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.  


The Latest on Whoopi Goldberg

  • ALL



  • NEWS

Raven-Symoné Ain't Here for Your 'Ghetto' Name

The View co-host used the name "Watermelondrea" as an example.

B* Real: The Defining Moment | Whoopi: Life as I Know It

Whoopi gets real about the entertainment industry. (10/6/2015)

Jill Scott Talks Her New Album, Woman : 'I've Finally Arrived'

Jilly from Philly gave us a glimpse into her world, her newfound womanhood, life inspirations and her thoughts on Sandra Bland's death.

Raven-Symoné: 'It Should Be All Lives Matter'

The View co-host agrees with Martin O'Malley.

Whoopi Goldberg Finally Admits Bill Cosby Could Be Guilty

"It looks bad" for the sitcom icon, she says.
  • page
  • of 22