2013 The Root 100

Since winning her Oscar, Octavia Spencer is slated to continue in high-profile film projects.

  • Influence: 176.6
  • Reach: 14.58
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  • Octavia Spencer

  • Won Oscar for her pivotal role in The Help.
  • Job: Actor, producer
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: OctaviaSpencer
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Age: 43
  • Bio: Since winning best supporting actress at 2012's Academy Awards for The Help, Octavia Spencer doesn't seem to need any help as her career is going full-throttle. Not only did she accept a pivotal role in one of the most acclaimed films of 2013, Fruitvale Station, portraying Oscar Grant's mother in the heartbreaking narrative, Spencer, along with Forest Whitaker, also was one of the film's executive producers, raising money when funding fell through. This fall, you can catch the versatile actress showing off her chops in Academy Award-winning playwright Diablo Cody's Paradise with Russell Brand (in which she ironically recounts why she is so not a magical Negro), as well as in a recurring role in CBS' Mom, the Chuck Lorre-produced vehicle starring Anna Faris.Like her Facebook page.