Whoopi Goldberg Biography

Whoopi Goldberg

Quick Facts Of Whoopi Goldberg

Celebrated Name Whoopi Goldberg
Age 63 Years
Nick Name Whoopi Goldberg
Birth Name Caryn Elaine Johnson
Birth Date 1955-11-13
Gender Female
Profession Actor

Whoopi Goldberg, the stage name of Caryn Elain, is a famous American actress, comedian, author, and TV personality who has been nominated for Emmy Awards 13 times. She is only the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting and one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.

What is Whoopi Goldberg famous for?

-Famous as an American actress, author, and TV personality.

Whoopi Goldberg Career

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Gossips About Whoopi Goldberg

Recently in June 2019, Whoopi Goldberg became the headline of news when she commented on nude photos provoked controversy of Actress, Bella Throne. This story made her the title stealer of news these days.

She also has suggested that "If you're famous, I don't care how old you are. You don't take nude photos of yourself".

When was Whoopi Goldberg born?

Whoopi Goldberg was born on 13th November 1955 in Manhattan, New York, US. Her birth name is Caryn Elaine Johnson. American is her nationality. Her ethnicity is Black. Scorpio is her zodiac sign.

She was born to Robert James Johnson(father) and Emma Johnson(mother).  Her father was a Baptist clergyman while her mother was a nurse and teacher. She had an elder brother, Clyde who died of a brain aneurysm in 2015.

When she was two years old, her father left her mother so, her mother became a single parent.

She was raised in her hometown, New York along with her brother. She did her schooling from Local Catholic School. She attended Washington Irving High School for her higher studies and after one year, she left her studies.

She began acting in the school dramas. In the early 1970s, she also worked as a waitress in the hotel to help her mother. She learned acting at the HB Studio in New York City.

How is Whoopi Goldberg's career?

Whoopi Goldberg started her professional acting career through her role in the movie "Citizen: I'm not losing my mind, I'm Giving it away" in 1982.

In 1983, she flourished with her one-woman show called "The Spook Show".

 She played a lead role in the movie "The Color Purple" in 1985. This movie was a great success and she was nominated for Best Actress for her role.

She was then featured in the 1986 movie"Jack Flash" followed by Burglar (1987), Fatal Beauty (1987), and The Telephone (1988). 

She starred with Jean Stapleton in the comedy "Bagdad Cafe" in 1990. She became the second black ethics woman to win the Academy Award for Supporting Actress for her role in Ghost(1990).

 In 1992, she came into fame from the "Sister Act". The movie got a huge success and also collected more than $200 million.

 She got nominated for the Golden Globe award from the movie. She also hosted the Academy Awards Ceremony in 1994, 1996, 1999 and 2002.

She has appeared in movies such as "Bogus", "Eddie" and "The Associate" in the year 1996.

 She also starred in several theatre shows which include "Golden Dreams", "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom", and "Thoroughly Modern Millie".

She became the executive producer of the show "Hollywood Squares" from 1998 to 2002.

She has also published many books: "Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners", "Sugar Plum Ballerinas", "Alice", "Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?", and her Big Book of "Relationships: If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN!".

In 2004, she returned to Broadway and then her career zoomed up again in 2007 when she became the co-host of the daytime talk show ‘The View’. She has also hosted "Wake Up with Whoop" from 2006 to 2008. 

She also lent her voice in the Disney movie "Toy Story 3". After 2013, she has acted in many movies such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(2014), "Nobody's Fool(2018)", "Furlouh(2018)" and "Big Stone Gap".

Who is Whoopi Goldberg married to?

The American actress, Whoopi Goldberg is married thrice and divorced thrice as well. She married her first husband  Alvin Martin in 1973. The couple together has a daughter, Alex Martin. However, they got divorced in 1979.

She then tied the knot with the cinematographer, David Claessen on 1st September 1986. But, the couple could not carry their relation too long and divorced in 1988.

She married Union Organizer, Lyle Trachtenberg on 1st October 1994 and their marriage also could not sustain long enough and they also got divorced in 1995.

At present, she is single and has three grandchildren from her only daughter, Alex Martin. Previously, she also dated Frank Langella and Ted Danson.

What is the net worth of Whoopi Goldberg?

The American actress and author, Whoopi Goldberg have an estimated net worth of $40 million USD and her salary is $5 million USD. The American actress and author have good earning from her profession.

She is also active in social media with 1.5 million followers on Instagram and 502k followers on Twitter.

How tall is Whoopi Goldberg?

The 63 years aged, Goldberg has a well-maintained body. She stands at a height of 5ft 5 inches(1.65m) and her weight is 59 kg(130 lbs).

She has a dark complexion with black hair and brown eye. Her body measurement is 34-26-36 inches. Her bra size is 34 C. 

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