Whoopi Goldberg Biography


Whoopi Goldberg

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Birth Name: Whoopi Goldberg
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: scorpio
Age:   61 Years
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Whoopi Goldberg full name Caryn Elaine Johnson is a multi-talented personality. She is known as an actress, comedian and writer from America. She is also renowned as social critic and television host. Whoopi Goldberg was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States to Emma Johnson and Robert James Johnson Jr. Clyde Goldberg is her brother who died in 2015. She is a drop out student of Washington Irving High School.

Whoopi Goldberg worked as a phone sex operator in her early days. She had affairs with Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton and Ted Danson who are also actors by profession. She first married Alvin Martin in 1973. At the age of eighteen, she gave birth to her daughter, Alexandria Martin, on May 09, 1974. She and Alvin Martin got divorce in 1979. It was date September 1, 1986 when she was married with David Claessen but separated soon after two years. She again married for third time with Lyle Trachtenberg on October 1, 1994 but divorced one year later. She has the mouth watering total net worth of $45 million dollars. Her annual salary from the show The View is two million dollars.

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Born in New York City, New York, United States

1955 13th of December

Whoopi Goldberg was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States to Emma Johnson and Robert James Johnson Jr. Clyde Goldberg is her brother. Her mother was a nurse and teacher while her father was a clergyman.

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Married to Alvin Martin

1973

Whoopi Goldberg worked as a phone sex operator in her early days. She had affairs with Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton and Ted Danson who are also actors by profession. She first married Alvin Martin in 1973. 

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Gave birth to first child Alexandria Martin

1974 9th of December

At the age of eighteen, she gave birth to her daughter, Alexandria Martin, on May 09, 1974. She and Alvin Martin got divorce in 1979. Her daughter, Alexandria Martin, is also an actress and producer. She was married in 1973.

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Lived in East Germany

1979

Goldberg used to work as a phone sex operator. She lived in East Germany for two years till 1981. During her stay, she worked in number of theatre productions. She also used to smuggle for artists who stay with her. 

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Started her acting career

1981

Acting teacher Uta Hagen trained her in HBO studio in New York City. She first appeared onscreen in Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away, a 1981-82 series. It was directed by William Farley and features an avant-garde ensemble.

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Acted in The Color Purple

1985

Goldberg received her major role in The Color Purple. The Color Purple is period drams from America directed by Steven Spielberg and Danny Glover, Desreta Jackson, Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey were in major cast. Goldberg is seen as Celie Harris-Johnson.

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Married to David Claessen

1986 1st of December

It was date September 1, 1986 when she was married with David Claessen but separated soon after two years. David Claessen is a cinematographer by profession. They get divorced in 1988. They together do not have any children.

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Won Academy Award

1991

She was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Ghost in Academy award. She won Academy award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA award for her role in Ghost. She is one of the individual who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. 

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Host of The Whoopi Goldberg Show

1992

Whoopi Goldberg started hosting The Whoopi Goldberg Show from 1992. The Whoopi Goldberg Show is a late night talk show which ran for one year with total two hundred episodes.  Elizabeth Taylor was first guest of the show.

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Married again to Lyle Trachtenberg

1994 1st of December

Goldberg again married for third time with Lyle Trachtenberg on October 1, 1994 but divorced one year later. Lyle Trachtenberg is union organizer by profession. They too together do not have any children. She states that she does not have any future plan of getting married again.

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Goldberg became great-grandmother

2014 15th of December

Goldberg became great-grandmother when her granddaughter gave birth to her child, Charli Rose Burr-Reynaud, on March 15, 2014. She became grandmother at the age of thirty-four. Her daughter, Alexandria Martin, gave birth at the age of sixteen. 

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