Mostly Credited As: Oprah Winfrey Sometimes Credited As: Oprah
Birth Name: Oprah Gail Winfrey Date Of Birth: January 29, 1954 (Age 62) 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.
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 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 is the first African-American billionaire in American history. Oprah recently announced (September 2008) that she will not have GOP vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a guest on her show. Supports Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
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: I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters. Oprah Winfrey: Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity. Oprah Winfrey: You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more. Oprah Winfrey: The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.