Octavia Spencer stars as "Madam C.J. Walker" in Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. The four-part series premieres on Netflix on March 20.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) was the first woman to become a self-made millionaire. Her inspiring story is the focus of the new Netflix series.
Watch the trailer below.
Netflix's trailer for Self Made with Octavia Spencer
Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer's new Netflix Original
Netflix provides this description for Self Made:
"[It] brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time. Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change."
In the series, Spencer stars as Walker, with Blair Underwood as her husband and Tiffany Haddish as her daughter.
Movies with Octavia Spencer
The popular actress is known for her roles in Ma, Hidden Figures, and The Help.
She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help in 2011.
Spencer's new role as Madam C.J. Walker in Self Made debuts on Netflix on March 20! She also co-produced the series with LeBron James, among others.