Whoopi Goldberg is a well-known American actress, comedian, author and tv personality. Whoopi Goldberg is one of 16 stars to have won EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) awards.
Early Life and Childhood
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson Nov. 13, 1955. She entered this world in Manhattan, New York City, USA. So she is currently on his 66 years old and is American by nationality. She is also obedient to Christianity, and her birth sign as of her date of birth is Scorpio.
Moving on to her family members, she was born to her father Robert James Johnson Jr. and mother Emma Johnson. Her father is a Baptist minister while her mother is a nurse and teacher. She spent her childhood in a public housing project in New York. Her mother raised her and her brother Clyde as a single mother when their father abandoned her when she was young.
Regarding her educational status, she initially attended a local Catholic school in St. Columbia. She then joined Washington Irving High School but dropped out.
She started acting at an early age. Impressed with her stage performances, people complimented her and said she looked like a whoopee cushion. She has since adopted the name Whoopi as her stage name and the surname Goldberg to sound more Jewish.
working life and career
Looking back on her professional life, she studied acting with Uta Hagen in the late 1970s. Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Give It Away was her film debut. Likewise, The Spook Performance, a show she produced, starred in and directed, premiered in 1983. She then went on to develop other off-Broadway musicals such as “Little Girl” and “Fontaine” after “The Haunted Show.” Director Mike Nicholas was so impressed with her performance that he offered to bring The Spook Show to Broadway. As a result, she won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. It also helped her land a role in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. It was a breakthrough that contributed to the company’s grand debut.
She next kicked off the 1990s with a role on the sitcom Baghdad Cafe. She then released “The Long Walk Home” and “Ghost” as a follow-up. Her next films were Soapdish, The Player, Sister Act, Sarafina! and Made in America.
In addition to acting in films, she also made her television debut with her flagship talk show, The Whoopi Goldberg Program. The show aired for 200 episodes. She made history by becoming the first African American woman to host the Academy Awards program in 1994. She did it again in 1996, 1999 and 2002.
In addition to performing, she is also an author and co-wrote Book with ghostwriter Daniel Paisner. It consisted of several stories, each with their own views and perspectives.
Additionally, her career took off again in 2007 when she joined the daytime talk show The View as a presenter and co-host. Meanwhile, from August 2006 to March 2008, Goldberg presented “Wake Up With Whoopi,” a morning radio talk and entertainment show. She has scaled back her acting in recent years and has become a vocal human rights advocate. Most recently, she guest-starred as Jane Marsh in the TV series The Middle. She also has a small role in an independent short film.
The multi-talented girl has made quite a satisfying amount of net worth over the course of her career. As of 2022, she is currently enjoying one net worth of $45 million.
Regarding her relationship status, Whoopi married three times in her life. Her first marriage was to Alvin Martin, which began in 1973 and ended in 1979. With him she has a daughter named Alexandrea Martin. She is also an actress and producer. After her divorce from Alvin, she married a cameraman named David Claessen in 1986 and was also separated from him after two years in 1988. She was also married to a union organizer named Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994 to 1995.
Aside from her marriages, she has also been in relationships with actors Ted Danson and Frank Langella.
Body Measurements and Social Media
She improves her body measurements 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters tall and weighs about 113 kg or 250 pounds. She also has black curly hair and a pair of black eyes. When it comes to her social media handles, she’s a verified user on all of them. First, she has a whopping 2.1 million followers on her Facebook page. She also has over 1.2 million followers Instagram and more than 1.6 million followers on Twitter.