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Whoopi Goldberg

Television Actress / Film Actress / Radio Personality / Singer-songwriter / Composer / Writer / Novelist / Voice Actress / Character Actress / Stage Actress / Comedian / Film Producer / Television Presenter / Screenwriter | * 11/13/1955 (63) | New York City, New York, USA
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Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author, and television personality. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and is one of the few entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (EGOT). She is the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting. Goldberg's breakthrough came in 1985 for her role as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in Steven Spielberg's period drama film The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award. For her performance in the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990) as Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric psychic, Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a second Golden Globe, her first for Best Supporting Actress. In 1992, Goldberg starred in the comedy Sister Act, earning a third Golden Globe nomination, her first for Best Actres... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Whoopi Goldberg

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Theatre World Award Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Golden Globe Award British Academy of Film and Television Arts Crystal Award Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Whoopi Goldberg as Actress(159)

as Moms2018 Furlough
as Lola2018 Nobody's Fool
as herself2018 Olympia
as Herself (Archive Footage)2018 Trump @War
as Herself (Archive Footage, Uncredited)2018 Black '47
as Abernatha Coleman2017 A Very Sordid Wedding
as Metzie2017 9/11
as herself2017 The Problem with Apu
as herself2017 Gilbert
as Ursula (voice)2017 Descendants 2
as Loretta Brixton2017 King of the Dancehall
as herself2016 50 Years of Star Trek
as herself2015 Misery Loves Comedy
as Calliope2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
as Fleeta Mullins2014 Big Stone Gap
as Bernadette Thompson2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
as Herself - Interviewee2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as herself2014 Top Five
as herself2013 Blackfish
as herself2011 The Muppets
as Narrator (voice)2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
as Stretch the Octopus (voice)2010 Toy Story 3
as herself2010 Teenage Paparazzo
as Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)2010 See You in September
as Alice / White2010 For Colored Girls
as Whoopi2009 Madea Goes to Jail
as herself2009 Kambakkht Ishq
as Red Flower (voice)2008 Descendants
as Miss Mittens (voice)2008 Snow Buddies
as Darlin' (voice)2006 Everyone's Hero
as Helen (voice)2006 Farce of the Penguins
as Ermintrude2006 Doogal
as Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady2005 Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway
as Franny (voice)2005 Racing Stripes
as herself2005 The Aristocrats
as Whoopi Goldberg2004 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
as Cyberina (voice)2004 Pinocchio 3000
as Shenzi (voice)2004 The Lion King 1½
as Mabel Spader2003 Good Fences
as Whoopi Goldberg2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead
as Blizzard (voice)2003 Blizzard
as Guinan2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
as herself2002 Showboy
as Miss Clavel (voice)2002 Madeline: My Fair Madeline
as Woman at Funeral (uncredited)2001 The Hollywood Sign
as Raynelle Slocumb2001 Kingdom Come
as Death2001 Monkeybone
as Califia, the Queen of California2001 Golden Dreams
as Lucy Cullins2001 Call Me Claus
as Vera Baker2001 Rat Race
as Terry Harrison2001 What Makes a Family
as Candy Bliss1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
as Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)1999 Jackie's Back!
as Cheshire Cat1999 Alice in Wonderland
as Baby Clown1999 Alegría
as Mrs. Peck (voice)1999 Our Friend, Martin
as Valerie Owens1999 Girl, Interrupted
as herself1999 Get Bruce!
as Ranger Margaret (voice)1998 The Rugrats Movie
as Dr. Vivien Morgan1998 A Knight in Camelot
as herself1998 Jackie Chan: My Story
as Delilah Abraham1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
as Mother Gooseberg (voice)1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special
as Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)1997 In & Out
as herself1997 Pitch
as Queen Constantina1997 Cinderella
as Spirit of Christmas Present1997 A Christmas Carol
as Cabbie1997 Destination Anywhere
as Nurse Myrna1997 In the Gloaming
as Nurse1996 The Sunshine Boys
as herself1996 The Celluloid Closet
as Harriet Franklin1996 Bogus
as Myrlie Evers1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
as Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin1996 Eddie
as Hospital Patient (uncredited)1996 Bordello of Blood
as Laurel Ayres1996 The Associate
as Sylvie Morrow1995 Moonlight and Valentino
as Katie Coltrane1995 Theodore Rex
as Jane Deluca1995 Boys on the Side
as Buckwheat's Mom1994 The Little Rascals
as Narrator1994 Liberation
as Fantasy (voice)1994 The Pagemaster
as Corrina Washington1994 Corrina, Corrina
as Shenzi the Hyena (voice)1994 The Lion King
as Deloris Van Cartier1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
as Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall1993 Naked in New York
as Sarah Mathews1993 Made in America
as Mary Masembuko1992 Sarafina!
as Detective Susan Avery1992 The Player
as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence1992 Sister Act
as Professor1991 House Party 2
as Rose Schwartz1991 Soapdish
as Odessa Cotter1990 The Long Walk Home
as Oda Mae Brown1990 Ghost
as Sarah Collins1989 Kiss Shot
as herself1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th
as Eddie Cervi1989 Homer and Eddie
as Whoopi Goldberg1989 Beverly Hills Brats
as Vashti Blue1988 The Telephone
as Clara Mayfield1988 Clara's Heart
as Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr1987 Burglar
as Rita Rizzoli1987 Fatal Beauty
as Terry Dolittle1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
as Herself - Host1986 The Making of Captain EO
as Celie Harris Johnson1985 The Color Purple
1982 Citizen

TV Shows/Series with Whoopi Goldberg as Actress(50)

Movies with Whoopi Goldberg as Crew(3)

Production/Executive Producer2013 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley

TV Shows/Series with Whoopi Goldberg as Crew(3)

Production/Producer2006 Just for Kicks
Production/Producer2003 Whoopi
Production/Producer2000 Strong Medicine

Additional Information

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Full Name: Caryn Elaine Johnson
Born: Sunday, 11/13 1955 (November) in Manhattan (current age: 63 years + 286 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University
Record Label: MCA Records
Spouses (current/former): Lyle Trachtenberg, David Claessen, Alvin Martin
Children: Alex Martin
Other names for Whoopi Goldberg (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Caryn Elaine Johnson"
"Whoopie Goldberg"
"Whoopi"
"우피 골드버그"
Whoopi Goldberg frequently works together with these people:
Robin Williams (23x, Actor)
Chris Rock (22x, Actor)
Fran Drescher (20x, Actress)
Martin Short (12x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (11x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (11x, Actor)
Kelsey Grammer (11x, Actor)
Brooke Shields (11x, Actress)
Bette Midler (11x, Actress)
Rosie O'Donnell (11x, Actress)
Tyler Perry (9x, Crew)
Bob Saget (8x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:329, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/17/2019