Octavia Spencer



Place of birth:

Montgomery, Alabama, USA:


Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress, author, and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two black actresses to have received three Academy Award nominations, the first black actress to receive two consecutive Academy Award nominations in back-to-back years, and the first black actress to receive an Academy Award nomination after previously winning.

Film Credits

Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
as Grandma
Onward (2020)
as The Manticore (voice)
Dolittle (2020)
as Dab-Dab (voice)
Luce (2019)
as Harriet Wilson
Ma (2019)
as Sue Ann
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)
as Herself
Instant Family (2018)
as Karen
A Kid Like Jake (2018)
as Judy
Small Town Crime (2018)
as Kelly Banks
The Shape of Water (2017)
as Zelda Fuller
Gifted (2017)
as Roberta Taylor
Car Dogs (2017)
as Mrs. Barrett
The Shack (2017)
as Papa / Elouisa
Hidden Figures (2016)
as Dorothy Vaughn
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
as Opal
The Free World (2016)
as Linda Workman
Allegiant (2016)
as Johanna Reyes
Zootopia (2016)
as Mrs. Otterton (voice)
The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
as Miss Harris
Fathers and Daughters (2015)
as Dr. Corman
Insurgent (2015)
as Johanna Reyes
Black or White (2014)
as Rowena Jeffers
Get on Up (2014)
as Aunt Honey
Jesus People (2013)
as Angel Angelique
Paradise (2013)
as Loray
Lost on Purpose (2013)
as Nurse Keller
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
as Martha (voice)
Snowpiercer (2013)
as Tanya
Fruitvale Station (2013)
as Wanda
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)
as Narrator (voice)
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
as Dr. Nance
Blues for Willadean (2012)
as LeSonia Robinson
Smashed (2012)
as Jenny
Flypaper (2011)
as Madge Wiggins
The Help (2011)
as Minny Jackson
Peep World (2010)
as Alison
Love and Distrust (2010)
as Rhonda (Segment 5: Auto Motives)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
as Madame Nora
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
as Rhonda Dooley
Herpes Boy (2009)
as Rochelle
Pretty Ugly People (2009)
as Mary
Halloween II (2009)
as Nurse Daniels
The Soloist (2009)
as Troubled Woman
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
as Bank Co-Worker
Just Peck (2009)
as Detention Teacher
Love at First Hiccup (2009)
as Mrs. Hambrick
Seven Pounds (2008)
as Kate the Home Health Care Nurse
The Spleenectomy (2008)
as Nurse
Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School (2008)
as Dr. Evilini
The Nines (2007)
as Streetwalker
Pulse (2006)
as Landlady
Beauty Shop (2005)
as Big Customer
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
as Octavia
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
as Octavia - Bookstore
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
as Ayisha Lebaron
Pretty Persuasion (2005)
as Woman
Coach Carter (2005)
as Mrs. Battle
Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
as Stylist
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
as Janine
Bad Santa (2003)
as Opal
Chicken Party (2003)
as Laqueta Mills
S.W.A.T. (2003)
as Neighbor in Alley
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
as Security Guard
Sol Goode (2003)
as Unemployment Clerk
Little John (2002)
as Waitress
Spider-Man (2002)
as Check-In Girl
Everything Put Together (2001)
as Nurse B
The Sky is Falling (2001)
as Nurse #2
Follow the Stars Home (2001)
as Hildy
The Journeyman (2001)
as Black Belly
Missing Pieces (2001)
as Elegant Guest (as Octavia L. Spencer)
American Virgin (2000)
as Agnes Large
Big Momma's House (2000)
as Twila
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
as Baby Nurse
Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
as Waitress
Being John Malkovich (1999)
as Woman in Elevator
Blue Streak (1999)
as Shawna
Never Been Kissed (1999)
as Cynthia
Sparkler (1999)
as Wanda
Lansky (1999)
as Evelyn
The 6th Man (1997)
as Nativity Watson
Valley Girls (1996)
as Cheerleader
A Time to Kill (1996)
as Roark's Nurse
Untitled Holiday Comedy Project ()
Thunder Force ()
The Heart ()
Invasion ()

Production Credits

Ma (2019)
Executive Producer
Green Book (2018)
Executive Producer
Small Town Crime (2018)
Executive Producer
Candid (2017)
Executive Producer
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Co-Executive Producer