Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

actress, producer, writer

Whoopi Goldberg was born on Nov 13, 1955 in USA. Whoopi Goldberg's big-screen debut came with The Color Purple directed by Steven Spielberg in 1985. Whoopi Goldberg is known for Till directed by Chinonye Chukwu, Danielle Deadwyler stars as Mamie Till-Mobley and Jalyn Hall as Emmett Till. Whoopi Goldberg has got 60 awards and 90 nominations so far. The most recent award Whoopi Goldberg achieved is Online Film & Television Association. The upcoming new movie Whoopi Goldberg plays is A New Orleans Noel which will be released on Dec 03, 2022.

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1949. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. 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. Goldberg 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. Goldberg was married three times and was once addicted to drugs.Goldberg had her first big film starring role in La couleur pourpre (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 Pie voleuse (1987), Allo, je craque (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). Whoopi Goldberg was at her most famous in the early 1990s, making regular appearances on Star Trek: La nouvelle génération (1987). She admitted to being a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series and jumped at the opportunity to star in "Star Trek: 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 it was a box office smash. Whoopi starred in some highly publicized and moderately successful comedies of this time, including Made in America (1993) and La télé lave plus propre (1991). Goldberg followed up to her success with Sister Act: acte 2 (1993), which was well-received but did not 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 L'associé (1996), and took supporting parts in more independent minded movies, such as Aussi profond que l'océan (1999) and Sans complexes (1998). Goldberg never forgot where she came from, hosting many tributes to other legendary entertainment figures. Her most recent movies include Course folle (2001) and the quietly received We Are Family (2001). Goldberg contributes her voice to many cartoons, including Richard au pays des livres magiques (1994) and Capitaine Planète (1990), as Gaia, the voice of the earth. Alternating between big-budget movies, independent movies, tributes, documentaries, and even television movies (including T-Rex (1995)).Whoopi 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. Whoopi is also the center square in Hollywood Squares (1998), sometimes hosts the Academy Awards, and is an author, with the book "Book."

  • Birthday

    Nov 13, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Caryn Elaine Johnson, Whoopie Goldberg, 우피 골드버그

Known For


60 wins & 90 nominations

Online Film & Television Association
Winner - OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special
Winner - OFTA Television Award
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Winner - OFTA Television Award
CinEuphoria Awards
Career - Honorary Award
Winner - CinEuphoria
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Movies & TV Shows

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