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Whoopi Goldberg

1955-11-13 New York City, New York, USA

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An American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act and Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She is also acclaimed for her roles as the bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash. Her latest role is the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3. Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. Goldberg has a Grammy, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar. In addition, Goldberg has a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.


Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin Aqua (voice) 2025-06-28
Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story Self 2024-09-21
I'm "George Lucas": A Connor Ratliff Story Self (archive footage) 2024-01-20
Outlaw Posse Stagecoach Mary 2024-03-01
Ezra Jayne 2024-05-30
Atrabilious Dr. Andrea Hart 2024-03-12
Babes Dawn's Breasts 2024-05-17
Butterfly in the Sky Self 2024-03-17
Oprah & The Color Purple Journey Self 2023-12-28
Barry Humphries at the BBC Self (archive material) 2023-05-28
The Color Purple Midwife (uncredited) 2023-12-25
Our Barbara -- A Special Edition of 20/20 Self 2023-01-01
Three Trees (Narration) 2023-06-24
Till Alma 2022-10-14
Whoopi Goldberg: The Winning Act Self (archive footage) 2022-02-15
Luck Captain (voice) 2022-08-05
Cinderella: The Reunion, A Special Edition of 20/20 Self 2022-08-23
Tony Bennett: Forget Me Not Self 2022-06-22
Soul of a Nation Presents: Screen Queens Rising Self 2022-02-03
My Father's Dragon Cat (voice) 2022-11-04
Bill Cosby: Walking Free 2022-03-04
20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda Self 2022-11-04
Is That Black Enough for You?!? Self 2022-10-09
Music Is My Life - Joseph Shabalala and Ladysmith Black Mambazo Self 2022-10-11
Sesame Street: 50 Years Of Sunny Days Self - Guest 2021-04-26
The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World Self - Host 2021-10-01
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass Narrator (voice) 2021-11-12
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It Self 2021-06-18
The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show Self 2020-04-15
Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip Narrator 2020-10-20
The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU (archive footage) 2020-01-02
Billy Connolly: It’s Been a Pleasure... Self 2020-12-28
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine Whoopi Goldberg (voice) 2020-10-27
Siempre, Luis Self (archive footage) 2020-01-25
Find Your Groove Self 2020-03-24
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Herself 2020-10-08
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King Self - Co-host, "The View" 2020-08-30
My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Feeding America Comedy Festival Self 2020-05-10
Charley Pride: I'm Just Me Self 2019-02-22
Sesame Street: 50th Anniversary Celebration! Self 2019-11-09
The Most Magnificent Thing Narrator (voice) 2019-09-28
Cracked Up Self 2019-09-13
Olympia Herself 2018-11-11
Nobody's Fool Lola 2018-10-31
Trump @War Self (archive footage) 2018-10-11
The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge Uncut Self - Host 2018-11-16
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like Self 2018-03-06
The Gospel According to André Self 2018-03-18
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Self (archive footage) 2018-07-27
Furlough Moms 2018-03-16
Yamasong: March of the Hollows Yari 2017-09-10
Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic Host 2017-12-18
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me Self 2017-09-11
King of the Dancehall Loretta Brixton 2017-01-13
A Very Sordid Wedding Abernatha Coleman 2017-03-10
The Problem with Apu Self 2017-11-19
Descendants 2 Ursula (voice) (uncredited) 2017-07-21
9/11 Metzie 2017-09-07
The Truth Is in the Stars Self 2017-05-01
Gilbert Self 2017-04-20
50 Years of Star Trek Self 2016-08-14
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Self 2016-09-15
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time Herself 2016-10-28
Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) Self (archive footage) 2016-10-16
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Self 2016-02-05
De magie van het dagboek van Anne Frank Self 2015-04-29
Black Dog, Red Dog Calliope 2015-07-23
Misery Loves Comedy Self 2015-01-23
The Three Stooges: Hey Moe! Hey Dad! Self 2015-05-05
Top Five Self 2014-12-12
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Bernadette Thompson 2014-08-07
A Day Late and a Dollar Short Viola 2014-04-19
Big Stone Gap Fleeta Mullins 2014-10-09
Blackfish Self 2013-06-07
Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds Guinan (archive footage) 2013-04-25
Miracle Rising: South Africa Herself 2013-02-09
The Contradictions of Fair Hope Narrator 2013-01-01
Moms Mabley Self 2013-04-20
Why We Laugh: Funny Women Self 2013-03-21
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Self 2013-12-11
12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief Self 2012-12-12
Radioman Self 2012-12-07
Katy Perry: Part of Me Self 2012-06-28
Paul Simon: Under African Skies Self 2012-05-11
A Little Bit of Heaven God 2011-02-03
The Muppets Whoopi Goldberg 2011-11-22
The Little Engine That Could The Tower (voice) 2011-03-22
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Narrator (voice) 2011-10-21
The Black List: Volume Three Self 2010-02-08
See You in September Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited) 2010-01-01
For Colored Girls Alice / White 2010-11-05
Teenage Paparazzo Self 2010-01-22
Toy Story 3 Stretch (voice) 2010-06-16
कमबख़्त इश्क़ Whoopi Goldberg 2009-07-03
Journey to the Stars Narrator (voice) 2009-07-04
Star Trek: The Captains' Summit Self 2009-04-12
Stream Jodi Quinn 2009-01-15
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants 2009-07-14
