Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan and ‘Melonie Diaz attend the “Fruitvale” photo call at the Palais des Festivals during the 66th Cannes Film Festival. (May 16, 2013)*The film conquered Sundance earlier this year, winning the festival’s Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.On Thursday (May 16), director Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” unleashed its charm on the Cannes Film Festival, where it is competing in the Un Certain Regard competition – a section of the festival introduced in 1998 to...Read Full Story
Kerry Washington dressed up in a white Calvin Klein dress for the annual Celebrate Sundance Institute Benefit in LA last night. She took the stage to present the Vanguard award to up-and-coming director Ryan Coogler at the event, which celebrates leaders in the independent film world. Also on hand for the evening's festivities were Octavia Spencer and Robert Redford, who is the president of the Sundance Institute.
Kerry jetted back to the West Coast for last night's benefit following a big...Read Full Story
Fruitvale Station is a retelling of the shooting of Oscar Grant. In 2009, Oscar was gunned down by Oakland police, sparking a public outcry. We spoke with the movie's writer and director, Ryan Coogler, and Octavia Spencer, who plays Oscar's mom in the film, shortly after the drama received a standing ovation at its Cannes Film Festival premiere. The pair told us why it was vital to shoot the movie in the Bay Area, what they learned from their conversations with Oscar's family, and what being...Read Full Story
Some five months after making a huge splash at the Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize winner Fruitvale Station is making the rounds with its first trailer.
Starring Friday Night Lights’ Michael B. Jordan and the amazing Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station recounts the last day of Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old who was killed by a police officer at a transit station in Oakland, Calif. on New Year’s Day 2009.
The film is the first feature length project from Ryan Coogler, a 27-year-old...Read Full Story
Guess who’s back! One day after being released, Lil Wayne is back on twitter thanking fans, watching sports, all with a little humor. He wrote:
And in Hollywood news, Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer and other big screen heavy-hittes, have snagged a new Lifetime Movie called: ‘Call Me Crazy: A Five Film’.
The film, which airs next month, is about a loved one, who struggles with mental illness. Read the release for full details about the film.
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 19, 2013) – The Lifetime...Read Full Story
Octavia Spencer Wall
(b. 5/25/1970) is an American actress. Ms. Spencer is best known for her roles on 'Ugly Betty' and in the 2011 film, 'The Help.' She was born in Montgomery, Alabama and is the sixth of seven children. Spencer attended Auburn University, graduating with a Liberal Arts degree. Her first role was in the 1996 film 'A Time to Kill.'