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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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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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Trivia

Despite playing mother and daughter, Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish are only 7 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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enjoyed the series, but did not know the real story
31 March 2020 | by Charlotte_FontaineSee all my reviews

In Europe the story of Madam C.J. Walker is not really known (or at least I never heard of her before watching the trailer for this new series). So I looked at it as a person not familiar with real story of the life of Madam C.J. Walker.

Enjoyed the acting, enjoyed the story. I would probably have added one more episode for closure.

After watching I started reading up on the real life of Madam CJ Walker and found that there were some discrepancies and exaggerations in the story.

Ok title says 'inspired by' so they can be a bit 'creative', but that's a pity when it's more a biographical story.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada See more »

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