Octavia Spencer

Just in time for spooky season, we put together a roundup of 15 Black actresses that had us biting our nails as the leads in a handful of unforgettable scary movies.

While some fans rushed to congratulate Britney Spears on her engagement, others were quick to warn Spears about treading into her new marriage without a prenup, including Hidden Figures actress Octavia Spencer

BOSTON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says Hollywood needs to do better casting people with disabilities. The star of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” is part of a new video campaign timed with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this month. “Casting able-bodied actors in roles for characters with disabilities is offensive, unjust, […]

Octavia Spencer shared why now feels like the right time to come clean about her age.

Blair Underwood is considered to be one of our national treasures. He has an illustrious career with numerous iconic roles in film, television, and onstage. Underwood just wrapped his extraordinary role in Broadway’s powerful play, “A Soldier’s Story.” Now he stars in the not to be missed four-part limited Netflix series, “Self Made” that starts streaming today, March 20. […]

The 2016 motion picture Hidden Figures starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae zeroed in on the lives of three dynamic Black women and their contribution to the Space Race. The real-life hidden figures, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, are not only linked by their time at NASA, but also the […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year. The group known as GLSEN announced Tuesday that the star of “Hidden Figures and “The Help” will receive the honor at the group’s Respect Awards, presented in October […]

Nearly two years ago, we reported that Octavia Spencer was partnering with LeBron James to tell the story of Madam CJ Walker.

‘Ma’ is a thriller starring Octavia Spencer and it was highly anticipated. In the film, white kids befriend Spencer’s character “Ma” and they think they’re living the life! They used her home as a party house where they could be free and unsupervised. But, just as they think life can’t get much better…it gets worse […]

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has announced that she is teaming with Wyolah Films’ Tate Taylor and John Norris and award winning actress and NY Times Best Selling Author, Gabrielle Union, to produce the film version of the seminal novel “Coffee Will Make You Black” under her Orit Productions shingle. Union starred in and produced last year’s box office hit “Breaking In” and […]

Sherri Shepherd recently shared a hilarious video showing her posing as her famous friend Octavia Spencer inside the Delta Sky Lounge. As reported by PEOPLE, the actress/comedian posted the clip on Instagram Tuesday in which she address Spencer and explains how she ended up in the lounge with folks all around her assuming she was the Oscar winner. […]