The Help
The Help 2011
Change begins with a whisper.
Directed By Tate Taylor
Screenplay By Tate Taylor
Cast Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard
Produced By Chris Columbus, Brunson Green, Michael Barnathan
Film Editing By Hughes Winborne
Cinematography By Stephen Goldblatt
Music By Thomas Newman

Touchstone Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi, 1492 Pictures


United States



Release Date

August 10, 2011


146 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Budget $25,000,000
Gross $211,608,112
Based on The Help by Kathryn Stockett


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  • Emma Stone as Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
  • Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark
  • Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson
  • Jessica Chastain as Celia Foote
  • Bryce Dallas Howard as Hilly Holbrook
  • Allison Janney as Charlotte Phelan
  • Ahna O'Reilly as Elizabeth Leefolt
  • Chris Lowell as Stuart Whitworth
  • Cicely Tyson as Constantine Bates
  • Mike Vogel as Johnny Foote
  • Sissy Spacek as Mrs. Walters
  • Anna Camp as Jolene French
  • Brian Kerwin as Robert Phelan
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Yule May Davis
  • LaChanze as Rachel Bates
  • Mary Steenburgen as Elaine Stein
  • Leslie Jordan as Mr. Blackly
  • Nelsan Ellis as Henry
  • Wes Chatham as Carlton Phelan
  • Tiffany Brouwer as Rebecca
  • Kelsey Scot as Sugar Jackson
  • David Oyelowo as Preacher Green
  • Dana Ivey as Grace Higginbotham
  • Ashley Johnson as Mary Beth Caldwell