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Octavia Spencer is an American actress with a net worth of $6 million dollars. Produced in Montgomery, Alabama, Octavia Spencer graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Liberal Arts. She began her professional performing career in the mid-90s, appearing in the film “A Time to Kill”. Ever since then, she has gone back and forth between picture and television roles fairly successfully. Her television projects have included guest starring roles on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Wizards of Waverly Place”, “Grounded for Life”, “ER”, “Titus”, and “Becker”, among many others.

Octavia Spencer Net Worth $6 Million Dollars

Entertainment Weekly ranked her as one among the 25 Most Humorous Actresses in Hollywood in 2009. Entertainment Weekly performance in the film, “The Help” has won numerous honors, including a SAG Award and also a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Entertainment has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, also.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Worst Week2009TV SeriesNurse
Next of Kin2008/IGrace
Seven Pounds2008Kate (Home Health Care Nurse)
Faux Baby2008TV SeriesRobyn
The Big Bang Theory2008TV SeriesOctavia
The Spleenectomy2008ShortNurse
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesSherry
Pretty Ugly People2008Mary
Wizards of Waverly Place2008TV SeriesDr. Evilini
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman2006-2007TV SeriesCheryl / Female Security Guard
Halfway Home2007TV SeriesSerenity Johnson
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesConstance Grady
The Nines2007Streetwalker / Pedestrian
Standoff2006TV SeriesRapid Air Clerk
Pulse2006/ILandlady (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Huff2006TV SeriesDemetria
Medium2005TV SeriesJurist
Wannabe2005/ILady Chanet Janney Jones
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesChild Welfare Rep
LAX2004-2005TV SeriesFlight Attendant
Beauty Shop2005Big Customer
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous2005Octavia - Bookstore
NYPD Blue2002-2005TV SeriesEleanor Jackson / Dawna Cahill
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School2005Ayisha Lebaron
Pretty Persuasion2005Woman
Coach Carter2005Mrs. Battle
Breakin' All the Rules2004Stylist (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!2004Janine
Bad Santa2003Opal (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Chicken Party2003ShortLaqueta Mills
S.W.A.T.2003Neighbor in Alley (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde2003Security Guard (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Sol Goode2003Unemployment Clerk (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Presidio Med2002TV SeriesSheryl Washington
Titus2001-2002TV SeriesMs. Alice Hays / Ms. Hays
Little John2002TV MovieWaitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Spider-Man2002Check-In Girl
The Chronicle2001-2002TV SeriesRuby Rydell
Dharma & Greg2001TV SeriesGloria
The Sky Is Falling2001Nurse #2
Follow the Stars Home2001TV MovieHildy (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Grounded for Life2001TV SeriesAdmitting Nurse
The Journeyman2001Black Belly (as Octavia Spenser)
City of Angels2000TV SeriesNurse Bernice
Malcolm in the Middle2000TV SeriesCashier
Becker2000TV SeriesTicket Woman
Four Dogs Playing Poker2000Waitress (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Big Momma's House2000Twila (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Just Shoot Me!2000TV SeriesNurse
Auto Motives2000ShortRhonda
What Planet Are You From?2000Baby Nurse (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Missing Pieces2000TV MovieElegant Guest (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesHannah
Everything Put Together2000Nurse B (as Octavia L. Spencer)
The X-Files1999TV SeriesNurse
Roswell1999TV SeriesNurse
Chicago Hope1999TV SeriesNurse Jane
Blue Streak1999Shawna (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Being John Malkovich1999Woman in Elevator (as Octavia L. Spencer)
American Virgin1999Agnes Large
L.A. Doctors1999TV SeriesBus Driver
Never Been Kissed1999Cynthia (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Lansky1999TV MovieEvelyn the Maid (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Brimstone1999TV SeriesDuty Nurse
ER1998TV SeriesMaria Jones
To Have & to Hold1998TV SeriesClerk
Moesha1998TV SeriesGloria
Making Sandwiches1998Short uncredited
Sparkler1997Wanda
413 Hope St.1997TV SeriesJob Counselor #1
The Sixth Man1997Nativity Watson (as Octavia L. Spencer)
A Time to Kill1996Roark's Nurse
The Divergent Series: Ascendant2017TV Movie pre-productionJohanna Reyes
Gifted2017completedRoberta Taylor
The Shack2017post-productionPapa / Elouisa
Small Town Crime2017post-productionKelly Banks
The Shape of Water2017post-production
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly OperationsannouncedJenny (voice)
Hidden Figures2016Dorothy Vaughan
Bad Santa 22016Opal
Car Dogs2016Mrs. Barrett
Allegiant2016Johanna
The Great Gilly Hopkins2016Miss Harris
Zootopia2016Mrs. Otterton (voice)
The Free World2016Linda Workman
Mom2013-2015TV SeriesRegina
Fathers & Daughters2015Dr. Corman
Drunk History2015TV SeriesHarriet Tubman
Break a Hip2015TV SeriesDr. Trekman
Insurgent2015Johanna
Red Band Society2014-2015TV SeriesNurse Jackson
Black or White2014Rowena Jeffers
Get on Up2014Aunt Honey
Paradise2013/ILoray
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters2013Martha (voice)
Snowpiercer2013Tanya
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film2013TV MovieDr. Nance
American Dad!2013TV SeriesShonteeva
Lost on Purpose2013Nurse Keller
Fruitvale Station2013Wanda
Blues for Willadean2012LaSonia Robinson
The Perfect Fit2012ShortShy Girl
Smashed2012Jenny
Girls! Girls! Girls!2011
The Help2011Minny Jackson
Flypaper2011Madge
Family Practice2011TV MovieHelen Overby
Peep World2010Alison
Dinner for Schmucks2010Madame Nora - Pet Psychic
Hawthorne2010TV SeriesEmily Tomkins
Small Town Saturday Night2010Rhonda Dooley
Raising the Bar2009TV SeriesArvina Watkins
Herpes Boy2009Rochelle
Love at First Hiccup2009Mrs. Hambrick
Halloween II2009Nurse Daniels
Just Peck2009Detention Teacher
The Soloist2009Troubled Woman
Jesus People: The Movie2009Angel Angelique
Dollhouse2009TV SeriesProfessor Janack
Drag Me to Hell2009Bank Co-Worker

