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Actress Octavia Spencer smiles for the camera at a promotional event for the movie "Ma"

Octavia Spencer

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'I Always, Always Fight': Octavia Spencer On Demanding More From Hollywood

Growing up, actor Octavia Spencer remembers being inspired by the story of Madam C.J. Walker, one of America's first black, female, self-made millionaires. Born on a plantation in 1867, Walker eked out a living washing clothes for white families before building an empire selling hair care and makeup products to women of color.

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