Calpurnia is the housekeeper and cook for the Finch household in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. She is shown to have a good friendship with Atticus, and he has been shown to trust her with the complete care of his children. Like other characters in the book, she is of African-American descent. Scout and Jem have a good relationship with her, while Atticus's sister Aunt Alexandra is shown to not like her.

It is mentioned that she is older than Atticus. The book never mentions the exact age of Atticus or Calpurnia. Her son is the town garbage collector. While Atticus was at the state capital attending the Legislature, Calpurnia brought Jem and Scout to her church.

Role in StoryEdit

She plays an important part of the book as she appears in most of the chapters and does quite a few things to help the events move along. During Tom Robinson's trial, she came to court to inform Atticus that Jem, Scout, and Dill had been away from home had been gone for several hours. She acts as a surrogate mother to Jem and Scout.