Whoopi Goldbergactress, comedian, voice actress, composer, producer, author, singer, host, DJ
Named in a small number of artists winning an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award, Caryn Elaine Johnson is a famous actress, comedian, voice actress, composer, producer, author, singer, host, DJ from America, who is usually called by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg. She earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress with the role of Oda Mae Brown in Ghost, became the second black women gaining an Oscar Award in the history. She co-produced the TV game show Hollywood Squares and moderated talk show The View.
Born in Manhattan, she is the daughter of Robert James Johnson Jr. and Emma Johnson. She had a short time working as a phone sex operator after dropping out of her high school. She first performed onscreen in Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away and gained much success when taking the lead role in The Color Purple, which brought her 11 Academy Awards nominations.
She got married to
Alvin Martin in 1973, and they had a child before divorcing in 1979.