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Octavia Spencer

Born: 1970

Biography

Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1970) is an American actress, author, and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two black actresses to have received three Academy Award nominations, the first black actress to receive two consecutive Academy Award nominations in back-to-back years, and the first black actress to receive an Academy Award nomination after previously winning.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Resources

Movies

Being John Malkovich

Woman in Elevator in Being John Malkovich

Spider-Man

Check-In Girl in Spider-Man

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Middle-Aged Woman in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Bad Santa

Opal in Bad Santa

Seven Pounds

Kate the Home Health Care Nurse in Seven Pounds

Never Been Kissed

Cynthia in Never Been Kissed

Sol Goode

Unemployment Clerk in Sol Goode

Coach Carter

Mrs. Battle in Coach Carter

Halloween II

Nurse Daniels in Halloween II

Pretty Ugly People

Mary in Pretty Ugly People

Big Momma's House

Twila in Big Momma's House

Pulse

Landlady in Pulse

The Nines

Streetwalker in The Nines

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Janine in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

Beauty Shop

Big Customer in Beauty Shop

Love at First Hiccup

Mrs. Hambrick in Love at First Hiccup

American Virgin

Agnes Large in American Virgin

Just Peck

Detention Teacher in Just Peck

Dinner for Schmucks

Madame Nora in Dinner for Schmucks

Drag Me to Hell

Bank Co-Worker in Drag Me to Hell

The Help

Minny Jackson in The Help

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Ayisha Lebaron in Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Smashed

Jenny in Smashed

The Spleenectomy

Nurse in The Spleenectomy

Little John

Waitress in Little John

Paradise

Loray in Paradise

Fruitvale Station

Wanda in Fruitvale Station

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Dr. Nance in Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Herpes Boy

Rochelle in Herpes Boy

Lost on Purpose

Nurse Keller in Lost on Purpose

Sparkler

Wanda in Sparkler

Get on Up

Aunt Honey in Get on Up

Snowpiercer

Tanya in Snowpiercer

Jesus People

Angel Angelique in Jesus People

Flypaper

Madge Wiggins in Flypaper

Blues for Willadean

LeSonia Robinson in Blues for Willadean

Insurgent

Johanna Reyes in Insurgent

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy

Narrator (voice) in Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy

Black or White

Rowena Jeffers in Black or White

Zootopia

Mrs. Otterton (voice) in Zootopia

The Great Gilly Hopkins

Miss Harris in The Great Gilly Hopkins

The Free World

Linda Workman in The Free World

Allegiant

Johanna Reyes in Allegiant

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Security Guard in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Fathers and Daughters

Dr. Corman in Fathers and Daughters

Gifted

Roberta Taylor in Gifted

Hidden Figures

Dorothy Vaughan in Hidden Figures

Small Town Crime

Kelly Banks in Small Town Crime

Blue Streak

Shawna in Blue Streak

The Shack

Papa / Elouisa in The Shack

Bad Santa 2

Opal in Bad Santa 2

A Time to Kill

Roark's Nurse in A Time to Kill

The Sixth Man

Nativity Watson in The Sixth Man

Lansky

Evelyn in Lansky

Everything Put Together

Nurse B in Everything Put Together

Missing Pieces

Elegant Guest (as Octavia L. Spencer) in Missing Pieces

What Planet Are You From?

Baby Nurse in What Planet Are You From?

Four Dogs Playing Poker

Waitress in Four Dogs Playing Poker

The Journeyman

Black Belly in The Journeyman

Follow the Stars Home

Hildy in Follow the Stars Home

The Sky is Falling

Nurse #2 in The Sky is Falling

S.W.A.T.

Neighbor in Alley in S.W.A.T.

