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Whoopi Goldberg is a Actor and Producer American born on 13 november 1955 at New York City (USA)

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg
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Birth name Caryn Elaine Johnson
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1955 (64 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg (/ˈhwʊpi/), 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.

Her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South in the period drama film The Color Purple (1985), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Goldberg played Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore), in the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was co-producer of the television game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2002. She has been the moderator of the daytime television talk show The View since 2007.

Biography

Goldberg has been married three times—in 1973 to Alvin Martin (divorced in 1979, one daughter), on September 1, 1986 to cinematographer David Claessen (divorced in 1988), and on October 1, 1994 to the union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg (divorced in 1995).

She was romantically linked with actors Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton, and, most famously, Ted Danson, who infamously appeared in blackface during her 1993 Friars Club roast. She has stated that she has no future plans to marry again, commenting "Some people are not meant to be married and I am not meant to. I’m sure it is wonderful for lots of people." In a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, she explained that she never loved the men she married and commented "You have to really be committed to them. And I'm just—I don't have that commitment. I'm committed to my family." In an October 2013 interview with Howard Stern, Whoopi admitted that she did love one man, not in the show business industry, who died of AIDS after contracting HIV from a blood transfusion.

On May 9, 1974, when Goldberg was 18, she and Alvin Martin had one daughter, Alexandrea Martin, who also became an actress and producer. Goldberg became a grandmother at the age of 34 when her then-sixteen-year-old daughter gave birth to a daughter, Amara Skye, on Goldberg's birthday. Granddaughter Jerzey followed on 7 February 1995 and grandson Mason on 28 September 1998. Goldberg became a great-grandmother on March 15, 2014 when her granddaughter gave birth to a daughter named Charli Rose Burr-Reynaud.

During an episode of The View in April 2010 she defended Jesse James, then-husband of Sandra Bullock, commenting, "It's nobody's fault. Maybe he was looking for something different," adding that she herself had cheated several times.

On August 29, 2010, Goldberg's mother Emma Johnson died after suffering a stroke. She left London at the time, where she had been performing in Sister Act the Musical, but returned to perform on October 22, 2010. In 2015, Goldberg's brother Clyde died of a brain aneurysm.

Goldberg has admitted publicly to having been a "high functioning" drug addict years ago, at one point being too terrified to even leave her bed to go use the toilet. She states that she smoked marijuana before accepting the Best Supporting Actress award for Ghost in 1991. Goldberg has dyslexia.

Results of a DNA test, revealed in the 2006 PBS documentary African American Lives, traced part of her ancestry to the Papel and Bayote people of modern-day Guinea-Bissau. Her admixture test indicates that she is of 92 percent sub-Saharan African origin and of 8 percent European origin.

Best films

Toy Story 3 (2010)
(Actress)
Ghost (1990)
(Actress)
Sister Act (1992)
(Actress)
The Color Purple (1985)
(Actress)
Made in America (1993)
(Actress)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
(Actress)

Usually with

Chris Rock
Chris Rock
(6 films)
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(2 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(7 films)
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Whoopi Goldberg (118 films)

