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New York City, New York, USA
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The Color Purple, Ghost
Actor/Actress, Writer, Producer
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Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter and media personality. She is one of only a handful of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. In 1990, for her performance in the film Ghost, she became the second African American female, after Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award. She has also won two Golden Globes and two Saturn Awards.
Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City and raised in Manhattan`s Chelsea neighborhood, the daughter of Emma (née Harris), a nurse and teacher, and Robert James Johnson, a clergyman. Goldberg`s mother was a "stern, strong, and wise woman" who raised her as a single mother after Goldberg`s father had left the family. Her stage name was taken from whoopee cushion, which she initially used as her stage name; she stated that "If you get a little gassy, you`ve got to let it go. So people used to say to me, `You`re like a whoopee cushion.` And that`s where the name came from." She chose the surname "Goldberg" after Jewish ancestors of hers who bore the surname, having said that "Goldberg`s a part of my family somewhere." In 1991, she referred to herself as a "Jewish-Catholic girl from New York"; she has also stated that her mother is Jewish and referred to herself as a "Jewish-American Princess". A DNA test, broadcast in the 2006 PBS documentary African American Lives, traced most of her ancestry to the Papel and Bayote people of modern-day Guinea-Bissau. Her racial admixture test revealed her genetic makeup to be 92 percent sub-Saharan African and 8 percent European.
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Washington Irving High School, New York City, NY (dropped out, freshman year)
Full Name at Birth
Caryn Elaine Johnson
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Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actress, comedian, writer, social critic, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar. In the 1990s, Goldberg was rumored to be the highest paid actress for her appearances in film.
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Actress, comedienne, radio disc jockey, producer, author, singer-songwriter, talk show host, Broadway star
(1999) TV commercial: flooz.com, (2001) TV commercial: Entenmann's bakeries, (2004) Print ads: Slim-Fast Weight Loss Plan., (2004) TV commercials: the Slim-Fast Weight Loss system., (2007) Print ads: the LA Weight Loss system, (2007) TV commercials: QVC Shopping Network, (2009) TV commercial: MyTouch cell phone., (2010) Print ads (as the Mona Lisa): Kimberly-Clark Worldwide's Poise Liners bladder control pads., (2011) TV commercial: Poise panty liners.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Entertainment Booking Agency, Celebrity Talent International, Splash Talent, World Entertainment Talent Agency
T-Mobile (2009), MCI (1995)
Shaves her eyebrows
www.nndb.com/people/242/000025167/, www.biography.com/people/whoopi-goldberg-9314384, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Whoopi-Goldberg/
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Political satire/news satire, observational comedy, black comedy, sarcasm, musical comedy, deadpan
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In Current Relationship with Michael Visbal
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According to our records Whoopi Goldberg is currently single.
She was married to Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994 to 1995, David Claessen from 1986 to 1988 and Alvin Martin from 1973 to 1977.
She also dated Frank Langella from 1995 to 2000, Jeffrey Cohen in 1995, Ted Danson from 1992 to 1994, Timothy Dalton from 1990 to 1991, Eddie Gold from 1987 to 1990, Alan Moore in 1987, David Edger in 1986, Danny Glover and Bill Duke.
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