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Town Crime2017executive producer post-production
Fruitvale Station2013co-executive producer
The Unforgiving Minute2010Short producer
The Captain2008/IDocumentary short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unforgiving Minute2010Short
The Captain2008/IDocumentary short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unforgiving Minute2010Short
The Captain2008/IDocumentary short screenplay

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom and Huck1995extras casting - as Octavia L. Spencer
The Grass Harp1995extras casting

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mom2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Red Band Society2014TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jesus People: The Movie2009musician

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Time to Kill1996staff assistant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rising Sun2012Short special thanks
The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2012-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2017TV SeriesHerself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Red Band Society / Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2017TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHerself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 10th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Insurgent: The Peter Hayes Story2015Video shortHerself
Insurgent Unlocked: The Ultimate Behind the Scenes Access2015Video documentaryHerself
Shades of Gray: Making Black or White2015Video documentary shortHerself
The View2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
IMDb: What to Watch2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Glory
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot2015Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Conan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2013TV SeriesHerself
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy2013DocumentaryNarrator
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
30 Rock2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2012 Writers Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Oprah's Oscar Special2012TV SpecialHerself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Tavis Smiley2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Movie Talk with Peter Bart2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Días de cine2011TV SeriesHerself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHerself
The Big Picture2011TV SeriesHerself
The Biggest Schmucks in the World2011Video shortHerself
The Room2006TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Black & White
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesLoray in 'Paradise'
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011TV Series documentaryNurse Daniels

