Octavia Spencer is a popular American actress who is recognized for her role in the film, “The Help”. She is the first black actress to receive two consecutive nominations all over the world. She is also the recipient of several accolades, including an “Academy Award” and a “Golden Globe Award”. Spencer is also an author and a successful producer.
What is Octavia Spencer Famous for?
- Famous as the black actress receiving several awards including “Academy Award” and a “Golden Globe Award”.
Where was Octavia Spencer Born?
Octavia Spencer was born on May 25, 1972, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Her birth name is Octavia Lenora Spencer. Her nationality is American. Spencer belongs to African-American ethnicity while Gemini is her zodiac sign.
Octavia Spencer was born in a large family as she is one of the seven children of her parents. She was raised by her mother, Della Spencer who worked as a maid and handled all situation of her family. Spencer grew up alongside her six siblings under the shield of their mother as their father died when Spencer was just 13. However, her mother died when she was 16.
Spencer attended Jefferson Davis High School and graduated in 1988. Later then, she joined Auburn University at Montgomery and graduated with a major degree in English and a double minor in journalism and theater.
When she was 19, she interned on the set of “The Long Walk Home”.
Octavia Spencer’s Career HIghlights
- Octavia Spencer made her film debut as a nurse in Joel Schumacher’s drama, “A Time to Kill” in 1996.
- Spencer then performed in several films and series one of most appreciated was on Comedy Central’s series, “Halfway Home”, and “Constance Grady”.
- Spencer made her stage debut in Los Angeles, in Del Shores’ play, “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife” in 2003.
- She got her breakthrough career after she played the role of a maid in the 1960s America drama film, “The Help” in 2011. The film earned her several awards.
- In June 2012, Spencer was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- In 2013, she appeared in Ryan Coogler’s biopic “Fruitvale Station”, which earned her the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.
- She then co-starred in the drama film, “Black or White”(2014), in series, “The Divergent Series: Insurgent”(2015) and reprised the role in “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”(2016).
- In 2016, she starred in African-American related film, “Hidden Figures” alongside Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae. The film earned her a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.
- In 2017, Spencer co-starred alongside Sally Hawkins in the dark fantasy drama film, “The Shape of Water”. The film even earned the Oscar Award.
- Spencer also appeared as the starring role in the film, “A Kid Like Jake” and “Instant Family” in 2018 and “Luce” in 2019.
- The same year, she starred and worked as executive producer in the Apple TV+ drama series, “Truth Be Told”.
- In 2020, Spencer played a voice character as Dab-Dab, in the fantasy comedy film, “Dolittle” and also in “Onward”.
- On March 20, 2020, Spencer’s starred Netflix biographical limited series, “Self Made” was released.
- Her upcoming projects include comedy films, “The Witches” and “Thunder Force”.
Who is Octavia Spencer Married to?
The 47 years old actress, Octavia Spencer is currently single. She hasn’t been linked with any man or in any relationship to date.
What is the Net Worth of Octavia Spencer?
Octavia Spencer has been in the entertainment industry for more than 25 years now and thus earning quite a more number of money through her several hit movies and series. Spencer has managed to amass a fortune worth million dollars through her hundreds of projects and also from her other profession as an author and producer.
Her estimated net worth is around $12 million while her salary per episode is estimated to be $75k. With all her fortune and properties, she has been living quite a luxurious lifestyle.
How Tall is Octavia Spencer?
Octavia Spencer is a beautiful lady in her late 40s. Spencer has an average bulky body physique. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 2inch.(1.57m) while her body weighs around 69kg(150lbs). She has a dark chocolaty complexion with black hair and brown eyes.