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    Born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi

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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Oprah Winfrey as "Gloria Gaines"

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013) Nominated Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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Gina Carbone on Jul 27th 2015, 5:20AM

Jul 27th 2015, 5:20AM

Oprah and Ava DuVernay Teaming for OWN Drama Series 'Queen Sugar'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 2nd 2015, 9:50AM

Feb 2nd 2015, 9:50AM

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Posted by
Gina Carbone on Dec 16th 2014, 2:19AM

Dec 16th 2014, 2:19AM

Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis on Shortlist for 'Suicide Squad' Role

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 4th 2014, 7:00AM

Dec 4th 2014, 7:00AM

'Selma' Debuts at AFI Fest to Rave Reviews

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 12th 2014, 4:35AM

Nov 12th 2014, 4:35AM

Inspiring (and Often Hilarious) Celebrity Commencement Speeches (VIDEO)

Posted by
Alana Altmann on May 20th 2014, 10:30AM

May 20th 2014, 10:30AM

Helen Mirren Cooks in the First Trailer for 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 13th 2014, 11:00AM

May 13th 2014, 11:00AM

Emma Thompson on Kissing Meryl Streep: 'You Have to Use Tongues'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 25th 2013, 1:45PM

Nov 25th 2013, 1:45PM

Box Office: How 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Cleaned 'Kick-Ass 2''s Clock

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 19th 2013, 6:30AM

Aug 19th 2013, 6:30AM

Oprah Winfrey Gives Away Car, Jimmy Kimmel Pulls Amazing 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Prank (VIDEO)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Aug 15th 2013, 12:00PM

Aug 15th 2013, 12:00PM

'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Review: 10 Things to Know About the Historical Drama

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Aug 14th 2013, 12:00PM

Aug 14th 2013, 12:00PM

Fact-Checking 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 12th 2013, 8:00AM

Aug 12th 2013, 8:00AM

Oprah Winfrey on 'Lee Daniels' The Butler,' Returning to the Big Screen, and the Commercial Failure of 'Beloved'

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Aug 8th 2013, 7:00AM

Aug 8th 2013, 7:00AM

Lindsay Lohan to Film Oprah Winfrey Interview, Docuseries After Rehab

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 12th 2013, 1:30PM

Jul 12th 2013, 1:30PM

'The Butler': Forest Whitaker May Join Oprah Winfrey In New Drama

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Mar 7th 2012, 2:42AM

Mar 7th 2012, 2:42AM

Oprah Winfrey Returning To Acting: Eyes Role In Lee Daniel's "The Butler"

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Feb 16th 2012, 3:08AM

Feb 16th 2012, 3:08AM

12 Totally Random Predictions for 2012

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Jan 5th 2012, 9:20AM

Jan 5th 2012, 9:20AM

Does Oprah Deserve an Oscar?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 3rd 2011, 12:35PM

Aug 3rd 2011, 12:35PM

Early Edition: Emily the Strange to Darken Big Screen; More News

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Aug 3rd 2011, 4:00AM

Aug 3rd 2011, 4:00AM

Oprah Hosting the Oscars? Just a Rumor, Says the Academy

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 9th 2011, 11:00AM

Jul 9th 2011, 11:00AM

Shelf Life: The Color Purple

Posted by
Todd Gilchrist on Jan 25th 2011, 3:00PM

Jan 25th 2011, 3:00PM

Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock, Together Again ... With Oprah!

Posted by
Peter Martin on Oct 23rd 2010, 5:13AM

Oct 23rd 2010, 5:13AM

Tyler Perry on 'Oprah': Abuse and Molestation Marred My Childhood

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 20th 2010, 10:03PM

Oct 20th 2010, 10:03PM

Oprah Planning Some Star-Heavy Documentaries

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jul 27th 2010, 12:02PM

Jul 27th 2010, 12:02PM

Cinematical Late Night: Haley Joel Osment, Oprah Biopic, Cox in 'Apes'

Posted by
Peter Hall on Jul 12th 2010, 10:15PM

Jul 12th 2010, 10:15PM

Nightly News: Oprah Winfrey Tops Forbes' Celebrity 100 List

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 28th 2010, 8:19PM

Jun 28th 2010, 8:19PM

News Bites: Kurt Russell, 3D Van Damme, Oprah, and 'Real Steel'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 12th 2010, 9:32AM

May 12th 2010, 9:32AM

Lights, Low And High, At The 82nd Annual Academy Awards

Posted by
Erik Childress on Mar 8th 2010, 7:03AM

Mar 8th 2010, 7:03AM

Roger Ebert Makes Oscar Predictions on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Mar 2nd 2010, 5:10PM

Mar 2nd 2010, 5:10PM

The 10 Most Powerful African Americans in Hollywood

Posted by
Leonard Jacobs on Feb 26th 2010, 2:00PM

Feb 26th 2010, 2:00PM

Black Hollywood's 10 Game-Changing Films

Posted by
Bob Cannon on Feb 19th 2010, 1:00PM

Feb 19th 2010, 1:00PM

Sundance in 60 Seconds. Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Christopher Campbell on Jan 31st 2010, 6:46AM

Jan 31st 2010, 6:46AM

Trailer: 'The Princess and the Frog'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 11th 2009, 12:22PM

Dec 11th 2009, 12:22PM

Dueling Blog: Is 'Precious' an Oscar Movie? He Says No, She Says Yes

Posted by
Jack Mathews on Dec 10th 2009, 7:06AM

Dec 10th 2009, 7:06AM

What's Hot on Inside TV: Lautner Does 'SNL,' Eccleston Imagines Lennon and a McConaughey Gets Animated

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 30th 2009, 12:06PM

Nov 30th 2009, 12:06PM

What's Hot on Inside TV: Regis Ties up Kimmel, 'Glee' Hiatus

Posted by
Rebecca Paiement on Nov 26th 2009, 5:45PM

Nov 26th 2009, 5:45PM

What's Hot on Inside TV: Lambert Spices Up AMAs, Oprah's Next Move, Cox Puts 'Cougar Town' on Hold

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 23rd 2009, 12:15PM

Nov 23rd 2009, 12:15PM

Inside TV: Oprah Ends It, OC Housewife is "Over You" and Joshua Jackson "Just Wants to Vomit"

Posted by
Rebecca Paiement on Nov 20th 2009, 1:00PM

Nov 20th 2009, 1:00PM

5 Things Stephenie Meyer Could Do to Make 'Twilight' Edgier

Posted by
Ryan McKee on Nov 17th 2009, 6:15PM

Nov 17th 2009, 6:15PM

Girls on Film: The Femmes Who Defy Convention

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Monika Bartyzel on Nov 16th 2009, 4:03PM

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