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressBlack or White (2014)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesCall Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
2013NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2012OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Help (2011)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Help (2011)
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012Woman of the YearElle Women in Hollywood Awards
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Nelsan Ellis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Sissy Spacek
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Cicely Tyson
· Mike Vogel
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Help (2011)
2012NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Sissy Spacek
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Cicely Tyson
· Mike Vogel
2012Breakthrough Performance AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Help (2011)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Help (2011)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Sissy Spacek
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Cicely Tyson
· Mike Vogel
2011AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Sissy Spacek
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Cicely Tyson
· Mike Vogel
2011Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Jessica Chastain
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Cicely Tyson
· Sissy Spacek
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Mary Steenburgen
2011NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Allison Janney
· Mary Steenburgen
· Mike Vogel
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Jessica Chastain
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Viola Davis
· Cicely Tyson
· Emma Stone
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Sissy Spacek
2011NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, Motion PictureThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Jessica Chastain
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Cicely Tyson
· Mike Vogel
· Sissy Spacek
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Mary Steenburgen
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Jessica Chastain
· Cicely Tyson
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Chris Lowell
· Mike Vogel
· Mary Steenburgen
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsWomen's Work/Best EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Aunjanue Ellis
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Jessica Chastain
· Allison Janney
· Viola Davis
· Cicely Tyson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleHidden Figures (2016)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureSnowpiercer (2013)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesRed Band Society (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureGet on Up (2014)
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Actress in a New TV Series
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2014AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, Motion PictureFruitvale Station (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureFruitvale Station (2013)
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressSmashed (2012)
2013DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2013HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2013SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2013WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressFruitvale Station (2013)
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceThe Help (2011)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Viola Davis
· Sissy Spacek
· Mary Steenburgen
· Mike Vogel
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Jessica Chastain
· Cicely Tyson
· Aunjanue Ellis
2012IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsSupporting Actress of the YearThe Help (2011)
2012OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2012Festival PrizeSoHo International Film FestivalBest Showcase Short FilmThe Unforgiving Minute (2010)
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Help (2011)
2011CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearThe Help (2011)
2011HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Help (2011)
2011Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Help (2011)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Help (2011)


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#Fact
1Was the 139th actress to receive an Academy Award for one of the two actress categories, either Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress; she won the Best Supporting Actress Award for The Help (2011) at The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) on February 26, 2012.
2Graduated from Auburn University.
3Between 1996 and 2013, Spencer has played a nurse at least 16 different times, including in movies such as A Time to Kill (1996) and Seven Pounds (2008), as a regular on the TV show City of Angels (2000) and in guest spots on shows like Chicago Hope (1994), "The X-Files" and Roswell (1999).
4Is good friends with Melissa McCarthy.
5Is one of 6 African-American actresses to win the Oscar in a competitive category. The others in chronological order are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (1990), Halle Berry for Monster's Ball (2001), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006) and Mo'Nique for Precious (2009).
6Is one of 11 actresses to win the Critic's Choice Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar in the same year, winning for The Help (2011). The others to achieve this are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014) and 'Julianne Moore' for Still Alice (2014).
7In April 2009, she was named one of the '25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood' by Entertainment Weekly.

#Quote
1Meeting Oprah Winfrey, I cried like a baby. Meeting Steven Spielberg, I cried like a baby. Meeting Denzel Washington, I gushed like a crazy woman.
2You can't rest on your laurels. Because if you go in there and stink up the room, they go, 'They gave that one an Oscar?'
3[on her role as an alcoholic teacher in 'Smashed'] The subject matter is so relevant.People have been having issues with substance abuse since the dawn of time, I imagine, since they started fermenting fruit and vegetables, for God's sake. It was definitely an enlightening part to play. I'll say that I don't think you can throw a stone and not come in contact with someone who knows someone or has problems with substance abuse.
4I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, 'Maybe I want to be an actor'. And she said, 'Maybe not that'.
5[on 'Smashed'] To say we did it on a shoestring budget would be putting it mildly. We did it on a dental-floss budget.
6I was not a Girl Scout, but I try to be very prepared. I triple-Spanx!

#Trademark
1Her gap-toothed smile.

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