Whoopi Goldberg

13 Nov 1955

Actor, Director

Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson, November 13, 1955) is an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act and Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She is also acclaimed for her roles as the bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash. Her latest role is the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3. Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. Goldberg has a Grammy, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar. In addition, Goldberg has a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

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Filmography (64 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···Big Stone Gap
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Fleeta Mullins)
(movie, 2014)
···Top Five
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2014)
···Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Bernadette Thompson)
Role: Actor (as Viola)
(movie, 2011)
···A Little Bit of Heaven
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as God)
(movie, 2010)
···For Colored Girls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alice · White)
(movie, 2010)
···Toy Story 3
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Stretch the Octopus (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···Descendants
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Red Flower (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···Snow Buddies
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Miss Mittens (voice))
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mom)
(movie, 2006)
···Everyone's Hero
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Darlin')
(movie, 2006)
···Doogal
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Ermintrude)
(movie, 2005)
···Racing Stripes
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Franny (voice))
(movie, 2004)
···Pinocchio 3000
Genre: Animation, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Cyberina (voice))
(movie, 2004)
···The Lion King 1½
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Shenzi (voice))
(movie, 2003)
···Good Fences
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mabel Spader)
(movie, 2002)
6.8Star Trek: Nemesis
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Guinan)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Daniel's 'Boss')
(movie, 2001)
···Rat Race
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Vera Baker)
(movie, 2001)
···Monkeybone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Death)
(movie, 2001)
···Call Me Claus
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Lucy Cullins)
(movie, 2001)
···Independence Day 2001
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 1999)
···Girl, Interrupted
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Valerie Owens)
(movie, 1999)
···Alice in Wonderland
Genre: Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Grinsekatze)
(movie, 1999)
···The Deep End of the Ocean
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Candy Bliss)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as The Grand Banshee)
(movie, 1998)
···The Rugrats Movie
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Ranger Margaret (voice))
(movie, 1998)
···A Knight in Camelot
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Vivien Morgan)
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Stormella (voice))
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Delilah Abraham)
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Music, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Queen Constantina)
(movie, 1997)
···A Christmas Carol
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Spirit of Christmas Present)
(movie, 1997)
···In the Gloaming
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nurse Myrna)
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Mother Gooseberg)
(movie, 1996)
···Ghosts of Mississippi
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Myrlie Evers)
(movie, 1996)
···Bogus
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Harriet Franklin)
(movie, 1996)
···Eddie
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin)
(movie, 1996)
···The Associate
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Laurel Ayres)
(movie, 1995)
···Boys on the Side
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jane Deluca)
(movie, 1995)
···Moonlight and Valentino
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sylvie Morrow)
(movie, 1994)
···The Pagemaster
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Fantasy (voice))
(movie, 1994)
7.0Star Trek: Generations
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Guinan)
(movie, 1994)
···Corrina, Corrina
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Corrina Washington)
(movie, 1994)
···The Little Rascals
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Buckwheat's Mom)
(movie, 1994)
···The Lion King
Genre: Family, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Shenzi the Hyena (voice))
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Deloris Van Cartier)
(movie, 1993)
···Made in America
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sarah Mathews)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Billy York)
(movie, 1992)
···Sister Act
Genre: Music, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Deloris Van Cartier · Sister Mary Clarence)
(movie, 1992)
···The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Detective Susan Avery)
(movie, 1992)
···Sarafina!
Genre: Drama, Musical
Role: Actor (as Mary Masembuko)
(movie, 1991)
···House Party 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Professor)
(movie, 1991)
···Soapdish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rose Schwartz)
(movie, 1990)
···The Long Walk Home
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Odessa Cotter)
(movie, 1990)
···Ghost
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Oda Mae Brown)
(movie, 1988)
···Clara's Heart
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Clara Mayfield)
(movie, 1987)
···Fatal Beauty
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rita Rizzoli)
(movie, 1987)
···Burglar
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr)
(movie, 1986)
···Jumpin' Jack Flash
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Terry Dolittle)
(movie, 1985)
7.8The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Celie)