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89th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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Happy Birthday to Octavia Spencer!  The Montgomery, AL native won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Minny, the maid in The Help. Most recently starred in the critically acclaimed drama, Hidden Figures.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in Liberal Arts. And though raised in a big family with six siblings, she has expressed her decision not to have children. Today, she is 47.

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