Octavia Spencer

Born May 25, 1972

Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Minny, the outspoken maid in the 2011 film, The Help, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades including the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on May 25, 1970.


1988 18 Years Old Spencer graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1988, spent two years at Auburn Montgomery studying drama (1988–1989), and received a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. … Read More


2003 33 Years Old In 2003, she made her stage debut in Los Angeles, in Del Shores' play, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, starring opposite veteran actress Beth Grant. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old In 2008, Spencer's brief appearance in Seven Pounds as Kate, Rosario Dawson's home care nurse, garnered her high praise and media attention.
2009 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2009, Entertainment Weekly listed Spencer in its list of 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood.


2010 40 Years Old In August 2010, Spencer joined Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Bryce Dallas Howard in Touchstone and DreamWorks' production of The Help, in which she played the feisty and unflappable domestic Minny Jackson. … Read More
She won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her work in The Help.
2013 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, she appeared alongside Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station, a film chronicling the last day of Oscar Grant, who was killed at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in 2009.
2014 44 Years Old From September 2014 until February 2015, she starred in Steven Spielberg's Fox drama television series Red Band Society.
2015 45 Years Old Spencer co-starred alongside Kevin Costner in drama film Black or White (2014) and co-starred as Johanna Reyes in the second installment of the Divergent series, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, which was released on 20 March 2015. … Read More
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