Oprah Winfrey


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Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman. While Winfrey has been cited as the richest African-American of the 20th century, she does not come from a rich, or even middle class, family. She was born in an economically troubled ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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(1986-2011)
Lee Daniels' The Butler Gloria Gaines
(2013)
A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Which
(2018)
(1985)

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  The Color Purple (producer) (announced)
  Untitled Oprah Winfrey/Apple TV+ Project (TV Series documentary) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2020 Cherish the Day (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.7 (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... (executive producer)
  The Water Man (executive producer) (filming)
  Untitled Tarell Alvin McCraney Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2019 David Makes Man (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pilot - David's Sky (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2019 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (executive producer - 49 episodes)
- Of Several Centuries (2019) ... (executive producer)
- By the Spit (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Face Speckled (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Skin Transparent (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Where My Body Stops or Begins (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 When They See Us (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part Four (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Part Three (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Part Two (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Part One (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016-2018 Greenleaf (TV Series) (executive producer - 41 episodes)
- Episode #4.3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #4.2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The New Life (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Day of Reckoning (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The End Is Near (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2018 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Congressman John Lewis (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Tyler Perry (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Steve Harvey (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Gladys Knight (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Shaquille O'Neal (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2017 OWN Tonight (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2014-2016 Super Soul Sunday (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Oprah Sits Down with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Oprah and Social Entrepreneur Wes Moore (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Selma (producer)
 2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey (producer)
 2012 Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Oprah's Master Class: Special Edition (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Oprah's Next Chapter (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2011 Serving Life (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (supervising producer - 9 episodes, 1989 - 2011) (producer - 2 episodes, 1998) (senior executive producer - 1 episode, 2011) (co-producer - 1 episode, 1988)
- All New! The Oprah Winfrey Show Finale (2011) ... (senior executive producer)
- Oprah in Australia (2011) ... (supervising producer)
- Oprah in Australia: Ultimate Wildest Dreams (2011) ... (supervising producer)
- Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure: Part 2 (2011) ... (supervising producer)
- Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure (2011) ... (supervising producer)
 2011 Extraordinary Moms (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Your OWN Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2010 The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009/II Precious (executive producer)
 2008 Every Monday Matters (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 The Big Give (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2007 The Great Debaters (producer)
 2007 Mitch Albom's For One More Day (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2006 Legends Ball (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Oprah After the Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2001 Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1999 Tuesdays with Morrie (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 David and Lisa (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Beloved (producer)
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie) (producer)
 1993 Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1993 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Shades of a Single Protein (1993) ... (producer)
 1992 Overexposed (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Nine (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Book: Oprah Winfrey, "The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose." New York: Flatiron Books. ISBN 978-1250307507. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 15 Interviews | 110 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 159 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

@oprah | Oprah

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on performing in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)] I'm a historian of my own history - of African American history. I believe that when you know who you are you have the ability to move forward, not only with your own strength but with the strength of your entire ancestry. I am the daughter of a maid, and my grandmother was a maid, and her mother was a maid, and her mother was a slave. I feel ... See more »

Trivia:

She received an honorary doctorate from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and was the commencement speaker. See more »

Trademark:

Her self-deprecating humor See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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