Whoopi Goldberg Biography
Whoopi Goldberg is an American award-winning television personality, actor, comedian, author and producer who is one of the longtime hosts of ABC’s daytime talk show ‘The View.’ Goldberg joined The View on September 4, 2007, as a moderator and a co-host replacing Rosie O’Donnell. Goldberg is one of 16 entertainers to win an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (EGOT).
She had previously worked in a number of drama projects before going into Hollywood. When she was roughly 26 years old, she made her feature film debut in William Farley’s Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away.
The other current cast of the popular ABC show The View are Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines. Following a decade of nominations, Goldberg and her co-hosts Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, and Barbara Walters won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in August 2009.
Whoopi Goldberg Early Life
Goldberg began acting in children’s plays with the Helena Rubinstein Children’s Theatre at the Hudson Guild at the age of eight and spent much of her free time watching movies, sometimes three or four every day.
She unknowingly suffered from dyslexia, which affected her studies and ultimately induced her to drop out of high school at the age of 17. Finally, she sought help, cleaned herself up, and returned back to school.
Whoopi Goldberg Age
Goldberg is 66 years old as of the year 2021, she was born Caryn Elaine Johnson on 13 November 1955, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, New York City, NY United States of America. Her birthday is on November 13th every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to the African-American ethnicity.
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Whoopi Goldberg Education
Goldberg attended St. Columba Catholic School in Chelsea, New York. She then joined Washington Irving High School. Unfortunately, she unknowingly suffered from dyslexia, which affected her studies and ultimately induced her to drop out of high school at the age of 17. Finally, she sought help, cleaned herself up, and returned back to school.
She, later on, attended Tisch School Of The Arts. Goldberg studied with theater teacher Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York City during the 1970s before moving to Berkeley, California, where she performed with the Blake Street Hawkeyes, an experimental theater group.
Goldberg holds a Ph.D. in literature from New York University. She also has an honorary degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Whoopi Goldberg Family, Mother
Goldberg was born by her parents Emma Harris Johnson her mother (1931–2010) and her father, Robert James Johnson Jr. (1930–1993) in Manhattan, New York City, United States of America. She grew up alongside her older brother Clyde K Johnson (c. 1949 – 2015).
Her mother worked at several different jobs, including as a nurse and a teacher while her father was a clergyman who abandoned the family when they were still young. However, Goldberg was raised by her single mother in the public housing project, Chelsea-Elliot Houses, in NYC. She described her mother as a “stern, strong, and wise woman.
Goldberg changed her name when she felt that her given name was too boring. Her surname “Goldberg” is related to her family background, and she claims to be half Jewish and half Catholic. She is of African-American ethnicity and is a citizen of the United States.
Whoopi Goldberg Husband, Spouse
Goldberg has been married three times. Her first marriage was when she was 18 years old. This was after she survived an early experience with drug addiction and married her drug counselor Alvin Martin from 1973 to 1979. She gave birth to her daughter Alexandrea Martin on 9 May 1973.
She was then married to cinematographer David Claessen from 1986 to 1988. Her third and last marriage was with union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994 to 1995. Goldberg has been romantically linked to actors Frank Langella and Ted Danson. She has stated that she has no plans to marry again. Goldberg has one daughter, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Whoopi Goldberg Daughter
Goldberg is blessed with one child and only daughter Alex Martin also known as Alex Dean from her first marriage with her drug counselor Alvin Martin. Alexandrea Martin was born on 9 May 1973. Alex is married to Bernard Dean. Alexandrea is an American actress and film producer. She was awarded the title of Miss Golden Globe at the 1994 Golden Globe Awards. Alexandrea is blessed with three children and one grandchild.
Whoopi Goldberg Salary
Goldberg earns an average annual salary of $8 million for co-hosting The View. She has been a moderator of the popular ABC’s Show “The View” since 2007 hence through her proceeds from her work as a co-panelist, she has been able to accumulate this great salary.
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth
Goldberg’s net worth is estimated to be $60 million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a television personality, actress, comedian, author, producer and as one of the longtime hosts of ABC’s daytime talk show ‘The View’ and in the other businesses, she has invested in.
Whoopi Goldberg Suspended from The View
On Tuesday 1st February 2022 following her statements about the Holocaust, Goldberg was suspended from the ABC show ‘The View’ for two weeks. In response to the Tennessee-based McMinn County School Board’s removal of the graphic novel ‘Maus’ from their syllabus, Goldberg said:
“Let’s be truthful, the Holocaust isn’t about race, it’s not. It’s about man’s inhumanity to man, that’s what it’s about. These are two groups of white people.”
Goldberg said that race was not a factor in the Holocaust’s crimes. She went on to say that it was caused by individuals mistreating one another.
Following the major backlash her comments received online, Goldberg, who is of Jewish descent, apologized hours later in a statement shared via Twitter. She said:
“On today’s show I said the Holocaust’ is not about race, but about man’s inhumanity to man’. I should have said it is about both … I stand corrected…The Jewish people around the world have always had my support and that will never waiver. I am sorry for the hurt I have caused.”
Whoopi Goldberg Body measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Caryn Elaine Johnson
- Career / Profession: Television personality, actress, comedian, author and producer
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 66 years old as of the year 2021
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Date of Birth: 13 November 1955
- Birthday: 13th November
- Body Measurements: 43-30-41 inches
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
- Weight: 84 kg (185 lbs)
- Marital Status: Single
- Wife/Spouse: Not Applicable
- Children: Alexandrea Martin
- Net Worth: Estimated to be $60 million as of 2022
- Salary: Average annual salary of $8 million
Whoopi Goldberg House
Goldberg resides in West Orange, New Jersey, United States of America.