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Whoopi Goldberg Biography, Age, Ex-husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 20, 2019

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Short Biography

Whoopi Goldberg was born on 13-11-1955 in Chelsea, New York City in the state of New York, United States. She is an American Film Actress, Television Actress, Television Presenter, Television Personality, Television Producer, Radio Host, Radio Personality, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Comedian, Writer, Novelist & Author.

Whoopi Goldberg Complete Bio & Career

Not many black actresses can claim to have as flamboyant and successful a career as Whoopi Goldberg. A star in her own right, she is one of the 14 entertainers ever to have an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in her kitty, a feat that select few can boast of. What differentiates Goldberg from her contemporaries is the excellence that she portrayed in all the mediums of entertainment, be it television, theatre, films or radio. She created history by becoming the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for best supporting actress in nearly 50 years. 
Furthermore, she is only the second African-American actress to win an Academy Award for acting. In her career which spanned across three decades and more, she has served as an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, Broadway star, political activist, author and talk show host. But did you know that Goldberg suffered from dyslexia during her early years? She also overcame drug addiction to achieve the high profile star status that she enjoys today. Her prolific career is filled with some impressive performances in films and television. She has won several awards during her glittering career. These include: two Daytime Emmy Awards, one Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, one Grammy Award, a Tony Award, three People’s Choice Award and five American Comedy Awards.

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Whoopi Goldberg Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Robert James Johnson and Emma Harris. She has a brother named Clyde K. Johnson. She was married three times. She was married to Alvin Martin (1973-1979), David Claessen (1986-1988), and Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-1995). She was in a relationship with Frank Langella (1997-1998). She has a daughter named b with her first husband Alvin Martin.

Life's Important Dates Of Whoopi Goldberg

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town New York City, New York
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address New Jersey, United States
School St. Columba’s Catholic School, New York
Washington Irving High School, New York
College New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New York
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Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Film - Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away (1982)
TV - Late Night with David Letterman (1984)
Best Movies The Color Purple (1985), Ghost (1990), Sister Act (1992), Star Trek Generations (1994), and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) among others
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Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Actor Will Smith
Favorite Movie Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Favorite Place Malibu

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Whoopi Goldberg

  • She was discovered by director Mike Nichols.
  • Travels to locations by bus since she hates flying.
  • She was inspired to become an actress by watching Nichelle Nichols' portrayal of Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek (1966) series.
  • Is part-owner of Mary's Kitchen, a country store/kitchen in Malibu, California.
  • Has a tattoo of Woodstock on her shoulder.
  • She is one of only four actresses who received the quadruple crown of acting: The Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy.

Whoopi Goldberg Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

66 years, 9months, 1 day old age Whoopi Goldberg will turn 67 on 13 November, 2022. Only 2 months, 29 days, 2 hours,51 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Whoopi Goldberg has celebrated the total number of 67 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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