Playbill Viewing: Octavia Spencer and Blair Underwood Star in Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Film & TV News   Playbill Viewing: Octavia Spencer and Blair Underwood Star in Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
 
The four-part limited series debuted March 20 on Netflix.

Netflix’s original series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker is now available to stream! Based on A’Lelia Bundles’ book On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, the four-part series stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood (recently on Broadway in A Soldier's Play).

According to production notes, the series tells the story of “the trailblazing African American hair care entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. 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.”

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The production also stars Tiffany Haddish as Walker’s daughter, Carmen Ejogo as 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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