List of Octavia Spencer Movies

Team Anfotimes 23 Jan 2024 12:11 pm
Here is a list of all movies by American actress Octavia Spencer.

Octavia Lenora Spencer, born on May 25, 1970, is a highly acclaimed American actress known for her outstanding performances in film and television. Her remarkable career has earned her prestigious awards, making her a trailblazer in the industry.

Spencer made her cinematic debut in the 1996 drama "A Time to Kill." Despite initially playing brief roles in film and television, her breakthrough came in 2011 with the critically acclaimed drama "The Help," where she portrayed a maid in 1960s America. This role not only garnered her widespread recognition but also earned her several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notably, Spencer is the first black actress to receive two consecutive Oscar nominations.

Her talents expanded beyond "The Help," and she continued to captivate audiences with her performances in films such as Ryan Coogler's biopic "Fruitvale Station" (2013), for which she received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress. Spencer received additional Academy Award nominations for her roles in the biographical drama "Hidden Figures" (2016), where she played mathematician Dorothy Vaughan, and the fantasy drama "The Shape of Water" (2017), where she portrayed a cleaning woman.

Octavia Spencer's filmography includes a diverse range of projects, showcasing her versatility. She has appeared in movies like "Smashed" (2012), "Snowpiercer" (2013), "Get On Up" (2014), "The Divergent Series" (2015–16), "The Shack" (2017), "Gifted" (2017), "Instant Family" (2018), "Luce" (2019), "Ma" (2019), "Onward" (2020), and "Spirited" (2022).

In addition to her success on the big screen, Spencer has made notable contributions to television. She had a recurring role in the CBS sitcom "Mom" (2013–2015) and starred in the Fox teen drama series "Red Band Society" (2014–2015). Spencer portrayed the lead role in the Apple TV+ drama series "Truth Be Told" (2019–2023) and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of Madam C. J. Walker in the Netflix limited series "Self Made" (2020).

Beyond her acting career, Octavia Spencer is an accomplished author, creating the children's book series "Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective." Her contributions to literature include titles such as "The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit" (2013) and "The Sweetest Heist in History" (2015).

Octavia Spencer's journey in the entertainment industry exemplifies her talent, dedication, and groundbreaking achievements, solidifying her place as a revered figure in Hollywood.



Octavia Spencer All Movies List

Year Title Role
1996 A Time to Kill Nurse Annette
Valley Girls Cheerleader
1997 The 6th Man Nativity Watson
Sparkler Wanda
1998 Making Sandwiches -
1999 Never Been Kissed Cynthia
Being John Malkovich Woman in Elevator
Blue Streak Shawna
2000 The Sky Is Falling Nurse #2
Everything Put Together Nurse B
American Virgin Agnes Large
What Planet Are You From? Nurse Damiana
Auto Motives Rhonda
Big Momma's House Twila
Four Dogs Playing Poker Lorraine
2001 Sol Goode Unemployment Clerk
The Journeyman Black Belly
2002 Spider-Man Check-In Girl
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Security Guard
S.W.A.T. Neighbor in Alley
Chicken Party Laqueta Mills
Bad Santa Opal
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Janine
Breakin' All the Rules Stylist
2005 Coach Carter Mrs. Battle
Pretty Persuasion Woman
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Ayisha Lebaron
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Octavia – Bookstore
Beauty Shop Big Customer
Wannabe Lady Chanet Janney Jones
2006 Pulse Landlady
2007 The Nines Pedestrian
2008 Pretty Ugly People Mary
The Spleenectomy Nurse
Seven Pounds Home Health Care Nurse Kate
Next of Kin Grace
2009 Drag Me to Hell Bank Co-Worker No. 1
The Soloist Troubled Woman
Jesus People: The Movie Angel Angelique
Just Peck Detention Room Teacher
Halloween II Nurse Daniels
The First Time Mrs. Hambrick
Herpes Boy Rochelle
2010 Small Town Saturday Night Rhonda Dooley
Dinner for Schmucks Madame Nora
Love & Distrust Rhonda
Peep World Allison
2011 Flypaper Madge Wiggins
The Help Minny Jackson
Girls! Girls! Girls! -
2012 Smashed Jenny
The Perfect Fit Shy Girl
Blues for Willadean LaSonia Robinson
2013 Fruitvale Station Wanda
Lost on Purpose Nurse Keller
Snowpiercer Tanya
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Martha
Paradise Loray
2014 Get On Up Aunt Honey Washington
Black or White Rowena Jeffers
2015 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Johanna Reyes
Fathers and Daughters Dr. Korman
The Great Gilly Hopkins Miss Harris
2016 The Free World Linda Workman
Zootopia Mrs. Otterton
The Divergent Series: Allegiant Johanna Reyes
Car Dogs Mrs. Barrett
Bad Santa 2 Opal
Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan
2017 The Shack Papa
Small Town Crime Kelly Banks
Gifted Roberta Taylor
The Shape of Water Zelda Fuller
2018 A Kid Like Jake Judith "Judy" Lawson
Instant Family Karen
2019 Luce Harriet Wilson
Ma Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington
2020 Dolittle Dab-Dab
Onward "Corey" The Manticore
The Witches Grandma
Superintelligence Herself
2021 Thunder Force Emily Stanton / Bingo
Encounter Hattie
2022 Spirited Kimberly


Year Title Role
1997 413 Hope St Job Counselor 
1998 Moesha Gloria
To Have & to Hold Clerk
ER Maria Jones
1999 Brimstone Duty Nurse
L.A. Doctors Bus Driver
Chicago Hope Nurse Jane
Roswell Nurse
The X-Files Nurse Octavia
Lansky Evelyn the Maid
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Hannah
Just Shoot Me! Nurse
Becker Ticket Woman
Malcolm in the Middle Cashier
City of Angels Nurse Bernice
Missing Pieces Elegant Guest
2001 Grounded for Life Admitting Nurse
Dharma & Greg Gloria
Follow the Stars Home Hildy
2001–02 The Chronicle Ruby Rydell
Titus Ms. Alice Hays
2002 Presidio Med Sheryl Washington
NYPD Blue Dawna Cahill
Little John Waitress
2004–05 LAX Flight Attendant
2005 NYPD Blue Eleanor Jackson
CSI: NY Child Welfare Rep
Medium Jurist
2006 Huff Demetria
Standoff Rapid Air Clerk
2006–07 The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman Female Security Guard Cheryl
2007 Ugly Betty Constance Grady
Halfway Home Serenity Johnson
2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Dr. Evilini
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sherry
The Big Bang Theory DMV Employee
Faux Baby Robyn
2009 Worst Week Nurse
Dollhouse Professor Janack
Raising the Bar Arvina Watkins
2010 Hawthorne Emily Thomkins
2011 Family Practice Helen Overby
2013 30 Rock Herself
American Dad! Shonteeva
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Dr. Nance
2013–15 Mom Regina Tompkins
2014–15 Red Band Society Nurse Dena Jackson
2015 Break a Hip Dr. Trekman
Drunk History Harriet Tubman
2017 Saturday Night Live Herself (host)
2018 The Goldbergs: 1990-Something Narrator
2019 Black-ish Herself
2019–2023 Truth Be Told Poppy Parnell
2020 Self Made Madam C. J. Walker
2022 Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music & Laughter Herself




Disclaimer: These Data (Table or List Data) are compiled from various sources and by our own research. These data can be approximate and Anfotimes does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data.

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