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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 & 80 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ghost
Ghost Oda Mae Brown
(1990)
The Color Purple
The Color Purple Celie Johnson
(1985)
Sister Act
Sister Act Deloris
(1992)

Filmography

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 2017 Happy Birthday to Me (Short) (post-production)
The Mother
 2017 Palace (Short) (completed)
Gayle Morgenstern
 2017 Rio (post-production)
Gayle Morgenstern
  Before I Do (announced)
Shanna Tee
 2016-2017 The Stinky & Dirty Show (TV Series)
Meg
- Screen Clean/Drive-In Movers (2017) ... Meg (voice)
- Red Light, Red Light/Missing Pieces (2017) ... Meg (voice)
- Follow That Line!/Seeing Red (2016) ... Meg (voice)
- Brave's New Siren/Demolition Dust-Up (2016) ... Meg (voice)
 2016-2017 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Regina Thomas / City Council Speaker Regina Thomas
- The Enemy Of My Enemy (2017) ... Regina Thomas
- Help Me, Help You (2016) ... City Council Speaker Regina Thomas
 2017 9/11
Metzie
 2017 The Tick (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- The Tick (2017) ... Whoopi Goldberg
 2017 Descendants 2 (TV Movie)
Ursula (voice, uncredited)
 2017 Animals. (TV Series)
Dorothy
- Dog (2017) ... Dorothy (voice)
 2017 A Very Sordid Wedding
Abernatha Coleman
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Pat Norman
- Night II: Parts II and III (2017) ... Pat Norman
- Night I: Part I (2017) ... Pat Norman
 2016 Nightcap (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- Lice-Ism (2016) ... Whoopi Goldberg
 2016 Miles from Tomorrowland (TV Series)
The GameMaster
- Back in the Groove/Saving Lumaro (2016) ... The GameMaster (voice)
- Galaxias Quest/Galactech: Mission to the Sun (2016) ... The GameMaster (voice)
 2016 The Domenick Nati Show (Video short)
Guest
 2016 Sensitive Men (Short)
Spiritual Leader
 2016 King of the Dancehall
Loretta Brixton
 2016 Ask the StoryBots (TV Series)
Special Guest Appearance
- Why Do I Have to Brush My Teeth? (2016) ... Special Guest Appearance
 2016 Nashville (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- It's Sure Gonna Hurt (2016) ... Whoopi Goldberg
 2014-2016 The 7D (TV Series)
Magic Mirror
- Giggleberries/Jollyball Anyone? (2016) ... Magic Mirror (voice)
- The Rock of Sages (2015) ... Magic Mirror (voice)
- The Queen's Quest/Finders Keepers (2015) ... Magic Mirror (voice)
- Grandpa Grumpy & the Ogre/Fairest in the Land (2014) ... Magic Mirror (voice)
- Mirror, Mirror/The Big Bash (2014) ... Magic Mirror (voice)
 2015 Delores & Jermaine (TV Movie)
Delores
 2015 Savva. Serdtse voina
Mama Zho Zi (English version, voice)
 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Janette Grayson
- Institutional Fail (2015) ... Janette Grayson
 2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
Calliope
 2014 Big Stone Gap
Fleeta Mullins
 2014 Top Five
Whoopi Goldberg
 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Bernadette Thompson
 2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short (TV Movie)
Viola
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Guinan (voice)
 2012-2014 Glee (TV Series)
Carmen Tibideaux
- Bash (2014) ... Carmen Tibideaux
- Swan Song (2012) ... Carmen Tibideaux
- The New Rachel (2012) ... Carmen Tibideaux
- Nationals (2012) ... Carmen Tibideaux
- Props (2012) ... Carmen Tibideaux
 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 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
HAL 9000 / Celie Johnson / Swift Wind / ...
- Choked on Multi-Colored Scarves (2012) ... HAL 9000 / Celie Johnson / Swift Wind / ... (voice)
 2012 Suburgatory (TV Series)
Yakult
- The Motherload (2012) ... Yakult (voice)
 2012 The Middle (TV Series)
Jane Marsh
- The Guidance Counselor (2012) ... Jane Marsh
 2011 The Muppets
Whoopi Goldberg
 2011 The Little Engine That Could
Tower (voice)
 2010 For Colored Girls
Alice / White
 2010 Toy Story 3 (Video Game)
Stretch
 2010 Toy Story 3: The Video Game (Video Game)
Stretch (voice)
 2010 Toy Story 3
Stretch (voice)
 2010 See You in September
Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)
