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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955 in New York City, New York) is an American actress, comedienne, and talk show host. She made her movie debut in the 1985 period drama movie, 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 ABC talk show The View.

Personal life

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

Filmography

  • Citizen : I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away (1982)
  • The Color Purple (1985) - Celie Harris Johnson
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) - Terri Dolittle
  • Burglar (1987) - Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
  • Fatal Beauty (1987) - Rita Rizzoli
  • The Telephone (1988) - Vashti Blue
  • Clara's Heart (1988) - Clara Mayfield
  • Comicitis (1989) - Herself (Short subject)
  • Beverly Hills Brats (1989) - Herself (Cameo)
  • Homer & Eddie (1989) - Eddie Cervi
  • Ghost (1990) - Oda Mae Brown
  • The Long Walk Home (1990) - Odessa Cotter
  • Wisecracks (1991) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Blackbird Fly (1991) - Herself (Short subject)
  • Soapdish (1991) - Rose Schwartz
  • Sister Act (1992) - Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence
  • The Player (1992) - Detective Susan Avery
  • Sarafina! (1992) - Mary Masembuko
  • The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992) - Herself (Documentary)
  • National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon (1993) - Sgt. Billy York (Uncredited, Cameo)
  • Naked in New York (1993) - Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
  • Made in America (1993) - Sarah Mathews
  • Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) - Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence
  • Liberation (1994) - Narrator (Documentary)
  • The Lion King (1994) - Shenzi (Voice)
  • The Little Rascals (1994) - Buckwheat's Mom
  • Corrina, Corrina (1994) - Corrina Washington
  • Star Trek Generations (1994) - Guinan (Uncredited)
  • The Pagemaster (1994) - Fantasy (Voice)
  • Boys on the Side (1995) - Jane Deluca
  • The Celluloid Closet (1995) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Moonlight and Valentino (1995) - Sylvie Morrow
  • Theodore Rex (1995) - Katie Coltrane
  • Eddie (1996) - Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin
  • Bordello of Blood (1996) - Hospital Patient (Uncredited)
  • Bogus (1996) - Harriet Franklin
  • The Associate (1996) - Laurel Ayres/Robert S. Cutty
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) - Myrlie Evers
  • Pitch (1997) - Herself (Documentary, uncredited)
  • Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) - Host/Narrator (Documentary)
  • A Christmas Carol (1997) - The Ghost of Christmas Past (Voice)
  • Destination Anywhere (1997) - Cabbie
  • In the Gloaming (1997) - Nurse Myrna
  • An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997) - Herself (Special appearance)
  • Titey (1998) - The Iceberg (Voice, Short subject)
  • Alegría (1998) - Baby Clown
  • A Knight in Camelot (1998) - Dr. Vivien Morgan/Sir Boss
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) - Delilah Abraham
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998) - Stormella, The Evil Ice Queen (Voice)
  • The Rugrats Movie (1998) - Ranger Margaret (Voice)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1999) - Cheshire Cat
  • The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999) - The Grand Banshee
  • Get Bruce (1999) - Herself (Documentary)
  • The Deep End of the Ocean (1999) - Candy Bliss
  • Girl, Interrupted (1999) - Valerie Owens, RN
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) - Judge Cameo (Uncredited)
  • A Second Chance at Life (2000) - Narrator (Documentary)
  • More Dogs Than Bones (2000) - Cleo
  • Golden Dreams (2001) - Calafia, the Queen of California (Narrator) (Short subject)
  • Kingdom Come (2001) - Raynelle Slocumb
  • Monkeybone (2001) - Death
  • Rat Race (2001) - Vera Baker
  • The Hollywood Sign (2001) - One of the women throwing dirt on coffin at funeral scene (Cameo)
  • Call Me Claus (2001) - Lucy Cullin
  • Searching for Debra Winger (2002) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Showboy (2002) - Herself (Cameo)
  • Star Trek Nemesis (2002) - Guinan (Uncredited)
  • It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) - God
  • Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003) - Narrator (Documentary)
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Bitter Jester (2003) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Beyond the Skyline (2003) - Herself (Short subject)
  • Blizzard (2003) - Blizzard (Voice)
  • Good Fences (2003) - Mabel Spader
  • Pinocchio 3000 (2004) - Cyberina (Voice)
  • Liberty's Kids (2004) - Deborah Samson/Robert Shurtliff (Episode 34)
  • The N-Word (2004) - Herself (Documentary)
  • SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) - Herself
  • Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004) - Herself
  • The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) - Shenzi (Voice)
  • The Aristocrats (2005) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Racing Stripes (2005) - Frannie (Voice)
  • The Magic Roundabout (2005) - Ermintrude (Voice)
  • Doogal (2006) - Ermintrude (Voice)
  • Everyone's Hero (2006) - Darlin' (Voice)
  • Farce of the Penguins (2006) - Helen (Voice)
  • Homie Spumoni (2007) - Thelma
  • If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2007) - Mom
  • Nuremberg: A Vision Restored (2007) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Our Country USA to Z (2007) - Herself (Voice) (Short subject)
  • The Sophisticated Misfit (2007) - Herself (Documentary)
  • Stream (2008) - Jodi
  • Snow Buddies (2008) - Miss Mittens (Voice)
  • Descendants (2008) - Red Flowers (Voice)
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009) - Herself (Cameo)
  • Stream (2009) - Jodi
  • Toy Story 3 (2010) - Stretch (Voice)
  • For Colored Girls (2010) - Alice
  • Teenage Paparazzo (2010) - Herself
  • A Little Bit Of Heaven (2011) - God
  • The Muppets (2011) - Herself
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Bernadette Thompson
  • Big Stone Gap (2014) - Fleeta
  • Top Five (2014) - Herself
  • A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014) - Viola
  • TCB Baby (2014) - Dr. Reynolds

Awards

Won

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for The Color Purple (1985)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for The Color Purple (1985)
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actress for The Color Purple (1985)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Fatal Beauty (1987)
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost (1990)
  • American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Ghost (1990)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Ghost (1990)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Ghost (1990)
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost (1990)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Ghost (1990)
  • Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost (1990)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for The Long Walk Home (1990)
  • American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture for Sister Act (1992)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Sister Act (1992)
  • Fantafestival Award for Best Actress for Theodore Rex (1995)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Vanguard Award (1999)
  • Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2001)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for Good Fences (2003)
  • Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The View (2009) - she shares it with Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters.

Nominated

  • Academy Award for Best Actress for The Color Purple (1985)
  • Razzie Award for Worst Actress for The Telephone (1988)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for Sister Act (1992)
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for Sister Act (1992)
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance for Sister Act (1992)
  • MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
  • Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Star Trek Generations (1994)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Acapulco Black Film Festival Black Film Award for Best Actress for How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
  • American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for Kingdom Come (2001)
  • Black Reel Award for Television: Best Actress for Good Fences (2003)

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