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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Netflix 2020

This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker - S1E4

#1 - A Credit to the Race


Season 1 - Episode 4

The combined blows of a health scare, worker issues and a tragedy that hits close to home push Sarah to take decisive action about her life and legacy.

The episode was rated from 92 votes.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker - S1E2

#2 - Bootstraps


Season 1 - Episode 2

Sarah's dream of opening a factory hinges on securing the support of local Black businessmen β€” and an endorsement from the famous Booker T. Washington.

The episode was rated from 108 votes.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker - S1E3

#3 - The Walker Girl


Season 1 - Episode 3

Sarah's ambitious plans for expanding her empire take her to New York β€” and lead to betrayals personal and professional that threaten all she's built.

The episode was rated from 101 votes.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker - S1E1

#4 - The Fight of the Century


Season 1 - Episode 1

Aspiring to be more than a washerwoman, Sarah grows determined to sell Addie's hair product. But when she's cruelly rebuffed, the gloves come off.

The episode was rated from 122 votes.

Last updated: jun 22, 2022



Wonderful from start to finish. It's an amazing story that definitely deserves (and should) be told and Octavia Spencer is phenomenal as always. The only thing I didn't love were some of the modern music choices but everything else is superb.


Superb, excellent. I enjoyed it from start to finish.


4 Part Miniseries . Excellent story, themes, music, costumes. important gender and race history explored.. Will watch again.


A fascinating look into the life of Madam C. J. Walker, who is played exquisitely by Octavia Spencer. It may only last four rather short episodes, but Spencer is simply brilliant in the role. Tiffany Haddish (Lelia) and Blair Underwood (Charles) give very fine performances, too. It's paced well, edited nicely and impressively acted. There are a few issues, for one parts of the set design, most notably across the first two episodes, don't quite look right to me for the era it's portraying. That's nothing major, though the apparent fictionalisation of some stories is a shame; especially regarding Addie Munroe (Carmen Ejogo). In that regard, I can understand the negative feelings A'Lelia Bundles (who wrote the biography that this is based on) has. However, I can't deny it does work for television. Most film and TV about real life people change facts, unfortunately. With all that noted, it's still worth watching!


Beautiful and inspirational story. Madam was such a strong and clever woman and I don't know how the fuck I didn't know her. Now, that's a show I would reccomend to everyone, especially the ladies.

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