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.