Who is Octavia Spencer?
Octavia Spencer is an American actress, producer and writer and she is famously known for her role as Rhonda Dooley in the 2009 movie Small Town Saturday Night and as Madge Wiggins in the 2011 movie Flypaper and she is one of the few black women to have received three Academy Award nominations and she has also starred in other movies and television series such as A Kid Like Jake, Green Book and Chicago Hope.
Biography and Education
Octavia Spencer was born Octavia Lenora Spencer on the 25th of May, 1972, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States and she was born to her mother Dellsena Spencer, who worked as a maid and to her father named Wellington Spencer and she grew up with six siblings.
Octavia Spencer attended Jefferson Davis High School and graduated in 1998; she later enrolled at Auburn University at Montgomery and graduated with a major in English and a double minor in journalism and theatre studies.
Movies and Career
Octavia Spencer has starred in movies such as A time to kill in 1996, The 6th man and sparkler in 1997, Never been kisses, Being John Malkovich and Blue Streak in 1999, The Sky is falling, everything out together, American Virgin, What planet are you from?, Auto Motives, Big Momma’s House and Four Dogs playing poker in 2000, Sol Goode and The Journeyman in 2001, Spider-man in 2002, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, S.W.A.T., Chicken Party and Bad Santa in 2003, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! And Breakin’ All the Rules in 2004, Coach Carter, Pretty Persuasion, Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Beauty Shop and Wannabe in 2005, Pulse in 2006, The Nines in 2007, Next of Kin, Pretty Ugly People, The Spleenectomy and Seven Pounds in 2008, The First Time, Drag me to hell, Jesus People: The Movie, The Soloist, Just Peck, Halloween II, Herpes Boy and Small Town Saturday Night in 2009, Dinner for Schmucks in 2010, The Help , Peep World and Flypaper in 2011, Blues for Willadean and Smashed in 2012, Lost on Purpose and Snowpiercer in 2013, Get on up in 2014, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Black or White, The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Fathers and Daughters in 2015, Zootopia, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, The Free World, Bad Santa 2 and Hidden Figures in 2016, The Shack, Small Town Crime, Gifted and The Shape of Water in 2017, A Kid Like Jake, Green Book and Instant Family in 2018, Luce and Ma in 2019, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Onward and The Witches in 2020 and many more.
She has also starred in television series and shows such as 413 Hope St. in 1997, Moesha in 1998, Brimstone in 1999, Missing Pieces in 2000, Grounded for Life in 2001, Presidio Med in 2002, CSI: NY in 2005, Huff in 2006, Ugly Betty in 2007, The Big Bang Theory in 2009, Hawthorne in 2013, Saturday Night Live in 2017, Black-ish in 2019, Truth be told in 2020 and many more.
Awards and Nominations
Octavia Spencer won the best supporting actress at the 2012 Academy Awards, she won the best actress in a supporting role at the 2012 BAFTA Awards, she won the best supporting actress in a motion picture at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, she won the outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, she won the best ensemble at the 2017 African American Film Critics’ Awards, she won the best supporting actress at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, she won the best supporting actress at the 2011 Black Film Critics Circle, she was nominated for best supporting actress at the 2013 Black Reel Awards, and over the years, she has won many more awards and nominated for many more.
Octavia Spencer was born to her father named Wellington Spencer and to her mother Dellsena Spencer and she grew up with six siblings, who are four brothers and two sisters named Rosa Spencer and Areka Spencer.
Spouse / Husband
Octavia Spencer prefers to keep much of her personal life away from the public, but she was reportedly in a relationship with a man named Haki Liam.
Octavia Spencer was raised in a Christian household; therefore, she is a Christian by religion.
Height, Weight and Personal Looks
Octavia Spencer stands at a height of 5ft 2inches, she weighs 74kg, she is dark skin-colored, has black hair color and dark brown eye color.
Zodiac Sign and Birthday
Octavia Spencer was born on the 25th of May, 1972, therefore, her zodiac sign is Gemini and she celebrates her birthday on the 25th of May each year.
Octavia Spencer’s hometown is Montgomery, Alabama, United States, as she was born and raised there.
Social Media Presence
Spencer is very active on social media, as of recent, she has accumulated over 200,000 Twitter followers and she is also active on a host of other social media networks.
Controversies, rumors and legal issues
Since rising to fame in 1996, Spencer hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.
Octavia Spencer’s real name or full name is Octavia Lenora Spencer.
Octavia and her family currently reside in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Octavia is of America nationality and black ethnicity.
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Octavia Spencer Net Worth and Salary
Octavia Spencer net worth is estimated to be $20 million and she earns over $2 million as salary annually and her net worth accumulated due to the success in her career as an actress, author and producer and for starring in movies such as Pretty Ugly People and Zootopia.
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