PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22:  Actress Octavia Spencer poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at T-Mobile Village at the Lift on January 22, 2012 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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.