Self Made STAR!

OK! Magazine Australia|March 30, 2020

Self Made STAR!
The talented Alabama native is taking Hollywood by storm
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has a new role – this time in Netflix series Self Made, an inspiring true story about millionaire CJ Walker, who built a beauty empire selling hair care products for black women.

Co-starring Tiffany Haddish and Blair Underwood, this is one empowering show and Octavia is already getting rave reviews in the lead. Oh, and did we mention she’s also the executive producer? Talk about talented!


Octavia – who was the sixth of seven children – was raised by her single mum Dellsena in Montgomery, Alabama. Her mother died when she was just 18, but she’s close to her brothers and sisters. ‘I’ve always spent Christmas with my family,’ she says.

As a child, she was diagnosed with dyslexia and a teacher helped her manage it by reading mystery novels. ‘My teacher told me, “You have to pay attention to everything because you don’t know what is a clue,”’ she recalls. ‘That’s how my brain processes information now,’ she adds.


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March 30, 2020