Hollywood Stars in Their Early Roles

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  The 1619 Project (TV Series documentary) (producer) (pre-production)
 2023 The Color Purple (producer) (pre-production)
 2022 The Hair Tales (TV Series documentary) (executive producer) (pre-production)
  The Kings of Napa (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
 2021 SuperSoul (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2019-2021 David Makes Man (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Vizcaya (2021) ... (executive producer)
- My Own Best Friend (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Savage, Classy, Bougie, Ratchet (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Y'all Gucci (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Hurston (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 The Me You Can't See (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- This Is Me (2021) ... (executive producer)
- We Need Each Other (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Finding What Works (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Asking for Help (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Say It Out Loud (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Delilah (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Long Game (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Purple Empress (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Bachata! (2021) ... (executive producer)
- No Good Deed (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Andre (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2021 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (executive producer - 65 episodes)
- Onward (2021) ... (executive producer)
- In Summer Time to Simply Be (2021) ... (executive producer)
- June 3, 2020 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- June 1, 2020 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- May 27, 2020 (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020/I The Water Man (executive producer)
 2016-2020 Greenleaf (TV Series) (executive producer - 57 episodes)
- Behold (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Seventh Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Sixth Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Fifth Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Fourth Day (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2020 The Oprah Conversation (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2020 Where Do We Go from Here (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2020 Oprah Talks COVID-19 (TV Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Monica Maggioni and Dr. Marco Vergano (2020) ... (producer)
- Pastor Wintley Phipps (2020) ... (producer)
- Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre (2020) ... (producer)
 2020 Cherish the Day (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Catharsis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Synopsis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Nemesis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Analysis (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Basis (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 When They See Us (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part Four (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Part Three (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Part Two (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Part One (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012-2018 Oprah's Master Class (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 43 episodes)
- Congressman John Lewis (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Tyler Perry (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Steve Harvey (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Gladys Knight (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Shaquille O'Neal (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- An Introduction (2017) ... (producer)
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2017 OWN Tonight (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2014-2016 Super Soul Sunday (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Oprah Sits Down with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Oprah and Social Entrepreneur Wes Moore (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class: Belief Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2015 Oprah's Master Class: Civil Rights Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Selma (producer)
 2014 The Hundred-Foot Journey (producer)
 2013 Running from Crazy (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Oprah and Rainn Wilson Present SoulPancake (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Oprah's Master Class: Special Edition (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Oprah Prime (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2011 Serving Life (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (supervising producer - 31 episodes, 1989 - 2011) (producer - 3 episodes, 1986 - 1998) (senior executive producer - 1 episode, 2011) (co-producer - 1 episode, 1988)
- All New! the Oprah Winfrey Show Finale (2011) ... (senior executive producer)
- Oprah in Australia (2011) ... (supervising producer)
- Oprah in Australia: Ultimate Wildest Dreams (2011) ... (supervising producer)
- Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure: Part 2 (2011) ... (supervising producer)
- Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure (2011) ... (supervising producer)
 2011 Extraordinary Moms (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Your OWN Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2010 The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009/II Precious (executive producer)
 2008 Every Monday Matters (Video documentary short) (executive producer)
 2007 The Big Give (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2007 The Great Debaters (producer)
 2007 Mitch Albom's for One More Day (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2007 The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2006 Legends Ball (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2002 Oprah After the Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2001 Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1999 Tuesdays with Morrie (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 David and Lisa (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 Beloved (producer)
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1997 Before Women Had Wings (TV Movie) (producer)
 1993 Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1993 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Shades of a Single Protein (1993) ... (producer)
 1992 Overexposed (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Nine (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Founded Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Henley on Klip near Meyerton, south of Johannesburg, South Africa. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 15 Interviews | 110 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 159 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

@oprah | Oprah

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Whatever your dreams, ideas or rejects, we plant a seed, nurture it - and then reap the fruits of our labors. When in doubt, be bold! See more »

Trivia:

Oprah has become the first African-American woman to own a cable network. It is called OWN, which stands for Oprah Winfrey Network. See more »

Trademark:

Her repeated dramatic weight loss and gain See more »

Nickname:

Deepak Oprah See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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