Breakin' All the Rules

Stylist in Breakin' All the Rules

Pretty Persuasion

Woman in Pretty Persuasion

The Soloist

Troubled Woman in The Soloist

Small Town Saturday Night

Rhonda Dooley in Small Town Saturday Night

Peep World

Alison in Peep World

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Martha (voice) in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Car Dogs

Mrs. Barrett in Car Dogs

The Shape of Water

Zelda Fuller in The Shape of Water

A Kid Like Jake

Judy in A Kid Like Jake

Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School

Dr. Evilini in Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School

Luce

Harriet Wilson in Luce

Untitled Holiday Comedy Project

in Untitled Holiday Comedy Project

Ma

Sue Ann in Ma

Instant Family

Karen in Instant Family

Onward

The Manticore (voice) in Onward

Roald Dahl's The Witches

Grandma in Roald Dahl's The Witches

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Self in Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Thunder Force

Emily Stanton in Thunder Force

The Heart

in The Heart

Dolittle

Dab-Dab (voice) in Dolittle

Chicken Party

Laqueta Mills in Chicken Party

Encounter

Hattie Hayes in Encounter

Love and Distrust

Rhonda (segment "Auto Motives") in Love and Distrust

Valley Girls

Cheerleader in Valley Girls

Superintelligence

Voice of Octavia Spencer (voice) in Superintelligence

Spirited

Kimberly in Spirited

The Quest for Sleep

Narrator in The Quest for Sleep

Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

Self in Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

Nobody Nothing Nowhere

in Nobody Nothing Nowhere

Becoming bell hooks

in Becoming bell hooks

Tow

in Tow

The Smurfs Musical

(voice) in The Smurfs Musical

TV Shows

Titus

in Titus

The Big Bang Theory

Octavia in The Big Bang Theory

Malcolm in the Middle

Cashier in Malcolm in the Middle

Wizards of Waverly Place

Dr. Evilini in Wizards of Waverly Place

Halfway Home

in Halfway Home

Just Shoot Me!

in Just Shoot Me!

ER

Maria Jones in ER

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

in The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

Dollhouse

Professor Janack in Dollhouse

Presidio Med

in Presidio Med

Medium

Jurist in Medium

Drunk History

Harriet Tubman in Drunk History

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Sherry in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

The Chronicle

Ruby Rydell in The Chronicle

CSI: NY

Child Welfare Rep in CSI: NY

Cavemen

in Cavemen

Dharma & Greg

Gloria in Dharma & Greg

Moesha

in Moesha

The X-Files

Nurse in The X-Files

LAX

in LAX

Becker

Ticket Woman in Becker

Roswell

Nurse in Roswell

Ugly Betty

Constance Grady in Ugly Betty

Grounded for Life

in Grounded for Life

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Elegant guest in Hallmark Hall of Fame

Chicago Hope

in Chicago Hope

Mom

Regina Tompkins in Mom

Red Band Society

Nurse Jackson in Red Band Society

Truth Be Told

Poppy Parnell in Truth Be Told

The Goldbergs

Felicia (voice) in The Goldbergs

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

black-ish

Octavia Spencer in black-ish

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

American Dad!

Shonteeva (voice) in American Dad!

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Self in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker in Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Self in Off Camera with Sam Jones

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Raising the Bar

Arvina Watkins in Raising the Bar

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hildy in Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

Waitress in Hallmark Hall of Fame

Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

Team Martha in Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

Truth Be Told

Poppy Scoville in Truth Be Told

30 Rock

Octavia Spencer in 30 Rock

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Lost Women of Highway 20

Host in Lost Women of Highway 20

The Jennifer Hudson Show

Self in The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

in The Kelly Clarkson Show

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Untitled Tessa Coates Action-Adventure Series

Debbie in Untitled Tessa Coates Action-Adventure Series

The Santa Stories

Detective Grinchauser in The Santa Stories

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Self - Guest in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

The Oscars

Self - Presenter in The Oscars

To Tell the Truth

Self - Panelist in To Tell the Truth

Entertainment Tonight

Self in Entertainment Tonight

Young Sheldon

Officer Rhonda Tomasson in Young Sheldon

Standoff

Rapid Air Clerk in Standoff