Whoopi Goldberg is the stage name of Caryn Elaine Johnson who was born in the year 1955. She is a comedian, television host and actress of black-American origins. She had been nominated for over 13 Emmy Awards for the tv shows work she was involved into and she is among the few entertainers who had been able to win a Tony Award, an Oscar, a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award. She is a second woman of black ethnicity to win the academy awards and the acting Oscar.
In the period of drama film called The Color Purple, her breakthrough role was to play Celie which is a mistreated black woman found in Deep South and she got nominated for the Academy Award for being the best actress. In romantic fantasy film Ghost, he played Oda Mae Brown, who is an eccentric psychic and helped a slain man to save a lover and he won the Academy Award for being the best Supporting Actress. She was the co-producer for the TV games show called Hollywood squares. She had been a moderator for a daytime television talk show called The View.
According to her biography, Whoopi Goldberg was born in the city of Manhattan, in New York and was given the name of Caryn Elaine Johnson. She is a daughter of Robert James Johnson Jr, who worked like Clergyman and her mother is Emma Johnson who was a teacher and a nurse. She grew up in the Chelsea Elliot Houses. She says that her mother is a wise, strong and stern woman who raised her like a single mother together with her brother Clyde. Her family migrated from the Faceville, Georgia, and Palatka, Florida to Virginia. She dropped from the Washington Irving High School and she was working like a phone sex operator who was working at her home during the night. She got the name whoopee for the stage name from the whoopee cushions. Her name Goldberg was the alternative family name and she chose to take it so that it can be taken in a serious manner.
At the age of 46, she was honored with the star for Hollywood Walk of Fame. For the movies Ghost and the Color Purple, she was nominated for Academy Award and won it for the Ghost.
Whoopi Goldberg got married three time, first to Alvin Martin, they married in 1973 and divorced in 1979, they had a daughter together. The second husband is David Claesen, married in 1986 and got divorced in 1988. The third husband is Lyle Trachtenberg married in 1994, and they divorced in 1995. She got linked romantically to Ted Danson, Timothy Dalton and Frank Langella.
Her net worth is 45 million dollars and she is known to shave all her eyebrows off which makes some people to suspect that she does not have them.
|13 Nov, 1955
|United States of America
|New York University
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