Quick Facts of Oprah Gail Winfrey

  • Full NameOprah Gail Winfrey
  • Date of Birth1954 /01 /29
  • NicknameOprah
  • Marital StatusUnmarried
  • BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.
  • EthnicityAfro-American
  • ProfessionTalk Shoe Host, Media Personality
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1973-present
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • BuildAverage
  • Height1.69 m tall
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • ChildrenCanaan(born c.1968, died c.1968)
  • HoroscopeAquarius

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, producer, talk show host, actress, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program from 1986 to 2011. She is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire black person. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Barack Obama.

Moreover, Winfrey is the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. Moreover, she is belonging to American nationality with ethnicity Afro-American. Well, she is the daughter of Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. She is now 64 years old. She is the follower of Protestant. Her sun sign is Aquarius.

 Early Life and Education

Returning to her early life, she was born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, the USA from an unmarried young couple. Her mother was a housemaid and her father was in Armed Forces and also worked as a coal miner, barber and city councilman. She was from a working-class family. Her siblings are Patricia Lee Lloyd (Half-Sister), Patricia Lofton (Half-Sister), and Jeffrey Lee (Half Brother).

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Moreover, Hatti Mae Lee is her grandmother. Oprah is her mother’s first child. She started her schooling at Lincoln High School and then went to Nicolet High School. Later, she enlightened more from East Nashville High School and Tennessee State University. She received honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.


Talking about her career, Winfrey moved to Baltimore, in 1976, where she presented a hit television chat show, People Are Talking. Eventually, she was selected to host her own morning show by a Chicago TV station.