Octavia Spencer appears as Poppy Parnell in the web series Truth Be Told. She made her film debut in the 1996 crime drama film A Time to Kill.
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|Bio & Family
|Octavia Lenora Spencer
|May 25, 1972
|Place of Birth
|Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
|Rosa Spencer, Areka Spencer
|Jefferson Davis High School
|Career & Net Worth
|Actress, Author, Producer
|$75k per episode
|Won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Help (2011)
|5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters)
|145.5 pounds (66 kg)
- Octavia is the first black actress to receive two consecutive Academy Award nominations in back-to-back years, the first black actress to receive two Academy Award nominations after a win, and is tied with Viola Davis as the most nominated black actress to date.
- Besides Oscars, she has also won three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three National Board of Review Awards, two Satellite Awards, two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award.
- As she has dyslexia, she has to learn her character’s lines by acting out the gist of the dialogue.
- Octavia was named one of the ’25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood’ by Entertainment Weekly in April 2009.