Octavia Spencer is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Octavia is one of eleven actresses to win the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the same year. Other notable films include Get on Up, Black or White, Smashed, Snowpiercer, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Zootopia, and Fruitvale Station. Spencer created the character of Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective for a children’s book series, releasing The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit , 2013 and The Sweetest Heist in History, 2015.