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Whoopi Goldberg

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.


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Born:
Nov 13, 1955 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
190
First Appeared:
In the movie Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Mother goose big book of Rhymes
Latest Project:
Series Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration 2018
Known For
Poster of The Whoopi Goldberg Show
Poster of Van Der Vorst Ziet Sterren
Poster of Whoopi's Littleburg
Poster of Whoopi
Filmography
Movie Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Mother goose big book of Rhymes Mother Goose 2018
Series Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration Unknown 2018
Movie Hollywood Outlaw 2018
Series The Whoopi Goldberg Show Unknown 2018
Series Foxbusters Unknown 2018
Series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown 2018
Series Rabbit Ears Productions Unknown 2018
Series Celebrity Dish Unknown 2018
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Calliope 2017-04-05
Movie Yamasong: March of the Hollows Yari 2017-09-10
Movie Gilbert Herself 2017-04-20
Movie 9/11 Metzie 2017-09-07
Movie Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Herself 2016-02-05
Movie X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time Herself 2016-10-28
Movie The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Herself 2016-09-15
Movie 50 Years of Star Trek herself 2016-08-14
Movie Misery Loves Comedy Herself 2015-01-23
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Herself 2015-02-03
Movie The Magic of the Diary of Anne Frank herself 2015-04-29
Movie Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2014-05-20
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Herself - Interviewee 2014-02-02
Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short Viola 2014-04-19
Series The 7D The Magic Mirror (voice) 2014-07-07
Movie Top Five Herself 2014-12-12
Movie Big Stone Gap Fleeta Mullins 2014-10-09
Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bernadette Thompson 2014-08-07
Movie The Contradictions of Fair Hope Narrator 2013-01-01
Movie Miracle Rising: South Africa Herself 2013-02-09
Movie Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Herself 2013-04-22
Movie Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale 2013-12-11
Movie Blackfish Herself 2013-06-07
Movie Why We Laugh: Funny Women Herself 2013-03-21
Movie A Little Bit of Heaven God 2011-02-03
Movie The Little Engine That Could 2011-03-22
Movie The Muppets 2011-11-22
Movie Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Narrator (voice) 2011-10-21
Movie See You in September Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited) 2010-01-01
Movie Teenage Paparazzo Herself 2010-01-22
Movie For Colored Girls Alice / White 2010-11-05
Movie Toy Story 3 Stretch the Octopus (voice) 2010-06-16
Movie The Black List: Volume Three Herself 2010-02-08
Series Van Der Vorst Ziet Sterren Unknown 2009-01-16
Movie Kambakkht Ishq Herself 2009-07-03
Movie Star Trek: The Captain's Summit Herself 2009-04-12
Series The Justin Lee Collins Show Unknown 2009-03-19
Movie Madea Goes to Jail Whoopi 2009-02-16
Movie Snow Buddies Miss Mittens (voice) 2008-02-05
Movie Descendants Red Flower (voice) 2008-06-30
Movie A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Taxi Driver 2008-12-17
Movie Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins Narrator 2008-06-03
Movie Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Herself 2007-01-03
Movie If I Had Known I Was a Genius Mom 2007-01-23
Movie Elton 60 - Live At Madison Square Garden 2007-03-25
Movie Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Herself 2007-12-04
Movie The Sophisticated Misfit Herself 2007-04-26
Series So Notorious Unknown 2006-04-02
Movie Doogal Ermintrude 2006-02-24
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Homie Spumoni 2006-09-08
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Farce of the Penguins Helen (voice) 2006-12-01
Movie Everyone's Hero Darlin' 2006-09-15
Movie The Aristocrats Herself 2005-01-01
Movie Racing Stripes Franny (voice) 2005-01-06
Movie Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady 2005-04-09
Series Everybody Hates Chris Unknown 2005-09-22
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series Hell's Kitchen Unknown 2005-05-30
Series Whoopi's Littleburg 2004-01-18
Movie The Lion King 1½ Shenzi (voice) 2004-02-06
Movie Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Herself 2004-09-18
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Pinocchio 3000 Cyberina (voice) 2004-05-14
Movie Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Whoopi Goldberg 2004-08-27
Movie Good Fences Mabel Spader 2003-01-22
Movie Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Herself 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Pauly Shore Is Dead Whoopi Goldberg 2003-03-11
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Whoopi Mavis Rae 2003-09-09
Movie Declaration of Independence Herself 2003-06-10
Movie Blizzard Blizzard (voice) 2003-05-15
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Series Liberty's Kids 2002-09-02
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Daniel's 'Boss' 2002-11-29
Movie Star Trek: Nemesis Guinan 2002-12-13
Movie Madeline: My Fair Madeline Miss Clavel (voice) 2002-11-11
Movie Golden Dreams Califia, the Queen of California 2001-02-08
Movie What Makes a Family Terry Harrison 2001-01-22
