Octavia Spencer transforms in first look photos of The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker
Octavia Spencer will make her debut as African American hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker in Netflix’s Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker on March 20 and the streaming service has dropped six first look images of the Academy Award-winner from the four-part limited series.
Inspired by the book written by Walker’s great great granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, Self Made offers a glimpse into the life of Walker including how she overcame post-slavery racial and gender bias to become America’s first self-made millionaire.
Blair Underwood co-stars as Walker’s husband C.J. and Kevin Carroll as her longtime lawyer Freeman Ransom. The limited series also stars Tiffany Haddish as Walker’s daughter Leila, Carmen Ejogo in the role of Walker’s nemesis Addie Munroe, Garrett Morris as Walker’s father-in-law, and Bill Bellamy as Ransom’s cousin Sweetness.
Check out the first look photos below: