Oprah Winfrey

Television Presenter / Television Producer / Film Producer / Businesswoman / Actress / Voice Actress / Penwoman / Journalist / Motivational Speaker | * 01/29/1954 (69) | Kosciusko, Mississippi (United States of America (USA))
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and media proprietor. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African-American of the 20th century and was once the world's only black billionaire. By 2007, she was often ranked as the most influential woman in the world. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a single teenage mother and later raised in inner-city Milwaukee. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teenage years and became pregnant at 14; her son was born prematurely and died in infancy. Winfrey was then sent to live with the man she calls her father, Vernon Winfrey, a barber in Nashville, Tennessee, and landed a job in radio while still in high school. By 19, she was a co-anchor for the local evening news. Winfrey's often emotional, extemporaneous delivery eventually led to her transfer to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, ... ()
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Oprah Winfrey, born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954, is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was once the world's only black billionaire. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | Talk-Shows

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Oprah Winfrey

Presidential Medal of Freedom Peabody Awards Honorary Doctor of Harvard University Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century 3x Time 100 Spingarn Medal Bob Hope Humanitarian Award Jefferson Awards for Public Service NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News/Information – Series or Special NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award People's Choice Awards Primetime Emmy Awards Producers Guild of America Awards Marian Anderson Award National Women's Hall of Fame Horatio Alger Award Kennedy Center Honors Disney Legends Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Anisfield-Wolf Book Award American Black Film Festival Genesis Awards Order of the Smile Golden Globe Awards Honorary Degree From Spelman College Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
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Movies with Oprah Winfrey as Actress(77)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Satan Wants You
as herself2023 TINA
as Self (archive footage)2022 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody
as herself2022 Sidney
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2022 The Princess
as herself2022 Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising
as Self (archive footage)2022 Brad Pitt: More Than a Pretty Face
as Self (archive footage)2021 Death to 2021
as herself2021 Adele One Night Only
as Self (archive footage)2021 The Perfect Victim
as Self (archive footage)2021 Val
as herself2020 Becoming
as Self (archive footage)2020 The Choice 2020
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2020 You Cannot Kill David Arquette
as Self (archive footage)2020 Uncle Tom
as Self (archive footage)2020 Frontline: America's Great Divide
as Self (archive footage)2020 Loving Neverland
as Self (archive footage)2020 The Accidental President
as Self (archive footage)2020 Disclosure
as Self (archive footage)2019 Mike Wallace Is Here
as Mrs. Which2018 A Wrinkle in Time
as The One Who Creates Everything by Thinking (voice)2018 Crow: The Legend
as herself2018 Quincy
as herself2017 Spielberg
as Self (archive footage)2017 Get Me Roger Stone
as Deborah (voice)2017 The Star
as Herself (Archive Footage) (uncredited)2017 Whitney: Can I Be Me
as Self (archive footage)2016 Before the Flood
as Self - TV Host (archive footage)2014 Life Itself
as Annie Lee Cooper2014 Selma
as Herself (archive footage)2013 Are All Men Pedophiles?
as Herself (archive footage)2013 The Armstrong Lie
as Gloria Gaines2013 The Butler
as Woman2013 Making a Scene
as Oprah2012 Jesus Henry Christ
as Self (archive footage)2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
as Self (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)2009 My White Baby
as Eudora (voice)2009 The Princess and the Frog
as Judge Bumbleton (voice)2007 Bee Movie
as herself2007 Ocean's Thirteen
as Self (archive footage)2007 Everything's Cool
as Gussy the Goose (voice)2006 Charlotte's Web
as Narrator (voice)2005 Emmanuel's Gift
as Coretta Scott King (voice)1999 Our Friend, Martin
as Sethe1998 Beloved
as Zora Williams1997 Before Women Had Wings
as LaJoe Rivers1993 There Are No Children Here
as Elizabeth Keckley (voice)1992 Lincoln
as Mattie Michael1989 The Women of Brewster Place
as Mrs. Thomas1986 Native Son
as Sofia Johnson1985 The Color Purple

