Check out the official trailer for Netflix’s four-part limited series Self Made starring Academy Award® winning actress Octavia Spencer.
As previously reported, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker debuts on March 20, and features Spencer stars as the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire.
The project is inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, which was written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles. The Netflix original series is the first time Walker’s story has been showcased on the big screen.
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.
Self Made also features Blair Underwood as her husband C.J. Walker, Tiffany Haddish as her daughter Lelia, Carmen Ejogo as Walker’s business rival Addie Munroe, Garrett Morris as Walker’s father-in-law, Kevin Carroll as her longtime lawyer Freeman Ransom and Bill Bellamy as Ransom’s cousin Sweetness.
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