Whoopi Goldberg

Comedian/Actor/TV Star  


Caryn Elaine Johnson changed her “boring” name to Whoopi Goldberg and moved from her native New York to California in 1974 with big dreams. After working odd jobs such like mortuary beautician, Goldberg won a Bay Area Theater Award for her one-woman tribute to the legendary Black entertainer Moms Mabley. She returned to NYC with another one-woman effort, “The Spook Show,” that made it to Broadway and won Goldberg a 1985 Grammy for Best Comedy Album. That same year Steven Spielberg cast her in The Color Purple, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Oscar nomination. She has since appeared in numerous film and television productions including Ghost (for which she won an Oscar) and became the first woman to host the Academy Awards. She is currently a moderator on the daytime talk show, The View.  


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It's Official: Raven-Symoné Is a Permanent Co-Host on The View

The former Cosby kid fills the seat recently left vacant by Rosie O'Donnell.

Whoopi Goldberg, Brandy and More Celebrate Pride Month With BET.com

Celebs on what it means to be allies for the LGBT community.

Celebrities: Elle Varner, Brandy on Being Allies to the LGBT Community

We celebrate Pride Month with your favorite celebs. (6/8/2015)

Whoopi Goldberg Makes Emotional Return to The View After Brother's Death

Rosie Perez calls the Oscar winner the "captain of the ship."

Celebrities: Mack Wilds, Whoopi Goldberg and More on 35 Years of BET

Plus, Yolanda Adams, MC Lyte and Queen Latifah. (5/12/2015)

Stars Recall Their Favorite Moments From the BET Awards

Queen Latifah, Brandy and more help us celebrate 15 years of the show.
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