WorldCat Identities

Spencer, Octavia

Overview
Works: 48 works in 260 publications in 4 languages and 23,128 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Dystopian films  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Social problem films  Animated films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Octavia Spencer
The Help by Tate Taylor( Visual )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer but turns her friends' lives and a small Mississippi town upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community
The help by Kathryn Stockett( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite
Insurgent by Robert Schwentke( Visual )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world
Zootopia( Visual )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zootopia is a city like no other that is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde
Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler makes his feature directorial debut with this drama centered on the tragic shooting of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a vibrant 22-year-old Bay Area father who was senselessly gunned down by BART officers on New Year's Day in 2009, and whose murder sent shockwaves through the nation after being captured on camera by his fellow passengers
Black or white( Visual )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter, but when her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother, the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding
Snowpiercer by Chun-ho Pong( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an ice age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride
Allegiant( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices
Get On Up by Tate Taylor( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! by Robert Luketic( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalee Futch is a grocery clerk living in rural West Virginia. She dreams of meeting her big-screen idol, Tad Hamilton. Her chance is the Win a Date with Tad Hamilton contest that was cooked up by Tad's agent and manager to clean up Tad's bad-boy image. When Tad meets Rosalee and gets a taste of what he's been missing in the real world, he decides he wants more and moves to West Virginia, turning Rosalee's dream come true into a nightmare for Richard Levy (Tad's agent) and, most of all, Pete (Rosalee's best friend and secret admirer)
The case of the time-capsule bandit by Octavia Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mother's death, soon finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries-old treasure
Smashed by Gilbert( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman seeks professional help when she realizes that her love for excessive drinking and partying is taking its toll on her marriage and career
The sweetest heist in history by Octavia Spencer( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randi Rhodes and her friends are heading back to Brooklyn to solve another mystery
Fathers & daughters( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pulitzer winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forget connections of her own
The case of the time-capsule bandit by Octavia Spencer( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder's Day Festival. But the festival's main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town's treasure, has gone missing
Paradise by Joanna Vanderham( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a nearly fatal accident, Lamb Mannerheim realizes that the world is much bigger than her small, God-fearing Montana town and heads to Las Vegas!
Divergent series( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices
Call me crazy: a five film( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short films that explore the impact of mental illness
The sweetest heist in history by Octavia Spencer( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-to-prove art heist makes a New York City mystery for ninja detective Randi Rhodes, and her fellow ninja detectives, DC and Pudge, were flying high after solving the Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. But life in sleepy Deer Creek has begun to feel, a bit boring. But a trip to New York City to visit Randi's aunt changes that! While the ninja detective trio explores Randi's old neighborhood in Brooklyn, they uncover an art heist. Except no one will believe them
Pulse by Pink Floyd (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world
 
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Alternative Names
Octavia Spencer actrice américaine

Octavia Spencer actriz estadounidense

Octavia Spencer Amerikaans filmacteur

Octavia Spencer Amerikaans filmactrice

Octavia Spencer attrice statunitense

Octavia Spencer US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Octavia Spencerová

Oktavia Spenser

Oktavija Spenser

Spencer, Octavia L. 1970-

Spenser, Octavia 1970-

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Languages
English (203)

German (9)

French (5)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!