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Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 53 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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The View
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 2017 Rio (post-production)
Gayle Morgenstern
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (post-production)
Pat Norman
- When We Rise (2017) ... Pat Norman
 2016 Nine Eleven (post-production)
  A Very Sordid Wedding (post-production)
Abernatha Coleman
  Before I Do (announced)
Shanna Tee
 2016 King of the Dancehall
Loretta Brixton
 2016 The Stinky & Dirty Show (TV Series)
- Follow That Line!/Seeing Red (2016) ... Meg
 2016 The Tick (TV Movie)
Whoopi Goldberg
 2016 Ask the StoryBots (TV Series)
Special Guest Appearance
- Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth? (2016) ... Special Guest Appearance
 2016 Miles from Tomorrowland (TV Series)
The GameMaster
- Galaxias Quest/Galactech: Mission to the Sun (2016) ... The GameMaster (voice)
 2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
City Council Speaker Regina Thomas
- Help Me, Help You (2016) ... City Council Speaker Regina Thomas
 2015 Delores & Jermaine (TV Movie)
 2015 A Warrior's Tail
Mama Zho Zi (English version, voice)
 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Janette Grayson
- Institutional Fail (2015) ... Janette Grayson
 2014 Sensitive Men (Short)
Spiritual Leader
 2014 Big Stone Gap
Fleeta Mullins
 2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short (TV Movie)
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Guinan (voice)
 2013-2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (TV Series)
Mrs. Rabbit
- And They Lived... (2014) ... Mrs. Rabbit (voice)
- Home (2013) ... Mrs. Rabbit (voice)
 2012 666 Park Avenue (TV Series)
Maris Elder
- Hypnos (2012) ... Maris Elder
 2012 Suburgatory (TV Series)
- The Motherload (2012) ... Yakult (voice)
 2012 The Middle (TV Series)
Jane Marsh
 2010 Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Video Game)
Stretch (voice)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Stretch (voice)
 2009 Stream (Short)
 2008 Entourage (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- Fire Sale (2008) ... Whoopi Goldberg
 2008 Descendants (Short)
Red Flower (voice)
 2008 Snow Buddies (Video)
Miss Mittens (voice)
 2006 Everyone's Hero
Darlin' (voice)
 2006 So Notorious (TV Series)
MaMa Belle
- Cursed (2006) ... MaMa Belle
 2006 Doogal
Ermintrude (voice)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Helen (voice)
 2005 Racing Stripes
Franny (voice)
 2004 Pinocchio 3000
Cyberina (voice)
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video)
Shenzi (voice)
 2004 Littleburg (TV Series)
Mayor Whoopi
 2003 Blizzard
Blizzard (voice)
 2003 Good Fences (TV Movie)
Mabel Spader
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Patricia King / Millie Freeman / Lucy Parsons / ...
- Let Freedom Ring (2003) ... Patricia King (voice)
- What Is Freedom? (2003) ... Millie Freeman (voice)
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Lucy Parsons (voice)
- Wake Up America (2003) ... Sojourner Truth (voice)
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Harriet Tubman (voice)
 2002 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
- Gay (2002) ... Goldie
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
Guinan (uncredited)
 2002 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (TV Movie)
Daniel's 'Boss'
 2002 Madeline: My Fair Madeline (TV Movie)
Miss Clavel (voice)
 2001 Call Me Claus (TV Movie)
Lucy Cullins
 2001 Just for Me Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 The Hollywood Sign
One of the women throwing dirt on coffin at funeral scene (uncredited)
 2001 Monkeybone
 2001 Golden Dreams (Short)
Califia, the Queen of California (Narrator)
 2001 Kingdom Come
Raynelle Slocumb
 2001 What Makes a Family (TV Movie)
Terry Harrison
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Lydia Emerson
- BRCA2 (2000) ... Dr. Lydia Emerson
- BRCA1 (2000) ... Dr. Lydia Emerson
- Pilot (2000) ... Dr. Lydia Emerson
- Drug Interactions (2000) ... Dr. Lydia Emerson
 2000 More Dogs Than Bones
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Judge Cameo (uncredited)
 1999-2000 Foxbusters (TV Series)
- In the Beak-ginning (2000) ... Ransome (voice)
- One Paw in the Grave (2000) ... Ransome (voice)
- Peace (2000) ... Ransome (voice)
- The PrisHener (2000) ... Ransome (voice)
- Some Like It Otter (2000) ... Ransome (voice)
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Mrs. Peck (voice)
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Cheshire Cat
 1999 Alegría
Baby Clown
 1998 Titey (Short)
The Iceberg (voice)
 1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg / Edna
- The Pre-Nup (1998) ... Edna
 1998 The Rugrats Movie
Ranger Margaret (voice)
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen (voice)
 1997 Cinderella (TV Movie)
Queen Constantina
 1997 In & Out
Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
 1997 Destination Anywhere (Video)
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
Nurse Myrna
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Supernatural (1997) ... God (voice)
 1996 Bordello of Blood
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
 1996 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie)
Nurse (uncredited)
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino
Sylvie Morrow
 1995 Boys on the Side
 1994 The Pagemaster
Fantasy (voice)
 1994 Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (Video Game)
Shenzi (voice)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations
Guinan (uncredited)
 1994 The Little Rascals
Buckwheat's Mom
 1994 The Lion King
Shenzi (voice)
 1993 A Cool Like That Christmas (TV Movie)
Mom / Irwin (voice)
 1993 Naked in New York
Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
 1993 Made in America
Sarah Mathews
 1988-1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
- Suspicions (1993) ... Guinan
- Rascals (1992) ... Guinan
- I Borg (1992) ... Guinan
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Sgt. Billy York (uncredited)
 1990-1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
- A Formula for Hate (1992) ... Gaia (voice)
- Hog Tide (1992) ... Gaia (voice)
- OK at the Gunfight Corral (1992) ... Gaia (voice)
- The Guinea Pigs (1992) ... Gaia (voice)
 1992 Sarafina!
Mary Masembuko
 1992 Defenders of Dynatron City (TV Short)
Ms. Megawatt (voice)
 1991 Blackbird Fly (Short)
 1991 Noel's Christmas Presents (TV Movie)
 1991 House Party 2
The Professor (uncredited)
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Peligre / Herself
- Dead Wait (1991) ... Peligre / Herself
 1991 A Different World (TV Series)
Dr. Jordan
- If I Should Die Before I Wake (1991) ... Dr. Jordan
 1989 Kiss Shot (TV Movie)
Sarah Collins
 1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Mariah Johnston
- My Past Is My Own (1989) ... Mariah Johnston
 1989 Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (Video short)
Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
 1988 Clara's Heart
Clara Mayfield
 1988 The Telephone
Vashti Blue
 1986-1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Camille Brand
- The Straight Poop (1987) ... Camille Brand (uncredited)
- Camille (1986) ... Camille Brand
 1987 Repairs (Short)
The voice
 1982 Citizen
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Show Show Writer (14 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (419 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Whoopie Goldberg | Whoopi


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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[on the death of Patrick Swayze] This was a well-fought battle. Patrick fought like the dickens to survive it, or to get through it. He never thought of himself as someone who was dying. He said, "You know, we're all dying." And so his attitude was "Until it kills me, I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing." He worked, he did his show, he just was a cat that never gave up. I would like to be able... See more »


Is one of only 14 individuals who are an "EGOT", meaning that she has received at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. The other recipients, in chronological order, are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, ... See more »


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When would you say her career went down hill? obnoxious_guilt
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Wish she would do more acting.. electricrat66
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