Born on November 8th, 1952
From Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.
Six Louisiana women (Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye) gather at a beauty salon for their daily dose of female bonding.