|13||Michael Visbal||Relationship||2001||2004||3 years|
|12||Frank Langella||Relationship||1995||2000||5 years|
|10||Lyle Trachtenberg||Married||1994||1995||1 year|
|9||Ted Danson||Relationship||Apr 1992||Feb 1994||1 year|
|8||Timothy Dalton||Relationship||1990||1991||1 year|
|6||Eddie Gold||Relationship||1987||1990||3 years|
|5||David Claessen||Married||1986||1988||2 years|
|3||Alvin Martin||Married||1973||1979||6 years|
1995 - 2000
Whoopi Goldberg and Frank Langella dated from 1995 to 2000.
1994 - 1995
Whoopi Goldberg and Lyle Trachtenberg were married for reicher mann sucht arme frau 3 months. They dated for kostenlos single männer kennenlernen 9 months after getting together in 1994 and married on 1st Oct 1994. 3 months later they divorced on 1st Oct 1995.
1992 - 1994
Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson dated from April, 1992 to February, 1994.
1990 - 1991
Whoopi Goldberg and Timothy Dalton dated from 1990 to 1991.
Alan Moore and Whoopi Goldberg had an encounter in 1987.
1987 - 1990
Whoopi Goldberg and Eddie Gold dated from 1987 to 1990.
1986 - 1988
Whoopi Goldberg and David Claessen were married for 1 year. They dated for 8 months after getting together in 1986 and married on 1st Sep 1986. 1 year later they divorced on 1st Oct 1988.
1973 - 1979
Whoopi Goldberg and Alvin Martin are divorced after a marriage of 6 years. They had 1 child.
Bill Duke had an encounter with Whoopi Goldberg.
Danny Glover had an encounter with 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 for her work in television and is one of the to have won an, a, an, and a. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar.
In the film (1985), her was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the, for which she was nominated for the and won her first. In the film (1990), Goldberg played Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric who helped a slain man () save his lover (), for which she won the, and a second Golden Globe, her first for.
In 1992, she starred as a pretend in the comedy , earning a third Golden Globe nomination, her first for and reprised the role in (1993). Her other film roles include (1993), (1994), (1996), (1998), (1999), (2010) and (2014). In television, Goldberg is known for her role as in , and since 2007, she has been the moderator of the daytime television talk show .
Background and early life
Caryn Elaine Johnson was born in on November 13, 1955, the daughter of Robert James Johnson, Jr. (March 4, 1930 – May 25, 1993), a clergyman, and Emma Johnson (née Harris; September 21, 1931 – August 29, 2010), a nurse and teacher. She was raised in the.
Goldberg has described her mother as a "stern, strong, and wise woman" who raised her as a single mother with her brother Clyde (c. 1949 – May 11, 2015), who died of a brain aneurysm. She attended a local Catholic school, St Columba's when she was younger. Her more recent forebears migrated north from,, and. She dropped out of.
She has stated that her stage forename ("Whoopi") was taken from a ; "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 said in 2011, "My mother did not name me Whoopi, but Goldberg is my name, it's part of my family, part of my heritage. Just like being black.", in his book In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past, found that all of Goldberg's traceable ancestors were African Americans, that she has no known Jewish ancestry, and that none of her ancestors were named Goldberg. Results of a test, revealed in the 2006 documentary , traced part of her ancestry to the and Bayote people of modern-day. Her indicates that she is of 92 % origin and of 8 % European origin.
According to an anecdote told by in (1997), a young Goldberg was watching , and upon seeing Nichols's character, exclaimed, "Momma! There's a black lady on TV and she ain't no maid!" This spawned lifelong fandom of Star Trek for Goldberg, who would eventually ask for and receive on .
Between 1979 and 1981, she lived in, working in a number of theatre productions.
Goldberg trained under acting teacher at the in. She first appeared onscreen in 1982 in , an avant-garde ensemble feature by San Francisco filmmaker. Goldberg created The Spook Show, a one-woman show composed of different character monologues in 1983. Director offered to take the show to Broadway. The show retitled Whoopi Goldberg for its Broadway incarnation, ran from October 24, 1984, to March 10, 1985, for a total of 156 performances; the play was taped during this run and subsequently broadcast by HBO as Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway in 1985.
While on Broadway, Goldberg's performance caught the eye of director. He was about to direct the film , based on the novel by, and offered her a leading role. The Color Purple was released in late 1985 and was a critical and commercial success. It was later nominated for 11, including a nomination for Goldberg as.
