Quick Facts of
Short Description of Whoopi Goldberg
Caryn Elaine Johnson, known as Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, author and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and won an Emmy Award, an Oscar, a Grammy Award, and a Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the story of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar. She is the comedic actress who received recognition for her leading role in the 1985 film The Color Purple.
She won an Academy Award for playing an eccentric psychic in the 1990 movie Ghost for Best Supporting Actress. She voiced the hyena Shenzi in the 1994 Disney film The Lion King and portrayed on the popular musical series Glee as the character Carmen Tibideaux. She falls on ethnicity black. She is the native of America and also the holder of American nationality. She is now 61 years old. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. She is the daughter of Robert James Johnson, Jr. and Emma Johnson. Her faith is Christian – Catholic.
Fact of Whoopi Goldberg
|Full Name||Caryn Elaine Johnson|
|Date of birth||November 13, 1955|
|Nickname||Da Whoop, Shuttlehead|
|Birthplace||Manhattan, New York, United States|
|Profession||Actress, Comedian, Author and Television host|
|Active Year||1982 – Present|
|Father||Robert James Johnson, Jr.|
|Spouse||Lyle Trachtenberg (1 October 1994 – 1995), David Claessen (1 September 1986 – 1988), Alvin Martin (1973 – 1979)|
|Height||5feet 5 inches|
|Education||St Columba’s Catholic School, Washington Irving High School|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube|
|Net Worth||$ 45 million|
Early Life and Education
Recalling her past life, the public entertainer puts her first step on the earth to make the world laugh on November 13, 1955, as Caryn Elaine Johnson. Her birthplace in Manhattan, New York, United States. Her father(March 4, 1930 – May 25, 1993) was a clergyman and her mother(September 21, 1931 – August 29, 2010) was a nurse and teacher. Her brother is Clyde. She was educated at St Columba’s Catholic school. She dropped out of Washington Irving High School. She is an avid Fiesta Ware (China), the collector. She served as a dishwasher at a restaurant called “Big Kitchen” at 3003 Grape Street in San Diego, California.
She acted in a popular one-woman production in 1983, and in 1985 she gained a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. That year, Goldberg’s achievement with The Color Purple started a highly visible acting career. She gained an Academy Award in 1991 for her acting in Ghost, and in 2007 she tracked on a lengthy run as moderator of the TV talk show The View.
Entering into her personal life, she married thrice. She married Alvin Martin. They married in 1973 and divorced in 1979. Then, she tied a knot with David Claessen on 1 September 1986 and divorced in 1988. She married Lyle Trachtenberg on 1 October 1994 and divorced in 1995. Her professional name comes from the whoopee cushion gag toy. She has one child with Alvin Martin i.e. actress and producer Alex Martin. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Mentioning some characters of her physical appearance, she has dreadlocks and no eyebrows. She has wire-rimmed sunglasses. Her height is 5 feet 5 inches and weight is 75 Kg. Her body type is average. Her eyes are black and has black hair.
She has a net worth of $45 million. She is available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.