How tall is Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey's Height

5ft 6in (167.6 cm)

American TV presenter and actress.
I'm 5 foot 6. When I was Miss Tennessee, I weighed 135 [pounds]. You can see my bones at 135. But when I moved to Chicago, I started really putting on the pounds. I think I wanted that weight as a defense, so if the show failed, I could blame it on that. Same thing with men. As long as I'm heavy, I've got a great excuse. But I tell you, this is the biggest, biggest problem in my life. Not being able to have the self-discipline to beat this. It truly makes me real depressed.
-- 1986

Oprah Winfrey (2004)

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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 6.2in (168.2cm)
Joshua said on 22/Aug/17
She looks 5'7
Jimmyjack said on 19/Aug/17
Wheres Dr. Oz?
even said on 5/Jul/17
shes one of few people who mentions her height correctly and honestly she really is 5 foot 6 .
RisingForce said on 24/Jun/17
Solid 5'6" peak, but I'm sure she's now no more than 5'5" range, though I haven't compared her much.
Peyman said on 3/Jan/17
Hi Rob
How tall do you think Dr oz is?
Editor Rob: Peyman, doesn't really look over six foot.
Phil said on 28/Dec/16
women below 5 foot 7 are insecure about their height. she is 5 foot 5 and a half.
Andrew M said on 15/Jun/16
As she was once a beauty queen, isn't very likely that her height became a matter of public record, and should be available somewhere?
charlie said on 25/Mar/16
Oprah wears large high heel shoes. I think she is 5 foot 2 inches. with the heels she looks 5 foot 6. Now she and Doctor Oz stood almost same height interviewing The blue man. Dr Oz may of looked 1 inch taller. tells me he might be 5' 7" I really feel Oprah is 5' 2"(Flat feet) The heels make her look 5 foot 6 inches. My question is why is Dr Oz listed as 6' 1"? They were both the same height.I couldn't find Dr Oz on Celebheights. I am curious to know his true height.
weirdo said on 20/Aug/15
Looked 5"6 with 5"9 Michael Jackson....
177cmGuy said on 21/Feb/15
5'6 peak height. Today about 5'5 could be possible. I remember Tom Cruise being slighty taller than her when she was in heels and he was in normal footwear back 10 years ago.
Nicky said on 7/Mar/14
She looks shorter than 5'7'' to me. Look at this picture with Lupita Nyong'o's mother and brother:
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I understand she's probably wearing trainers while Lupita's mum might be wearing heels but Mrs Nyong'o doesn't strike me as taller than 5'7'' either, look at this picture with her daughter, she only seems to be like a couple of inches taller:
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Frosty said on 1/Mar/14
Met her last year on her speaking tour and had my picture taken with her... I am 5'9", Oprah is a solid 5'6" but no taller.
Camilo said on 21/Nov/13
Belief I walked by her twice in Chicago(cf. State Street & Lake Front near Fullerton). She can't be more than 5'3" in height. She appears tall on television but she's short in stature.
Dom said on 15/Jan/13
@Quinn she looks about 1,5 inch taller than Rihanna throughout the whole video.
LG69 said on 12/Sep/12
@Annell, Oprah is NOT 5'8"...let alone 5'10"! She is 5'6" solid.
Quinn said on 12/Aug/12
Oprah still shorter than Rihanna(5'8") even Oprah wearing 4inch heels and Rihanna wearing flats. 5'4"-5'5" for Oprah
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Danimal said on 7/Aug/12
Age13 says on 7/Aug/12
Right, so, I've met Oprah, my mum is 5'8" I think, and Oprah was nowhere near her height, I reckon she is about 5'6"-5'7"....hope this helps at all!

That's exactly the height she use to claim for herself: 5'6.5". Today at 60 she is probably less than 5'6" though.
Grace said on 7/Aug/12
Right, so, I've met Oprah, my mum is 5'8" I think, and Oprah was nowhere near her height, I reckon she is about 5'6"-5'7"....hope this helps at all!
Age13 said on 7/Aug/12
Right, so, I've met Oprah, my mum is 5'8" I think, and Oprah was nowhere near her height, I reckon she is about 5'6"-5'7"....hope this helps at all!
Valerie said on 4/Dec/11
oprah is in my opinion 5'7 barefoot, and taller in heels ofcourse =)! She's not under 5'6 1/2 barefoot!!
Annell said on 15/Oct/11
Oprah is 5'8"-5'10" - Did you see her next to Taylor Swift? Both were wearing heels.
K. Reed said on 13/Sep/11
I was actually on the Oprah Winfrey show back in the late 1990's. I actually was standing next to her at one point in the show. I am 5'6 inches and she was at least 3 inches shorter than I was (she did not have on shoes at the time and I wore flats).
edie said on 31/Aug/11
i thought she was much taller i guess it's the heels that she wears
Jack said on 13/Jun/11
Oprah listed her height as 5'6.5" when she competed as miss black nahville but she seems way taller. She's almost as tall as her best friend gaily king who is well over six feet in heels.
runt said on 5/Jun/11
Looking tall with Julia Roberts in recent shows

