Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

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Nov. 13th, 1955
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 5

Whoopi Goldberg's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Show
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Whose Line Is It Anyway? TV Show
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The View TV Show
The View
Captain Planet and the Planeteers TV Show
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
E! True Hollywood Story TV Show
E! True Hollywood Story
Hollywood Squares TV Show
Hollywood Squares
Reading Rainbow TV Show
Reading Rainbow
Whoopi TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Tony Awards 2008 TV Show
Tony Awards 2008
Movies That Shook the World TV Show
Movies That Shook the World
African American Lives TV Show
African American Lives
Bagdad Cafe TV Show
Bagdad Cafe
V Graham Norton (UK) TV Show
V Graham Norton (UK)
Sin City Spectacular TV Show
Sin City Spectacular
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (UK) TV Show
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (UK)
Dolly TV Show
Late Lunch (UK) TV Show
Late Lunch (UK)
The Martin Short Show TV Show
The Martin Short Show
The Whoopi Goldberg Show TV Show
The Whoopi Goldberg Show

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - Toy Story 3
2009 - Madea Goes To Jail
2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2006 - Doogal
2006 - Everyone's Hero
2006 - Homie Spumoni
2005 - The Pacifier
2005 - Racing Stripes
2005 - The Aristocrats
2004 - Pinocchio 3000
2004 - Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
2003 - Blizzard
2002 - Star Trek: Nemesis
2001 - Monkeybone
2001 - Rat Race
2000 - The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1999 - The Deep End of the Ocean
1998 - How Stella Got Her Groove Back
1998 - The Rugrats Movie
1998 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
1997 - A Christmas Carol
1997 - In & Out
1996 - Bogus
1996 - Bordello of Blood
1996 - Ghosts of Mississippi
1996 - Eddie
1996 - The Associate
1995 - Boys on the Side
1994 - The Little Rascals
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1994 - Corrina, Corrina
1994 - The Lion King
1994 - The Pagemaster
1993 - Made in America
1993 - Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1993 - Naked in New York
1992 - Sister Act
1992 - Sarafina!
1992 - The Player
1991 - Soapdish
1991 - House Party 2
1990 - Ghost
1989 - Homer and Eddie
1987 - Fatal Beauty
1986 - Jumpin' Jack Flash
1985 - The Color Purple

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Deborah Samson (Voiced)
Carmen Tibideaux
Dr. Lydia Emerson
Paulina 'PK' Kmec
Camille Brand
Louise Clarkson
Whoopi Goldberg
[Complete List]


Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) in the Chelsea section of Manhattan as Caryn Elaine Johnson. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway. She moved to California and worked with improv groups, including Spontaneous Combustion, and developed her skills as a stand-up comedienne. She came to prominence doing an HBO special and a one-woman show as 'Moms Mabley'. She has been known in her prosperous career as a unique and socially conscious talent with articulately liberal views.

Goldberg first came to prominence with her starring role in The Color Purple (1985). She received much critical acclaim, and an Oscar nomination for her role and became a major star as a result. Subsequent efforts in the late 1980s were, at best, marginal hits. These movies mostly were off-beat to formulaic comedies like Burglar (1987) The Telephone (1988), and Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986).

She made her mark as a household name and a mainstay in Hollywood for her Oscar-winning role in the box office smash Ghost (1990). She was at her most famous in the early 1990s, making regular appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). She admitted to being a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1967) and jumped at the opportunity to appear in The Next Generation.

Goldberg received another smash hit role in Sister Act (1992). Her fish out of water with some flash seemed to resonate with audiences and was a box office smash. She starred in some highly publicized and moderately successful comedies of this time, including Made in America (1993) and Soapdish (1991). She followed up to her success with Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), which was well-received but didn't seem to match up to the first.

As the late 1990s approached, Goldberg seemed to alternate between lead roles in straight comedies such as Eddie (1996) and The Associate (1996), and took supporting parts in more independent minded movies such as The Deep End of the Ocean (1999) and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998). Goldberg never forgot where she came from, hosting many tributes to other legendary entertainment figures. Her most recent movies include Rat Race (2001) and the quietly received Kingdom Come (2001). Goldberg contributes her voice to many cartoons, including The Pagemaster (1994) and Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990), as Gaia, the voice of the earth. Alternating between big-budget movies, independent movies, tributes, documentaries, and even TV movies (including Theodore Rex (1995).

Goldberg is accredited as a truly unique and visible talent in Hollywood. Perhaps she will always be remembered as well for Comic Relief, playing an integral part in almost every benefit concert they had. Goldberg is the center square in Hollywood Squares (1998) and frequently hosts the Academy Awards. She also is an author, with the book "Book."

Among her boyfriends were 'Ted Danson' and 'Frank Langella'. She was married three times and was once addicted to drugs.

  • Daughter: Alexandrea; Granddaughters: Amarah and Jerzey.
  • In the _"Absolutely Fabulous" (1992)_ (qv) series episode "Gay," she played a woman who arranges marriages. In her guest-starring role in _"The Nanny" (1993)_ (qv) (episode "The Pre-Nup"). she played a wedding planner.
  • The first woman to host the Academy Awards on her own. She hosted them in 2002, 1999, 1996 and 1994.
  • Performed all her own singing in the "Sister Act" movies. Her co-stars have claimed that they were surprised at her vocal ability.
  • Dropped out of high school and became addicted to heroin. She ended up marrying her drug counselor. She cleaned up and later divorced him. In 1974 she moved to California and helped found the San Diego Repertory Company, where she used the name, Whoopi Cushion. Before making it as an actress, she worked as a bank teller, a bricklayer and in a mortuary.
  • 1985: Won a Grammy for Best Comedy Performance Single or Album, Spoken or Musical for "Original Broadway Show Recording.".
  • Has a brother who is seven years older than her.
  • Worked as a Dishwasher at a restaurant called "Big Kitchen" at 3003 Grape St in San Diego.

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