Caryn Elaine Johnson aka Whoopi Goldberg is a comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away (1982), her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South in the period drama film The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker’s book of the same title.
One of Whoopi’s most memorable roles is Oda Mae Brown, from Ghost. She starred along side Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, and picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at that year’s Oscars. Goldberg was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar since Hattie McDaniel in 1939. Whoopi can currently be seen daily on, The View, where she has been moderator since 2007. Whoopi continues to perform stand-up while attending to her moderating duties.
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Whoopi is one of few entertainers to win a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Happy Burfday Whoopi!