Women of the Year 2011: The Ebony Edition

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Octavia Spencer

We can’t forget Octavia Spencer. If you’ve been observant, you may have noticed that Spencer has been in the business for the past fifteen years. Many of her roles have been significantly smaller than her role as Minny Jackson in “The Help.” Now that she’s garnered national attention, hopefully we’ll be seeing her more often. She makes the list because we have to admire her perseverance. We’re sure there were plenty of times she was discouraged along the way; but she hung in there, and now look where she is.

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