December 04, 2023

Oprah Winfrey Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Boyfriend, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 29, 2023

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Short Biography

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on 29th January, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi in the United States of America. She is a famous celebrity in America. Oprah is a successful Producer, Actress, Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host and a Philanthropist.

Oprah Winfrey Complete Bio & Career

Oprah Winfrey had a troubled adolescence in a small farming community, where she was sexually abused by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother. She entered Tennessee State University in 1971 and began working in radio and television broadcasting in Nashville.
In 1976, Oprah Winfrey moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she hosted the TV chat show People Are Talking. The show became a hit and Winfrey stayed with it for eight years, after which she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show, A.M. Chicago. Her major competitor in the time slot was Phil Donahue. Within several months, Winfrey's open, warm-hearted personal style had won her 100,000 more viewers than Donahue and had taken her show from last place to first in the ratings. Her success led to nationwide fame and a role in Steven Spielberg's 1985 film The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The media giant contributed immensely to the publishing world by launching her "Oprah's Book Club," as part of her talk show. The program propelled many unknown authors to the top of the bestseller lists and gave pleasure reading a new kind of popular prominence. In 2009, Oprah Winfrey announced that she would be ending her program when her contract with ABC ended, in 2011. Soon after, she moved to her own network, the Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Discovery Communications.
According to Forbes magazine, Oprah was the richest African American of the 20th century and the world's only Black billionaire for three years running. Life magazine hailed her as the most influential woman of her generation. In 2005, Business Weeknamed her the greatest Black philanthropist in American history. Oprah's Angel Network has raised more than $50 million for charitable programs, including girls' education in South Africa and relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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Oprah Winfrey Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Vernon Winfrey
Mother Vernita Lee
Brother Jeffrey Lee
Sister Patricia Lofton, Patricia Lee Lloyd
Partner Stedman Graham
Other Relatives Chrishaunda Lee

She was born to Vernon Winfrey and Vernita Lee. She has a brother named Jeffrey Lee and two sisters named Patricia Lofton and Patricia Lee Lloyd. Stedman Graham is her partner. Screenwriter Chrishaunda Lee is her niece.

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kosciusko, Mississippi
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Montecito, California
School Lincoln High School, Portland
Nicolet High School, Glendale, Wisconsin
East Nashville High School, Nashville
College Tennessee State University, Nashville
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Writing and Traveling
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Film debut - The Color Purple (1985)
Best Movies The Color Purple (1985), Beloved (1998), and The Butler (2013) among others
Net Worth $120 Million
Official Website
Best Known for The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-2011)


Car Collections Hummer and Bentley

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Oprah Winfrey

  • She was sexually abused during her childhood days.
  • Until the age of 6, she stayed with her maternal grandparents.
  • During her teenage, she also started consuming cocaine.
  • She ran a marathon in the year 1994 and for that, she also underwent training.

Oprah Winfrey Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

69 years, 10months, 5 days old age Oprah Winfrey will turn 70 on 29 January, 2024. Only 1 months, 24 days, 10 hours,57 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Oprah Winfrey has celebrated the total number of 69 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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