Whoopi Goldberg Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Biography

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Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality know all about Whoopi Goldberg Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Biography. A recipient of numerous accolades, she is one of 17 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

Whoopi Goldberg Biography

Real NameWhoopi Goldberg
Date of Birth ( Birthday )13 November 1955
Age ( As per 2022 ) 66 years
Place of BirthChelsea, New York, United States
EthnicityNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse / PartnerLyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994–1995), David Claessen (m. 1986–1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1973–1979)
ChildrenAlex Martin
MotherEmma Harris
FatherRobert James Johnson
SiblingsNot Known
EducationWashington Irving High School
ProfessionAmerican actor
Last UpdateJanuary 2022

Caryn Elaine Johnsonis an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality.A recipient of numerous accolades, she is one of 16 entertainers to win an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award (EGOT).Goldberg started her career on stage in 1983 with her one-woman show, Spook Show, which transferred to Broadway under the title Whoopi Goldberg, running from 1984 to 1985. She won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the recording of the show.

Whoopi Goldberg Family
Whoopi Goldberg Family

Whoopi Goldberg Family and Prents

Whoopi Goldberg Parents name is Robert James Johnson Jr. ( Father ) a Baptist clergyman, and Emma Johnson ( Mother ) a nurse and teacher. Caryn Elaine Johnson Whoopi Goldberg. was born in Manhattan, New York City,on November 13, 1955. She was raised in the public housing project, Chelsea-Elliot Houses, in NYC.

Goldberg described her mother as a “stern, strong, and wise woman” who raised her as a single mother with her brother Clyde .She attended a local Catholic school, St Columba’s. Her more recent forebears migrated north from Faceville, Georgia; Palatka, Florida; and Virginia.She dropped out of Washington Irving High School.

Whoopi Goldberg Husband, Is Whoopi Goldberg Married

Whoopi Goldberg with Husband Alvin
Whoopi Goldberg with Husband Alvin

Goldberg has been married three times. She was married to Alvin Martin from 1973 to 1979 to cinematographer David Claessen from 1986 to 1988 and to union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994 to 1995. She has been romantically linked to actors Frank Langella and Ted Danson.Danson controversially appeared in blackface during her 1993 Friars Club roast Goldberg wrote some of his jokes for the event and defended Danson after a media furor.

She has stated that she has no plans to marry again, commenting “Some people are not meant to be married and I am not meant to. I’m sure it is wonderful for lots of people.” In a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, she explained that she never loved the men she married and commented: “You have to really be committed to them…I don’t have that commitment. I’m committed to my family.”In 1973, Goldberg gave birth to a daughter, Alexandrea Martin, who also became an actress and producer.Through her daughter, Goldberg has three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth

Whoopi Goldberg has an estimated Net Worth around $60 Million in 2022.All earnings comes from her commedian and acting career.Caryn Elaine Johnsonis an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality.

NameWhoopi Goldberg
Net Worth ( 2022 )$60 Million
Income SourceActress
Annual Income / SalaryUnder Review
Last Update2022
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Whoopi Goldberg Career

Goldberg trained under acting teacher Uta Hagen at the HB Studio in New York City. She first appeared onscreen in Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away (1982), an avant-garde ensemble feature by San Francisco filmmaker William Farley. She created The Spook Show, a one-woman show composed of different character monologues in 1983. Director Mike Nichols “discovered” her when he saw her perform.

In January 1990, Goldberg starred with Jean Stapleton in the situation comedy Bagdad Cafe. The sitcom ran for two seasons on CBS. Simultaneously, she starred in The Long Walk Home, portraying a woman in the US civil rights movement. She played a psychic in the film Ghost (1990) and became the first black woman to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in nearly 50 years, and the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting . Premiere named her character Oda Mae Brown in its list of Top 100 best film characters.

In 1994, Goldberg became the first African-American woman to host the Academy Awards ceremony starting with the 66th Oscar telecast.She hosted it again in 1996, 1999, and 2002, and has been regarded as one of the show’s best hosts.Goldberg returned to the stage in 2003, starring as blues singer Ma Rainey in the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s historical drama Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the Royale Theatre. She was also one of the show’s producers.

In 2010, she starred in the Tyler Perry movie For Colored Girls, alongside Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray. The film received generally good reviews from critics and grossed over $38 million worldwide.The same year, she voiced Stretch in the Disney/Pixar animated movie Toy Story 3. The movie received critical acclaim and grossed $1.067 billion worldwide.

In an appearance on The View on January 22, 2020, Patrick Stewart invited Goldberg to reprise her role as Guinan during the second season of Star Trek: Picard.She immediately accepted his offer.Goldberg also starred in The Stand, a CBS All Access miniseries based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Stephen King, portraying Mother Abagail, a 108-year-old woman.In 2020, it was announced Goldberg was set to return in Sister Act 3 with Tyler Perry producing.

Career as an Entrepreneur

Goldberg is co-founder of Whoopi & Maya, a company that makes medical cannabis products for women seeking relief from menstrual cramps.Goldberg says she was inspired to go into business by “a lifetime of difficult periods and the fact that cannabis was literally the only thing that gave me relief”.The company was launched in April 2016.