Whoopi Goldberg

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Real Name: Caryn Elaine Johnson
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Birth Date: November 13, 1955
Occupation: Actress, Writer, Producer

Whoopi Goldberg Biography


Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. 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.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). 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: The Next Generation" (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 Soapdish (1991). Goldberg followed up to her success with Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (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 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). 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 television movies (including Theodore Rex (1995) (V)).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".

Whoopi Goldberg Movies / TV-Shows


Furlough (2018)
Instinct (2018)
Nobody's Fool (2018)
Vice (2018)
The Shop (2018)
When We Rise (2017)
The Oscars (2017)
The Tick (2017)
Descendants 2 (2017)
The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)
A Very Sordid Wedding (2017)
Gilbert (2017)
The Problem with Apu (2017)
9/11 (2017)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle (2016)
50 Years of Star Trek (2016)
Nightcap (2016)
Animals. (2016)
King of the Dancehall (2016)
Elena of Avalor (2016)
Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
A Warrior's Tail (2015)
StarTalk (2015)
Mission Force One (2015)
The Stinky & Dirty Show (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
The 7D (2014)
Top Five (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Big Stone Gap (2014)
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond (2014)
Broad City (2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (2013)
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday (2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013)
Blackfish (2013)
Broadway Idiot (2013)
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)
Charlie Brooker's Wipe 2013 Wipe (2013)
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards (2012)
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
Under African Skies (2012)
The Burn with Jeff Ross (2012)
Occupy Unmasked (2012)
Nashville (2012)
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Project Runway All Stars (2012)
The Little Engine That Could (2011)
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
The Muppets (2011)
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
Sing Your Song (2011)
Extreme Weight Loss (2011)
The Chew (2011)
Dance Moms (2011)
Piers Morgan Live (2011)
Suburgatory (2011)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
For Colored Girls (2010)
Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
See You in September (2010)
Blue Bloods (2010)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! (2010)
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Incredible Love (2009)
The Royal Variety Performance 2009 (2009)
Glee (2009)
The Captain's Summit (2009)
House of Numbers: Anatomy of an Epidemic (2009)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
The Middle (2009)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)
Snow Buddies (2008)
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (2008)
Pioneers of Television (2008)
Descendants (2008)
Life on Mars (2008)
The Cleaner (2008)
If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2007)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
30 Rock (2006)
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Homie Spumoni (2006)
Farce of the Penguins (2006)
Doogal (2006)
The One Show (2006)
So Notorious (2006)
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
Hell's Kitchen (2005)
The Pacifier (2005)
Racing Stripes (2005)
The Aristocrats (2005)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)
Robot Chicken (2005)
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Pinocchio 3000 (2004)
The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (2004)
The N Word (2004)
Sesame Street Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004)
Entourage (2004)
The Apprentice (2004)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
Blizzard (2003)
Good Fences (2003)
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Imagine (2003)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
Madeline: My Fair Madeline (2002)
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002)
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Rat Race (2001)
Kingdom Come (2001)
Monkeybone (2001)
What Makes a Family (2001)
Call Me Claus (2001)
America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)
Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
Alegría (1999)
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
Jackie's Back! (1999)
Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years (1999)
WWE Smackdown! (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Independent Lens (1999)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998)
The Rugrats Movie (1998)
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1998)
The Wonderful World of Disney A Knight in Camelot (1998)
Jackie Chan: My Story (1998)
Celebrity Deathmatch (1998)
In & Out (1997)
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Cinderella (1997)
Destination Anywhere (1997)
In the Gloaming (1997)
Pitch (1997)
The View (1997)
The Chris Rock Show (1997)
The Associate (1996)
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Bogus (1996)
Eddie (1996)
The Daily Show (1996)
Muppettien paluu (1996)
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Boys on the Side (1995)
Theodore Rex (1995)
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
MADtv (1995)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge (1995)
The Lion King (1994)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
The Little Rascals (1994)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
The Pagemaster (1994)
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
The Nanny (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
Made in America (1993)
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Naked in New York (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Sarafina! (1992)
Sister Act (1992)
The Player (1992)
Absolutely Fabulous (1992)
House Party 2 (1991)
Soapdish (1991)
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)
Maury (1991)
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Ghost (1990)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990)
Beverly Hills Brats (1989)
Kiss Shot (1989)
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera (1989)
Clara's Heart (1988)
The Telephone (1988)
Christmas at Pee-wee's Playhouse (1988)
Burglar (1987)
Fatal Beauty (1987)
A Different World (1987)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Biography (1987)
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
One Voice (1986)
The Color Purple (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Moonlighting (1985)
Muppet Babies (1984)
Reading Rainbow (1983)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
20/20 (1978)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
Great Performances (1971)
Sesame Street (1969)
The Beatles at Shea Stadium (1966)
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