 2007-2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001 (2009) ... Whoopi Goldberg
- The Rural Juror (2007) ... Whoopi Goldberg
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Paulina Kmec
- Trick Candles (2009) ... Paulina Kmec
- The Turtle & The Butterfly (2009) ... Paulina Kmec
- Hello America (2009) ... Paulina Kmec
 2009 Kambakkht Ishq
Whoopi Goldgberg
 2009 Stream (Short)
Jodi
 2009 Madea Goes to Jail
Whoopi
 2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (TV Movie)
Taxi Driver
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Brother Lovebutter
- Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead (2008) ... Brother Lovebutter (uncredited)
 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 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Louise Clarkson
- Everybody Hates a Liar (2006) ... Louise Clarkson
- Everybody Hates Rejection (2006) ... Louise Clarkson
 2006 Everyone's Hero
Darlin' (voice)
 2006 Homie Spumoni
Thelma
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Chesley Watkins
- To the Bone (2006) ... Chesley Watkins
 2006 So Notorious (TV Series)
MaMa Belle
- Cursed (2006) ... MaMa Belle
 2006 Doogal
Ermintrude (voice)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Helen (voice)
 2006 Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down (Video short)
Whoppi Goldberg
 2005 Racing Stripes
Franny (voice)
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Whoppi Goldberg
 2004 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Whoopi Goldberg
 2004 Pinocchio 3000
Cyberina (voice)
 2003-2004 Whoopi (TV Series)
Mavis Rae
- Sins of the Sister (2004) ... Mavis Rae
- Strange Bedfellows (2004) ... Mavis Rae
- Identity Crisis (2004) ... Mavis Rae
- The Squatters (2004) ... Mavis Rae
- Don't Hide Love (2004) ... Mavis Rae
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video)
Shenzi (voice)
 2004 Littleburg (TV Series)
Mayor Whoopi
 2003 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series)
The Great Bandini
- The Great Bandini (2003) ... The Great Bandini
 2003 Blizzard
Blizzard (voice)
 2003 Good Fences (TV Movie)
Mabel Spader
 2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Deborah Samson
- Deborah Samson: Soldier of the Revolution (2003) ... Deborah Samson (voice)
 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)
 2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead
Whoopi Goldberg
 2002 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series)
Goldie
- 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)
 2002 Showboy
Whoopi Goldberg
 2002 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- Lerapy (2002) ... Whoopi Goldberg (voice)
 2001 Call Me Claus (TV Movie)
Lucy Cullins
 2001 Just for Me Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 2001 The Hollywood Sign
Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
 2001 Celebrity Deathmatch (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- Celebrity Deathmatch Special Report (2001) ... Whoopi Goldberg (voice)
 2001 Rat Race
Vera Baker
 2001 The Weber Show (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg
- ...And Then the Sex Freaked Jack Out (2001) ... Whoopi Goldberg
 2001 Monkeybone
Death
 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
Cleo
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Judge Cameo (uncredited)
 1999-2000 Foxbusters (TV Series)
Ransome
- 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 Girl, Interrupted
Valerie
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
 1999 The Deep End of the Ocean
Candy Bliss
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Cheshire Cat
 1999 Alegría
Baby Clown
 1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV Mini-Series)
The Grand Banshee
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... The Grand Banshee
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... The Grand Banshee
 1998 Titey (Short)
The Iceberg (voice)
 1998 The Nanny (TV Series)
Whoopi Goldberg / Edna
- Making Whoopi (1998) ... Whoopi Goldberg
- The Pre-Nup (1998) ... Edna
 1998 The Rugrats Movie
Ranger Margaret (voice)
 1997-1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Dr. Vivien Morgan / Queen Constantina