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Stacy said on 25/May/11
If you look at photos of Stedman Graham (who is 6'6"), and Oprah, I would say that you might gather that Oprah is around 5'8" to 5'10." I've read that Oprah is taller than people guess that she might be.
karen said on 20/May/11
Gayle said last night on Bravo's Watch what Happens Live that she is 5'10" and Oprah is only an inch or two shorter than her. She's got to be 5'8". A guy I worked with years ago was a guest on Oprah's show and said he was surprised at how tall she was.
J.J. said on 20/May/11
Gayle King is 5'8" but they said she claims 5'10"
lisagoodeyes said on 27/Mar/11
It's become the norm for celebrities, even the very tall, such as Tyra Banks, Uma Thurman and Charlize Theron to wear very high heels. The taller they are the slimmer they look, and this helps with photographs and videos which are not quite true reflections of the body, because everyone looks heavier.
As far as Oprah, she has been lying about her height since the age of 18 when she filled out the application form for the Tennessee pageant as her height being 5 foot six inches and her measurements as 36-24-36. Many photos over the years show she is closer to 5 foot four probably even less now with age. She always wears LOUBOUTIN shows on the show with their red soles, the heels are between 5 and 6 inches and sometimes there is a platform as well, she walks with difficulty in them, hard to balance yourself when you are very heavy. But these will make you look much slimmer with the added height of a wig or hair piece.
Kate said on 15/Dec/10
asians don't bind their feet anymore. you can't find anyone that does that except old women in chinese countrysides...mon: trust me taller ppl look large always, even when theyre skinny and short ppl have smaller frames so they'd look slimmer, but oprah is just a large boned person and its more than laziness if she has a professional chef and trainers and still cant loose the weight, maybe shes just stressed or its genetics. she's a good height and 5'5-6 is right since she doesnt look particularly tall or short. and no height doesnt determine height because i hav a friend who is a size 9 and shes 5'3
Danimal said on 4/Nov/10
She used to claim a height of 5'6.5"... She's almost 60 years old. Could be a flat 5'5" today (due to age and all that weight she carried around for all those years)..
lookagain said on 4/Nov/10
Oprah has been lying about her height (and weight and measurements) since she participated in the Miss Black Nashville beauty pageant in 1971. That is the document everyone refers to ever since, but there is no proof that information is accurate. The pageant has restrictions about size, they want the ladies to be close in height on the stage, you wont see a 5 foot tall or a 6 foot tall. If you look at many older pictures, there is one with Quincy Jone who is 5 foot 6 inches, and she is shorter than him in heels. Compare her pal Gayle King who is supposed to be 5 foot seven, Oprah is at least 3 inches shorter. I think Oprah Winfrey is between 5 foot 3 and 4 inches. Those shoes are 6 inches high, she can't walk in them but likes to greet her TV guests in them.
Paula said on 8/Sep/07
I can't give an exact height, however my cousin Kim was a guest on Oprah's shows a few years ago, Kim isn't a short girl herself I would say 5'7 and she even said Oprah was taller than she was... So Oprah is at least 5'7 and probably more
Sheryll said on 4/Sep/07
Is this with or without heels one?? And, how much does she weigh as of Aug of 2007??
Deborah said on 23/Aug/07
I never watch the Oprah show but I happened to tune in today. It's a rerun so I don't know exactly when it originally aired. (I know it's a rerun from ext. shots ) She looks huge. I'm not small. I'm 5'8" and 160lbs. Does TV add that much to the human frame? I see tabloid newpaper shots of Oprah and she doesn't look this plumped out. How much does she weigh as of Aug.2007?
Anonymous said on 29/Jul/07
Does Oprah appear taller because she wears shoes with high heels and Hillary Clinton does not.
Juke said on 14/Jul/07
Oprah's a lot taller than 5'6". She towers over Hillary Clinton who has been listed as 5'7".
Juke said on 14/Jul/07
Oprah's at least 5'7". I saw Hillary Clinton on her show and Oprah just towered over her like a mother towers over her daughter. And she's taller than Tom Cruise. Yes she wear heals but so does he.
Deb said on 14/Mar/07
Next to 5f4.5 Mary J Blige she was an inch and a half shorter. I think she is under 5f4 Click Here
Brad said on 5/Mar/07
240 pounds!? Somebody get her trainer an award.
Anonymous said on 22/Feb/07
I always believed the 5'6.5" claim for Oprah but she had a woman on her show who was 4'11" and Oprah didn't look more than 6" taller if that and they both had on heels with no platform. That would put her at 5'5" at the most. It was from all camera angles the same. I'll give Oprah 5'6, maybe rounding up.
Editor Rob said on 18/Jan/07
Dug around a bit and found fairly early quote when she was starting the Oprah show, this was from 1986, in the Miami Herald:
"I'm five foot six.....You can see my bones at 135 (pounds)"
A Girl said on 14/Dec/06
I have to agree with Jane! At 5'7" and 155 I wear a size 11 and when I see myself on video even in bad lighting I don't feel like I look
as 'big' as Oprah. Of course, she has probably damaged her skin with her up-and-down weight and it being so dramatic each time, but something does seem a little off.
Leung said on 7/Dec/06
Brad, in the early 90's Oprah got up to around 240, now that's a lot of loose muscle!
Brad said on 7/Dec/06
Goal weight of 154? I hate to think what she peaked at.
Denesha said on 6/Dec/06
omg the ony reason i wanted yo find this out is becaue my aunt said that Oprah Winfrey was 5'10 an now i win she bet me 20 dollars omg i am so lucky
Jane said on 31/Oct/06
I am 5' 7". When Oprah said she reached her goal weight of 154. I could not believe it. that is what I weigh. But she seems bigger than me. I wear a size 12. I do not believe she is 5' 6" or 5' 7". but I know they say that the camera puts on 10 pounds to your looks.
Damian said on 5/Oct/06
Oprah said when she was fitting for jeans iam 5 ft 6 no hold on iam 5 ft 6.5 5 ft 6.5 is about right she said it her self

