Whoopi Goldberg

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955) is 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Whoopi Goldberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955) is 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Whoopi Goldberg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 157

Birthday 1955-11-13

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Caryn Elaine Johnson
  • Whoopie Goldberg
  • Whoopi

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Yamasong: March of the Hollows as Yari
2015 Big Stone Gap as Fleeta Mullins
2015 The Magic of the Diary of Anne Frank as herself
2015 Misery Loves Comedy as Herself
2015 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Herself
2014 Top Five as Herself
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Bernadette Thompson
2014 The 7D(66 episodes) as The Magic Mirror (voice)
2014 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short as Viola
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Herself - Interviewee
2013 Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
2013 Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You as Herself
2013 Why We Laugh: Funny Women as Herself
2013 Miracle Rising: South Africa as Herself
2013 The Contradictions of Fair Hope as Narrator
2011 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey as Narrator (voice)
2011 The Little Engine That Could
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven as God
2010 For Colored Girls as Alice / White
2010 Toy Story 3 as Stretch the Octopus (voice)
2010 Teenage Paparazzo as Herself
2009 The Captain's Summit as Herself
2009 The Justin Lee Collins Show(1 episode)
2009 Van Der Vorst Ziet Sterren(1 episode)
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Taxi Driver
2008 Descendants as Red Flower (voice)
2008 Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins as Narrator
2008 Snow Buddies as Miss Mittens (voice)
2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project as Herself
2007 If I Had Known I Was a Genius as Mom
2007 Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
2006 30 Rock(2 episodes)
2006 Everyone's Hero as Darlin'
2006 Homie Spumoni
2006 The One Show(2 episodes)
2006 So Notorious(1 episode)
2006 Doogal as Ermintrude
2005 Everybody Hates Chris(2 episodes)
2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List(1 episode)
2005 Hell's Kitchen(1 episode)
2005 Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway as Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady
2005 Racing Stripes as Franny (voice)
2005 The Aristocrats as Herself
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode)
2004 Pinocchio 3000 as Cyberina (voice)
2004 The Lion King 1½ as Shenzi (voice)
2003 Whoopi(22 episodes) as Mavis Rae
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Declaration of Independence as Herself
2003 Real Time with Bill Maher(2 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2003 Good fences as Mabel Spader
2003 Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! as Herself
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis as Guinan
2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie as Daniel's 'Boss'
2002 Madeline: My Fair Madeline
2002 Liberty's Kids(41 episodes)
2001 Call Me Claus as Lucy Cullins
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent(1 episode)
2001 Rat Race as Vera Baker
2001 Kingdom Come as Raynelle Slocumb
2001 Monkeybone as Death
2001 What makes a family as Terry Harrison
2000 Strong Medicine(4 episodes)
1999 Girl, Interrupted as Valerie Owens
1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns as The Grand Banshee
1999 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly as Herself
1999 Jackie's Back! as Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
1999 The Deep End of the Ocean as Candy Bliss
1999 Alice in Wonderland as Grinsekatze
1999 Our Friend, Martin as Mrs. Peck (voice)
1999 Fontaine...Why Am I Straight? as Fontaine
1999 Get Bruce! as Herself
1998 The Rugrats Movie as Ranger Margaret (voice)
1998 A Knight in Camelot as Dr. Vivien Morgan
1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie as Stormella (voice)
1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Delilah Abraham
1998 Celebrity Deathmatch(1 episode)
1997 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella as Queen Constantina
1997 Pitch as Herself
1997 The View(17 episodes)
1997 Destination Anywhere as Cabbie
1997 In the Gloaming as Nurse Myrna
1997 A Christmas Carol as Spirit of Christmas Present
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi as Myrlie Evers
1996 The Associate as Laurel Ayres
1996 Bogus as Harriet Franklin
1996 Eddie as Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin
1996 Muppets Tonight(1 episode)
1996 The Celluloid Closet as Herself
1995 Theodore Rex as Katie Coltrane
1995 The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge as Herself
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Moonlight and Valentino as Sylvie Morrow
1995 Boys on the Side as Jane Deluca
1994 The Pagemaster as Fantasy (voice)
1994 Star Trek: Generations as Guinan
1994 The Magic School Bus(52 episodes)
1994 Corrina, Corrina as Corrina Washington
1994 The Little Rascals as Buckwheat's Mom
1994 The Lion King as Shenzi the Hyena
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 But... Seriously
1994 Liberation as Narrator
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit as Deloris Van Cartier
1993 The Nanny(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 Made in America as Sarah Mathews
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as Billy York
1993 Naked in New York as Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
1992 Sarafina! as Mary Masembuko
1992 Sister Act as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1992 The Player as Detective Susan Avery
1991 House Party 2 as Professor
1991 Soapdish as Rose Schwartz
1990 The Long Walk Home as Odessa Cotter
1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers(115 episodes)
1990 Ghost as Oda Mae Brown
1990 Bagdad Cafe(15 episodes)
1989 Homer and Eddie as Eddie Cervi
1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th as Herself
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1989 Kiss Shot as Sarah Collins
1988 Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
1988 Clara's Heart as Clara Mayfield
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1988 Whose Line Is It Anyway?(1 episode)
1988 The Telephone as Vashti Blue
1987 Fatal Beauty as Rita Rizzoli
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(16 episodes)
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(205 episodes) as Guinan
1987 Showtime at the Apollo(21 episodes)
1987 Burglar as Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash as Terry Dolittle
1986 Pee-wee's Playhouse(1 episode)
1986 The Making of Captain EO as Herself - Host
1985 The Color Purple as Celie
1985 Television Parts(0 episodes)
1985 Moonlighting(1 episode)
1985 Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway as Herself
1984 Muppet Babies(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes)
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1966 Hollywood Squares(0 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(6 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Whoopi Goldberg
1900 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Mother goose big book of Rhymes as Mother Goose
1900 Rabbit Ears Productions(0 episodes)
1900 Celebrity Dish(0 episodes)
1900 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child(0 episodes)
1900 Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration(0 episodes)
1900 Foxbusters(0 episodes)
1900 Whoopi's Littleburg(3 episodes)
1900 The Whoopi Goldberg Show(0 episodes)

Production

2014 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley … Executive Producer
2009 Head Games(7 episodes) … Producer
2006 Just for Kicks(13 episodes) … Producer
2003 Whoopi(22 episodes) … Producer
2000 Strong Medicine(132 episodes) … Producer
1900 Head Games(0 episodes) … Producer

Creator

2006 Just for Kicks … Creator
2000 Strong Medicine … Creator

Directing

2014 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley … Director
2013 Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You … Director

Writing

2005 Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway … Writer

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