Who Is Oprah Winfrey?
Who has not heard of Oprah Winfrey? If you are reading this article, then the chances are that you are someone who is also a fan of the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Oprah was nominated for an Oscar in 2020 for her role in a documentary entitled The Secret. The film, which had to be screened and approved by the Academy, centered around Oprah and her fight to raise money for her AIDS Project. The other celebrities included in the film were Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles, Damon Dash, Alicia Keys, Philanthropy magazine, Robert De Niro, and Rita Rudner. The film won several awards.
Oprah Winfrey had many times been quoted as saying, “When I look at people, I just want to give them hope.” In her book Do You Really Want to Change the World? What Oprah Really Thinks, she talks about her desire to do whatever it takes to help others.
But she was not always a celebrity. In fact, she was actually born in Harlem, New York. She attended the same schools as other children in the neighborhood. She was the youngest of seven children, with four sisters and three brothers.
Although Oprah’s parents divorced when she was very young, the two sides still kept in touch. As an adult, her father, Vincent Marra, told how his wife encouraged him to move out on his own as soon as possible, after which she never spoke to him again. She says that she “brought a different energy to my mother’s house and I was always very respectful of her.”
Oprah knew about the movie, The Secret, before it was nominated for an Oscar. She was interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres for her show and said, “I know the movie The Secret won’t get nominated for an Oscar, but I think the makers did a great job with what they were trying to accomplish.
She also mentioned that the film was a bit critical and that she was concerned that the award for Best Documentary would only go to the best of the best. After all, it was only her movie that she was nominated for.
And it was one of the most talked about movies, period! It is a movie that I would recommend to anyone, even those who do not follow Oprah. One of the best ones I have seen recently.