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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 8 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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Despite playing mother and daughter, Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish are only 9 years apart. See more »

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Madam CJ Walker was not the first black female millionaire, her boss Annie Malone, depicted as Addie, was. See more »

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This inspiring woman deserved better
3 April 2020 | by fkeal-20959See all my reviews

Was very happy to see that a miniseries about Madame CJ Walker was in the works. Unfortunately this series did not live up to expectations. The writers focused on the more soap opera aspects of her life and completely shorted her on all of her accomplishments. I know that no biography is going to stick 100% to the facts but this one took a great many liberties, all to the detriment of its subject. Madame CJ was a big success long before this series portrays that. Was expecting a much better treatment of this icon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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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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