PUBLISHED: 19:36, Fri, Mar 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:49, Fri, Mar 20, 2020
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker tells the tale of how one woman overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America to became a hair care pioneer and the US' first female black self-made millionaire. The four-part drama will delve into how she got her success, with all episodes now released on Netflix. Here's everything you need to know about the cast.
Actress Octavia Spencer will be taking on the title role of Madam CJ Walker who, before she was married, was called Sarah Breedlov.
Describing her character, Netflix said: “Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionised black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change.”
Spencer has been in a plethora of shows and films over the years and won herself an Oscar for a supporting role in The Help.
She was also nominated for an Oscar for her parts in Hidden Figures and The Shape of Water.
Besides from these, Spencer has been in Ma, Allegiant, Truth Be Told, The Shack and Red Band Society.
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Actress Octavia Spencer is playing Madam CJ Walker in Self Made. (Image: Netflix)
Actress Tiffany Haddish will play Madam CJ Walker's daughter in Self Made Lelia.
She is the daughter of Walker's first husband whom she married when she was just 14 so she could escape from an abusive home.
Her father died when she was little and later took her step-father's name.
Haddish is a stand-up comedian and has starred in movies