Octavia Spencer

by follers on October 19, 2012

Birth Name: Octavia Lenora Spencer

Place of Birth: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 25, 1970

Ethnicity: African-American

Octavia Spencer is an American actress and author. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Help (2011).

Her mother, Dellsena (Owens), worked as a maid.

Photo by PR Photos

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Boog May 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

American- it’s not ethnicity neither African

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 11:30 pm


They’re just too politically correct to put “subsaharan African”.

fuzzybear44 October 10, 2015 at 7:15 am

Wrong, African American is a cultural identity just like everyone else . You and others might not like the name, but that’s are call not yours.It’s are History .traditions , foods, music etc, just because it may not be as old as your culture, doesn’t mean it’s any less of an ethnicity. also “Sub-Saharan African” as you put it was some phrase Europeans came up with, Africa just like Europe , is cut up into countries. Black Africans as they are called today, were never confined to any area, they migrated all the time. Europeans came in an did like they did everywhere else they went, push people off their land who didn’t want to roll with the program, and took it for themselves.

neiltennant December 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm

if there is a term AFRICAN AMERICAN there is a legacy for other ethnic groups like


fuzzybear44 December 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm


Okay there’s a legacy for them , what of it. I’m not the one telling them how to Identify.For the record, ITALIAN AMERICAN often do Identify themselves as such. Although most European descend people over here that I’ve talked to, just like to say they’re white

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