Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1955-11-13 (68 years old)

Biography

An American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act and Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She is also acclaimed for her roles as the bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash. Her latest role is the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3. Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. Goldberg has a Grammy, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar. In addition, Goldberg has a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

Filmography

all 402

Movies 280

self 209

TV Shows 122

Voice 22

Narrator 13

Producer 9

Writer 2

Creator 1

Dawn's Breasts
Babes

Babes (2024)

Movie
Self - Reading Rainbow Guest Star
Butterfly in the Sky

Butterfly in the Sky (2024)

Movie
9
Midwife (uncredited)
The Color Purple

The Color Purple (2023)

Movie
Alma / Producer
Till

Till (2022)

Movie
9
Self - Guest
Cuomo

Cuomo (2022)

TV
Self - Guest
Sherri

Sherri (2022)

TV
Dr. Elise Pruitt
Harlem

Harlem (2021)

TV
Marian Pouncy / Poundcakes (voice)
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. (2021)

TV
Mother Abagail Freemantle
The Stand

The Stand (2020)

TV
10
The Narrator
The Con

The Con (2020)

TV
Whoopi Goldberg (voice)
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? (2019)

TV
Mother Olm (voice)
Amphibia

Amphibia (2019)

TV
8
Self (archive footage)
Trump @War

Trump @War (2018)

Movie
Self (archive footage)
Basketball: A Love Story

Basketball: A Love Story (2018)

TV
Ursula (voice) (uncredited)
Descendants 2

Descendants 2 (2017)

Movie
6.56
Self (archive footage)
The Nineties

The Nineties (2017)

TV
Self - Actor & Television Personality
The Truth Is in the Stars

The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)

Movie
Whoopi Goldberg
The Tick

The Tick (2016)

TV
3.5
Magic Mirror (voice)
The 7D

The 7D (2014)

TV
Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)
See You in September

See You in September (2010)

Movie
Carmen Tibideaux
Glee

Glee (2009)

TV
6.57
Self - Special Guest / Self - Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)

TV
6.63
Miss Mittens (voice)
Snow Buddies

Snow Buddies (2008)

Movie
5.4
Herself / Creator / Executive Producer
The Word According to Whoopi

The Word According to Whoopi (2007)

TV
Whoopi Goldberg
30 Rock

30 Rock (2006)

TV
6.1
Self - Restaurant Patron
Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen (2005)

TV
7.67
Mavis Rae / Producer
Whoopi

Whoopi (2003)

TV
Blizzard (voice)
Blizzard

Blizzard (2003)

Movie
Lucy Cullins / Executive Producer
Call Me Claus

Call Me Claus (2001)

Movie
Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign (2001)

Movie
Califia, the Queen of California (Narrator)
Golden Dreams

Golden Dreams (2001)

Movie
Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
Jackie's Back!

Jackie's Back! (1999)

Movie
Ranger Margaret (voice)
The Rugrats Movie

The Rugrats Movie (1998)

Movie
5.44
Self - Center Square
Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares (1998)

TV
Spirit of Christmas Present
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (1997)

Movie
Queen Constantina
Cinderella

Cinderella (1997)

Movie
Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
In & Out

In & Out (1997)

Movie
6
Self - Co-Host / Self - Moderator
The View

The View (1997)

TV
5.5
Self (archive footage)
Classic Albums

Classic Albums (1997)

TV
Harriet Franklin
Bogus

Bogus (1996)

Movie
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Bordello of Blood

Bordello of Blood (1996)

Movie
5.24
Eddie Franklin
Eddie

Eddie (1996)

Movie
6.04
Zenobia (voice) / Mother Gooseberg (voice)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)

TV
Self (archive footage)
But... Seriously

But... Seriously (1994)

Movie
Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
Naked in New York

Naked in New York (1993)

Movie
6.25
Whoopi Goldberg / Edna
The Nanny

The Nanny (1993)

TV
6.18
Mary Masembuko
Sarafina!

Sarafina! (1992)

Movie
Professor (uncredited)
House Party 2

House Party 2 (1991)

Movie
5.91
Bernice Rhodenbarr
Burglar

Burglar (1987)

Movie
Herself - Host
Comic Relief

Comic Relief (1986)

TV
Self - Cameo (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV
6.36
Self - Presenter / Self - Host
Tony Awards

Tony Awards (1956)

TV
1
Bird Woman
Anansi Boys

Anansi Boys

TV
Iceberg (voice)
Saturday TV Funhouse

Saturday TV Funhouse

TV

Ratings

Average 5.97
Based on 6.27 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953
1996
2006
1997
2024
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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1955-11-13 (68 years old)

Birth Name
Caryn Elaine Johnson

Birth Place
New York City, New York, USA

Religion
Catholicism

Height
165-centimeter

Net Worth
$45 Million

Relationships
Alvin Martin (1973-01-01 - 1979-01-01), David Claessen (1986-01-01 - 1988-01-01), Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-01-01 - 1995-01-01)

Children
Alex Martin

Citizenships
United States of America

Also Known As
Caryn Elaine Johnson, Whoopie Goldberg, 우피 골드버그, 烏比·戈德堡, Вупі Голдберг

Awards
honorary doctor of Brandeis University, Crystal Award, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Drama League Award, Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Theatre World Award, Golden Globe Award, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Drama Desk Awards, Tony Awards, Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Grammy Awards

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