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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 ...


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Born:
Jan 29, 1954 In Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?
Latest Project:
Movie A Wrinkle in Time 2018-03-08

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 71 nominations.

Known For
Filmography
Movie Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? Marie Carter 2019
Movie A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Which 2018-03-08
Movie Spielberg Herself 2017-10-05
Movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Deborah Lacks 2017-04-22
Movie 13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay Herself 2017-01-26
Movie The Star Deborah (voice) 2017-11-15
Movie Before the Flood Herself (archive footage) 2016-10-21
Movie Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Herself 2016-10-14
Movie Selma Annie Lee Cooper 2015-01-09
Movie Selma Annie Lee Cooper 2014-12-25
Movie Making a Scene Woman 2013-11-25
Movie The Butler Gloria Gaines 2013-08-16
Movie Jesus Henry Christ Oprah 2012-05-04
Movie The Princess and the Frog Eudora (voice) 2009-12-08
Series Life Narrator 2009-10-11
Series Oprah's Big Give 2008-03-02
Movie Bee Movie Judge Bumbleton 2007-10-28
Movie Ocean's Thirteen Herself 2007-06-07
Movie Charlotte's Web Gussy the Goose (voice) 2006-12-15
Movie Emmanuel's Gift Narrator 2005-10-21
Movie Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives 2003-02-10
Movie Our Friend, Martin Coretta Scott King 1999-01-12
Movie Beloved Sethe 1998-10-16
Movie Lincoln 1992-12-26
Series Brewster Place Mattie Michael 1990-05-01
Movie Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988-12-25
Movie Throw Momma from the Train Herself 1987-12-11
Movie Native Son Mrs. Thomas 1986-12-24
Movie The Color Purple Sofia 1985-12-18