Whoopi Goldberg Biography
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian, author, and television personality. She is one of 16 performers to receive the EGOT (Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Tony Award), which consists of an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Academy Award, and Tony Award.
How old is Whoopi Goldberg?- Age
Whoopi was born on November 13, 1955, in New York City, U.S as Caryn Elaine Johnson. She is 66 years old as of November 2021.
What Nationality is Whoopi Goldberg?- Ethnicity- Nationality
she belongs to the black ethnicity/heritage, he was born and raised in New York City, the United States and she holds African American nationality.
Whoopi Goldberg Height
The famous American actress stands at a height of 5′ 5″ (1.65 m) tall.
What are Whoopi Goldberg’s parents?- Family
Caryn Elaine Johnson was born to Emma and Robert James Johnson in Manhattan, New York City. Her mother was a teacher and a nurse, while her father was a priest. After her father disbanded the family when she was young, her mother reared her alone in the Chelsea-Elliot Houses.
Who is Whoopi Goldberg’s husband?- Married
She has been married three times and each time has ended in divorce. Alvin Martin, her first spouse, with whom she has a daughter, was her first husband. After divorcing him, she married David Claessen, but the marriage did not last long, and she finally married Lyle Trachtenberg. They broke up after a year. She has had romantic connections with Frank Langella and Ted Danson, to name a couple.
Do Whoopi Goldberg have a daughter?- Daughter
Whoopi was privileged to have a lovely daughter from her first marriage with Alvin Martin before they divorced. Her daughter goes by the name Alex Martin.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Net Worth
Goldberg has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million.
Whoopi Goldberg Movies
1. The Color Purple (1985)
2. A Very Sordid Wedding (2017)
3. Ghost (1990)
4. Sister Act (1992)
5. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
6. The Long Walk Home (1990)
7. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
8. The Player (1992)
9. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)
10. Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Whoopi Goldberg Career
She moved to California in 1974 and lived in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, among other cities. During this time, she honed her acting skills and established herself as a stand-up comedian. As comedienne Mos Mabley, she got her first break in a one-woman act. She was given a prize for it. She returned to New York shortly after and took acting classes with Uta Hagen. Her first film performance was in William Farley’s ‘Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away.’ In 1983, she launched ‘The Spook Show,’ a one-woman show in which she produced, acted in, and directed. She went on to develop several off-Broadway productions after the success of ‘The Spook Show,’ including ‘Little Girl.’
Director Mike Nicholas was so pleased by her inventive presentation and sense of humor and flair in her shows that he volunteered to bring ‘The Spook Show’ to Broadway. The show, which ran for 156 performances, received widespread critical and commercial praise. She went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album as a result of it. The show’s astounding positive reception and eye-catching performance drew the attention of Hollywood’s top brass. It aided her in landing a role in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 picture ‘The Color Purple.’
‘The Color Purple’ was her big break, and it helped her launch her career in a significant manner. ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’ ‘Burglar,’ ‘Fatal Beauty,’ and ‘The Telephone’ were among the films that followed. Despite the fact that all of the films were moderately popular, none of them were as successful as her last attempt. ‘Clara’s Heart,’ released in 1988, and ‘Homer & Eddie,’ released in 1989, marked the conclusion of the 1980s decade for her. Both films received positive reviews from critics. Aside from films, she has also appeared on HBO Comic Relief episodes. She made her television debut with her flagship talk show, ‘The Whoopi Goldberg Show,’ in addition to acting in films. The show’s premise required her to conduct one-on-one interviews with political figures and Hollywood celebrities.
Aside from performing, she’s also dabbled in writing, co-writing a book called ‘Book’ with ghostwriter Daniel Paisner. It was made up of a number of stories, each with its own set of views and perspectives. Her involvement in the celebrity game shows Hollywood Squares in 1998 earned her two Emmy Awards in a row. She starred in various minor roles in films such as ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back,’ ‘Girl,’ ‘Interrupted,’ ‘Kingdom Come,’ and ‘Rat Race’ between 1998 and 2001. She has appeared in a number of television and film projects, including ‘The Magic Schoolbus,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘A Knight in Camelot,’ and ‘Call Me Claus.’ ’ She returned to Broadway in 2004 to star in a one-woman show with the same title.
She rose to popularity in 2007 as the moderator and co-host of ‘The View,’ a daytime talk show. Despite the fact that the show did not get off to the same good start as Rosie O’Donnell’s, it quickly picked up and surpassed her. Meanwhile, from August 2006 to March 2008, Goldberg hosted ‘Wake Up With Whoopi,’ a nationally syndicated morning radio talk and entertainment show. She was recently a guest star on the TV show ‘The Middle’ as Jane Marsh. She also starred in the independent short film ‘Indecisive.’ Goldberg is a co-founder of Whoopi & Maya, a company that delivers medical cannabis products to women suffering from menstrual pains.