Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Highest Rated: 98% Zootopia (2016)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (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 Witches Actor 2021
88% Onward Manticore 2020
14% Dolittle Dab-Dab 2020
No Score Yet Framåt Actor 2020
No Score Yet Eteenpäin Actor 2020
No Score Yet Fremad Actor 2020
91% Luce Harriet Wilson 2019
55% Ma Sue Ann/Ma 2019
82% Instant Family Actor 2018
52% A Kid Like Jake Judy 2018
77% Small Town Crime Executive Producer Kelly Banks 2018
92% The Shape of Water Zelda $57.4M 2017
73% Gifted Roberta $24.8M 2017
No Score Yet Car Dogs Mrs. Barrett 2017
21% 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
98% Zootopia Mrs. Otterton $341.3M 2016
28% Insurgent Johanna Reyes $114.2M 2015
39% Black or White Rowena Jeffers $15.6M 2015
No Score Yet Zbuntowana 3D Actor 2015
79% Get On Up Aunt Honey $22.9M 2014
94% Snowpiercer Tanya $2.8M 2014
No Score Yet Jesus People Actor 2014
22% Paradise Loray 2013
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
76% The Help Minny Jackson $169.8M 2011
41% 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
33% Pretty Persuasion Woman $59.1K 2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous Middle-aged Woman $47.2M 2005
64% Coach Carter Mrs. Battle $67.2M 2005
31% Breakin' All the Rules Stylist $11.9M 2004
54% 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 Follow the Stars Home Hilda 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
67% A Time to Kill Roark's Nurse 1996

TV

Credit
67% Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
2020
Madam C.J. Walker Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Guest 2020
73% Schooled
2019
Voice 2020
2019
32% Truth Be Told
2019
Poppy Parnell Executive Producer 2020
2019
91% black-ish
2014
Herself 2019
No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2017
2015
2014
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Voice 2018
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest Appearing 2018
2017
2015
2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2017
2015
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
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Herself 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2011
No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show
2010-2013
Guest 2011
72% Dollhouse
2009-2010
Professor Janack 2009
68% Worst Week
2008-2009
Nurse 2009
22% Raising the Bar
2008-2009
Arvina Watkins 2009
2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Sherry 2008
No Score Yet Wizards of Waverly Place
2007-2012
Dr. Evilini 2008
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
Octavia 2008
2007
60% Halfway Home
2007
Serenity 2007
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Constance Grady 2007
67% Huff
2006
Denetria 2006
23% Standoff
2006
Rapid Air Clerk 2006
38% LAX
2004-2005
Suz 2004
29% Presidio Med
2002-2003
Sheryl Washington 2002
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
20% City of Angels
2000
Bernice Nurse Bernice Cottrel Nurse Bernice 2000
45% Time of Your Life
1999-2000
Charge Nurse 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Maria Jones 1998
No Score Yet Madam C.J. Walker
Sarah Breedlove Executive Producer
No Score Yet Mom
Regina
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Dawna Cahill

QUOTES FROM Octavia Spencer CHARACTERS

Johanna says: Great leaders don't seek power, they're called by necessity.

Minny Jackson says: Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life.

Minny Jackson says: Minnie don't burn fried chicken.

Celia Foote says: They don't like me because of what they think I did.

Minny Jackson says: They don't like you because they think that you white trash.

Minny Jackson says: I can't let you eat anymore cornpone. Mr. Johnny.

Johnny Foote says: Well, thanks to you, now I have to let out every pair of pants I own.

Minny Jackson says: Now Mr. Johnny's gonna catch me here, and shoot me dead right here on this no-wax floor. You gotta tell him. Ain't he wonderin' how the cookin's so good?

Celia Foote says: You're right. Maybe we oughta burn the chicken a little.

Minny Jackson says: Minnie don't burn no chicken.

Minny Jackson says: Forgive me, Lord, but I have to kill that woman, Aibileen. Now, she's gone puttin' pencil marks on my toilet paper.

Aibileen Clark says: Did she?