- A Knight in Camelot (1998) ... Dr. Vivien Morgan
- Cinderella (1997) ... Queen Constantina
 1998 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen (voice)
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Delilah Abraham
 1998 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
The Iceberg
- Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) ... The Iceberg (voice)
 1997 A Christmas Carol (Video)
Spirit of Christmas Present (voice)
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Mother Gooseberg / Zenobia The Hoodoo Diva
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Mother Gooseberg (voice)
- Rapunzel (1995) ... Zenobia The Hoodoo Diva (voice)
 1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Mother Gooseberg (voice)
 1997 In & Out
Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
 1997 Destination Anywhere (Video)
Cabbie
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
Nurse Myrna
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
God
- Supernatural (1997) ... God (voice)
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Myrlie Evers
 1996 The Associate
Laurel Ayres
 1996 Bogus
Harriet Franklin
 1996 Bordello of Blood
Hospital Patient (uncredited)
 1996 Eddie
Eddie
 1996 The Sunshine Boys (TV Movie)
Nurse (uncredited)
 1995 Theodore Rex
Katie Coltrane
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino
Sylvie Morrow
 1995 Boys on the Side
Jane
 1994 The Pagemaster
Fantasy (voice)
 1994 Animated StoryBook: The Lion King (Video Game)
Shenzi (voice)
 1994 Star Trek: Generations
Guinan (uncredited)
 1994 Corrina, Corrina
Corrina Washington
 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)
Guinan
- Suspicions (1993) ... Guinan
- Rascals (1992) ... Guinan
- Time's Arrow: Part II (1992) ... Guinan
- Time's Arrow (1992) ... Guinan
- I Borg (1992) ... Guinan
 1993 Loaded Weapon 1
Sgt. Billy York (uncredited)
 1990-1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Gaia
- If It's Doomsday, This Must Be Belfast (1992) ... Gaia (voice)
- 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 Sister Act
Deloris
 1992 Sarafina!
Mary Masembuko
 1992 The Player
Detective Avery
 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)
 1990-1991 Bagdad Cafe (TV Series)
Brenda
- Prisoner of Love (1991) ... Brenda
- Over My Dead Body (1991) ... Brenda
- Hell Hath No Fury (1990) ... Brenda
- Rainy Days and Mondays (1990) ... Brenda
- I Got a Crush on You (1990) ... Brenda
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Peligre / Herself
- Dead Wait (1991) ... Peligre / Herself
 1991 Soapdish
Rose Schwartz
 1991 A Different World (TV Series)
Dr. Jordan
- If I Should Die Before I Wake (1991) ... Dr. Jordan
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Odessa Cotter
 1990 Ghost
Oda Mae Brown
 1989 Beverly Hills Brats
Whoopi Goldberg
 1989 Homer and Eddie
Eddie Cervi
 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
 1987 Fatal Beauty
Rita Rizzoli
 1987 Burglar
Bernice Rhodenbarr
 1987 Repairs (Short)
The voice
 1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash
Terry Doolittle
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Camille Brand
- Camille (1986) ... Camille Brand
 1985 The Color Purple
Celie Johnson
 1982 Citizen
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Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
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Book: "Sugar Plum Ballerinas #4: Terrible Terrel". New York: Hyperion. ISBN-10: 0786852631; ISBN-13: 9780786852635 See more »

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Alternate Names:

Whoopie Goldberg | Whoopi

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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It bums me out tremendously what the church has become, and if it's got me bummed, imagine what Jesus Christ must be feeling. See more »

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Is an avid Fiesta Ware (china) collector. See more »

Trademark:

The role of Guinan on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Scorpio

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