Spencer at the 84th Academy Awards
|2 Nominations / 1 Win|
|Born||May 25, 1970|
|Montgomery, Alabama, USA|
Octavia Spencer is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Constance Grady on the US sitcom "Ugly Betty" and as Minny, the outspoken maid in the 2011 film, The Help, for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. At 16, she worked as an intern on the set of The Long Walk Home, a film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Spencer made her film debut as a nurse in Joel Schumacher's A Time to Kill based on the book by John Grisham. She was originally hired to work on casting, but asked Schumacher if she could audition for a small part, thus beginning her acting career.