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Oprah Winfrey –

About Oprah Winfrey (1954 – )
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Deepak Oprah or the self help guru are just 2 of the names that put a face to Oprah Winfrey, she is also known as O, and her birth name Oprah Gail Winfrey.

Oprah Winfrey has made of a lot of first, becoming the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show was just a start. Winfrey also became the fist African American Woman to make the Forbes Billionaire List in February 2003. Making her the first African American women to become a billionaire in American history.

In 2003 Oprah Winfrey was Ranked #1 on VH1's list of the "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons".

People Magazine labeled Oprah Winfrey as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1997.

Found not liable, Oprah Winfrey was sued by Texas cattlemen who claimed that Oprah hurt their business by talking about beef on her talk show.

In 1985 Oprah Winfrey was listed as one of twelve Promising New Actors in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.

Oprah Winfrey has a huge following from her popular talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which is a Harpo Production. Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards.

As if a sign for the future Harpo was the name of a character in the movie The Color Purple in 1985, which was Oprah Winfrey's film debut. The role of Harpo was played by Willard E. Pug.

Just starting out Oprah Winfrey was a news anchor on WJZ-TV13 in Baltimore Maryland, she was a co-host with reporter Richard Sher on a local talk show People Are Talking.

Oprah Winfrey was Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's 1998 list of the most powerful people in industry. In 1999 she dropped five spots to #6.

In the hit movie THE COLOR PURPLE, in 1985, Oprah Winfrey played Sofia. This film was her debut role making it even more impressive that Oprah had an Oscar-nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Before auditioning for the role of Sophia, Oprah Winfrey was at a "fat farm" to lose weight. She left the farm immediately, because the role required her to be heavy.

TV Guest appearances usually playing herself include The Fresh Prince Of Bel-air, Home Improvement, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Late Show With David Letterman, Extra, Ellen, Sesame Street and Good Morning America.

Oprah has also lent her voice to animated movies, including Charlotte's Web, Our Friend, and Martin.

Oprah Winfrey is a huge star and success having several successful turns as a producer and having several series like Oprah Winfrey Presents, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Oprah Winfrey's notable movie credits include...

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
The Butler (2013)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Bee Movie (2007)
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
Beloved (1998)
Throw Momma From The Train (1987)
Native Son (1986)
The Color Purple (1985)



Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple (1985).




Winfrey in Beloved (1998).



Oprah Winfrey in Throw Mama From The Train (1987).