- Name: Octavia Spencer
- Born: 05/25/1970 (50 years old)
- Occupation: Actress, author, producer
Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1970) is an American actress, author and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of two women of color to have received three Oscar nominations and the first black actress to receive two consecutive nominations.
Birth Name: Octavia Lenora Spencer
School: Auburn University
Alias: Octavia Lenora Spencer
Birth Place: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Octavia Spencer quotes :
It may sound funny, but it's true: I tried to put myself through the 12-step program. I didn't want to attend a real meeting; my role didn't really require that, and I feel those meetings are sort of sacred, and they're anonymous for a reason. I tried to deal with some of my love of snacks - and I relapsed a lot.Octavia Spencer
If you go through life, and you don't find the beauty in an unexpected place, then you really have a sad existence.Octavia Spencer
I hope that in some way that I can be some sort of beacon of hope, especially because I am not the typical Hollywood beauty.Octavia Spencer
You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you're putting out there, if it's received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it's not received, great, I respect you for not.Octavia Spencer
I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, 'Maybe I want to be an actor'. And she said, 'Maybe not that'.Octavia Spencer
I think it's actually a misperception that I am a comedic actress. I do more drama than comedy but very little of it has been seen. When you are in big funny movies and they do well and your little part in it kind of explodes people perceive you as a comedian.Octavia Spencer