Octavia Spencer
Spencer Octavia
Spencer at the 84th Academy Awards
3 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Actress
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.


84th Academy Awards, 2011
Best Supporting ActressThe Help


84th Academy Awards, 2011
Best Supporting ActressThe Help
89th Academy Awards, 2016
Best Supporting ActressHidden Figures
90th Academy Awards, 2017
Best Supporting ActressThe Shape of Water



Oscar-winning Roles

Oscar-nominated Roles