Comedic and dramatic balance
Goldberg starred in directorial debut (1986) and began a relationship with David Claessen, a director of photography on the set; the couple married later that year. The film was a modest success, and during the next two years, three additional motion pictures featured Goldberg: (1987), (1987), and (1988). Though these were not as successful as her prior motion pictures, Goldberg still garnered awards from the. Goldberg and Claessen divorced after the poor box office performance of The Telephone, which Goldberg was under contract to star in. She tried unsuccessfully to sue the producers of the film. did poorly at the box office, though her own performance was critically acclaimed. As the 1980s concluded, she participated in the numerous HBO specials of with fellow comedians and.
In January leute aus bonn kennenlernen 1990, Goldberg starred with in the situation comedy . The show ran for two seasons on. Simultaneously, Goldberg starred in , portraying a woman in the. She played a psychic in the 1990 film and became the first black woman to win the in nearly 50 years, and the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting (the first being, for 1939's ). named her character Oda Mae Brown in its list of Top 100 best film characters.
Goldberg starred in (1991) and had a recurring role on as, which she would reprise in two Star Trek films. On May 29, 1992, was released. The motion picture grossed well over US $200 million and Goldberg was nominated for a. Next, she starred in . During the next year, she hosted a late-night talk show titled and starred in two more motion pictures: and . From 1994 to 1995, Goldberg appeared in , (voice), (voice), , and . Goldberg guest starred on in 1996. She became the first African-American woman to host the Academy Awards show in, and the first woman to solo host. She hosted the awards show again in,, and.
Goldberg starred in four motion pictures in 1996: (with and ), , (with ), and (with and ). During the filming of Eddie, Goldberg began dating co-star, a relationship that lasted until early 2000. In October 1997, Goldberg and ghostwriter cowrote Book, a collection featuring insights and opinions. In November and December 2005, Goldberg revived her one-woman show on Broadway at the in honor of its 20th anniversary.
From 1998 to 2001, Goldberg took supporting roles in with, with, and, and with an all-star ensemble cast. She starred in the -TV versions of , , and . In 1998, she gained a new audience when she became the "Center Square" on , hosted by. She also served as executive producer, for which she was nominated for four. She left the series in 2002, and the "Center Square" was filled in with celebrities for the last two on-air seasons without Goldberg. Most recently, she had a cameo role as 's boss in the 2014 reboot of and portrayed herself in 's .
In 2003, Goldberg returned to television, starring in , which was canceled after one season. On her 46th birthday, Goldberg was honored with a star on the. Goldberg also appeared alongside and in the HBO documentary (2003), narrating slave narratives. During the next two years, she became a spokeswoman for and produced two television series: Lifetime's original drama that ran for six seasons and Whoopi's Littleburg, a show for younger children. Goldberg made guest appearances on as an elderly character named Louise Clarkson. She produced the sitcom in early 2006.
On September 4, 2007, Goldberg became the new moderator and co-host of , replacing, who supported the choice. Goldberg's debut as moderator drew 3.4 million viewers, 1 million fewer than O'Donnell's debut ratings. However, after 2 weeks, The View was averaging 3.5 million total viewers under Goldberg, a 7% increase from 3.3 million under O'Donnell the previous season.
Goldberg has made controversial comments on the program. Her first appearance included statements taken by some to condone football player 's. In 2009, she opined that 's rape of a thirteen-year-old in 1977 was not "rape-rape", later clarified that she had intended to distinguish between ("unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor") and . Goldberg was a staunch defender of from the outset of his, asserting he should be considered innocent until proven guilty, and questioning why Cosby had never been arrested or tried for them. After learning that the statute of limitations on these allegations had expired and thus could not be tried, she called for Cosby to answer the allegations, and began advising women to come forward if they are raped.
Other media appearances
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Goldberg performed the role of, the Queen of the, for a theater presentation called at, the second gate at the Disneyland Resort, in 2000. The show, which explains single frauen aus weimar the history of the (California), opened on February 8, 2001, with the rest of the park. Golden Dreams closed in September 2008 to make way for the upcoming Little Mermaid ride planned for DCA. In 2001, Goldberg hosted the 50th Anniversary of .
Goldberg hosted the 2001 documentary short, The Making of . In July 2006, Goldberg became the main host of the Backlot Tour, in which she appears multiple times in video clips shown to the guests on monitors placed on the trams. Along with her many contributions to film and television and her major impact on this industry, Whoopi Goldberg was a main narrator for HBO's kostenlos single männer kennenlernen 2003 film Unchained Memories. She made a guest appearance on the hit television show , in which she played herself. She is shown as endorsing her own workout video.
In Season 4 of the show, she counsels Tracy Jordan on winning the "", the coveted combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. Goldberg was involved in controversy in July 2004 when, at a fundraiser for at in New York, Goldberg made a sexual joke about President by waving a bottle of wine, pointing toward her pubic area and saying: "We should keep Bush where he belongs, and not in the White House." took exception to these comments made by Goldberg and dropped her from their then-current ad campaign.
