Netflix has revealed the premiere date and first look photos for their upcoming limited series, Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker. This series will mark the first time the life of Madam C.J. Walker, the first wealthiest self-made African-American businesswoman, has been covered on screen. Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer will star as Madam C.J. Walker with Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Garrett Morris, Kevin Carroll, and Bill Bellamy rounding out the cast. Be sure to check out photos for Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker photos below!
Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker Synopsis:
Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American hair care entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix original series, SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time.
Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black hair care, as she simultaneously fought for social change. The four-part limited series also stars Blair Underwood as her husband C.J. Walker, Tiffany Haddish as her daughter Lelia, Carmen Ejogo as Walker’s business rival Addie Munroe, Garrett Morris as Walker’s father-in-law, Kevin Carroll as her longtime lawyer Freeman Ransom and Bill Bellamy as Ransom’s cousin Sweetness.