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Octavia Spencer is an American actress, author, producer and Hollywood Royalty.


Octavia Lenora Spencer was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and has six siblings, including sisters Rosa and Areka. Read Also: KOKOnista Of The Day: Queen Latifah Is The Original Queen Of Hip Hop
Her mother, Dellsena Spencer (1945–1988), worked as a maid. Her father died when she was thirteen. Spencer graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 1988. She studied at Auburn University at Montgomery, and graduated from Auburn University, where she majored in English with a double minor in journalism and theater. Spencer has dyslexia.

She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Spencer has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, including one win.

She is the first African-American actress to receive two consecutive Academy Award nominations in back-to-back years, the first African-American actress to receive two Academy Award nominations after a win, and the second-most nominated African-American actress to date.

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She has also won three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three National Board of Review Awards, two Satellite Awards, two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award.

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