skip navigation
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg


TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs


Sister Act... Relive all the fun, laughter, and irresistible music of SISTER ACT -- the... more info $6.25was $6.25 Buy Now

Jackie's Back!... In this heartwarming and hilarious mockumentary from director Robert Townsend,... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

A Christmas... This 1997 animated classic, based on the book of the same name by Charles... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Fatal Beauty /... Two can't-miss laugh-out-loud classics, featuring Hollywood greats Whoopi... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

Homer And... Hit the road with two quirky and lovable characters. Jim Belushi is Homer, a... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

For Colored... Directed by Tyler Perry, this 2010 screen adaptation of Ntozake Shange's Obie... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Caryn Elaine Johnson Died:
Born: November 13, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... comedian actor producer playwright author talk show host mortuary cosmetologist bricklayer


Comedienne, actress, author, talk show host and political activist Whoopi Goldberg was one of the more unique personalities to arrive on the entertainment scene of the 1980s and went on to become a lasting, formidable presence over the decades that followed. Mining her often unflattering early background for material, Goldberg first came to notoriety with her eponymous 1984 Broadway character sketch show, directed by the renowned Mike Nichols. Her auspicious feature film debut as the abused Celie in Steven Spielberg's acclaimed drama "The Color Purple" (1985) garnered her accolades and overnight stardom, which were then combined with box office gold and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her hilarious role in the blockbuster romance "Ghost" (1990). Other projects like "Sister Act" (1992) added to her commercial success, while her work with fellow comedians Billy Crystal and Robin Williams on the annual "Comic Relief" benefit concerts allowed her to do the two things she loved most - make people laugh and help those in need. A frequent personality on television, Goldberg acted as host of the Academy Awards no fewer than four times before becoming one of the more outspoken and controversial co-hosts of the daytime talk show "The View" (ABC, 1997- ) in 2007. One of the few people to have won an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy - not to mention the prestigious Mark Twain Award for Humor - Goldberg both entertained and inspired people across the globe, regardless of their sex, race, creed or color.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute