Octavia Spencer (born May 25, 1970) is an American actress, known for her Oscar-winning performance as a supporting actress in the 2011 movie, The Help. She provided the voice for Mrs. Otterton in Zootopia.
The role she played in The Help was that of an outspoken household help named Minny. Aside from an Oscar, she has also won several awards, like the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, Critics Choice Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, all in the category of Supporting Actress.
She has appeared in many films including The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Get on Up, Snowpiercer, Hidden Figures, which earned her nominations for the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Oscars, and The Shape of Water, which earned her nominations for the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and the Oscars. She also voiced Corey the Manticore in Onward.
- Octavia Spencer co-starred with J.K. Simmons in Spider-Man.
- She appeared in the 2017 film Gifted with Jenny Slate.