Octavia Spencer is an Academy Award-winning actress who has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after talents. A familiar fixture on both television and the silver screen, she can currently be seen in the highly-acclaimed drama and box office success "Hidden Figures." The film tells the true story of three African American women who provide NASA with critical information needed to launch the program’s early successful space missions. Octavia’s performance as Dorothy Vaughan has earned her Academy Award, Screen Actors’ Guild, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominations to date. Octavia will next be seen in "The Shack" and "Gifted." Among her many professional achievements, Octavia also co-authored an interactive mystery series for children called "Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective." Octavia is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. She currently resides in Los Angeles.