A Toast! Academy Award Winning Octavia Spencer clocks 47; Plus, Lauryn Hill
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A Toast! Academy Award Winning Octavia Spencer clocks 47; Plus, Lauryn Hill

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate two exceptional entertainers this day May 25;

Octavia Spencer

A Toast! Academy Award Winning Octavia Spencer clocks 47; Plus, Lauryn Hill

The Help, ER, Zootopia, Hidden Figures (which landed her Gloden Globe and Oscar nominations), Ugly Betty, The Divergent Series, Black or White the list goes on and on. Octavia Spencer since her debut in A Time to Kill, has become one of the top African American actresses starring in big time projects.

Octavia Spencer’s role in The Help, landed her an Academy Award. she has also won BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

The superstar turns 47

Lauryn Hill

A Toast! Academy Award Winning Octavia Spencer clocks 47; Plus, Lauryn Hill

Iconic African American singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress Lauryn Hill came to the limelight at an early age.  The star appeared in popular film Sister Act 2.

In high school she joined forces with Wyclef Jean and the group Fugees was born.

Her album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’, which featured “Doo Wop (That Thing) received international success and soon Lauryn Hill became a star in her own right.

Her relationship with fellow Fugee Wyclef Jean further endeared her to the spotlight as it sparked major controversy leading to the group’s split.

The Fugees released two studio albums, Blunted on Reality (1994) and the Grammy Award-winning ‘The Score’ (1996), which sold six million copies in the United States.

She’s known for her hit “Killing Me Softly”.

Lauryn Hill has won numerous many awards.

She had five children born from her relationship with Rohan Marley.

Lauryn Hill turns 42.

Happy Birthday!

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