Whoopi Goldberg real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson and she was born in the year 1955. Whoopi Goldberg is her professional name. She is a television host, author, comedian and actress. She had been nominated for at least 13 Emmy Awards because of her work on television and she is among the few entertainers that had been able to win a Tony Award, an Oscar, a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award.
She is a second black woman in the Academy Awards who has been able to win the acting Oscar. He had a breakthrough role as Celie when he was in The Color Purple production. She was a black woman who was being mistreated while living in Deep South and she got nominated for an Academy Award for this role. She was in the film Ghost, which is a romantic fantasy move.
She played Oda Mae Brown, who is eccentric psychic who was helping a slain man to save a lover and she won an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for this role. In the comedy Sister Act, she was playing like a pretend nun. She was a co-producer for television show called Hollywood Squares. She had been a moderator for The View, a daytime television talk show.
Caryn Elaine Johnson was born in the city of Manhattan in New York. According to her biography, her father is Robert James Johnson Jr. he was a clergyman and her mother is Emma Johnson who was a teacher and a nurse. She grew up in the Chelsea-Elliot Houses. Goldberg said that her mother is a wise, strong and stern woman and she raised her with her brother Clyde alone since she was a single mother. Her brother died because of brain aneurysm.
Whoopi Goldberg attended Catholic schools. Her recent grandparents were immigrants from North, in Faceville, Virginia, Florida, Palatka and Georgia. She dropped out of school when she was attending Washington Irving High school. Her name Whoopi had been taken from whoopee cushion since people were telling her that she is like it while Goldberg is alternative family name of her family and she chose to use so that people can take it seriously.
Whoopi Goldberg had been married for three times. The first husband was Alvin Martin married in 1973 and divorced in 1979, they had only one daughter. In 1986, she got married to a cinematographer called David Claessen and they divorced in 1988.
In 1994, she got married again to Lyle Trachtenberg but they divorced in the year 1995. She had been linked romantically with some actors like Ten Danson, Timothy Dalton and Frank Langella. Talking about her ex-husbands, she said that there are people who are not meant to get married and she is one of them. Besides her daughter Alex Martin, she has no other children. Most wiki pages have information about her and her net worth is 45 million dollars.