Born: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Octavia Lenora Spencer was born on the 25th of May, 1972. She is an American actress and author who made her film debut in A Time to Kill. Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred as Minny Jackson in the Civil Rights film drama The Help, for which she won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her critically acclaimed performance in Fruitvale Station (2013) got her the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received Academy Award, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Dorothy Vaughan in Hidden Figures. She ha also received acclaim for her work in Get on Up, Black or White, Smashed, Snowpiercer, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and Zootopia.
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