Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Award-Winning Actor

“I was a dyslexic child and am a dyslexic adult; that doesn’t really mean that you’re not intelligent – it just means that your brain functions differently.”


“I just remember thinking differently. I could solve puzzles quicker than the average child. I would start with the mazes at the end and go to the front and be done in, like, 30 seconds. My deductive reasoning was very important.”


“My teacher told me, ‘You have to pay attention to everything because you don’t know what is a clue.’ That’s how my brain processes information now.” I can always tell people, ‘This is what’s about to happen. Connect the dots.’”


The Help (2011)

Hidden Figures (2016)

The Shape of Water (2017)