On June 29, 2017 Milestones Luncheon Chairs Jennifer Scripps, Nikki Webb and Sustaining Chair Debbie Scripps announced that Octavia Spencer will speak at this year’s event to be held Friday, November 17, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
Academy Award®-winning actress Octavia Spencer has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents on both television and the silver screen. She has starred in countless films, including Hidden Figures, The Help, The Shack, Gifted, Zootopia and many more. She will next be seen in The Shape of Water.
Spencer has collected numerous accolades for her work, such as the 2012 Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award and NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help. Earlier this year, she was awarded her second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Hidden Figures. She has guest starred in various television shows and amongst her other professional achievements like directing and producing, has co-authored an interactive mystery series for children called Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective.
In addition the 2017 Sustainer of the Year was announced. Linda Perryman Evans will be honored at the luncheon as well.
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