A much overdue honor, on Thursday (Dec 8) Octavia Spencer was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Spencer was honored for her amazing acting career that spans across genres and accolades including three Oscar nominations and winning an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2012.
Via Walk of Fame:
“Octavia Spencer is one of Hollywood’s most captivating actresses, appearing in many films that have endeared her to fans from around the world,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Octavia has won many of the entertainment world’s most coveted awards for her work. We are thrilled to give her the only award that can be shared with her fans, as they pose with and touch her star once it is added to our iconic sidewalk!” added Martinez.
Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling were Will Ferrell, Allison Janney and the Auburn University Mascot, Aubie the Tiger.
Octavia Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. She began her career with A Time to Kill and landed numerous other small roles until a standout performance on “Ugly Betty” landed her on People Magazine’s 25 Funniest People in Hollywood.
Since then, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture in both television and the silver screen. Her performance as Minny in the DreamWorks feature film The Help won her the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award and Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award among numerous other accolades. She has since received two additional individual Academy Award nominations and recently served as an executive producer on the critically acclaimed drama, Green Book, which won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Picture and Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Octavia can currently be seen in the holiday film for Apple TV+, Spirited, alongside Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. On the small screen, Spencer will return for the third season of Apple TV+’s thriller, “Truth Be Told,” as Poppy Parnell, a true crime podcast host who risks everything in pursuit of truth and justice. In addition to starring in, she also serves as an executive producer on the program alongside Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine and Chernin Ent / Endeavor Content.