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American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host


Whoopi Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998-2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. Goldberg has a Grammy, seven Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar. In addition, Goldberg has a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Whoopi Goldberg Info

Birth nameCaryn Elaine Johnson
Date of BirthNovember 13, 1955
Place of BirthNew York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationsActress, comedienne, radio disc jockey, author, singer-songwriter, talk show host, activist
Spouse (s)Alvin Martin (1973–1979), David Claessen (1986–1988), Lyle Trachtenberg (1994–1995)
Years active1981 – present
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 I like James Franco a lot. I like Anne Hathaway a lot. But this is a show that, it's on you to keep it going. It's on you. You have to be able to surf in this show. And I didn't think they surfed as much as they could have. 
— Whoopi Goldberg liked the way James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars / February 28, 2011
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 I was a functioning drug addict. I went to work because I knew if I didn’t show up, a lot of people would be out of work and I wouldn’t get a check and I wouldn’t have the lifestyle that I needed to buy all my drugs. 
— Whoopi Goldberg was a functioning drug addict at the start of her career / February 03, 2011
 I winded up sitting on a bed for three or four days scared there was something under the bed. I wet the bed, I pooped the bed, I did all kinds of stuff and my roommate came back and said, ‘What is going on?’ I said, ‘There’s something under the bed…’ I was so scared and that’s when I knew. Not only did I hit bottom but I was like, is that me?… I was a grown woman and look at what I did to myself. I did films during that time. 
— Whoopi Goldberg was a functioning drug addict at the start of her career / February 03, 2011
 Look where I am now, I’m straight as an arrow. 
— Whoopi Goldberg saying she became much better now than when she was a drug addict at the start of her career / February 03, 2011
 I just murdered my new iPhone. It threw away e-mail that I got. It didn’t take stuff in. [So] I took that bad boy and I opened the car door, 
— Whoopi Goldberg threw her iphone out of her car / July 20, 2010