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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America's first female self-made millionaire.
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2020  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Octavia Spencer ...  Madam C.J. Walker / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Tiffany Haddish ...  Lelia 4 episodes, 2020
Carmen Ejogo ...  Addie 4 episodes, 2020
Kevin Carroll ...  Ransom 4 episodes, 2020
Blair Underwood ...  Charles James Walker 4 episodes, 2020
Garrett Morris ...  Cleophus 3 episodes, 2020
J. Alphonse Nicholson ...  John Robinson 3 episodes, 2020
Sydney Morton ...  Dora Larrie 3 episodes, 2020
Karen Glave ...  Peggie Prosser 3 episodes, 2020
Mouna Traoré ...  Esther 3 episodes, 2020
Cornelius Smith Jr. ...  W.E.B. DuBois 2 episodes, 2020
Bill Bellamy ...  Sweetness 2 episodes, 2020
Rothaford Gray ...  Reverend Smith 2 episodes, 2020
Sophia Deerr Sophia Deerr ...  Hairstylist at Sarah's Salon 2 episodes, 2020
Zahra Bentham ...  Nettie Ransom 2 episodes, 2020
Sheila Isaro ...  Farm Girl 2 episodes, 2020
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The inspiring story of trailblazing African American entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker who built a haircare empire that made her America's first female self-made millionaire.

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tv mini series | hair care | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Trivia

Despite playing mother and daughter, Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish are only 9 years apart. See more »

Goofs

Addie is loosely based on Annie Malone, herself a self-made black female millionaire, despite the show representing her as reluctant to mass sell her product, Annie had a storefront in Saint Louis and several employees long before she employed Madame CJ Walker. See more »

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Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows to Binge in 2020 (2020) See more »

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Entertaining but inaccurate
23 April 2020 | by m-elle-katSee all my reviews

Before this series I had never heard about Mme CJ Walker or Annie Malone so it did introduce me to the subject. Then I found out the truth. There is no need for them to create a new narrative especially at the cost of slandering someone in this case Annie Malone and putting the other, Mme CJ Walker on a pedestal. They could have done a much more thoughtful and accurate portrayal. Also I think it would have been better without the modern music. It's entertaining enough but the depiction should be taken with a grain of salt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Self Made See more »

Filming Locations:

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(entire series)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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