Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer is an actress who became a TV staple for her roles on Comedy Central's Halfway Home and the popular ABC sitcom Ugly Betty. Spencer made her film debut in the 1996 legal thriller, A Time to Kill. She has since become recognized for her impeccable comedic timing, breaking out in 2011 with a starring role as the rambunctious Millie in The Help, a role that earned her an Academy Award, Screen Actor's Guild Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. In 2014, she joined the cast of a new dramatic series on Fox, Red Band Society. In September 2014 , the actress began starring in the Steven Spielberg FOX television series Red Band Society.

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Dwayne Johnson, Octavia Spencer and More Celebrate Mom

Celebrities share memories for Mother's Day.

Celebrities: Mother's Day: T.I., The Rock and More on Lessons From Mom

Plus, Octavia Spencer and the director of Dear White People. (5/5/2015)

Octavia Spencer: Her Real Life Battle With Dyslexia

Oscar winner and author talks about having this reading disorder.

Octavia Spencer Denies Reports of Being Rude to Fans at Book Signing

One attendee claims Oscar winner was "acting like a diva."

Box Office: Insurgent Surges to Top Spot

Cinderella comes in second place.

Octavia Spencer Says Neil Patrick Harris’s Oscar Bit Was Not Racist

The actress defends Academy Awards host from critics.
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