Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

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Age
59
Birthday
Nov. 13th, 1955
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
Height
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
Whoopi
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Tony Awards 2008 TV Show
Tony Awards 2008
African American Lives TV Show
African American Lives
Bagdad Cafe TV Show
Bagdad Cafe
Movies That Shook the World TV Show
Movies That Shook the World
V Graham Norton (UK) TV Show
V Graham Norton (UK)
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (UK) TV Show
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy (UK)
Dolly TV Show
Dolly
Late Lunch (UK) TV Show
Late Lunch (UK)
Sin City Spectacular TV Show
Sin City Spectacular
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)
36
Carmen Tibideaux
6
Dr. Lydia Emerson
4
Herself
4
Paulina 'PK' Kmec
3
Camille Brand
2
Louise Clarkson
2
Whoopi Goldberg
2
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BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Has over 4 different action figures modeled after her character, Guinan, from the "Star Trek" series and the films.
  • Is dyslexic.
  • Worked as a Dishwasher at a restaurant called "Big Kitchen" at 3003 Grape St in San Diego.
  • Is an avid Fiesta Ware (china) collector.
  • Asked 'Gene Roddenberry' (qv) for a role in _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) because she was a big fan. She was given role of "Guinan", the head of the Ten-Forward lounge. Her character was named for legendary entertainer / nightclub owner 'Texas Guinan' (qv).
  • 1985: Listed as one of 12 Promising New Actors of 1985 in "John Willis's Screen World," Vol. 37.
  • She was awarded The Annual Kennedy Centre Mark Twain Prize for Comedy.
  • Mother of actress 'Alex Martin (I)' (qv).


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