Whoopi Goldberg

Television Actress / Film Actress / Radio Personality / Singer-songwriter / Penwoman / Novelist / Voice Actress / Character Actress / Stage Actress / Comedian / Film Producer / Television Presenter / Screenwriter / Theatrical Producer / Television Producer / Composer / Actress | * 11/13/1955 (68) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. A recipient of numerous accolades, she is one of 19 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. In 2001, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Goldberg began her career on stage in 1983 with her one-woman show, Spook Show, which transferred to Broadway under the title Whoopi Goldberg, running from 1984 to 1985. She won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the recording of the show. Her film breakthrough came in 1985 with her role as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in Steven Spielberg's period drama film The Color Purple, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. For her role as an eccentric psychic in the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990), she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting... ()
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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

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Whoopi Goldberg

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Theatre World Award Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Golden Globe Awards Crystal Award Honorary Doctor of Brandeis University Drama Desk Award Emmy Awards Grammy Awards Tony Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Drama League Award Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year GLAAD Vanguard Award Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
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Movies with Whoopi Goldberg as Actress(218)

as Mildred2024 Leopardi & Co
as Self (archive footage)2024 I'm "George Lucas": A Connor Ratliff Story
as Dr. Andrea Hart2024 Atrabilious
as Midwife (uncredited)2023 The Color Purple
2023 Ezra
as Deloris2023 Sister Act 3
as herself2022 Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising
as Captain (voice)2022 Luck
as Cat (voice)2022 My Father's Dragon
as Self (archive footage)2022 Whoopi Goldberg: The Winning Act
as Alma2022 Till
as herself2020 Find Your Groove
as Self - Co-host, "The View"2020 Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King
as Self (archive footage)2020 Siempre, Luis
as Self (archive footage)2020 My Darling Vivian
as Whoopi Goldberg (voice)2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine
as Narrator (voice)2019 The Most Magnificent Thing
as Moms2018 Furlough
as Lola2018 Nobody's Fool
as herself2018 Olympia
as Self (archive footage)2018 Trump @War
as Abernatha Coleman2017 A Very Sordid Wedding
as Metzie2017 9/11
as herself2017 The Problem with Apu
as herself2017 Gilbert
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 Self - Interviewee2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as herself2014 Top Five
as herself2013 Moms Mabley
as herself2013 Blackfish
as herself2011 The Muppets
as Narrator (voice)2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
as Narrator (voice)2011 Bubblegum and Broken Fingers
as The Tower (voice)2011 The Little Engine That Could
as Stretch (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 herself2009 Madea Goes to Jail
as herself2009 Kambakkht Ishq
as Red Flower (voice)2008 Descendants
as Miss Mittens (voice)2008 Snow Buddies
as Narrator (voice)2008 Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins
as Helen (voice)2007 Farce of the Penguins
as Darlin' (voice)2006 Everyone's Hero
as herself2006 The N Word
as Ermintrude (voice)2006 Doogal
as Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady2005 Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway
as Franny (voice)2005 Racing Stripes
as herself2005 The Aristocrats
as Self (archive footage)2004 TV in Black: The First Fifty Years
as Cyberina (voice)2004 Pinocchio 3000
as Shenzi (voice)2004 The Lion King 1½
as Mabel Spader2003 Good Fences
as herself2003 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
1999 Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years
as Candy Bliss1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
as Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)1999 Jackie's Back!
as The Grand Banshee1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
as Cheshire Cat1999 Alice in Wonderland
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 The Iceberg (voice)1998 Titey
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 Present (voice)1997 A Christmas Carol
as Self (archive footage)1997 Sports on the Silver Screen
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 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 Guinan (archive footage)1995 Star Trek: The Next Generation - Time's Arrow
as Jane Deluca1995 Boys on the Side
as Self - Hostess1995 The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge
as Herself (archive footage)1994 But... Seriously
as Buckwheat's Mom1994 The Little Rascals
as Narrator1994 Liberation
as Fantasy (voice)1994 The Pagemaster
as Herself - Archival Footage1994 The Making of 'The Pagemaster'
as Corrina Washington1994 Corrina, Corrina
as Shenzi (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 Mom / Irwin (voice)1993 A Cool Like That Christmas
as Sarah Mathews1993 Made in America
as Mary Masembuko1992 Sarafina!
as Ms. Megawatt (voice)1992 Defenders of Dynatron City
as Detective Avery1992 The Player
as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence1992 Sister Act
as Professor1991 House Party 2
as Rose Schwartz1991 Soapdish
as Self - Host1991 Chez Whoopi
as Self - Choir Member1990 Voices That Care
as Odessa Cotter1990 The Long Walk Home
as Guinan (archive footage)1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds
as Oda Mae Brown1990 Ghost
as Sarah Collins1989 Kiss Shot
as herself1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th
as Eddie Cervi1989 Homer and Eddie
as herself1989 Beverly Hills Brats
as Vashti Blue1988 The Telephone
as Clara Mayfield1988 Clara's Heart
as Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr1987 Burglar
as Self - Actress1987 Citizen Steve
as Rita Rizzoli1987 Fatal Beauty
as Terry Dolittle1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
as Celie Harris Johnson1985 The Color Purple
1982 Citizen

