Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey Profile
Full Name: Oprah Gail Winfrey

Born: January 29, 1954 (age 56) Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Residence: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Occupation: Talk show host, media proprietor, actress

Years active: 1983–Present

Salary: $385 million (2008)

Net worth: < $2.4 billion (Mar. 2010) Political party: Democratic Party

Partner: Stedman Graham
Biography:Awards:
Year:1986

Result:
Nominated

Award:
Oscar

Category:
Best Actress in a Supporting Rolefor: The Color Purple (1985)
Nominated for Oscar. Another 31 wins & 19 nominations
Black Movie Awards

Year:
2005

Result:
Nominated

Award:
Black Movie Award

Category:
Outstanding Television Moviefor: Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) (TV)

Shared with:
Kate Forte ,Quincy Jones ,Matthew Carlisle
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born into shortage in rural Mississippi to a adolescent single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee district. She was a celebrity andknowledgeable significant hardship during her childhood, counting being raped at the age of nine and becoming pregnant at 14 age; her son died in infancy. She Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her moving ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place she launched her own construction company and became internationally syndicated.Qualified with creating a more cherished confessional form of media announcement, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the sensationalist talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the conventional, the mid 1990s she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and theology. Although criticized for unleashing acknowledgment culture and promoting controversial self-help fads, she is generally admired for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others. In 2006 she became an early supporter of Barack Obama and one analysis estimates she delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race, an achievement for which the governor of Illinois considered offering her a seat in the U.S. senate.

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