Octavia Spencer

Highest Rated: 97% Zootopia (2016)
Birthday: May 25, 1972
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Alabama native Octavia Spencer was working as part of the crew for the 1996 thriller A Time to Kill when she was handed the chance of a lifetime: Director Joel Schumacher thought she was right for a small role in the film, and Spencer's acting career was born. In addition to honing her craft on the professional stages of Los Angeles, Spencer continued to act on screen, appearing in a multitude of projects, including Never Been Kissed, Blue Streak, Big Momma's House, Dinner for Schmucks, and Peep World. Spencer also became a familiar TV face, with starring and recurring roles on LAX, Ugly Betty, Halfway Home, and Raising the Bar. A major boon for Spencer arrived in 2011 when, after 15 years in the industry, her performance in the critically acclaimed period movie The Help earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle Dab-Dab 2020
93% Luce Actor 2019
No Score Yet Ma Sue Ann 2019
81% Instant Family Actor 2018
53% A Kid Like Jake Judy 2018
76% Small Town Crime Kelly Banks Executive Producer 2018
92% The Shape of Water Zelda $57.4M 2017
No Score Yet Car Dogs Mrs. Barrett 2017
20% The Shack Papa $57.4M 2017
93% Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan $169.4M 2017
23% Bad Santa 2 Opal $17.7M 2016
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins Miss Harris 2016
47% The Free World Linda Workman 2016
28% Fathers And Daughters Dr. Corman 2016
11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant Johanna 2016
97% Zootopia Mrs. Otterton $341.3M 2016
28% Insurgent Johanna Reyes $114.2M 2015
40% Black or White Rowena Jeffers $15.6M 2015
No Score Yet Zbuntowana 3D Actor 2015
80% Get On Up Aunt Honey $22.9M 2014
95% Snowpiercer Tanya $2.8M 2014
No Score Yet Jesus People Actor 2014
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Actor 2013
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Martha $68.6M 2013
94% Fruitvale Station Oscar's Mother $11.1M 2013
No Score Yet Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Dr. Nance 2013
83% Smashed Jenny $0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Blues for Willadean Actor 2012
No Score Yet Lost On Purpose Actor 2012
17% Flypaper Madge $1.6K 2011
75% The Help Minny Jackson $169.8M 2011
42% Dinner for Schmucks Madame Nora, the Pet Psychic $73M 2010
No Score Yet Small Town Saturday Night Rhonda Dooley 2010
92% Drag Me to Hell Bank Co-Worker $42.2M 2009
No Score Yet Herpes Boy Rochelle 2009
No Score Yet The First Time Mrs. Hambrick 2009
26% Seven Pounds Kate, home health care nurse $70M 2008
No Score Yet Pretty Ugly People Mary 2008
65% The Nines Streetwalker/Woman on Sidewalk 2007
11% Pulse Landlady $20.3M 2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School Ayisha Lebaron $0.2M 2006
64% Coach Carter Mrs. Battle $67.2M 2005
31% Breakin' All the Rules Stylist $11.9M 2004
53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! Janine $16.9M 2004
78% Bad Santa Opal 2003
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Security Guard $89.9M 2003
90% Spider-Man Check-In Girl $403.8M 2002
69% Everything Put Together Nurse B 2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode Unemployment Officer Clerk 2001
No Score Yet Four Dogs Playing Poker Waitress 2000
30% Big Momma's House Twila $0.5M 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? Baby Nurse 2000
29% American Virgin Agnes Large 2000
93% Being John Malkovich Woman In Elevator 1999
36% Blue Streak Shawna 1999
55% Never Been Kissed Cynthia 1999
17% Sparkler QNS 1999
23% The Sixth Man Nativity Watson 1997
65% A Time to Kill Roark's Nurse 1996

TV

CREDIT
91% black-ish
2014
Herself
  • 2019
70% Schooled
2018
Voice
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2015
59% Red Band Society
2014-2015
Nurse Jackson
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Regina
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Herself
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
48% Dollhouse
2009-2010
Professor Janack
  • 2009
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Sherry
  • 2008
No Score Yet Wizards of Waverly Place
2007-2012
Dr. Evilini
  • 2008
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Octavia
  • 2008
  • 2007
96% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Constance Grady
  • 2007
No Score Yet Huff
2006
Denetria
  • 2006
No Score Yet Standoff
2006
Rapid Air Clerk
  • 2006
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Gloria
  • 2001
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Admitting Nurse
  • 2001
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Ticket Woman
  • 2000
No Score Yet City of Angels
2000
Bernice Nurse Bernice Cottrel Nurse Bernice
  • 2000
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Maria Jones
  • 1998
No Score Yet Mom
Regina
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Dawna Cahill

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