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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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Cast

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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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)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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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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Overall Well Made
21 March 2020 | by debpyburnSee all my reviews

I appreciate the retelling of her story while also taking some creative liberties (it is the 21st century and Netflix).

There was one goof obvious to Spelman alumnae. They mention "Spelman College" and at the time this film was set it, the school has not made it's name change yet. I believe they should have just said "Spelman" or "Spelman Baptist Seminary" as it would not become Spelman College until 1924.


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