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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 49 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Oprah Winfrey Show
(1986-2011)
The Butler
The Butler Gloria Gaines
(2013)
The Color Purple
(1985)
Selma
Selma Producer
(2014)

Filmography

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 2016-2018 Greenleaf (TV Series) (executive producer - 42 episodes)
- Episode #3.16 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.14 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.15 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.13 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.12 (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)
 2016-2018 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (executive producer - 42 episodes)
- Episode #3.13 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.12 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.11 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.10 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.9 (2018) ... (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 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 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 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-founder of Oxygen television network for women, as "Oxygen Media," and launched on February 2, 2000, as "Oxygen". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 15 Interviews | 107 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 151 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Oprah

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Every day brings tremendous possibility - a chance to live more fully, love more deeply and learn something new. See more »

Trivia:

Her five dogs: Luke and Layla (golden retrievers), Sadie (cocker spaniel) and Sunny and Lauren (springer spaniels). See more »

Trademark:

Her repeated dramatic weight loss and gain See more »

Nickname:

Deepak Oprah See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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