Movie Monkeybone Death 2001-02-23
Movie Kingdom Come Raynelle Slocumb 2001-04-11
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie The Hollywood Sign Woman at Funeral (uncredited) 2001-09-28
Movie Rat Race Vera Baker 2001-07-30
Movie Call Me Claus Lucy Cullins 2001-12-02
Movie More Dogs Than Bones Cléo 2000-07-14
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Movie The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Judge Cameo 2000-06-30
Movie Fontaine...Why Am I Straight? Fontaine 1999-01-12
Movie Alegria Baby Clown 1999-01-10
Movie Girl, Interrupted Valerie Owens 1999-12-21
Movie Our Friend, Martin Mrs. Peck (voice) 1999-01-12
Movie Get Bruce! Herself 1999-01-01
Movie Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly Herself 1999-09-10
Movie Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat 1999-02-28
Series The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns The Grand Banshee 1999-11-07
Movie The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns The Grand Banshee 1999-11-07
Movie The Deep End of the Ocean Candy Bliss 1999-03-12
Movie Jackie's Back! Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister) 1999-06-14
Series Celebrity Deathmatch Unknown 1998-05-14
Movie An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Whoopi Goldberg 1998-02-20
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Delilah Abraham 1998-08-14
Movie The Rugrats Movie Ranger Margaret (voice) 1998-11-20
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Herself 1998-07-17
Movie A Knight in Camelot Dr. Vivien Morgan 1998-11-08
Movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Stormella (voice) 1998-10-16
Movie A Christmas Carol Spirit of Christmas Present 1997-01-01
Movie In the Gloaming Nurse Myrna 1997-04-20
Series The View Herself 1997-08-11
Movie Destination Anywhere Cabbie 1997-06-16
Movie Pitch Herself 1997-09-04
Movie In & Out Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited) 1997-09-10
Movie Cinderella Queen Constantina 1997-11-02
Movie The Sunshine Boys Nurse 1996-02-15
Series Muppets Tonight Unknown 1996-03-08
Movie The Celluloid Closet Herself 1996-01-30
Movie The Associate Laurel Ayres 1996-10-25
Movie Ghosts of Mississippi Myrlie Evers 1996-12-20
Movie Bogus Harriet Franklin 1996-09-06
Movie Eddie Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin 1996-05-31
Movie Bordello of Blood Hospital Patient (uncredited) 1996-08-16
Movie Boys on the Side Jane Deluca 1995-02-03
Movie Moonlight and Valentino Sylvie Morrow 1995-09-29
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Theodore Rex Katie Coltrane 1995-12-14
Movie The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Herself 1995-12-05
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The Lion King Shenzi the Hyena (voice) 1994-06-23
Movie But... Seriously 1994-03-25
Movie Liberation Narrator 1994-01-01
Movie The Little Rascals Buckwheat's Mom 1994-08-05
Movie Star Trek: Generations Guinan 1994-11-17
Movie The Pagemaster Fantasy (voice) 1994-11-23
Movie Corrina, Corrina Corrina Washington 1994-08-12
Series The Magic School Bus 1994-09-10
Movie National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Billy York 1993-02-04
Movie Made in America Sarah Mathews 1993-05-27
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Movie Naked in New York Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall 1993-11-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Deloris Van Cartier 1993-12-09
Movie The Player Detective Susan Avery 1992-04-03
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation: Time's Arrow 1992-09-19
Movie Sarafina! Mary Masembuko 1992-09-18
Movie Sister Act Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence 1992-05-28
Movie Soapdish Rose Schwartz 1991-05-31
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation Redemption Guinan 1991-06-17
Movie House Party 2 Professor 1991-10-23
Movie Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special Herself 1991-09-28
Series Bagdad Cafe 1990-03-30
Movie The Long Walk Home Odessa Cotter 1990-12-21
Movie Ghost Oda Mae Brown 1990-07-12
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1990-09-10
Movie Kiss Shot Sarah Collins 1989-04-11
Movie Hanna-Barbera's 50th Herself 1989-07-17
Movie Homer and Eddie Eddie Cervi 1989-08-17
Movie Beverly Hills Brats Whoopi Goldberg 1989-10-06
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Series Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unknown 1988-09-23
Movie The Telephone Vashti Blue 1988-01-22
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Clara's Heart Clara Mayfield 1988-10-07
Movie Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988-12-25
Movie Burglar Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr 1987-03-20
Series Showtime at the Apollo 1987-09-12
Movie Fatal Beauty Rita Rizzoli 1987-10-30
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Guinan 1987-09-28
Series Pee-wee's Playhouse Unknown 1986-09-13
Movie The Making of Captain EO Herself - Host 1986-09-12
Movie Jumpin' Jack Flash Terry Dolittle 1986-10-09
Movie The Color Purple Celie 1985-12-18
Movie Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway Herself 1985-01-01
Series Television Parts Unknown 1985-03-07
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Series Muppet Babies Unknown 1984-11-05
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Wanna bet, that..? Unknown 1981-02-14
Series Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series The Academy Awards Whoopi Goldberg 1953-03-18