Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

  • Birthday: 1955-11-13
  • Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA
  • Also know as: Caryn Elaine Johnson

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.

Filmography

Star Trek: Generations

1994

As Guinan (uncredited)

Star Trek: Nemesis

2002

As Guinan (uncredited)

Ghost

1990

As Oda Mae Brown

The Color Purple

1985

As Celie Harris Johnson

Sister Act

1992

As Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence

Toy Story 3

2010

As Stretch (voice)

The Player

1992

As Detective Avery

Corrina, Corrina

1994

As Corrina Washington

Girl, Interrupted

1999

As Valerie Owens

Bogus

1996

As Harriet Franklin

The Little Rascals

1994

As Buckwheat's Mom

Jumpin' Jack Flash

1986

As Terry Dolittle

Eddie

1996

As Eddie Franklin

The Associate

1996

As Laurel Ayres

The Lion King 1½

2004

As Shenzi (voice)

Alice in Wonderland

1999

As Cheshire Cat

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

1993

As Deloris Van Cartier

The Deep End of the Ocean

1999

As Candy Bliss

Monkeybone

2001

As Death

Blackfish

2013

As Self

Naked in New York

1993

As Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall

Doogal

2006

As Ermintrude (voice)

Ghosts of Mississippi

1996

As Myrlie Evers

A Knight in Camelot

1998

As Dr. Vivien Morgan

Made in America

1993

As Sarah Mathews

Soapdish

1991

As Rose Schwartz

Boys on the Side

1995

As Jane Deluca

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

1993

As Billy York (uncredited)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

1998

As Delilah Abraham

Rat Race

2001

As Vera Baker

Fatal Beauty

1987

As Rita Rizzoli

Jackie's Back!

1999

As Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)

Sarafina!

1992

As Mary Masembuko

The Rugrats Movie

1998

As Ranger Margaret (voice)

Cinderella

1997

As Queen Constantina

Descendants

2008

As Red Flower (voice)

The Pagemaster

1994

As Fantasy (voice)

Everyone's Hero

2006

As Darlin' (voice)

The Aristocrats

2005

As Self

Good Fences

2003

As Mabel Spader

In the Gloaming

1997

As Nurse Myrna

House Party 2

1991

As Professor (uncredited)

For Colored Girls

2010

As Alice / White

Burglar

1987

As Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr

Call Me Claus

2001

As Lucy Cullins

Homer and Eddie

1989

As Eddie Cervi

A Christmas Carol

1997

As Spirit of Christmas Present (voice)

Moonlight and Valentino

1995

As Sylvie Morrow

Get Bruce!

1999

As Self

Kiss Shot

1989

As Sarah Collins

The Long Walk Home

1990

As Odessa Cotter

Pitch

1997

As Herself

Clara's Heart

1988

As Clara Mayfield

Theodore Rex

1995

As Katie Coltrane

Teenage Paparazzo

2010

As Self

The Little Engine That Could

2011

As The Tower (voice)

The Telephone

1988

As Vashti Blue

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

2011

As Narrator (voice)

Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway

2005

As Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady

What Makes a Family

2001

As Terry Harrison

Destination Anywhere

1997

As Cabbie

The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge

1995

As Self - Hostess

Moms Mabley

2013

As Self

Liberation

1994

As Narrator

But... Seriously

1994

As Self (archive footage)

Snow Buddies

2008

As Miss Mittens (voice)

Our Friend, Martin

1999

As Mrs. Peck (voice)

Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins

2008

As Self - Narrator (voice)

Misery Loves Comedy

2015

As Self

Homie Spumoni

2006

As Thelma

Top Five

2014

As Self

Racing Stripes

2005

As Franny (voice)

Pauly Shore Is Dead

2003

As Whoopi Goldberg

Big Stone Gap

2014

As Fleeta Mullins

Kingdom Come

2001

As Raynelle Slocumb

Black Dog, Red Dog

2015

As Calliope

The Sunshine Boys

1996

As Nurse (uncredited)

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

2000

As Judge Cameo (uncredited)

