Oprah Gail Winfrey
Date of Birth
January 29, 1954
Place of Birth
Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey
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.
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.