Oprah Winfrey is an internationally revered television host, actress, and producer. Originally from Mississippi, Oprah launched her nationally syndicated talk show in 1986. The show ran through 2011. Her philanthropic efforts include the Oprah Angel Network, which supports non-profit organizations around the world, and the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
In addition to her television show, she has starred in several full-length movies, such as The Color Purple. She has co-authored several books, continues to publish her magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine and has an active role in both her website and the XM Satellite Radio show titled Oprah Radio.