Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer Stars As The Title Character In A Netflix Limited Series Which Tells The Story of The “First Self-Made Female Millionaire.”
What We Know:
- Spencer stars in an eight-episode Netflix biographical series as Madam C.J. Walker, an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, political, and social activist. She was also considered to be the wealthiest African-American businesswomen. At the time of her death in 1919, she was considered to the wealthiest self-made woman in America.
- In the trailer, it shows her rise from poverty by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products made specifically for black women. Although Walker’s inventions are now a billion-dollar business, she still had to overcome prejudice and racism.
- Spencer’s goal as Madam C.J. Walker is to inspire others to accomplish their dreams and not let prejudice, sexism, or even loved ones stop you from reaching your goals.
- Self Made also stars Tiffany Haddish as Lelia, Carmen Ejogo as Addie, Blair Underwood as Charles James Walker, Garrett Morris as Cleophus, Kevin Carroll as Ransom, Bill Bellamy as Sweetness, Zahra Bentham as Nettie, and Mouna Traoré as Esther.
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker premieres March 20, 2020.