Person Details

Birthday: 1955-11-13 22:06:20

Aliases: Caryn Elaine Johnson , Whoopie Goldberg , Whoopi , 우피 골드버그

Gender: Female

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 93

TV Involvements: 18


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Average
7

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

(1999) Janette Grayson
The Lion King
Average
8

The Lion King

(1994) Shenzi the Hyena (voice)
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Average
8
Ghost
Average
7

Ghost

(1990) Oda Mae Brown
Girl, Interrupted
Average
8

Girl, Interrupted

(1999) Valerie Owens
Star Trek: Nemesis
Average
6

Star Trek: Nemesis

(2002) Guinan
Blackfish
Average
8

Blackfish

(2013) Herself
Tony Awards
Average
7

Tony Awards

(1956) Herself - Host

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Herself
Archival footage
2019 Herself
Self
Herself
2018 Host
Herself
Lola
Herself (Archive Footage)
Police Officer
Herself
Self
Moms
Herself
Herself
N/A
2017 Host
Herself
Self
Yari
Metzie
Loretta Brixton
Ursula (voice)
Herself
Herself
Abernatha Coleman
2016 Herself
Herself (Archival Footage)
Herself
herself
Herself
Herself
2015 Calliope
herself
Herself
2014 Herself
Fleeta Mullins
Mikhaela (voice)
Bernadette Thompson
The Magic Mirror (voice)
Viola
Herself - Interviewee
2013 Herself
Mrs. Rabbit (voice)
Herself
Herself
Herself
Herself
Herself
Narrator
2011 Herself
Narrator (voice)
The Tower
God
2010 Alice / White
Stretch the Octopus (voice)
Herself
Herself
Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)
2009 Herself
Carmen Tibideaux
Herself
N/A
Whoopi
N/A
2008 Taxi Driver
Red Flower (voice)
Narrator
Miss Mittens (voice)
2007 Herself
Herself - Actress
Herself
N/A
Herself
Herself
Mom
2006 Helen (voice)
N/A
N/A
Darlin' (voice)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ermintrude
2005 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady
Franny (voice)
Herself
2004 Herself
N/A
Whoopi Goldberg
Herself
Cyberina (voice)
Shenzi (voice)
N/A
N/A
2003 Mavis Rae
N/A
Voice
Herself
Blizzard (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg
Herself
Narrator (voice)
N/A
Mabel Spader
Herself
2002 Guinan
Daniel's 'Boss'
Miss Clavel (voice)
N/A
Herself
2001 Lucy Cullins
N/A
Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
Vera Baker
Raynelle Slocumb
Death
Califia, the Queen of California
Terry Harrison
2000 N/A
N/A
Cléo
Judge Cameo
1999 Valerie Owens
The Grand Banshee
Janette Grayson
Herself
Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
Candy Bliss
Cheshire Cat
Mrs. Peck (voice)
Baby Clown
Herself
1998 Ranger Margaret (voice)
Dr. Vivien Morgan
Stormella (voice)
Delilah Abraham
Herself
Herself
N/A
Whoopi Goldberg
1997 Queen Constantina
Mother Gooseberg (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
Herself
Herself - Moderator
Herself - Co-Host
Cabbie
Nurse Myrna
Spirit of Christmas Present (voice)
1996 Myrlie Evers
Laurel Ayres
Harriet Franklin
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Nurse
N/A
Eddie Franklin
Herself (Archive Footage, Uncredited)
N/A
Herself
1995 Katie Coltrane
Herself
N/A
Sylvie Morrow
Jane Deluca
1994 Fantasy (voice)
Guinan
N/A
Corrina Washington
Buckwheat's Mom
N/A
Shenzi the Hyena (voice)
Herself (archive footage)
Narrator
1993 Mom / Irwin (voice)
Deloris Van Cartier
Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
Edna
N/A
N/A
Sarah Mathews
Billy York
1992 Mary Masembuko
N/A
Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence
N/A
Susan Avery
1991 Professor
Herself
Rose Schwartz
1990 Odessa Cotter
N/A
Oda Mae Brown
N/A
1989 Whoopi Goldberg
Eddie Cervi
Herself
N/A
Sarah Collins
1988 N/A
Clara Mayfield
N/A
N/A
Fontaine
Vashti Blue
1987 Rita Rizzoli
Guinan
N/A
Herself
Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
1986 Terry Dolittle
N/A
Herself - Host
Self
N/A
Herself - Host
1985 Celie Harris Johnson
Herself
N/A
1984 N/A
1983 N/A
1982 Herself
N/A
1981 N/A
1980 Mariah Johnston
1956 Herself - Host
1953 N/A
- N/A
Abagail "Mother Abagail" Freemantle
Narrator (voice)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2013 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2005 Writer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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