Octavia Spencer on “Gifted,” her latest Georgia-filmed movie

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Several of Octavia Spencer’s most prominent movie roles embody a unique blend of wit, wisdom, drive and compassion, and much of her work has a Georgia connection.

She won a best supporting actress Academy Award for her role as Minny Jackson, a domestic worker who combats institutional racism with devastating brilliance in “The Help,” based on the novel by Atlanta author Kathryn Stockett. She was nominated in the same category for her role as Dorothy Vaughan in “Hidden Figures,” which was filmed here. (Viola Davis, Spencer’s “Help” co-star, won for the Oscar for her role in “Fences.”)

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