Born and raised in Alabama, Octavia Spencer landed her first acting role while working behind the scenes of 1996’s A Time to Kill.In 1995, Spencer landed her first on-screen role in A Time to Kill, a film adaptation of the popular John Grisham novel. Undeterred, Spencer took acting classes to improve herself. Her hard work paid off with small film roles and television guest spots on such shows as ER and The X-Files. In 2000, Spencer appeared in her first television series, City of Angels, with Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox and Viola Davis. The medical drama only lasted for a season. Next Spencer tried science fiction with another short-lived series The Chronicle.In 2003, Spencer appeared in Taylor’s well-received short comedic film Chicken Party with Allison Janney and Melissa McCarthy.
Height: 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Weight: 66 kg or 145.5 pounds
Shoe size: 8
Dress size: 14
Bra size: 34E
Measurements: 39-30-40 in or 99-76-102 cm
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Name: Octavia Lenora Spencer
Nickname: Octavia L. Spencer
Date of Birth: May 25, 1970
Place of Birth: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Education: Auburn University
Awards and Honors: –
Hobbies and Interests: Music
Favorite Color: Brown
Favorite Food: Collard greens or butter beans
Favorite Music: Bjork
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress: Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Perfume: Ermenidis
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Favorite TV Show: Scandal, Modern Family
- When she was 19-year-old, Spencer interned on the sets of a Whoopi Goldberg movie titled The Long Walk Home (1990).
- Octavia is good friends with American actress Melissa McCarthy.
- She has portrayed the character of a nurse over 16 times from 1996 to 2013.
- The actress got an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012.
- In 2014, Octavia Spencer got awarded $940,000 after winning a legal suit that she had filed against Sensa Products, Inc. for not paying her for an advertisement.
- Octavia has stage fright.
- She lent her voice to the character of Mrs. Otterton in Disney’s 2016 movie Zootopia.
- The actress was listed amongst the 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly in April 2009.
- She is among the 11 actresses who have won an Academy Award, Critic’s Choice Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and a Screen Actors in one year. Octavia won the awards for her 2011 movie The Help.
- She ranks among the 7 African-American actresses who have won an Academy Award in a competitive category.
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