Octavia Spencer Stars as the Nation’s First Female Self-Made Millionaire Madam C.J. Walker in Upcoming Netflix Series


The Academy Award winner portrays the title character and is an executive producer of the highly anticipated Netflix series which will debut in March.

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer plays the role of Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African-American hair care entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire, within the Netflix original four-part series Self Made: Inspired by the lifetime of Madam C.J. Walker, which can premiere on March 20. it’s supported the book On Her Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, and marks the primary time the remarkable and uplifting story of this cultural icon has been delivered to the screen.

Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals and business rivalries to create a groundbreaking brand that revolutionized Black hair care, as she simultaneously fought for social change. The limited series also stars Blair Underwood because of the businesswoman’s husband, C.J. Walker; Tiffany Haddish as her daughter Lelia; Carmen Ejogo as Walker’s business rival Addie Munroe; Garrett Morris as Walker’s father-in-law; Kevin Carroll as her longtime lawyer, Freeman Ransom; and Bill Bellamy as Ransom’s cousin Sweetness.

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