TV Shows/Series with Whoopi Goldberg as Actress(91)

as Bird Woman2024 Anansi Boys
as herself2022 JANET JACKSON.
as Self - Guest2022 Cuomo
as Marian Pouncy / Poundcakes (voice)2021 Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.
as Narrator2021 JFK: Destiny Betrayed
as herself2020 The Comedy Store
as Narrator (voice)2020 The Con
as Guinan2020 Star Trek: Picard
as Mary2020 Staged
as Self - Guest2019 Tamron Hall
as Mother Olm (voice)2019 Amphibia
as Miss Willa2019 Godfather of Harlem
as Whoopi Goldberg (voice)2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
as herself2019 Desus & Mero
as herself2019 Lorena
as herself2018 The Shop
as Police Officer2018 Random Acts of Flyness
as herself2018 Citizen Rose
as Barb (voice)2018 Summer Camp Island
as Self (archive footage)2017 The Nineties
as herself2016 The Tick
as Mikhaela (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as The Magic Mirror (voice)2014 The 7D
as Mrs. Rabbit (voice)2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
as Regina Thomas2010 Blue Bloods
as Carmen Tibideaux2009 Glee
as Self - Guest2009 The Justin Lee Collins Show
as Self - Judge2009 RuPaul's Drag Race
as Self - Special Guest2009 RuPaul's Drag Race
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as herself2006 30 Rock
as Self - Guest2006 The One Show
as Herself/Restaurant Patron2005 Hell's Kitchen
as herself2005 The Reichen Show
as Mavis Rae2003 Whoopi
as Chesley Watkins2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
as Janette Grayson1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Ransome (voice)1999 Foxbusters
as herself1997 Leute heute
as Self (archive footage)1997 Classic Albums
as Self - Moderator1997 The View
as Self - Co-Host1997 The View
as Self - Guest1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show
as herself1996 Muppets Tonight
as herself1995 MADtv
as herself1993 The Nanny
as Edna1993 The Nanny
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as herself1988 This Morning
as Dr. Jordan1987 A Different World
as herself1986 American Masters
as herself1982 Wogan
as herself1981 Wetten, dass..?
as Mariah Johnston1980 CBS Schoolbreak Special
as Self - Cameo (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as herself1971 Great Performances

Movies with Whoopi Goldberg as Crew(15)

Production/Executive Producer2024 Butterfly in the Sky
Production/Producer2023 Sister Act 3
Production/Executive Producer2022 Caught in His Web
Production/Executive Producer2022 A New Orleans Noel
Production/Producer2022 Till
Directing/Director2013 Moms Mabley
Production/Executive Producer2013 Moms Mabley
Production/Producer2013 Moms Mabley
Production/Executive Producer2003 The Piano Man's Daughter
Production/Producer2003 Good Fences
Production/Executive Producer2001 Call Me Claus
Production/Co-Producer1999 The Mao Game
Production/Executive Producer1991 Chez Whoopi

TV Shows/Series with Whoopi Goldberg as Crew(6)

Creator/Creator2016 Strut
Production/Producer2006 Just for Kicks
Creator/Creator2006 Just for Kicks
Production/Producer2003 Whoopi
Production/Producer2000 Strong Medicine
Creator/Creator2000 Strong Medicine

Additional Information

Born: Sunday, 11/13 1955 (November) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 68 years + 154 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University, Washington Irving High School, HB Studio
Employer: UNICEF
Record Label: MCA Records
Net worth estimate: 45,000,000 USD
Named after: whoopee cushion
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"
"우피 골드버그"
Whoopi Goldberg frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (39x, Actor)
Chris Rock (39x, Actor)
Bill Hader (28x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (28x, Actor)
Tom Hanks (25x, Actor)
Patton Oswalt (25x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (25x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (24x, Actress)
Bobby Moynihan (24x, Actor)
Martin Short (23x, Actor)
Rachel Dratch (23x, Actress)
Robin Williams (17x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:329, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/10/2024