Octavia Spencer

Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress, author, and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two black actresses to have received three Academy Award nominations, the first black actress to receive two consecutive Academy Award nominations in back-to-back years, and the first black actress to receive an Academy Award nomination after previously winning.

May 25, 1972

Place of Birth
Montgomery, Alabama, USA


Known Credits


2019 Ma as Sue Ann
2016 Hidden Figures as Dorothy Vaughn
2018 Small Town Crime as Kelly Banks
2017 The Shack as Papa / Elouisa
2020 Roald Dahl's The Witches as Grandma
2003 Chicken Party as Laqueta Mills
2011 The Help as Minny Jackson
2012 Smashed as Jenny
2008 The Spleenectomy as Nurse
2013 Fruitvale Station as Wanda
2015 Insurgent as Johanna Reyes
2016 The Free World as Linda Workman
2001 The Journeyman as Black Belly
2017 Car Dogs as Mrs. Barrett
2018 A Kid Like Jake as Judy
2019 Luce as Harriet Wilson
------ Thunder Force
------ Invasion
2008 Pretty Ugly People as Mary
2020 Onward as The Manticore (voice)
------ The Heart
2000 American Virgin as Agnes Large
2013 Paradise as Loray
2014 Black or White as Rowena Jeffers
2015 The Great Gilly Hopkins as Miss Harris
2017 Gifted as Roberta Taylor
1997 The Sixth Man as Nativity Watson
2017 The Shape of Water as Zelda Fuller
2007 The Nines as Streetwalker
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film as Dr. Nance
2012 Blues for Willadean as LeSonia Robinson
2001 Everything Put Together as Nurse B
2000 Four Dogs Playing Poker as Waitress
2006 Pulse as Landlady
2009 Herpes Boy as Rochelle
2013 Lost on Purpose as Nurse Keller
2013 Snowpiercer as Tanya
2015 Fathers and Daughters as Dr. Corman
2004 Breakin' All the Rules as Stylist
2010 Small Town Saturday Night as Rhonda Dooley
2018 Instant Family as Karen
2003 Bad Santa as Opal
1999 Never Been Kissed as Cynthia
1999 Sparkler as Wanda
2013 Jesus People as Angel Angelique
2016 Allegiant as Johanna Reyes
2016 Bad Santa 2 as Opal
2001 Follow the Stars Home as Hildy
2001 The Sky is Falling as Nurse #2
2005 Coach Carter as Mrs. Battle
2009 Love at First Hiccup as Mrs. Hambrick
2014 Get on Up as Aunt Honey
2001 Missing Pieces as Elegant Guest (as Octavia L. Spencer)
2016 Zootopia as Mrs. Otterton (voice)
2000 Big Momma's House as Twila
2010 Peep World as Alison
2020 Dolittle as Dab-Dab (voice)
2002 Little John as Waitress
2009 The Soloist as Troubled Woman
1996 Valley Girls as Cheerleader
2003 Sol Goode as Unemployment Clerk
2009 Just Peck as Detention Teacher
2011 Flypaper as Madge Wiggins
1999 Lansky as Evelyn
2000 What Planet Are You From? as Baby Nurse
1999 Being John Malkovich as Woman in Elevator
2002 Spider-Man as Check-In Girl
2020 Superintelligence as Voice of Octavia Spencer (voice)
2005 Beauty Shop as Big Customer
2003 S.W.A.T. as Neighbor in Alley
2008 Seven Pounds as Kate the Home Health Care Nurse
2009 Halloween II as Nurse Daniels
2010 Dinner for Schmucks as Madame Nora
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Security Guard
2005 Pretty Persuasion as Woman
1999 Blue Streak as Shawna
2009 Drag Me to Hell as Bank Co-Worker
1996 A Time to Kill as Roark's Nurse
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters as Martha (voice)
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Octavia - Bookstore
2010 Love and Distrust as Rhonda (Segment 5: Auto Motives)