Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

actress, producer, director

Octavia Spencer was born on May 25, 1970 in USA. Octavia Spencer's big-screen debut came with A Time to Kill directed by Joel Schumacher in 1996. Octavia Spencer is known for Onward directed by Dan Scanlon, Tom Holland stars as Ian Lightfoot and Chris Pratt as Barley Lightfoot. Octavia Spencer has got 41 awards and 98 nominations so far. The most recent award Octavia Spencer achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Octavia Spencer plays is Spirited which will be released on Nov 18, 2022.

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera. In 1995, acclaimed director Joel Schumacher changed all that by giving her a small part opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit film A Time to Kill, and Spencer was on her way. In 1996, she teamed up with Bullock again in Bullock's directorial debut of Making Sandwiches, a short film that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.Spencer made her stage debut in Los Angeles and originated the role of "LaSonia" (pronounced lasagna) in famed writer/director Del Shore's, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, starring opposite veteran actors Beth Grant, Dale Dickey and David Steen (2003). The play garnered Spencer and her fellow cast mates critical acclaim and a bevy of awards. Since then, Spencer has continued to see success as an actor in both film and television, working alongside Hollywood's elite. In February 2009, she was lauded by Los Angeles Times publication: The Envelope, for her brief but memorable performance in the Will Smith drama Seven Pounds.

  • Birthday

    May 25, 1970
  • Place of Birth

    Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Known For


41 wins & 98 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame
Image Awards (NAACP)
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special
Winner - Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Winner - Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Winner - Image Award
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Movies & TV Shows

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