Oprah Winfrey will play Mavis McCready, blues club owner and aunt to Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) and sister to Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), on the new OWN drama Greenleaf.

Oprah, a global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress, has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world for nearly 30 years, establishing her as one of the most respected figures today.

As Chairman and CEO, she’s guiding her cable network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine and oversees Harpo Films. Oprah was host of the award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show for 25 years, and is an Academy Award®-nominated actress for her role in The Color Purple. She earned critical acclaim in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and produced and acted in the Academy Award®-winning film Selma.

Oprah is set to star in HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.