Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko,MS. She is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. Oprah Winfrey spent her first years on her grandmother's farm. Life on the farm was primitive. At age 19, while still a sophomore in college, she becomes the youngest and first African American anchor for WTVF-TV in Nashville. Stedman Graham has been her companion for years. Three Emmy Award nominations with one win. 17 daytime Emmy awards wins. One academy Award nomination, won one. One Tony Award nomination.