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Octavia Spencer Biography


Facts of Octavia Spencer Biography

OccupationActress, Television Personality, Author
Body measurement68 kg
Networth$12 million
EducationJefferson David High SchoolAuburn University
Place of birthMontgomery, Alabama

Octavia Lenora Spencer better known as Octavia Spencer is an America actress, film producer, and author. Being one of two black actresses to have received three Academy Awards nominations, she is notable for roles in movies and series like: The Help, Fruitvale Station, The Divergent Series, The Shape of Water and many more.


As of 2019, her net worth is approximately $12 million as well as has a reported salary of $75,000 per episode. Talking about her personal life, she has expressed her decision not to have children. To know everything in detail about her personal life, professional career, net worth, and many more scroll down. 

Octavia Spencer Net Worth, Salary, Income, Earning

Not only recognization but Octavia Spencer has summoned great fortune through her acting career. Active in Hollywood film industry since 1996, she has given numbers of hit movies and TV series. Furthermore, her 2011 movie, The Help, reportedly grossed over $169.0 million in the U.S. and over $200.0 million worldwide.

Likewise, her most recent movie, Instant Family grossed $75,094,672 worldwide against its production budget of $48 million. Apart from movies, the actress is reported to earn $75,000 per episode. 

Additionally, being an author she is sure to add the good sum to her net worth. As of 2019, she has a jaw-dropping net worth of $12 million, including her all income and properties. 

Also, she owns $841,500 Spanish-style home in Los Angeles. The 1,714 square-foot home is relatively small for a celebrity, but the house was built in 1927, giving it that old charm you may not find in modern architecture. The three-bedroom and two bathroom house is located in Toluca Lake and stands pretty with vines growing in the front yard.

Is Octavia Spencer Married? Know about her Husband and Children. 

When it comes to her personal life, Octavia, 43 years old, is a quite confidential person. In past years, she was rumored to be dating director of "The Help," Tate Taylor. But the rumor cooled down after there was no concrete proof. Furthermore, she is also a close friend of Josh Hopkins, an American Actor.

[ CAPTION:  Octavia Spencer at the Opening Ceremony of The Oscar ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]
Additionally, Spencer is not your typical lady who strives to balance her professional career and personal life. She admitted motherhood is not something she will experience as she has decided not to have children or to get married.
Octavia's interviews about her relationship status and plans for children provide clear hints that she is opting to choose her profession over a family life with husband and children. 

Octavia Spencer Acting Career

Octavia started her career at the age of nineteen, working as an intern in the movie "The Long Walk Home" as Whoopi Goldberg. In the year 1996, she made her debut in Joel Schumacher's film "A Time To Kill" as a nurse, starring alongside Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, and Kevin Spacey.

Since then she has appeared in "Never Been Kissed," "Big Momma's House," "Bad Santa," "Spider-Man," "Coach Carter," and "Pretty Ugly People."

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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.


[ CAPTION: Octavia Spencer as DMV employee in "The Big Bang Theory ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]
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 Spencer as an Author

Octavia Spencer is also an author. She published her book "The Case Of The Time- Capsule Bandit" in 2013. On 31st March 2015, she published another book named "The Sweetest Heist In History."

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Octavia Spencer Awards and Achievements

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 the best supporting actress for her work in the film.

[ CAPTION: Octavia Spencer receiving Oscar Award in 2012 for best ][ SOURCE: Pinterest ]

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 the Oscar Award Ceremony.

Octavia Spencer Early Life and Education 

Octavia Lenora Spencer was born on 25th May 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 Spencer Facts

  • Born on 25th May 1972, Spencer is 56 years old.
  • Her father died when she was thirteen.
  • She is suffering from dyslexia.
  • She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 66 kg.
  • Her body measures at 39-30-40 inches. 
Updated On Mon Sep 03 2018 Published On Wed May 10 2017 By rajan

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