With Oprah Winfrey being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes and her latest film “A Wrinkle in Time” on the horizon, here’s a look at some of her most memorable film and TV appearances through the years.
The Color Purple (1985)
Winfrey’s first film was Steven Spielberg’s 1985 movie “The Color Purple.” She received both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best actress in a supporting role for her portrayal of Sofia.
Brewster Place (1990)
A television show spinoff of the miniseries “The Women of Brewster Place,” Winfrey played Mattie Michael, one of the women living in a rundown housing project.
There Are No Children Here (1993)
Winfrey starred as LaJoe Rivers in the 1993 TV movie “There Are No Children Here,” which tells the devastating story of two brothers from the Chicago ghetto.
Before Women Had Wings (1997)
Winfrey played Zora Williams, a woman who set out to help a girl cope with her father’s suicide and escape her alcoholic mother, in “Before Women Had Wings.”
Based on the novel by Toni Morrison, “Beloved” is about a slave that is visited by the spirit of her dead daughter. Winfrey starred as Sethe in the film. Although the movie was praised by critics, it ended up being a massive box office flop.
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Winfrey voiced Gussy the Female Goose in the 2006 remake of “Charlotte’s Web.” She was joined in the film by Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, Robert Redford, Kathy Bates, and more.
Bee Movie (2007)
Winfrey voiced Judge Bumbleton in the Jerry Seinfeld-starring film “Bee Movie.”
30 Rock (2008)
Winfrey guest-starred during the third season of the popular NBC comedy. Liz (Tina Fey) sits next to Winfrey on a flight to New York (or so she thinks) and enlists her help in solving a dispute between Tracy and Jenna.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Winfrey continued her string of voice-acting roles in 2009 when she voiced Eudora — the mother of Princess Tiana — in “The Princess and the Frog.”
Sesame Street (2010)
Winfrey lent her voice to the long-running children’s series “Sesame Street” in 2010. She voiced O, a character who hosted “The O Show,” which was an appreciation of all things that began with the letter O.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
In “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” Winfrey starred as Gloria Gaines, the wife of Cecil Gaines, who was played by Forest Whitaker.
The Weinstein Company
Winfrey had a small part in Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” as Annie Lee Cooper. She also served as a producer on the film.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Winfrey starred opposite Rose Byrne and Renee Elise Goldsberry as Deborah Lacks in the HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The TV film — on which Winfrey also served as executive producer — was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding television movie.
“Greenleaf” is an original series featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Winfrey is an executive producer on the show and has appeared in 11 episodes as Mavis McCready.
The Star (2017)
Winfrey voiced Deborah, one of the three wise men’s camels, in 2017’s “The Star.” She was part of a star-studded cast that also featured Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Gina Rodriguez, Christopher Plummer, Zachary Levi, and more.
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
In 2018, Winfrey will reteam with director Ava DuVernay for Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” She will play Mrs. Which in the film.