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Octavia Spencer is a Actor and Co-Executive Producer American born on 25 may 1972 at Montgomery (USA)

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer
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Birth name Octavia Lenora Spencer
Nationality USA
Birth 25 may 1972 (47 years) at Montgomery (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1970) is an American actress and author.

She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other notable films include Get on Up, Black or White, Smashed, Snowpiercer, The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Fruitvale Station.

Spencer created the character of Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective for a children's book series, releasing The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit in 2013, and The Sweetest Heist in History in 2015.

Biography

Octavia Lenora Spencer est née à Montgomery en Alabama, et a six frères et soeurs. Sa mère, Dellsena Spencer (1945-1988), a travaillé comme domestique. Son père est décédé quand elle avait treize ans. C'est une élève dyslexique.

Elle est diplômé depuis 1988. Elle a étudié l'art dramatique pendant deux ans, et a reçu un baccalauréat en arts libéraux à l'université d'Auburn.

Best films

Hidden Figures (2016)
(Actress)
The Shape of Water (2017)
(Actress)
Divergente 3 : Allegiant (2016)
(Actress)
The Help (2011)
(Actress)
Snowpiercer (2013)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tate Taylor
Tate Taylor
(6 films)
Danny Comden
Danny Comden
(3 films)
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Octavia Spencer (65 films)

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Actress

A Kid Like Jake, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays, LGBT-related film
Actors Claire Danes, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, Jim Parsons, Ann Dowd, Cindy Cheung
Roles Judy
Rating53% 2.661252.661252.661252.661252.66125
Un couple de Brooklyn cherche la bonne crèche pour leurs enfants tout en naviguant dans les questions sur l'identité de genre.
Gifted
Gifted (2017)

Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about mathematics
Actors Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Mckenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery
Roles Roberta Taylor
Rating76% 3.8034353.8034353.8034353.8034353.803435
After his sister's death, a man feels her daughter's potential is being underutilized and fights for custody against his mother.
The Shack
The Shack (2017)

Directed by Stuart Hazeldine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, Octavia Spencer, Graham Greene, Tim McGraw, Gage Munroe
Roles Papa / Elouisa
Rating63% 3.1619753.1619753.1619753.1619753.161975
Un homme en deuil reçoit une mystérieuse invitation pour rencontrer Dieu dans un endroit appelé "La Cabane".
The Shape of Water, 2h3
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Steampunk films, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lauren Lee Smith, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins
Roles Zelda Fuller
Rating72% 3.6488153.6488153.6488153.6488153.648815
Sans famille, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) a été trouvée, enfant, dans une rivière. Elle porte au cou des cicatrices semblant témoigner de violences exercées sur son larynx, qui expliqueraient qu'elle soit muette. Elle vit dans une grande solitude, tout comme son voisin de palier Giles (Richard Jenkins), un vieil homosexuel, illustrateur publicitaire sans emploi.
The Shack
The Shack (2017)
, 2h12
Directed by Stuart Hazeldine
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw, Radha Mitchell, Graham Greene, Gage Munroe
Roles Papa / Elouisa
Rating63% 3.1619153.1619153.1619153.1619153.161915
Après la tragique disparition de sa fille, Mack Philipps, père de trois enfants, est rongé par la tristesse et la culpabilité, niant l'existence de Dieu. Un jour, il reçoit une mystérieuse invitation le conviant à un week-end sur les lieux du crime, une cabane abandonnée où sa fille a été retrouvée assassinée. Intrigué, il s’y rend et rencontre trois personnages. De reproches en échanges, il va découvrir qui sont vraiment Dieu, Jésus et le Saint-Esprit. Cette rencontre va non seulement lui permettre de guérir sa souffrance, mais également le réconcilier avec lui-même et avec Dieu.
Bad Santa 2, 1h32
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Christina Hendricks, Ryan Hansen
Roles Opal
Rating55% 2.7963952.7963952.7963952.7963952.796395
Willie Soke est toujours aussi porté sur le whisky. Encore flanqué de Marcus, il est de retour dans les rues de Chicago la veille de Noël pour faire la charité. Mais cette fois, Willie va voir débarquer... sa mère !
Zootopia
Zootopia (2016)
, 1h48
Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about racism, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about foxes, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J. K. Simmons, Nate Torrence
Roles Mrs. Otterton (voice)
Rating79% 3.9961653.9961653.9961653.9961653.996165
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Composed of habitat neighborhoods such as ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. They have less than 48 hours to find a missing mammal.
Divergente 3 : Allegiant, 2h1
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Dystopian films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Roles Johanna Reyes
Rating57% 2.856272.856272.856272.856272.85627
Choqués par le message des fondateurs leur dévoilant le véritable objectif du système des factions, Tris, « Quatre » et leurs compagnons décident de franchir le Mur encerclant Chicago pour découvrir le monde qui les entoure et ses survivants. Mais au-delà de la Clôture, ils découvrent un univers hostile avant d'être accueillis par un nouveau peuple complaisant et protecteur. À peine ont-ils compris avoir fait partie d'une expérience qui visait à restructurer la société qu'ils sont à nouveau confrontés à un défi de plus grande envergure. Alors que les dirigeants de ce nouveau monde ont en effet décidé de sélectionner les individus selon la pureté de leur code génétique, une terrible bataille se prépare à Chicago entre les anciens résistants.
Hidden Figures, 2h7
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Films about mathematics, Films about racism, Dans l'espace, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Kirsten Dunst
Roles Dorothy Vaughn
Rating78% 3.9025653.9025653.9025653.9025653.902565
Les parents de Katherine Coleman apprennent que leur fille possède un don pour les sciences, qu'elle doit parfaire en fréquentant une école pour Noirs (les écoles étant séparées selon la couleur de peau à cette époque) car elle est dotée d'aptitudes intellectuelles supérieures. En 1962, devenue mathématicienne, Katherine Coleman (désormais Goble) travaille au sein d'un groupe de calculatrices humaines, sur le campus ouest du Centre de recherche Langley à Hampton en Virginie aux États-Unis, avec deux amies et collègues : l'aspirante ingénieure Mary Jackson et la superviseure d'équipe Dorothy Vaughan. À la suite du lancement réussi de Spoutnik 1, Al Harrison, directeur du Space Task Group, exige encore plus d'efforts de la part des employés sous sa supervision de crainte que les Soviétiques ne mettent en orbite une bombe H pouvant exploser au-dessus du sol américain. Goble est envoyée dans son groupe pour vérifier les calculs, devenant la première Afro-Américaine à participer à ce groupe de recherche. Au début, elle est ignorée de ses collègues blancs et doit travailler à partir de données partiellement masquées (Goble n'ayant pas le niveau d'habilitation nécessaire) sous les ordres de Paul Stafford, un homme croyant en sa supériorité intellectuelle et refusant de reconnaître le travail de Katherine.
Fathers and Daughters, 1h56
Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Actors Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Amanda Seyfried, Quvenzhané Wallis, Janet McTeer
Roles Dr. Corman
Rating71% 3.550873.550873.550873.550873.55087
Un célèbre écrivain veuf découvre qu'il est gravement malade alors qu'il tente d'éduquer sa fille unique. 27 ans plus tard, celle-ci tente de se réconcilier avec son enfance.
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Seth Rogen, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Matt Bomer, Octavia Spencer
Roles Capitaine Book

Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (B.O.O.) is a top-secret government agency which employs ghosts to protect humans from evil hauntings. When two new agents named Jackson Moss and Watts uncover a plot by the agency's most wanted haunter Addison Drake to destroy B.O.O., they must use their skills to defeat his ghost army and save the world.
The Divergent Series: Insurgent, 1h59
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet
Roles Johanna Reyes
Rating62% 3.101633.101633.101633.101633.10163
The story begins five days after the assault on the Abnegation faction by Erudite leader Jeanine's mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers. Dauntless leader Eric and his platoon search through the wreckage of Abnegation for a box of unknown origin that contains the symbols for each faction. They recover the box and take it to Erudite. Jeanine claims it contains data from the city's founders and the means to end the Divergence problem–the issue of individuals having the qualities of multiple factions. Only a Divergent can open the box, so she orders all Divergents hunted down and captured.
The Great Gilly Hopkins, 1h39
Directed by Stephen Herek
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Sophie Nélisse, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs
Roles Miss Harris
Rating64% 3.249353.249353.249353.249353.24935
Gilly Hopkins is the meanest girl in town: she has a birth mother she has never seen and has moved from one foster home to another. Learning that she will be sent to a new home, she wastes no time stirring up trouble. Then she meets a woman named Trotter, who wants to be the mother Gilly needs. With Gilly posing a challenge, Trotter must prove a good relationship will benefit both of them.
Black or White, 2h1
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Ehle, Octavia Spencer, Bill Burr, André Holland
Roles Rowena Jeffers
Rating66% 3.3013653.3013653.3013653.3013653.301365
Elliot is in a hospital, discussing funeral arrangements over the phone. His wife died in an accident. His colleague/friend Rick arrives, Elliot tells him what happened, and Rick tries to offer him support. Elliot goes home alone and drinks himself to sleep. Next morning, he hides the liquor bottle as his granddaughter Eloise, who is bi-racial, knocks on the door and asks where her grandmother is. He tells her he will take her to school and to finish getting ready. He sees visions of his wife and attempts to brush Eloise’s hair, but is unsuccessful. She is upbeat as usual, and they are having difficulty as Elliot tries to do her hair, get her ready, and then take her to school. Elliot admits that he has never driven his granddaughter to school before, and that he got lost.