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
Age 61
Nickname Da Whoop, Shuttlehead
Marital StatusMarried
BirthplaceManhattan, New York, United States
Profession Actress, Comedian, Author and Television host
Active Year1982 – Present
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack
Nationality American
Father Robert James Johnson, Jr.
Mother  Emma Johnson
Siblings Clyde
Spouse Lyle Trachtenberg (1 October 1994 – 1995), David Claessen (1 September 1986 – 1988), Alvin Martin (1973 – 1979)
Height5feet 5 inches
Weight75  Kg
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.

Personal Life

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.

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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.

Net Worth

She has a net worth of $45 million. She is available on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

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