An internationally-known movie star Octavia Spencer was delivered in Alabama and became the sixth out of seven children in a family. The celebrity’s mother worked as a maid, while the father died when she was just 13.
A future star finished Jefferson Davis High School in 1988 and then got a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Auburn University.
While studying at the University, Octavia worked part-time as an intern on sets of films and then became a casting manager’s assistant. At 25 she relocated to LA to pursue an acting career and soon enough debuted in a movie called A Time to Kill. After that she appeared with small roles in such TV projects as The 6th Man, Chicago Hope, ER, The X-Files and many others. In the beginning of 2000ies, the actress featured in 25 films, including Spider-Man, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Bad Santa, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Pretty Ugly People, etc.
In total, the celebrity’s filmography accounts over 100 television projects she took part in. That’s why no wonder, she remains one of the most sought-after actresses till present moment.
Are you curious to know more? Well, then here are top 5 fascinating facts about the star’s life, we are sure you had no clue about:
- She is dyslexic.
- She admitted being a regifter.
- She is an author of two books for middle-school kids.
- In 2009 she was included in the list of 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood.
- She has a severe stage fright that can affect her even during various red-carpet events.