Minny Jackson says: But I carry the paper in from my own house. That fool don't know.

Aibileen Clark says: Miss Leefolt got so much hairspray on her head and she's gonna blow us all up if she lights a cigarette.

Minny Jackson says: And you know that she will.

Minny Jackson says: (talking to Aibileen as she points to Skeeter) I gotta make sure she understands that expression.

Minny Jackson says: I gotta make sure she understands that expression.

Minny Jackson says: Eat my shit.

Hilly Holbrook says: Have you lost your mind?!

Minny Jackson says: No, but you're about to, 'cause you just did.

Hilly Holbrook says: Did what?

Minny Jackson says: (Talking to Skeeter) You ain't nothin' left here but enemies in the Junior League. You've done burned every bridge there is. And you ain't never gonna get another man in this town. Everybody knows that. So don't walk your white butt to New York, run it!.

Minny Jackson says: [talking to Skeeter] You ain't nothin' left here but enemies in the Junior League. You've done burned every bridge there is. And you ain't never gonna get another man in this town. Everybody knows that. So don't walk your white butt to New York, run it!

Minny Jackson says: Forgive me, Lord, but I have to kill that woman, Aibileen. Now, she gone to putting pencil marks on my toilet paper.

Aibileen Clark says: Did she?

Minny Jackson says: But I carry paper in from my own damn house. That fool don't know.

Aibileen Clark says: Miss Leefolt got so much hairspray on her head she gonna blow us all up if she light a cigarette.

Minny Jackson says: And you know she will!

Aibileen Clark says: Hey Minny

Aibileen Clark says: Hey Minny.

Minny Jackson says: Hey Aiblienen

Minny Jackson says: Hey Aiblienen.

Yule Mae Davis says: Hey Minny

Yule Mae Davis says: Hey Minny.

Minny Jackson says: Hmmmmm

Minny Jackson says: Hmmmmm.

Jenny says: It's hard to life your life honestly.

Minny Jackson says: Fried chicken just tend to make you feel better about life.

Hilly Holbrook says: Have you lost your mind?

Minny Jackson says: No ma'am, but you 'bout to.

Minny Jackson says: You're a fool, woman. You're a fool!

Minny Jackson says: Eat my shit!.

Minny Jackson says: Eat my shit!

Hilly Holbrook says: Excuse me?.

Hilly Holbrook says: Excuse me?

Minny Jackson says: I said eat... my... shit!.

Minny Jackson says: I said eat... my... shit!

Hilly Holbrook says: Have you lost your mind?.

Hilly Holbrook says: Have you lost your mind?

Minny Jackson says: No, ma'am, but, you are about to. 'Cause you just did.

Minny Jackson says: You ain't got nothing left here but enemies in the Junior League. You done burned every bridge there is. And you ain't never gonna get another man in this town. Everybody know that. So don't walk your white butt to New York, run it!

Minny Jackson says: Now Mr. Johnny gonna catch me here, and shoot me dead right here on this no-wax floor. You gots to tell him. Ain't he wondering how the cooking's so good?

Celia Foote says: You're right. Maybe we ought to burn the chicken a little.

Minny Jackson says: Minny don't burn chicken.

Celia Foote says: Maybe we ought to burn the chicken a little.

Minny Jackson says: Minny don't burn chicken.

Minny Jackson says: Eat my....

Hilly Holbrook says: What did you say?

Hilly Holbrook says: What are you saying?

Hilly Holbrook says: Are you losing your mind? (Response by Minny: "No, but you are about to."

Hilly Holbrook says: Have you lost your mind?

Minny Jackson says: No mam. But you are about to.

Minny Jackson says: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.

Charlotte Phelan says: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.

Minny Jackson says: Miss Minnie don't burn no chicken

Minny Jackson says: Minnie don't burn no chicken.

Minny Jackson says: Am I supposed to come up with the questions, too?

Minny Jackson says: Eat my shit!

Minny Jackson says: Eat. My. Shit.