Oprah Winfrey Biography

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Oprah Winfrey

Quick Facts Of Oprah Winfrey

Celebrated Name Oprah Winfrey
Age 64 Years
Nick Name Lady O, The preacher, Oprah
Birth Name Oprah Gail Winfrey
Birth Date 1954-01-29
Gender Female
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Marital Status Engaged
Religion Christianity
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blonde
Place Of Birth Koscuisko, Mississippi, USA
Height 5 feet 11 inches
Weight 82 kg
High School Nicolet High School
Body Shape Apple
University Nashville Tennessee State University
Hip Size 40 inches
Bra Cup Size 36 D
Waist Size 33 inches
Shoe Size 10.5 (US) or 41 (EU)
Debut Movie The Color Purple
Endorsment TV Commercial for City of Philadelphia
Dress Size 14 (US) 0r 44 (EU)
Educational Qualification Degree of communication
Father Vernon Winfrey
Mother Vernita Lee
Siblings Three
Brothers Jeffrey Lee
Sisters Patricia Lofton and Patricia Lee Lloyd
Horoscope Aquaries
Partner Stedman Graham
Breast Size 43 inches
Body Measurement 43-33-40 inches
Net Worth $ 3.2 Billion
Salary $ 75 Million (Yearly)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Hobbies Reading, Photography, Spending time with dogs
Favorite Food Caramel popcorn, Chicken pot pie

Oprah Gail Winfrey is a popular talk show hostess, media proprietor, actress and also producer, most notably known as Oprah Winfrey. She was internationally recognized and became very famous for her multi-award winning talk show entitled “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.

Famous For

  • An American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist.

Oprah Winfrey Highlights

  • People Are Talking (TV-Show, 1976)
  • The Color Purple (Movie, 1985)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV-Show, 1986-)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1992)
  • Oxygen Media (1999)
  • The Oprah Magazine (2000)
  • Spingarn Medal (2000)
  • Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story (Autobiography, 2001)
  • Kennedy Centers Honors (2010)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama (2013)
  • Selma (Produced, 2014)
  • Daytime Emmy Award (Outstanding Special Class Series, 2014)
  • Love is (Executive Producer, 2018)

Early Life of Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was born as Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. She is American in nationality and Afro-American in Ethnicity. Her birth sign is Aquarius. She faith in Christianity.
She was born to father Vernon Winfrey and mother Vernita Lee. Her mother is a housemaid and her father is a coal miner turned barber turned city councilman who had been in the Armed Forces when she was born. She has three siblings; Jeffrey Lee (brother), Patricia Lofton and Patricia Lee Lloyd (sister).
Moving towards her education, she attended Nicolet High School, Wisconsin, USA. She then joins East Literature Magnet School. Later, she graduated in the degree of communication from Nashville Tennessee State University.

Career of Oprah Winfrey

At first, Winfrey started working at WLAC-TV, a local media where she became the youngest and first black female news anchor. In 1976, she was recruited by WJZ-TV where she co-anchored for the six o’clock news. After a year she has to go through demotion as she was given the lower profile jobs by being removed from co-anchor.
In 1983, the host was recruited by WLS-TV where she was given to work for a low-rated half-hour morning talk show titled AM Chicago. Just because of the brilliant performances of Oprah Winfrey, the show later became the highest-rated talk show in Chicago. By this time, Winfrey was much popular and was already categorized as a celebrity.
Later, Winfrey grabbed an opportunity to work for the television show named “At the Movies” which was later renamed as “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The show was much popular that it reached the highest peak that a television show could reach. The last episode of the show was telecasted in 2011. At the beginning of 2017, Winfrey was announced to be with CBS where she would contribute for 60 Minutes.
Apart from her television career, Oprah Winfrey has contributed to numerous films and some of her notable movies are The Color Purple (1985), The Women of Brewster Place (1989), Ellen (1997), The Butler (2013), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) and much more.
Also, Winfrey has presented her writing and creative skills from her published books including Journey to Beloved (1998), What I Know For Sure (2014), Mr. Or Ms. Just Right: Because Mr. Or Ms. Right Does Not Exist! (2016), Oprah: The Soul and Spirit of a Superstar (1993), The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words (1996), Transitions Southern Africa (2003) and much more.

Awards and Achievements of Oprah Winfrey

In her career so far, She has been nominated for a total of one sixty-seven award, out of which he has won thirty-eight. She received an Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1998. In 2011, she received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. She will forever be remembered as an innovator through the landmarks she has made, becoming the first female African-American to host a television show, inspiring millions of people across the world, discussing significant issues such as equal rights toward genders, racism, poverty, and others. She is seen as an icon, someone who paved the way for others to become successful.

Net Worth of Oprah Winfrey

Being a media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist, she has probably been able to earn an enormous fortune. Her estimated net worth is $3.2 Billion as of 2019 and she earns $75 Million salaries annually. This jaw-dropping worth has been contributed by her massive salary, incomes from production, sales of books and so on.

Personal Life of Oprah Winfrey

During her long-struggling life, Oprah Winfrey has encountered the relationship with many people which includes Bubba Taylor John Tesh, Kitty Kelley, Randolph Cook, Roger Ebert, and Reginald Chevalier. Finally, she found her soul mate as Stedman Graham since 1986. The couple organized their engagement ceremony in 1992. The couple has not a child at all and they live together happily as of now.

Body Measurements of Oprah Winfrey

The popular American talk show hostess has a unique body figure. She has an appealing apple-shaped body type which defines with very ample breast, wide hips, and smaller waist. Her incredible body measurements are 43-33-40 inches. She stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and carries 82 kg. Similarly, she wears 10.5 (US) or 41 (EU) shoes and 14 (US) 0r 44 (EU) dress. Furthermore, she has a pair of brown eyes and blonde hair color. Her Bra Cup size is 36D.

Did You Know?

  • Oprah was sexually abused by her family members.
  • Oprah Winfrey was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.
  • She lost her child, when she was 14.
  • In 2013 she was claimed to be the most powerful celebrity.
  • She can also speak spanish fluently.
  • Every week, her email box is flooded by 12,000 e-mails from her fans all over the world.

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