Whoopi Goldberg SuperStar – MovieActors.com
Whoopi Goldberg - a comedian
An unusual but popular performer,
Whoopi Goldberg broke into films after a career as
a standup comic.
Super Star & Award Winner
Whoopi Goldberg's defining role was as woman hiding from the mob among nuns in SISTER ACT. Notable Whoopi films include: THE COLOR PURPLE, GHOST (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), and SOAPDISH.
Probably the only Oscar winner to have once been a single mother on welfare, Goldberg's success story is truly inspirational.
Whoopi Goldberg's newest films include: IF I HAD KNOW I WAS A GENIUS, EVERYONE'S HERO and HOMIE SPUMONI.
Whoopi Goldberg, Best Supporting Actress 1990
Whoopi Goldberg won her Supporting Oscar for playing the psychic who can communicate with the ghost (Patrick Swayze).
About Whoopi Goldberg (1955 - )
Whoopi was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City. She worked a series of 'odd' jobs which included brick laying and working at a funeral parlor while taking small roles on Broadway. Whoopi Goldberg then moved to L.A. and started a career as a stand up comedienne. Her first prominent film part was in the 'The Color Purple" which also earned her an Oscar nomination.
Whoopi Goldberg also had a reoccurring role on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and has hosted several of the Academy Award shows.
Her other films include:
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
JUMPIN' JACK FLASH (1986)
FATAL BEAUTY (1987)
THE TELEPHONE (1988)
CLARA'S HEART (1988)
HOMER AND EDDIE (1989)
THE LONG WALK HOME (1990)
HOUSE PARTY 2 (1991)
SISTER ACT (1992)
LOADED WEAPON 1 (1993)
MADE IN AMERICA (1993)
SISTER ACT 2 (1992)
STAR TREK: GENERATIONS (1994)
MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO (1995)
CORRINA, CORRINA (1994)
THEODORE REX (1995)
THE ASSOCIATE (1996)
GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI (1996)
IN & OUT
THE PLAYER (1992)
HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK (1998)
THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN (1999)
GIRL, INTERRUPTED (1999)
THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY & BULLWINKLE (2000)
MORE DOGS THAN BONES (2000)
MONKEY BONE (2001)
RAT RACE (2001)
GOLDEN DREAMS (2001)
STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002)
PINOCCHIO 3000 (2004)
RACING STRIPES (2005)
HOMIE SPUMONI (2006)
EVERYONE'S HERO (2006)
IF I HAD KNOWN I WAS A GENIUS (2007)
Goldberg's television credits include:
STAR TREK / THE NEXT GENERATION (series) (2002)
THE WHOOPI GOLDBERG SHOW (cable series)
Goldberg is the only actress to host the Oscar Award show.
In addition, she has appeared in several Comic Relief shows.
Whoopi Goldberg's other TV credits include:
KISS SHOT (TV MOVIE - 1989)
BAGDAD CAFE (series - 1990-1991)
MOTHER GOOSE (series - 1997)
THE SUNSHINE BOYS (TV Movie - 1996)
CINDERELLA (TV Movie - 1997)
WHAT MAKES A FAMILY (TV Movie - 2001)
LIBERTY'S KIDS (2002)
WHOOPI (2003 - TV SERIES)
Whoopi Goldberg in THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)