From August 2006 to March 2008, Goldberg hosted , a nationally syndicated morning radio talk and entertainment program. In October 2007, Goldberg announced on the air that she would be retiring from acting because she is no longer sent scripts, saying, "You know, there's no room for the very talented Whoopi. There's no room right now in the marketplace of cinema".
On July 14, 2008, Goldberg announced on The View that from July 29 to September 7, she would perform in the Broadway musical . On November 13, 2008, Goldberg's birthday, she announced live on The View that she would be producing, along with, the premiere of at the.
She gave a short message at the beginning of the wishing all the participants good luck, and stressing the importance of, the official charity of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Since its launch in 2008, Goldberg has been a contributor for.com, a new website for women to talk culture, politics, and gossip.
Goldberg is an advocate for human rights, moderating a panel at the Summit on how social networks can be used to fight in 2008, and also moderating a panel at the UN in 2009 on human rights, children and armed conflict, terrorism, human rights, and reconciliation. On December 13, 2008, she guest starred on , a television show. Before the episode premiered, on February 18, 2008, performed on The View and the band members were interviewed by Goldberg and.
On December 18 through 20, 2009, Goldberg performed in the at Epcot in Walt Disney World. She was given a standing ovation during her final performance for her reading of the Christmas story and her tribute to the guest choirs performing in the show with her. She made a guest appearance in 's short film for the single "", as well as an appearance on the seventh season of the cooking reality show by, as a special guest where she was served by the contestants. On January 14, 2010, Goldberg made a one-night-only appearance at the to perform in the mega-hit musical . That same year, she attended the in Austria.
Goldberg made her West End debut as the Mother Superior in a for a limited engagement set for August 10–31, 2010, but prematurely left the cast on August 27 to be with her family; her mother had suffered from a severe stroke. However, she later returned to the cast for five performances. The show closed on October 30, 2010.
Goldberg had a recurring role in the TV series as, a renowned Broadway performer and opera singer and the newly appointed Dean of Vocal Performance and Song Interpretation at the fictional "" (New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts), a highly competitive performing arts college. The character appeared in six episodes over 3 seasons (2012–14). In 2012, Goldberg guest starred as Jane Marsh, Sue Heck's guidance counselor in . She voiced the Magic Mirror on 's . In 2016, it was announced Goldberg would be developing a reality show called , based on transgender models from Slay models in Los Angeles, which was founded by Cecilio Asuncion. Strut aired on.
Goldberg is co-founder of Whoopi & Maya, a company that makes medical products for women seeking relief from. Goldberg says she was inspired to go into business by "a lifetime of difficult periods and the fact that cannabis was literally the only thing that gave me relief". The company was launched in April 2016.
On April 1, 2010, Goldberg joined in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the community. The campaign aims to bring to ally with the gay, lesbian,, community. Other names included in the campaign include,,,,,,, and. Her high-profile support for LGBT rights and AIDS activism dates back to the 1987 March on Washington, in which she participated.
On an episode of that aired on May 9, 2012, Goldberg stated she is a member of the. Goldberg is on the Board of Selectors of.
Goldberg serves on the national council advisory board of the.
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,, and, who controversially appeared in during her 1993 roast. She has stated that she has no 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, 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."
When Goldberg was a teen she and first husband, Martin, had a daughter,, who also became an actress and producer. Through her daughter, Goldberg has three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
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.
Goldberg has stated that she was a "high functioning" drug addict years ago, at one point being too terrified to even leave her bed to use the toilet. She stated that she smoked marijuana before accepting the award for Ghost in 1991. Goldberg has.
Awards and honors
Goldberg is one of the few persons to. She has been seen in over 150 films, and during a period in the 1990s, Whoopi was the highest-paid actress of all time. It was reported that Goldberg's salary for the 1993 film was $7 to 12 million, the highest ever paid for an actress at the time.
Goldberg has received two nominations, for and , winning for Ghost. She is the first African American to have received Academy Award nominations for both and. She has received three nominations, winning two ( in 1986 for The Color Purple, and in 1991 for Ghost). For Ghost, she also won a for in 1991. In February 2002, Goldberg sent her Oscar statuette from to the to be cleaned and replated. During this time, the statuette was taken from its shipping container and later retrieved by the shipping company,.
She won a for Best Comedy Recording in 1985 for "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway," becoming only the second woman at the time to receive the award, and the first African-American woman. Goldberg is one of only three women to receive that award. She won a in 2002 as a producer of the Broadway musical . She has received eight nominations, winning two. She has received nine nominations. In 2009, Goldberg won the for for her role on The View. She shared the award with her then co-hosts,,, and.
