Oprah Winfrey Facts

Oprah Winfrey Facts

Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist who is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. For more information, see our Oprah facts file below.

Oprah Gail Winfrey

Date of Birth
January 29, 1954

Place of Birth
Kosciusko, Mississippi

Birth Family
Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey

never married

no children
Oprah attended East Nashville High School and won a full scholarship to
Tennessee State University

American television host, producer and philanthropist

Reason for Fame
Best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show. She is also an actress.

Additional Information
Oprah Winfrey is listed as both the most influential woman and the most influential black person of her generation. In 2007 USA Today ranked Winfred as the most influential woman and most influential black person of the previous quarter century.