That was over 10 years ago in 2011.
Today she is 48, and has starred in 77 movies in total, 29 since The Help was released.
In The Help, I think Octavia Spencer looks:
The Help scores 8 out of 10 on The Movie Database.
Octavia Spencer's first acting role was as 'Roark's Nurse' in A Time to Kill, released in 1996 when she was 24.