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Octavia Spencer plays businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker in the Netflix series Self Made. "I've always felt that her story was germane to who I am as a black woman," Spencer says. Amanda Matlovich/Netflix hide caption

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'I Always, Always Fight': Octavia Spencer On Demanding More From Hollywood

Spencer plays businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker in a new Netflix series Self Made. Walker was born on a plantation in 1867 and built an empire selling hair and makeup products designed for black women.

Octavia Spencer plays businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker in the Netflix series Self Made. "I've always felt that her story was germane to who I am as a black woman," Spencer says. Amanda Matlovich/Netflix hide caption

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'I Always, Always Fight': Octavia Spencer On Demanding More From Hollywood

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