The Sophisticated Misfit

2007

As Herself

More Dogs Than Bones

2000

As Cléo

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood

2005

As Whoopi Goldberg

Madeline: My Fair Madeline

2002

As Miss Clavel (voice)

Gilbert

2017

As Self

Beverly Hills Brats

1989

As Self

9/11

2017

As Metzie

The Lion King

1994

As Shenzi (voice)

Golden Dreams

2001

As Califia, the Queen of California

Madea Goes to Jail

2009

As Self

The Muppets

2011

As Whoopi Goldberg

See You in September

2010

As Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)

Citizen

1982

As

In & Out

1997

As Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)

The Hollywood Sign

2001

As Woman at Funeral (uncredited)

Showboy

2002

As Herself

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

2004

As Whoopi Goldberg

Farce of the Penguins

2007

As Helen (voice)

King of the Dancehall

2017

As Loretta Brixton

A Very Sordid Wedding

2017

As Abernatha Coleman

TV in Black: The First Fifty Years

2004

As Self (archive footage)

Furlough

2018

As Moms

Wisecracks

1992

As

Nobody's Fool

2018

As Lola

The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful

1996

As Self (archive footage)

Trump @War

2018

As Self (archive footage)

Olympia

2018

As Herself

Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers)

2016

As Self (archive footage)

Blizzard

2003

As Blizzard (voice)

The Most Magnificent Thing

2019

As Narrator (voice)

A Cool Like That Christmas

1993

As Mom / Irwin (voice)

My Darling Vivian

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Find Your Groove

2020

As Self

Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King

2020

As Self - Co-host, "The View"

Siempre, Luis

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine

2020

As Whoopi Goldberg (voice)

Sister Act 3

0000

As Deloris

The N Word

2006

As Herself

Cracked Up

2019

As Self

The Making of 'The Pagemaster'

1994

As Self (archive footage)

Till

2022

As Alma

Luck

2022

As Captain (voice)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Time's Arrow

1995

As Guinan (archive footage)

Whoopi Goldberg: The Winning Act

2022

As Self (archive footage)

Mary Pickford: A Life on Film

2000

As Self - Host / Narrator

Journey to the Stars

2009

As Narrator (voice)

Bordello of Blood

1996

As Hospital Patient (uncredited)

My Father's Dragon

2022

As Cat (voice)

Atrabilious

2024

As Dr. Andrea Hart

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Redemption

1991

As Guinan (archive footage)

Chez Whoopi

1991

As Self - Host

Sports on the Silver Screen

1997

As Self (archive footage)

Defenders of Dynatron City

1992

As Ms. Megawatt (voice)

Ezra

2024

As Jayne

Citizen Steve

1987

As Self - Actress

I'm "George Lucas": A Connor Ratliff Story

2024

As Self (archive footage)

Kambakkht Ishq

2009

As Whoopi Goldberg

Titey

1998

As The Iceberg (voice)

Outlaw Posse

2024

As Stagecoach Mary

Barry Humphries at the BBC

2023

As Self (archive material)

Pinocchio 3000

2004

As Cyberina (voice)

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

2018

As Self (archive footage)

Radioman

2012

As Self

Leopardi & Co

2024

As Mildred

Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

1999

As The Grand Banshee

The Color Purple

2023

As Midwife (uncredited)

Stream

2009

As Jodi Quinn

Descendants 2

2017

As Ursula (voice) (uncredited)

Three Trees

2023

As (Narration)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

2014

As Bernadette Thompson

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special

1997

As Mother Gooseberg (voice)

Production

Moms Mabley

2013

As Director

Moms Mabley

2013

As Executive Producer

The Mao Game

1999

As Co-Producer

The Piano Man's Daughter

2003

As Executive Producer

Sister Act 3

0000

As Producer

Moms Mabley

2013

As Producer

Call Me Claus

2001

As Executive Producer

Till

2022

As Producer

Butterfly in the Sky

2024

As Executive Producer

Chez Whoopi

1991

As Executive Producer

Caught in His Web

2022

As Executive Producer

A New Orleans Noel

2022

As Executive Producer

Good Fences

2003

As Producer

What Makes a Family

2001

As Executive Producer

Ruby's Bucket of Blood

2001

As Executive Producer

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