[Editor Rob: she tried squeezing an extra inch possibly]
cateline said on 18/Aug/06
i recently watched the oprah show and uma thurman was on and shes like 5'11.5 (182 cm)uma was wearing flats and even though Oprah was wearing heels i could tell that Oprah was taller than she says. i say that shes around 5'7"
Brad said on 6/Aug/06
5' 6" when I met her. Carries a lot of weight. She must use cameras & lighting on her show to thin her out. I think her chair is very wide to make her body look smaller.
bill said on 1/Aug/06
She's 5'7, because when Tom Cruise is on her show, they're the exact same height

[Editor Rob: and she didn't have heels?]
Anonymous said on 30/Jul/06 way Oprah is 5'2''. I saw her on her show Oprah once (yeah duh) and she was talking to 5'2'' Lisa Marie Presley and she told Lisa, "you're a little itty bitty- I never imagined you this small" obviously Oprah is significantly taller than Lisa. So I'm guessing AT LEAST 5'6''. 5'6.5'' seems to be on the dot.
Anonymous said on 21/Jun/06
Check her out next to Bon Jovi in 3-4" heels. She is just his height. I think she is 5'5" max.
Bluewin said on 5/Jun/06
Also,in the last show with queen rania of jordan,she looked shorter than her,both were in heels,and Rania is something like 5'4 or 5'5.
Bluewin said on 5/Jun/06
I don't think she's 5'7,this is overestimated,in the show with Tom cruise she was wearing 3inch heels,and she was even 1/2-1 inch shorter than him (I don't think Tom was wearing lifts into his shoes this time because he was still 2 1/2 inch shorter than katie),and Oprah was shorter than Katie Homles 5'9 who was in flats,but she didn't reached her with her 3inch heels.

Also in an other show with Spielberg,she also was wearing heels,but was 11/2 inch shorter,Spielberg is 5'7.

So mostely,I think she's 5'2 or 5'3.
S said on 20/Jan/06
I always heard she was 5'7" but when Tom Cruise was on the show once she was wearing 3" boots and she looked around 2 inches taller than him.
Pat said on 27/Oct/05
John O'Hurley & his dance partner, Charlotte Jorgenson, were guests on Oprah's show about two weeks ago. 5'6" Charlotte wore what appeared to be 3-inch heels. Oprah's heels seemed to be very high -- at least four inches. Oprah appeared to be one inch taller than Charlotte & five inches shorter than O'Hurley. O'Hurley is 6'2" and wore one-inch heels, which brought him to 6'3". I would estimate Oprah's height at 5'6".
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Aug/05
In a gossip newsgroup somebody said on her show she once said her height as '5ft 6.5'. Couple of people said:
"I met her in a grocery store some years ago when she was visiting Steadman here in North Carolina ... I'd say that she's somewhere around 5' 5" or 5' 6"."

"She's about 5'5. I've met and spoken to her up close and personal. I'm 5'5 1/2"
Mr. Awesome said on 28/Jun/05
Here's another celeb with a house at the Jersey Shore ( one of like 100 of her houses I presume) In fact, a year or 2 ago she planted a wall of large trees in front of her house to help keep out stalkers ( or height measurers for that matter).

Anyway...I saw her at a restaurant in the area and she was not nearly as tall as I expected; certainly no 5'7''...she was a definite 5'5.5''...and that .5 is being generous. I was taller than her, and I'm not even a full 5'8''...and she had on much higher shoes than me.
linda said on 30/May/05
shiit....I thougt oprah was 5ยด2 or somtig like that. When shee was standig next to tom crius(5`7) she was just like him . And shee probebly had heels

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