Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer is an American actress, producer, and author who is set to portray Madam C.J. Walker in an upcoming American drama web series Self Made set to release on 20th March 2020.

Spencer made her film debut in 1996 from A Time to Kill, where she played Roark’s Nurse. Since her debut, she has appeared in numerous films and TV shows like Sol Goode, Pulse, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Zootopia, Dolittle, and many more. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated at around $12 million.

When Was Octavia Spencer Born On?  

Octavia Lenora Spencer was born on 25th May 1972 in Montgomery, Alabama, the United States of America to Dellsena Spencer. She holds an American nationality and has Afro-American ethnic descent.

Octavia Spencer is an Afro-American actress and producer best known for The HelpImage Source: New York Times
Octavia Spencer is an Afro-American actress and producer best known for The Help

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She went and graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1988. She then majored in English with a double major in journalism and theater at Auburn University at Montgomery.

Fact: Octavia has dyslexia.

How Rich Is The American Actress Octavia? 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Spencer is estimated at around $12 million as of early 2020. She reportedly makes $75 thousand per episode for her role in a television series.

In the United States, an actor makes $19.87 per hour to $37,000 – $67,000 per year. Likewise, a producer can earn around $68,490 to $92,220 per year.

Inside look of Octavia's Toluca Lake house Image Source: Zillow
Inside look of Octavia’s Toluca Lake house 

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She owns a 1,714 square-foot 20s style Spanish house with 3-bedroom and 2-bathroom in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, According to Forbes, she purchased the house for $841,500 back in 2013.

Short Career Highlight

Prior to her acting career, Octavia worked as an intern on the set of The Long Walk Home starring Whoopi Goldberg. She then moved to Los Angeles to try her luck.

The 48-year-old actress made her film debut in 1996 in A Time to Kill. She then appeared in films like Never Been Kissed, Big Momma’s House, Spider-Man, Coach Carter, and several others.

Octavia as Nurse Roark in A Time to KillImage Source: Richi Gallery
Octavia as Nurse Roark in A Time to Kill

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She made her stage debut in Los Angeles in Del Shores’ play The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife in 2003. She grabbed both media and public attention from her role as Kate in the 2008 drama film Seven Pounds.

In 2010, Octavia joined the cast of The Help alongside Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Emma Stone. In the film, she played Minny Jackson and won the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for her performance in the film.

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In 2013, she appeared as Wanda alongside Michael B. Jordan in the American biographical drama film Fruitvale Station which is based on the death of Oscar Grant.

In 2017, she played Zelda Fuller in the romantic dark fantasy film The Shape of Water alongside Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon. Likewise, in 2019, she played Poppy Parnell in a web series Truth Be Told in which she also served as an executive producer.

In January 2020, Octavia voiced Dab-Dab in the fantasy comedy film Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr. and Antonio Banderas. Her upcoming projects include The Witches and Thunder Force.

Octavia is set to play Madam C.J. Walker in the Upcoming series Self MadeImage Source: Indiana Public Media
Octavia is set to play Madam C.J. Walker in the Upcoming series Self Made

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She will portray Madam C.J. Walker in the upcoming biographical drama series entitled Self Made by Netflix. The series is set to premiere on 20th March 2020 and stars Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejojo, and Garrett Morris.

Philanthropic Works

The actress cum author has been involved in various charitable events and foundations. Here is a list of few of them:

  • City Year
  • Heifer International
  • Legacy of Hope Foundation
  • Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation
  • Sierra Club

Is Spencer Dating Anyone? 

Despite her fame and fortune, she prefers a private life and rarely addresses her love life in public. She is currently single.

Spencer with her then-boyfriend Tate TaylorImage Source: Zimbio
Spencer with her then-boyfriend Tate Taylor

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As per various online sources, Octavia was rumored to be in a relationship with Tate Taylor and Josh Hopkins.

Social Media Profile

As of February 2020, Spencer has over 814k followers on Instagram and over 412.2k on Twitter. As per Influencer Marketing Hub, she is estimated to make $2,430 to $4.051 per sponsored post from her Instagram account.