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Whoopi Goldberg

American actress, comedian and singer

Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedienne, author and talk show host. She made her movie debut in The Color Purple for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Goldberg was partners with Frank Langella from 1996 until they separated in 2001. She is currently a co-host on The View.

Whoopi Goldberg
Birth nameCaryn Elaine Johnson
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 63)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, movies, television, theatre, books
Years active1982-present
GenresObservational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, musical comedy, character comedy, satire
Subject(s)African-American culture, American politics, race relations, racism, marriage, sex, everyday life, pop culture, current events
InfluencesRichard Pryor,[1] George Carlin,[2] Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Judy Garland
Alvin Martin
(m. 1973; div. 1979)

David Claessen
(m. 1986; div. 1988)

Lyle Trachtenberg
(m. 1994; div. 1995)
ChildrenAlexandrea Martin


Early lifeEdit

Goldberg had a daughter when she was 18 years old. She became a grandmother when she was 34.[3]






  1. Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$@!!, 2003, Comedy Central
  2. "A Tribute to George Carlin hosted by Whoopi Goldberg". New York Post. March 24, 2010. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  3. "As her smash film takes to the stage, Ms Goldberg reveals there's one habit she can't shake off: I'm still making Whoopi". Mail Online.

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