Mostly Credited As: Oprah Winfrey
Sometimes Credited As: Oprah
Birth Name: Oprah Gail Winfrey
Date Of Birth: January 29, 1954 (Age 60)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Kosciusko, Mississippi
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)
Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As supervising producer and host of the top-rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show", she has entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for the past two decades. Her accomplishments as a television pioneer, producer, publisher, educator and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.
Trivia Oprah is putting The Color Purple on Broadway. Oprah was in the movie 20 years ago.
Oprah won a Daytime Emmy award in 1998 for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.
According to Time Magazine, Oprah was just five when she started school and was skipped to third grade at six. She could read at age two.
Oprah co-founded the women's cable television network Oxygen.
Oprah is the president of Harpo Productions (Oprah spelled backwards).
Oprah was molested as a child, and recently began a campaign to catch sexual predators.
Oprah had a baby boy when she was only 14 years old. However the baby died about two weeks later because he was two months premature.
Oprah's name was supposed to be Orpah, however, it was spelled incorrectly on her birth certificate.
Oprah has a famous book club; she's made reading popular again by noting well-written books on her show.
Tom Cruise and John Travolta have asked Oprah to convert to Scientology, but she has responded that she simply isn't interested.
Oprah Winfrey Quotes
Oprah Winfrey: My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey: Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.
Oprah Winfrey: Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.
Oprah Winfrey: I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.
Oprah Winfrey: I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.
Oprah Winfrey: I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Oprah Winfrey: The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
Oprah Winfrey: The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey: Though I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, it hasn't changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I'm just wearing better shoes.
Oprah Winfrey: Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity.