Oprah Winfrey


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Oprah Gail Winfrey , often known simply as Oprah, is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986... See full bio »

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

Filmography

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  The 1619 Project (TV Series documentary) (producer) (pre-production)
  Black Cake (TV Series) (executive producer) (filming)
 2023 The Color Purple (producer) (post-production)
 2022 The Hair Tales (TV Series documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2016-2022 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (executive producer - 78 episodes)
- Slowly and Always Irregularly (2022) ... (executive producer)
- After a Period, Peace Blooms (2022) ... (executive producer)
- And When Great Souls Die (2022) ... (executive producer)
- And You Would Be One of Them (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Tossing in the Meadows (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2022 Sidney (Documentary) (producer)
 2022 The Color of Care (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2022 The Kings of Napa (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Judas and the Black-Owned Vineyard (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Bamboozeled (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Mo' Bottled Blues (2022) ... (executive producer)
- How Stella Got Her Pinot Back (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Dear Wine People (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2019-2021 David Makes Man (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Trouble the Water (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Homecoming (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Chaos Is Come Again (2021) ... (executive producer)
- No Atheists in Rabbit Holes (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Vizcaya (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 The Me You Can't See (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- This Is Me (2021) ... (executive producer)
- We Need Each Other (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Finding What Works (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Asking for Help (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Say It Out Loud (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Delilah (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Long Game (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Purple Empress (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Bachata! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- No Good Deed (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Andre (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 SuperSoul (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2020/I The Water Man (executive producer)
 2016-2020 Greenleaf (TV Series) (executive producer - 57 episodes)
- Behold (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Seventh Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Sixth Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Fifth Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Fourth Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 The Oprah Conversation (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2020 Where Do We Go from Here (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2020 Oprah Talks COVID-19 (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Monica Maggioni and Dr. Marco Vergano (2020) ... (producer)
- Pastor Wintley Phipps (2020) ... (producer)
- Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre (2020) ... (producer)
 2020 Cherish the Day (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Catharsis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Synopsis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Nemesis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Analysis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Basis (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2009-2019 The Dr. Oz Show (TV Series) (co-producer - 698 episodes)
- Episode #10.169 (2019) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #10.170 (2019) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #10.168 (2019) ... (co-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)
 2012-2018 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Congressman John Lewis (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Gladys Knight (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Usher Raymond (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Shaquille O'Neal (2017) ... (executive producer)
- LL Cool J (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations (Podcast Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- An Introduction (2017) ... (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)
 2013 Running from Crazy (Documentary) (executive 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 Prime (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2011 Serving Life (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (supervising producer - 31 episodes, 1989 - 2011) (producer - 3 episodes, 1986 - 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 The Big Give (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Big Give Road Test Challenge (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 Every Monday Matters (Video documentary short) (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 Oprah: Behind the Scenes (TV Special) (supervising producer)
 1992 Nine (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1990 Brewster Place (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Open for Business (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (executive producer)
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Personal Details

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 | 4 Portrayals | 15 Interviews | 111 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 160 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

@oprah | Oprah

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Lee, Vernita | Vernon Winfrey

Relatives:

Lee (Presley), Hattie Mae (grandparent)
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Personal Quote:

The future is full of possibility, whether you make one tiny change - or a whole invigorating, thrilling, inspiring bunch of them. See more »

Trivia:

Ranked first in "Entertainment Weekly"'s 1998 list of the most powerful people in show business, but dropped to sixth on the 1999 list. Still, she was the highest-ranking performer, as well as the highest-ranking woman, and the only African-American to make the list. See more »

Trademark:

Her self-deprecating humor See more »

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