Whoopi Goldberg


Whoopi Goldberg Brief Biography

Whoopi Goldberg
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actress, comedian, author and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar.

In the period drama film The Color Purple (1985), her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990), Goldberg played Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric psychic who helped a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Whoopi Goldberg News

• Caitlyn Jenner to guest co-host 'The View'
• 'The View' co-host Sara Haines pregnant with baby No. 2
• John Legend and Chrissy Teigen all smiles at 2017 Tonys
• Tony Awards performances to include stars of 'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Great Comet'

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