Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Age
58
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
Reading Rainbow TV Show
Reading Rainbow
Hollywood Squares TV Show
Hollywood Squares
Whoopi TV Show
Whoopi
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Bagdad Cafe TV Show
Bagdad Cafe
Tony Awards 2008 TV Show
Tony Awards 2008
African American Lives TV Show
African American Lives
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

2010 - Toy Story 3
2010 - For Colored Girls
2009 - Madea Goes To Jail
2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
2006 - Doogal
2006 - Everyone's Hero
2006 - Homie Spumoni
2005 - The Aristocrats
2005 - Racing Stripes
2005 - The Pacifier
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 - The Deep End of the Ocean
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1998 - How Stella Got Her Groove Back
1998 - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
1998 - The Rugrats Movie
1997 - A Christmas Carol
1997 - In & Out
1996 - Ghosts of Mississippi
1996 - Bogus
1996 - Bordello of Blood
1996 - Eddie
1996 - The Associate
1995 - Boys on the Side
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1994 - Corrina, Corrina
1994 - The Little Rascals
1994 - The Pagemaster
1994 - The Lion King
1993 - Made in America
1993 - Naked in New York
1993 - Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
1993 - Loaded Weapon 1
1992 - Sister Act
1992 - The Player
1992 - Sarafina!
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 Kmec
3
Mrs. Rabbit (Voiced)
2
Louise Clarkson
2
Whoopi Goldberg
2
Herself
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Whoopi Goldberg was born in the Chelsea section of Manhattan in 1955 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. Among her boyfriends were 'Ted Danson' and 'Frank Langella'. She was married three times and was once addicted to drugs.

Whoopi 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). Goldberg made her mark as a household name and a mainstay in Hollywood for her Oscar-winning role in the box office smash Ghost (1990). Whoopi Goldberg 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. Whoopi starred in some highly publicized and moderately successful comedies of this time, including Made in America (1993) and Soapdish (1991). Goldberg 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/I). 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).

Whoopi 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. Currently Whoopi Goldberg is the center square in "Hollywood Squares" (1998) and frequently hosts the Academy Awards. She also is an author, with the book "Book."


TRIVIA:
  • Mother of actress 'Alex Martin (I)' (qv).
  • Travels to locations by bus since she hates flying.
  • She won a Grammy for "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway."
  • She was inspired to become an actress by watching 'Nichelle Nichols' (qv)'s portrayal of Uhura on _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv).
  • Once worked in a mortuary where her job was applying makeup to corpses.
  • She is one of only 10 individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award (counting Daytime Emmy Awards).
  • Has a brother who is seven years older than her.
  • Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
» Zap2it.com
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.