One of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and the silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in 2011’s The Help won her the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award, among numerous other accolades. Throughout the past year she has taken on many different characters, such as Johanna in Allegiant and Miss Harris in The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as lending her voice to the character of Mrs. Otterton in Zootopia. Octavia can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Hidden Figures, a drama that follows the true story of three African American women who were instrumental to NASA catching up in the Space Race. Octavia’s performance as Dorothy Vaughan has earned her SAG, Golden Globe, NAACP Image Award, and Academy Award nominations to date. Spencer can currently be seen starring in The Shack and Gifted.
Little Known Fact: For the first time I did an interview with someone on the phone, this very special person was in L.A and I was in New York. We tried to get together in the same room and it just was proving too difficult. But she was such a sweetheart and really, really wanted to support my podcast, so we did it this way. I think you're still going to love it. Welcome Octavia Spencer!