Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Birthplace: 
Kosciusko, Mississippi
Birthday: 
January 29

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Oprah Winfrey

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About

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.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special - 2014

Hall of Fame - 2014

  • Winner
  • Oprah Winfrey, as Honoree

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special - 2013

Bob Hope Humanitarian Award - 2002

  • Winner
  • Oprah Winfrey, as Honoree

Photos

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