Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 29
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is North America's first multi-billionaire black person.

Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world.

Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is North America's first multi-billionaire black person.

Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world.

In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

Oprah Winfrey was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 1 Emmy | 2 Honors
Outstanding Limited Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Oprah Winfrey, Executive Producer
  • When They See Us
  • Netflix
  • Participant Media, Tribeca Productions, Harpo Films, Array Filmworks
Outstanding Television Movie - 2017
Hall of Fame - 2014
  • Winner
  • Oprah Winfrey, as Honoree
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2014
Outstanding Informational Series Or Special - 2013
Bob Hope Humanitarian Award - 2002
  • Winner
  • Oprah Winfrey, as Honoree
Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award to Tyler Perry at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Oprah Winfrey presents an award at the 69th Primetime Emmys
Elisabeth Moss accepts an award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Oprah Winfrey and Milo Ventimiglia appear in the audience at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Oprah Winfrey at the 60th Primetime Emmys
Oprah Winfrey at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award to Tyler Perry at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Oprah Winfrey presents the Governors Award to Tyler Perry at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Oprah Winfrey presents the Hall of Fame Award to Shonda Rhimes at the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Shonda Rhimes and Oprah Winfrey attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Hayma Washington, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, Shonda Rhimes, and Oprah Winfrey attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Oprah Winfrey presents an award at the 69th Primetime Emmys
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Oprah Winfrey presents an award at the 69th Primetime Emmys. 

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Elisabeth Moss accepts an award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Elisabeth Moss accepts an award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Oprah Winfrey and Milo Ventimiglia appear in the audience at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Oprah Winfrey and Milo Ventimiglia appear in the audience at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Oprah Winfrey at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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Oprah Winfrey at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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