Whoopi Goldberg young
November 13, 1955
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
34-26-36 in | 86-66-91 cm
78 kg | 172 pounds
11 US | 42 EU
Whoopi Goldberg was born in Chelsea, New York, United States, on November 13, 1955, is an American actress and comedian.
Young Whoopi Goldberg first started performing with the Children's Program, Hudson Guild and Rubenstein Children's Theatre, at the age of eight.
She landed her first big break with HBO TV special "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway" (1985), for which she won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away (1982).
Her breakthrough performance came as Celie Harris Johnson in historical period drama movie The Color Purple (1985), directed by Steven Spielberg, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award and she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Doolittle Furlough (2018) comedy drama in role as Mrs. Stevens, opposite Tessa Thompson
Nobody's Fool (2018) romantic comedy in role as Lola
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Oda Mae Brown in romantic fantasy thriller movie Ghost (1990).
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Sister Mary Clarence in comedy film Sister Act (1992). She played the same character in sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).
Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) science fiction in role as Enterprise bartender Guinan
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) romantic comedy drama with Angela Bassett
For Colored Girls (2010) drama directed by Tyler Perry
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) superhero with Megan Fox
The Player (1992) black comedy with Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi and Cher
Girl, Interrupted (1999) psychological drama with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) biographical courtroom drama opposite Alec Baldwin and James Woods
The Celluloid Closet (1995) documentary with Tom Hanks
Rat Race (2001) comedy opposite John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) spy action comedy in role as Teresa "Terry"
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for hosting the show Comic Relief VII (1995).
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Professor Jordan in NBC sitcom A Different World (1987).
She played Guinan in science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1988–1993).
She hosted The Whoopi Goldberg Show (1992–1993).
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her role as Camille Brand in ABC comedy drama television series Moonlighting (1986).
She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for her role as Mabel Spader in TV movie Good Fences (2003).
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for TV special Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary (2005).
She won 2009 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for "The View" (2007– ).
The Stand (2020) CBS All Access adventure drama fantasy series in role as Mother Abagail
Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards during her career.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6841 Hollywood Boulevard in 2001.
Close friends with Billy Crystal and Patrick Stewart.
She voiced Stretch in animated comedy film Toy Story 3 (2010).
She won a Tony Award as a producer of the Broadway musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2002).
She was married to:
Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-1995)
David Claessen (1986-1988)
Alvin Martin (1973-1979), they have one daughter, Alexandrea Martin
She dated Michael Visbal (2001-2004), Frank Langella (1995-2000), Jeffrey Cohen (1995), Ted Danson (1992-1994), Timothy Dalton (1990-1991) and Eddie Gold (1987-1990).
Actors have no color. That's the art form.
I'm a big old egotistical baby and that's okay. I can accept it.
Nobody ever encouraged me in this business. I encouraged myself. I was a very dull and shy child. I was the last person you would expect to be a success in this business. But I always felt if I kept going something would happen. But I even surprised myself at times. When I was doing ensemble theater and comedy work, I felt I had some talents. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found that I could be funny on my own I was shocked.
I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
If I was doing a talk show, I would do the kind of show that comes on just once a month, with amazing guests.
I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.