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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 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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Despite playing mother and daughter, Octavia Spencer and Tiffany Haddish are only 9 years apart. See more »

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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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Good movie, bad depiction
22 March 2020 | by realmenconnectSee all my reviews

The entertainment value of this series was really good. It kept my attention, and I thought it did a decent job not overly painting Madame CJ Walker as a flawless she-roe. However, it really does a disservice to the historical truth about her story. I gave it a 7 for its entertainment value, but I'm begging you, if you REALLY want to know the truth about Madame CJ Walker, who WASN'T the first female self-made millionaire (Annie Malone was - Walker's boss), please READ and not stop at watching this made-for-Netflix series. Revising history for entertainment isn't fair to the descendants of these great people. And I'm sure our heroes themselves wouldn't appreciate it either.


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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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