octavia Spencer is best known for her role in “The Help” as Minny Jackson. She is recognized as American actress and author. Her popularity rises to the optimum level after she played Dorothy Vaughan in the drama “Hidden Figures.”
Octavia Lenora Spencer was born on May 25, 1972, in Montgomery, Alabama. She is the youngest of six siblings. Her mother, Annick Beau was Catholic (French descent), and her father was Jewish. Octavia was raised Catholic and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
She attended Jefferson David High School and graduated in 1988. She took drama classes for two years after graduation until 1989. She joined Auburn University for a bachelor degree in Liberal Arts.
Octavia started her career at the age of nineteen, where she interned in the movie “The Long Walk Home” as Whoopi Goldberg. Then after she debuted in Joel Schumacher’s “A Time To Kill” as a nurse. Since then she has appeared in “Never Been Kissed,” “Big Momma’s House,” “Bad Santa,” “Spider-Man,” “Coach Carter,” and “Pretty Ugly People.”
In 2003, Octavia made a stage debut in Los Angeles in Del Sher’s Play, “The Trials and Tribulation of a Trailer Trash Housewife.” It was her one and only stage performances in play.
She has appeared in television series as a guest artist in” Raising The Bar,” CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Becker, Dharma & Greg and so on. She also appeared in short movie “The Captain” which was honored by the CICFF as the finalist for the “Real Poetry Award.”
Octavia was nominated for various awards and was critically acclaimed from the movie “The Help,” where she portrayed the character of Minny Jackson. She won a BAFTA for best supporting actress for her work in the film.
In 2012, Octavia was awarded the most prestigious honor Oscar Award for the movie “The Help,” directed by Tate Taylor. She got a standing ovation at award function during her speech in Oscar Award Ceremony.
Octavia, 43 years old, doesn’t have any boyfriend and is currently single. She is focussing on her career only. However, in past years, she was rumored to be dating director of “The Help,” Tate Taylor. She is also a close friend of Josh Hopkins, an American Actor.
Octavia Spencer is also an author. She published her book “The Case Of The Time- Capsule Bandit” in 2013. On March 31, 2015, she published another book named “The Sweetest Heist In History.”
Octavia Spencer has contributed as an American Actress and television personality. She is also an author, and her books are sold at average range worldwide. The hard-working actress has net worth approximately $6 million, accumulating salary of $75 thousand per episode in average and other various sources of income.
Last modified: May 10, 2017
Published on: May 10, 2017
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