Oprah Winfrey - Quick Facts
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Eyes Color||Brown - Dark|
|Place Of Birth||Koscuisko, Mississippi, USA|
|High School||East Nashville High School|
|University||Tennessee State University|
|Bra Cup Size||C|
|Foot Size Mm||10.5|
|Debut Movie||The Color Purple|
|Endorsment||TV Commercial for City of Philadelphia|
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Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to a single mother on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah claims that she was molested as a child. She claimed on one of her shows that her cousin, an uncle and a family friend had sexually assaulted her. She claims that at 13, she had to run away from home because of the overwhelming abuse, both physical and emotional. Not only that, she was pregnant at 14. The infant died due to premature birth and brought one of the worse tragedies Oprah went through.
Oprah attended the Lincoln High School and Nicolet High School. As a student, she had to go through tough financial and relationship issues. She recalls stealing money from her mother and falling for a guy who wouldn’t stay, even when she’d begged on her knees. However, her high school years also earned her the honor of Most Popular Girl in School and the Miss Black Tennessee pageant. She landed her first radio job in high school.
Oprah’s college years at Tennessee State University, where she studied communication, garnered few of her best friends, including Gayle King. Oprah had written a suicide note to friend Gayle after a few relationship failures at her twenties. Over the years, Oprah was romantically involved with Anthony Otey, William Taylor, John Tesh, Lloyd Kramer, Roger Ebert (who supposedly suggested her to start her own syndicated show), Reginald Chevalier and Stedman Graham. Oprah got engaged to Stedman Graham in November 1992.
Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal talk show host, media proprietor, actress, and producer. She is rightfully titled a revolutionary of the 90s television world. Not many who are unaware of The Oprah Winfrey Show!
In 1998, Oprah recalled her childhood in Mississippi and remarked how God had stayed during her thick and thins. Despite numerous personal life tragedies, she has been able to become the strong, influential woman she is today. No wonder, she sounds so genuine in her quotes: “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Her words are still very inspirational to young individuals, especially to women of color. She is a self-made journalism veteran and works as an exceptional philanthropist. An active supporter of Black Lives Matter movement, she hopes to redefine the movement and publicize not just the hashtags and slogans but also the “police aggression and people dealing with post-incarceration”.
Oprah opened her show platform for the LGBT community, hence pioneering the “mainstream acceptance of LGBT community”. Some of her popular episodes include celebrities coming out as gay/lesbian, including Ellen DeGeneres, Nate Berkus, and Andre Walker.