Birth Name: Octavia Lenora Spencer
Place of Birth: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 25, 1970
Octavia Spencer is an American actress, author, and producer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Help (2011). Her roles also include the films A Time to Kill, Spider-Man, Halloween II (2009), Smashed, Fruitvale Station, Snowpiercer, the Divergent franchise, Get on Up, Bad Santa 2, Hidden Figures, The Shack, Gifted, The Shape of Water, Instant Family, Ma, Luce, Onward, in voice performance; Thunder Force, and Spirited, and television’s Mom, Red Band Society, Truth Be Told, and Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker. She created children’s book series Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective.
Her mother, Dellsena, worked as a maid.
Octavia’s paternal grandfather was named James Spencer. James was born in Alabama.
Octavia’s paternal grandmother was named Lelia/Ledis Peoples/Peebles. Lelia was born in Alabama.
Octavia’s maternal grandfather was named Jesse Owens Hatcher. Jesse was born in Simsville, Bullock County, Alabama.
Octavia’s maternal grandmother was Sarah A. Fitzpatrick (the daughter of Will Fitzpatrick and Kizzie/Kiziah Jones). Sarah was born in Mitchell’s Station, Bullock County, Alabama.