In the 1970s, Winfrey landed a job as a news anchor and talk show co-host in Baltimore, Md. She later became the first woman in history to own and star in her own phenomenally successful talk show.
Winfrey's rising popularity caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who cast her as Miss Sofie in his adaptation of The Color Purple (1985), for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Her later acting roles have included Native Son and Beloved (a film she also produced) and the television movies "The Women of Brewster Place" and "There Are No Children Here."
Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker delivers a powerful performance as Cecil Gaines, who served as the White House butler under eight presidents. His three decades of service unfold against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.
- The Princess and the Frog
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- Charlotte's Web
- The Color Purple
- Bee Movie
- Throw Momma from the Train
- Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own
- Barack Obama: The Power of Change
- The Women of Brewster Place
- Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones
- Our Friend Martin
- Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
- Emmanuel's Gift
- African American Lives
- We Are the Future
- Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews
- Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a...
- Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman