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Octavia Spencer

Had aspirations of pursuing a career in film production. Big-screen debut was in the 1996 drama A Time to Kill. Co-authored children's mystery book The Rock Holler Gang: Jr. Detectives in 2002. In 2003, made stage debut in the Los Angeles production of The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife.  Included on Entertainment Weekly's 2009 list of 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood.  Went on a 2009 book tour with the author of The Help and gave voice to the black characters in the tome. A few months later, she was cast as Minny Jackson in the film adaptation of the novel.  

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Divergent Series: Ascendant
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Gifted
  • Roberta Taylor
2017
No Score Yet The Shack
  • Papa
2017
92% Hidden Figures
  • Dorothy Vaughan
2017
No Score Yet Car Dogs
  • Mrs. Barrett
2017
No Score Yet Small Town Crime
  • Actor
2017
23% Bad Santa 2
  • Opal
2016
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Miss Harris
2016
50% The Free World
  • Linda Workman
2016
28% Fathers And Daughters
  • Dr. Corman
2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant
  • Johanna
2016
98% Zootopia
  • Mrs. Otterton
2016
28% Insurgent
  • Johanna Reyes
2015
40% Black or White
  • Rowena Jeffers
2015
No Score Yet Zbuntowana 3D
  • Actor
2015
80% Get On Up
  • Aunt Honey
2014
95% Snowpiercer
  • Tanya
2014
No Score Yet Jesus People
  • Actor
2014
21% Paradise
  • Loray
2013
No Score Yet Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
  • Actor
2013
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Martha
2013
94% Fruitvale Station
  • Oscar's Mother
2013
No Score Yet Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • Dr. Nance
2013
84% Smashed
  • Jenny
2012
No Score Yet Blues for Willadean
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Lost On Purpose
  • Actor
2012
17% Flypaper
  • Madge
2011
75% The Help
  • Minny Jackson
2011
42% Dinner for Schmucks
  • Madame Nora, the Pet Psychic
2010
No Score Yet Small Town Saturday Night
  • Rhonda Dooley
2010
92% Drag Me to Hell
  • Bank Co-Worker
2009
No Score Yet Herpes Boy
  • Rochelle
2009
No Score Yet The First Time
  • Mrs. Hambrick
2009
No Score Yet Pretty Ugly People
  • Mary
2008
65% The Nines
  • Streetwalker/Woman on Sidewalk
2007
10% Pulse
  • Landlady
2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
  • Ayisha Lebaron
2006
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Middle-aged Woman
2005
65% Coach Carter
  • Mrs. Battle
2005
31% Breakin' All the Rules
  • Stylist
2004
52% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!
  • Janine
2004
78% Bad Santa
  • Opal
2003
38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
  • Security Guard
2003
89% Spider-Man
  • Check-In Girl
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
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
57% Never Been Kissed
  • Cynthia
1999
17% Sparkler
  • QNS
1999
23% The Sixth Man
  • Nativity Watson
1997
67% A Time to Kill
  • Roark's Nurse
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
58% Red Band Society
2014-2015
  • Nurse Jackson
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Regina
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Maria Jones
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Octavia
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Constance Grady
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
Mom
  • Regina
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Sherry
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Herself
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Professor Janack

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