octavia spencer

Recently at the Sundance Film Festival, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer drew attention to an up-and-coming advocate for equal pay for women in the film industry, no other than Just That Kid from Akron, L.A. Laker, LeBron James.  Much like C.J. Walker, the black self-made millionaire that  Octavia Spencer plays in the upcoming series, Spencer’s talent […]

Octavia Spencer and LeBron James are coming for those edges as executive producers “Madam C.J. Walker,” a limited series about America’s first black, female billionaire for Netflix. Spencer will star in the eight-episode series, which is based on the book “On Our Own Ground” by A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, who will also serve as a consultant. The show will […]

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer will be the keynote speaker for Kent State University’s first university-wide commencement on May 13. Spencer received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for her most recent role as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the drama “Hidden Figures.” She previously won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors […]

During her opening monologue on Saturday night’s episode of “SNL,” guest host Octavia Spencer cracked jokes about the constant mix-ups surrounding Black films.

"God is in all of us. It does not matter what color you are or what gender you are, there is God in all of us."

Octavia flexing her comedic chops should be perfect for ‘SNL.’   There have been countless spoofs and parodies of the Trump administration in the last few months, but no one is doing a better job of it than the comedic pros at Saturday Night Live. Whether it’s Alec Baldwin as Trump himself, Kate McKinnon as […]

The NAACP celebrated all of the amazing strides that people of color have made over the past year at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, check out our rundown of the evening’s top moments. Andra Day Pays Tribute to President Barack Obama! #ImageAwards pic.twitter.com/Q48I1Ft0au — TV […]

Octavia Spencer is up for her second Academy Award this year, but the star of “Hidden Figures” said Monday that she has even bigger plans. “The role I’m destined to play is to be one of the biggest producers in Hollywood,” Spencer said at the 3rd annual Makers Conference, a women’s empowerment event sponsored by […]

] Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer, fresh off her nomination for a second Oscar, is heading to Massachusetts to pick up yet another award: Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Spencer will be honored Thursday with a parade through the streets of Cambridge, followed by a roast and the presentation of […]

The Golden Globe winner wants for everyone to have an opportunity to see her hit film.   Empire star Taraji P. Henson is definitely serious about everyone being able to see her hit film Hidden Figures—so much so that she recently rented out a theater in Chicago for a free screening. “Chicago, this Sunday, see #HiddenFigures on me,” Henson […]

The historical drama, Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae beat out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to win the week’s box office with $22.8 million to Rogue One’s $22.1 million.