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Oprah Winfrey


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 48 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Oprah Winfrey Show
(1986-2011)
The Color Purple
(1985)
Beloved
Beloved Producer
(1998)
Oprah: Where Are They Now?
Oprah: Where Are They Now? Herself - Hostess
(2012-2016)

Filmography

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 2016-2017 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (executive producer - 27 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #2.15 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.14 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.12 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.13 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.11 (2017) ... (executive producer)
  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2016-2017 Greenleaf (TV Series) (executive producer - 27 episodes)
- Episode #2.14 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.13 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.10 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.9 (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.8 (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple (executive producer)
 2012-2015 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 35 episodes)
- Jeff Bridges (2015) ... (executive producer)
- James Taylor (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Patti LaBelle (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Dwayne Johnson (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Robert Duvall (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special (TV Movie) (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 Movie) (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 Movie) (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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Show Show Self (232 credits)
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Other Works:

One of the producers of the Broadway musical "The Color Purple", based on the Alice Walker novel and the film in which Oprah appeared. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 97 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 138 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Oprah

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down. See more »

Trivia:

Has a cameo playing herself in Throw Momma from the Train (1987). In a "clip" from her show, she interviews a writer (the ex-wife of Billy Crystal's character) whose plagiarized and embellished "life story" is at the top of the bestseller lists (foreshadowing the James Frey controversy twenty years later). See more »

Trademark:

Her self-deprecating humor See more »

Nickname:

Deepak Oprah See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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