She is the recipient of the 1985 for her solo performance on Broadway. She has won three. She has been nominated for five with two wins (Funniest Supporting Actress in 1991 for Ghost and Funniest Actress in 1993 for ). In 2001, she won the.
Her humanitarian efforts include working for , having reunited with and for the 20th Anniversary of Comic Relief. In 1999, she received the Vanguard Award for her continued work in supporting the gay and lesbian community, as well as the for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. She was awarded the for outstanding achievement by a dyslexic in 1987.
In 1990, Goldberg was officially named an honorary member of the exhibition basketball team by the members. In July 2010, the honored Goldberg with a double decker tour bus in New York City for her life's achievements. In 2017, Goldberg was named a for her contributions to.
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- 2005: Live on Broadway: The 20th Anniversary Show (DRG Records)
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Who is Whoopi Goldberg?
Whoopi Goldberg is a reputed American actress, writer, and television host. She came into the spotlight after appearing in the 1985 drama film The Color Purple. Furthermore, Whoopi has also played a brilliant role in popular movie Ghost and a television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Apart from that, she has also been the moderator of the famous television talk show The View. Being a top class actress, the veteran actress has also won several major awards such as Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy awards.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Whoopi was born on November 13, 1955, in Manhattan, New York City. She is the daughter of Robert James Johnson, Jr. and Emma Johnson. Her father was a clergyman and her mother was a nurse and teacher. Furthermore, she grew up in Chelsea-Elliot Houses alongside her parents. She had a brother Clyde Goldberg, who died in 2015.
Concerning in her education, Whoopi attended a local Catholic school in St Columba. Later, she moved to Washington Irving High School. However, she couldn’t continue her study and dropped out. Furthermore, she also joined Tisch School of the Arts. In the early 1980’s, she learned acting at the HB Studio in New York City.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Career, Net Worth, and Awards
Whoopi began her career in 1982 film Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away. In 1983, she released a one-woman show called The Spook Show. Her breakthrough moment came when she played the lead role in the 1985 movie The Color Purple. In addition, the movie got 11 Academy Awards nominations in which Whoopi also got a nomination for the Best Actress. Furthermore, she also featured in the 1986 movie Jumpin’ Jack Flash followed by Burglar (1987), Fatal Beauty (1987), and The Telephone (1988). Additionally, The Color Purple actress starred in the big movies such as Soapdish and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Besides this, Whoopi again came into the limelight as she hit the theatre in 1992, with Sister Act. The movie became a huge success and also collected more than $200 million. At the same time, she also got a nomination for a Golden Globe. Apart from that, the Sister Act star has also starred in several theatre shows which consist Golden Dreams, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and much more. As an author, Whoopi has published almost a dozen of books which includes Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners, Sugar Plum Ballerinas, Alice, Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?, Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships: If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN!, and much more.
As a television host, Whoopi turned into the moderator and co-host of The View. She has also commented on some major news in there regarding statutory rape and forcible rape. The OScar winner actress has also hosted Wake Up with Whoop from August 2006 to March 2008. Moreover, Whoopi also took part in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot in Walt Disney World. Apart from that, she is also the co-founder of Whoopi & Maya. In addition, she also joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community alongside Elton John, , Kelly Osbourne, and few more.
As a successful actress, activist, and author, Whoopi earns a massive amount of money through her works. Currently, she bags a whopping amount of annual salary worth $5 million. Apart from that, she has a net worth of $45 million.
Being a veteran actress, Whoopi has been delivering her brilliant acting in TV shows and movies. From her all works, she has won several awards and nominations. So far, The View host has received an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy awards. Apart from that, Whoopi has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Rumors and Controversy
Talking about her ‘The View’ Departure Rumors, Whoopi said to E! News that she was finally ready to call it quits. But it was her daughter who told her to stay saying, “We’ve just had a major shakeup and you need to be a part of this conversation.” After the controversial news of Whoopi that she will decide or cut the actor in the popular show ‘The View’, she clarifies the news on Twitter, “Contrary to what u might read in the I do NOT run ABC nor do I own or produce, not involved in hiring4 the View so don’t send ur resumes.”
Whoopi Goldberg’s Body Measurements
Whoopi is 5 ft 5 inches tall and her weight is unknown. Furthermore, she has dark brown eyes and black hair. Moreover, her other body measurements are unidentified.
Social Media Profile
Whoopi is hugely active on social media. She regularly uses Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to give updates and post photos and videos. She has almost 1.64 million followers on Facebook and around 1.30 million followers on Twitter. Furthermore, she has more than 502k followers on Instagram.