Whoopi Goldberg, Caryn Elaine Johnson, is a multi-talented personality. She is known as an actress, comedian, and writer from America. She is also renowned as a social critic and television host.
Whoopi Goldberg was born on 13 November 1955 in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States to parents; mother Emma Johnson and father Robert James Johnson Jr. Clyde Goldberg is her brother who died in 2015. She is a dropout student from Washington Irving High School. Whoopi Goldberg is an American nationality and her ethnicity is black.
Whoopi Goldberg has dated multiple times and had romantic affairs with several boyfriends including Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton and Ted Danson who are also actors by profession. Whoopi married for three times in her life. She first got married to Alvin Martin in 1973. While she was eighteen she gave birth to her first child, daughter Alexandria Martin on 9 May 1974.
She and Alvin Martin got divorced in 1979. It was on 1 September 1986 when she got married to her second husband David Claessen but soon ended the marital relationship with a divorce, after two years of their wedding. She again got married for the third time with Lyle Trachtenberg on October 1, 1994, but divorced one year later.
Whoopi Goldberg debuted in professional acting with the 1984 Broadway Whoopi Goldberg. Her breakthrough role was of Celie in a 1985 period drama film The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award and also won her first Gloden Globe Award. She is also popular for starring in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, The Lion King, Ghosts of Mississippi, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The View.
In the 1990s, Whoopi Goldberg was said to be the highest paid actress of all time, and in recent times her annual income is considered to be in the range of $2 - $5 million, including her endorsements and her films and TVs shows. Her annual salary from the show The View is two million dollars. She has a mouth-watering net worth of $45 million dollars.