Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is a renowned American actress, writer, as well as television host. Her appearance in the drama film The Color Purple in 1985 brought her to the spotlight. Additionally, the famous movie Ghost and the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation have contributed to her fame. She also is the moderator of the well-known television talk show The View.

Quick Biography

Whoopi was born on the 13th of November 1955, in Manhattan, New York City. She was born to Robert James Johnson, Jr. – a clergyman and Emma Johnson – a nurse and teacher.

Being a top-class actress, Whoopy has won several significant awards such as Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy awards in honor of her talents in acting.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Whoopi Goldberg
Age: 65 years old
Birth Date: 13 November 1955
Birth Place: Chelsea, New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Robert James Johnson, Jr. and Emma Johnson
Spouse: Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994–1995), David Claessen (m. 1986–1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1973–1979)
Children: Alex Martin
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
Weight: 78 kg
Profession: Actress, Writer, and Television Host
Net Worth: $50 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

At the age of 65, Whoopi has a height of 5 ft 5 inches. Her weight is 78 kg. Additionally, she features dark brown eyes and black hair.

Education, School/College University

Whoopi started her education at a local Catholic school in St Columba. For her high school, she moved to Washington Irving High School. However, she dropped out because she couldn’t continue her studies. Later, Whoopy joined the Tisch School of the Arts. Whoopy later learned acting at the HB Studio in New York City in the early 1980s.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Whoopi was born in Manhattan, New York City. She was born to Robert James Johnson, Jr. – a clergyman and Emma Johnson – a nurse and teacher. Whoopi additionally lived in Chelsea-Elliot Houses with her parents. Her only brother, Clyde Goldberg, died in 2015.

Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Whoopi has been involved in three marriages. In 1973, Whoopi had her first marriage with Alvin Martin and while together bore a daughter named Alex Martin. They stayed together for six years, after which they separated in 1979.

Further, Whoopi went on to marry David Claessen, a cinematographer on the 1st of September 1986, but two years later, in 1988, they broke their marriage. Whoopi was married for the third time on the 1st of October 1994 to Lyle Trachtenberg. Unfortunately, one year later, they separated.

Whoopi has, however, been involved with other affairs with different people like Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton, as well as Ted Danson.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did she get married? (married date): N/A
Does she have any relationship affair? No
Is Whoopi Goldberg Lesbian? No
Husband/Spouse? (name): Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994–1995), David Claessen (m. 1986–1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1973–1979)
Kids: Alex Martin

Professional Life and Career

The film Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away in 1982 marked the beginning of Whoopi’s career. She later released The Spook Show- a one-woman show. Her lead role in the 1985 movie called The Color Purple brought her to stardom. While the movie got 11 Academy Awards nominations, Whoopi got popular for the Best Actress.

In 1986 Whoopi featured in the movie Jumpin’ Jack Flash. In 1987 she further featured in Burglar and Fatal Beauty movies. Furthermore, Whoopi appeared on The Telephone in 1988. Whoopi also starred in big movies like Soapdish and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Additionally, the Sister Act formed Whoopi’s debut in theatre. While the movie got increased accolades in addition to collecting more than $200 million, she got a nomination for a Golden Globe. She later acted other theatre shows like Golden Dreams, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Thoroughly Modern Millie, in addition to many others.

Whoopi is an author who has published many books, including Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners, Sugar Plum Ballerinas, Alice, Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?, Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships: If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN!, and many others.

Whoopi, as a television host, is also the moderator and co-host of The View. She has also made some comments on major issues regarding statutory rape as well as forcible rape. Between August 2006 and March 2008, Whoopi hosted Wake Up with Whoop. She also has taken part in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot in Walt Disney World.

Whoopi is also the co-founder of Whoopi & Maya. Furthermore, she also joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign brings an increased awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community along with Elton John, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, and a few others.

Awards & Nominations

From her talent, Whoopi has won various awards and nominations. She is the recipient of an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, as well as Emmy awards in which she has 13 Emmy Awards nominations.

Whoopi Goldberg’s Net Worth, Income & Salary in 2021

Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth

As of October 2021, Whoopi has been able to garner a net worth of around $50 million. Her annual salary is about $5 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

It was rumored that Whoopi would depart ‘The View’; however, she refuted the claims.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Whoopi Goldberg Facebook page has around 1.68m fan likes, and her Twitter account has around 1.5m followers. On the Whoopi Goldberg Instagram account, she has around 889k followers, while on YouTube, Whoopi Goldberg has around 34k subscribers.

From a humble poor background is not a limitation to achieving your dreads. Nor do quit school cripples your vision. With determination, as well as the focus will get you to your destiny as Whoopi is an example. She continues to command a massive following through her shows as well as films.


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