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Octavia Spencer

"Hidden Figures" Movie Tops Box Office; Katherine Johnson's MAKERS Story Soars

When "Hidden Figures" came out, MAKERS was thrilled to have one of its own MAKERS depicted in a Hollywood film that uncovered just one of the many wom... Read More »

Watch Octavia Spencer Host "Saturday Night Live"

On Saturday, actre , producer, and 2017 MAKERS Conference speaker Octavia Spencer took to the stage of the renowned "Saturday Night Live" to host an u... Read More »

MAKERS Nominates You: Discover and Share Some of History's Hidden Figures Just in Time for the Oscars

Do you have an untold story? Share it with us on the MAKERS Stories app, then nominate a friend to do the same. #BEBOLD and tell us, #WhatsYourStory?... Read More »

The 2017 MAKERS Conference: Gloria Steinem & Octavia Spencer

Feminist writer, activist, and organizer Gloria Steinem is joined by actre Octavia Spencer on the opening night of The 2017 MAKERS Conference in Ranc... Read More »

"Hidden Figures" Wins Outstanding Performance By a Cast at SAG Awards

On Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and more as "Hidden Figures" took home the SAG Award for outst... Read More »

The Female #historyMAKERS of This Year's Academy Awards

While award season is an exciting time in general, there's nothing more riveting than having talented nominees get the credit they deserve, especially... Read More »

Octavia Spencer Honors Mother By Treating Low-Income Families to "Hidden Figures" Screening On MLK Weekend

"Hidden Figures"┬ástar Octavia Spencer generously bought out the Friday 8pm showing of her film at a Baldwin Hills movie theatre in Los Angeles for low... Read More »

Here's What You Need to Know About the Real Women Behind the 'Hidden Figures' Movie

Inspired by a true story, "Hidden Figures" reveals the history of three of the African-American women who calculated the "important mathematical data... Read More »