TV Shows/Series with Oprah Winfrey as Actress(54)

as herself2022 The Hair Tales
as herself2021 Super Soul
as herself2021 The Me You Can't See
as Self (archive footage)2020 First Ladies
as Self - Host2020 The Oprah Conversation
as herself2020 Some Good News
as Herself - Host2020 Oprah Talks COVID-19
as herself2020 Dear…
as Self - Guest2019 Tamron Hall
as Self - Host2019 Oprah's Book Club
as herself2019 RuPaul
as Self (archive footage)2018 Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
as Self (archive footage)2018 Explained
as Mavis McCready2016 Greenleaf
as herself2014 Lindsay
as Herself (archive footage)2011 Half in the Bag
as Herself - Host2011 Super Soul Sunday
as herself2006 30 Rock
as herself2004 Drake & Josh
as herself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as Herself - Host2002 Oprah After the Show
as herself1997 The View
as herself1995 MADtv
as Therapist1994 Ellen
as herself1991 Home Improvement
as Mattie Michael1990 Brewster Place
as Self - Host1986 The Oprah Winfrey Show
as herself1986 American Masters
as herself1982 Wogan
as Herself - Host1978 People Are Talking
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self (archive footage)1968 60 Minutes
as herself1968 60 Minutes

Movies with Oprah Winfrey as Crew(18)

Production/Producer2023 The Color Purple
Production/Producer2023 The Water Dancer
Production/Producer2022 Sidney
Production/Producer2020 The Water Man
Production/Executive Producer2020 On the Record
Crew/Thanks2020 Dark Girls 2
Production/Executive Producer2019 Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland
Crew/Thanks2016 13th
Production/Producer2014 Selma
Production/Producer2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey
Production/Executive Producer2011 Serving Life
Production/Producer2007 The Great Debaters
Production/Executive Producer2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God
Production/Producer1999 Tuesdays with Morrie
Production/Executive Producer1998 The Wedding
Production/Producer1998 Beloved
Production/Producer1997 Before Women Had Wings
Production/Executive Producer1989 The Women of Brewster Place

TV Shows/Series with Oprah Winfrey as Crew(21)

Production/Executive Producer2023 The 1619 Project
Production/Executive Producer2022 The Hair Tales
Production/Executive Producer2021 The Me You Can't See
Production/Executive Producer2020 Cherish the Day
Production/Executive Producer2020 Where Do We Go From Here?
Creator/Creator2020 Where Do We Go From Here?
Creator/Creator2019 Oprah's Book Club
Production/Executive Producer2019 When They See Us
Production/Executive Producer2016 Greenleaf
Production/Producer2012 Oprah's Next Chapter
Production/Executive Producer2011 Oprah's Master Class
Creator/Creator2011 Super Soul Sunday
Creator/Creator2009 The Dr. Oz Show
Production/Producer2008 Oprah's Big Give
Creator/Creator2008 Oprah's Big Give
Production/Executive Producer2006 Rachael Ray
Creator/Creator2002 Oprah After the Show
Creator/Creator2002 Dr. Phil
Production/Producer1990 Brewster Place
Creator/Creator1990 Brewster Place
Creator/Creator1986 The Oprah Winfrey Show

Additional Information

Full Name: Oprah Gail Winfrey
Born: Friday, 01/29 1954 (January) in Kosciusko, Mississippi (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 69 years + 314 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Tennessee State University, Lincoln High School, Nicolet High School, East Nashville Magnet High School, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Employer: WVOL, WTVF, WJZ-TV, WLS-TV, Harpo Productions
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Net worth estimate: 1,000,000,000 USD
Mother: Vernita Lee Winfrey
Related to: Patricia Lee Logton, Jeffrey Lee
Influenced by/Role models: Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson
Other names for Oprah Winfrey (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Orpah Gail Winfrey"
"오프라 윈프리"
Oprah Winfrey frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (33x, Actor)
Bill Hader (23x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (21x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (20x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (19x, Actress)
Will Forte (18x, Actor)
Rachel Dratch (18x, Actress)
Amy Poehler (15x, Actress)
Drew Barrymore (15x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (14x, Actor)
Ellen DeGeneres (14x, Actress)
Ava DuVernay (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2355, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/19/2023