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Actress

Descendants 2, 1h51
Directed by Kenny Ortega
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films, Téléfilm musical, Children's films
Actors Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce, China Anne McClain, Keegan Connor Tracy
Roles Ursula (voice)
Rating65% 3.297153.297153.297153.297153.29715
Accablée par la pression d'une royauté où elle se doit d'être parfaite, Mal décide de renouer avec ses mauvaises origines et retourne sur l'Île de l'Oubli où son ennemie jurée, Uma, la fille d'Ursula, a pris sa place en tant que reine auto-proclamée des rues sordides de la ville.
9/11
9/11 (2017)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Théâtre, Transport films, Aviation films, Films based on plays, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings
Actors Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon, Luis Guzmán, Wood Harris, Jacqueline Bisset
Roles Metzie
Rating41% 2.071612.071612.071612.071612.07161
Cinq personnes sont bloquées dans un ascenseur de la tour nord du World Trade Center au matin du 11 septembre 2001, et tentent de s'échapper avant l'effondrement du bâtiment.
Big Stone Gap, 1h43
Directed by Adriana Trigiani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Patrick Wilson, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Sarandon, Jasmine Guy
Roles Fleeta Mullins
Rating56% 2.8024652.8024652.8024652.8024652.802465
A story revolving around the life of Ave Marie Mulligan, in the heart of her community Big Stone Gap, Virgina.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, 1h46
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Concert, Musical films, Les Beatles
Actors Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Richard Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg
Roles Herself
Rating77% 3.896943.896943.896943.896943.89694
Le documentaire explore les premières années de la carrière du groupe et tente d'expliquer la synergie qui liait John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr qui a permis de les amener vers les sommets des palmarès mondiaux pour devenir un phénomène culturel global.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 1h43
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Comedy science fiction films, Martial arts films, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Superhero films, Musical films, Children's films, Reptile
Actors Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Noel Roeim Fisher, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson
Roles Bernadette Thompson
Rating58% 2.900022.900022.900022.900022.90002
April O'Neil (Megan Fox), a reporter for Channel 6 Eyewitness News in New York City, investigates a crime wave by criminals called the Foot Clan. At a dock at night, she sees the Foot raiding cargo containers. After an unseen vigilante attacks the thieves, April notices a symbol left behind. April's supervisor Bernadette Thompson (Whoopi Goldberg) and her coworkers are oblivious to her story. Later while covering a charity event thrown by Sacks Industries, April expresses gratitude to the company's CEO Eric Sacks (William Fichtner), who was her late father's (Paul Fitzgerald) lab partner.
Top Five
Top Five (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Rock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Hip hop films
Actors Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Doug Stanhope, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Sherri Shepherd
Roles Herself
Rating63% 3.1987953.1987953.1987953.1987953.198795
New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. He is attempting a foray into serious films with Uprize, in which he portrays Haitian Revolution figure Dutty Boukman, and sensitive to criticism, particularly by Times critic James Nielson, whose previous reviews of Andre's work have been negative and insulting. As the interview begins in his limousine, Andre recalls his lowest point, when he was in Houston in 2003 and met Jazzy Dee, who supplied him with drugs, alcohol and women. Yet after Jazzy refused to pay the women, they contended they were raped, leading to Andre's arrest.
Blackfish
Blackfish (2013)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Documentary films about animal rights, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about environmental issues, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Political films, Documentary films about nature, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Anderson Cooper
Roles Herself
Rating80% 4.048474.048474.048474.048474.04847
The documentary focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity. The coverage of Tilikum includes his capture in 1983 off the coast of Iceland, and purported harassment by fellow captive orcas at Sealand of the Pacific, incidents that Cowperthwaite argues contributed to the orca's aggression and includes testimonial from Lori Marino, Director of Science with the Nonhuman Rights Project. Cowperthwaite also focuses on SeaWorld's claims that lifespans of orcas in captivity are comparable to those in the wild, typically 30 years for males and 50 years for females, a claim the film argues is false. Interview subjects also include former SeaWorld trainers, such as John Hargrove, who describe their experiences with Tilikum and other captive whales.
Katy Perry: Part of Me, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Darren Criss, Shannon Woodward, Judy Garland, Adele
Rating58% 2.906042.906042.906042.906042.90604
The film features interviews with Perry and her loved ones documenting the trajectory of her life, containing various clips from her childhood and teenage years as well as her career and personal life (ranging from December 1999 to March 2012). The film is spliced with performances from her worldwide California Dreams Tour, which had 127 concerts from February 20, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Most of the performances were recorded on November 23, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but also included performances in Tokyo and São Paulo. Some of her friends such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Jessie J make cameos in the film. The documentary includes scenes of Perry dealing with the breakdown of her marriage with English actor/comedian Russell Brand.
A Little Bit of Heaven, 1h46
Directed by Nicole Kassell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kate Hudson, Gael García Bernal, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucy Punch, Romany Malco, Treat Williams
Roles God
Rating62% 3.1499753.1499753.1499753.1499753.149975
Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) is a quickwitted, carefree ad executive living in New Orleans, who embraces her easy going attitude, shuns any major responsibilities, and gains support and strength from a close circle of friends. She also enjoys casual dating and refuses to fall in love. One day, after an appointment, she is told by Dr. Julian Goldstein (Gael García Bernal) that she has terminal cancer. He is deeply impressed by the way Marley accepts the news with humour and dignity. While under anesthetic, God (Whoopi Goldberg) appears to Marley in heaven and asks her to make three wishes. She chooses to fly, to win a million dollars (not tax free), and a third that is later revealed.
The Muppets, 1h38
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis, Jim Parsons
Roles Herself
Rating70% 3.547283.547283.547283.547283.54728
Brothers Walter and Gary, residents of Smalltown, are fans of the Muppets, having watched The Muppet Show throughout their youth. Now adults, Gary plans a vacation to Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Mary, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, inviting Walter so he can tour the Muppet Studios. Mary feels Gary's devotion to Walter is detracting from their relationship.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey, 1h17
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bill Barretta, Frank Oz, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Arsenio Hall
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating75% 3.7968153.7968153.7968153.7968153.796815
The film focuses on Clash's early career in Baltimore, Maryland. It covers his meeting and interactions with Sesame Street creator Jim Henson, puppet maker Kermit Love, and the phenomenal success of Elmo. (Clash joined Sesame Street in 1984. He resigned from Sesame Street in 2012 amid allegations of improper sexual conduct with minors, which he denied. This was not included in the documentary since it was released before the accusations were made.)
The Little Engine That Could, 1h22
Directed by Elliot M. Bour
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Children's films
Actors Alyson Stoner, Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Warburton, Brenda Song, Corbin Bleu
Roles The Tower
Rating56% 2.817822.817822.817822.817822.81782
Little E. wakes the control tower up, so she can start work. She dreams of being a dream hauler. But the control the tower confirms that she is too small to pull her own train. She gets a little help from Rusty, an old and wise Engine.
The Little Engine That Could, 1h22
Directed by Elliot M. Bour
Genres Animation
Actors Alyson Stoner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brenda Song, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Warburton, Jodi Benson
Roles The Tower
Rating56% 2.817822.817822.817822.817822.81782
Richard, petit garçon du monde réel, arrive au Royaume des Songes. Sa présence provoque la destruction du tunnel qui relie les deux mondes. Mini-Loco, le petit train bleu, va tout tenter pour ramener le jeune garçon chez lui. Mais il va devoir faire face à une terrible menace en affrontant le Train des cauchemars...