Madea Goes to Jail Self 2009-02-16
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins Self - Narrator (voice) 2008-06-03
Snow Buddies Miss Mittens (voice) 2008-02-05
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Taxi Driver 2008-12-17
Descendants Red Flower (voice) 2008-06-30
Ghost Stories: The Making of a Classic Self 2007-03-13
The Sophisticated Misfit Herself 2007-04-26
Farce of the Penguins Helen (voice) 2007-07-14
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens Self 2007-05-19
If I Had Known I Was a Genius Mom 2007-01-23
Elton 60: Live At Madison Square Garden Self 2007-03-29
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Self 2007-10-13
Everyone's Hero Darlin' (voice) 2006-08-04
The N Word Herself 2006-01-16
Comic Relief 2006 2006-11-18
Doogal Ermintrude (voice) 2006-02-24
Homie Spumoni Thelma 2006-09-08
The Aristocrats Self 2005-07-29
Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady 2005-04-09
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Whoopi Goldberg 2005-05-08
Racing Stripes Franny (voice) 2005-01-06
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years Self (archive footage) 2004-01-01
Uta Hagen's Acting Class Self 2004-04-06
Pinocchio 3000 Cyberina (voice) 2004-05-14
The World of Nat King Cole Self 2004-06-15
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Whoopi Goldberg 2004-08-27
The Lion King 1½ Shenzi (voice) 2004-02-06
New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup 2002-2003 Champions Voice 2003-07-01
Good Fences Mabel Spader 2003-01-22
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! Self 2003-01-01
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives Narrator (voice) 2003-02-10
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Daniel's 'Boss' 2003-12-24
Declaration of Independence Self 2003-06-10
Blizzard Blizzard (voice) 2003-05-15
Pauly Shore Is Dead Whoopi Goldberg 2003-03-11
Showboy Herself 2002-06-22
Madeline: My Fair Madeline Miss Clavel (voice) 2002-11-11
Star Trek: Nemesis Guinan (uncredited) 2002-12-13
Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
The Making of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Self - Hostess 2001-12-06
Golden Dreams Califia, the Queen of California 2001-02-08
Monkeybone Death 2001-02-23
Kingdom Come Raynelle Slocumb 2001-04-11
Rat Race Vera Baker 2001-08-17
The Hollywood Sign Woman at Funeral (uncredited) 2001-09-28
Ghost: Remembering the Magic Self 2001-04-24
What Makes a Family Terry Harrison 2001-01-22
Call Me Claus Lucy Cullins 2001-12-03
Rescued from the Closet Self 2001-05-29
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years Self - Host 2000-05-10
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film Self - Host / Narrator 2000-09-12
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation Self 2000-11-08
More Dogs Than Bones Cléo 2000-07-14
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Judge Cameo (uncredited) 2000-06-30
Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat 1999-02-28
Jackie's Back! Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister) 1999-06-14
Girl, Interrupted Valerie Owens 1999-12-21
The Deep End of the Ocean Candy Bliss 1999-03-12
Our Friend, Martin Mrs. Peck (voice) 1999-01-12
Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years 1999-01-01
Alegría: An Enchanting Fable Baby Clown 1999-01-10
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns The Grand Banshee 1999-11-05
Get Bruce! Self 1999-01-01
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Stormella (voice) 1998-10-16
成龍的傳奇 Self 1998-07-17
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Whoopi Goldberg 1998-02-27
A Knight in Camelot Dr. Vivien Morgan 1998-11-08
The Rugrats Movie Ranger Margaret (voice) 1998-11-20
Titey The Iceberg (voice) 1998-05-15
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Delilah Abraham 1998-08-14
Sports on the Silver Screen Self (archive footage) 1997-03-16
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special Mother Gooseberg (voice) 1997-10-12
In & Out Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited) 1997-09-10
Cinderella Queen Constantina 1997-11-02
Destination Anywhere Cabbie 1997-06-16
A Christmas Carol Spirit of Christmas Present (voice) 1997-12-20
Pitch Herself 1997-09-04
In the Gloaming Nurse Myrna 1997-04-20
Bogus Harriet Franklin 1996-09-06
The Celluloid Closet Self 1996-01-30
The Associate Laurel Ayres 1996-10-25
Bordello of Blood Hospital Patient (uncredited) 1996-08-16
Eddie Eddie Franklin 1996-05-31
The Sunshine Boys Nurse (uncredited) 1996-08-08
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Self (archive footage) 1996-03-17
Ghosts of Mississippi Myrlie Evers 1996-12-20
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Time's Arrow Guinan (archive footage) 1995-03-13
Theodore Rex Katie Coltrane 1995-12-14
Moonlight and Valentino Sylvie Morrow 1995-09-29
Boys on the Side Jane Deluca 1995-02-03
The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge Self - Hostess 1995-12-05
Sesame Street: The Best of Elmo Self 1994-01-01
The Pagemaster Fantasy (voice) 1994-11-23
But... Seriously Self (archive footage) 1994-03-25
Liberation Narrator 1994-01-01
Star Trek: Generations Guinan (uncredited) 1994-11-18
The Making of 'The Pagemaster' Self (archive footage) 1994-12-01
The Lion King Shenzi (voice) 1994-06-24
The Little Rascals Buckwheat's Mom 1994-08-05
Corrina, Corrina Corrina Washington 1994-08-12
Naked in New York Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall 1993-11-10
Made in America Sarah Mathews 1993-01-06
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Billy York (uncredited) 1993-02-04
Aretha Franklin: Duets Self 1993-05-09
A Cool Like That Christmas Mom / Irwin (voice) 1993-12-23
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Deloris Van Cartier 1993-12-09
Sister Act Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence 1992-05-28
Sarafina! Mary Masembuko 1992-09-18
Wisecracks 1992-06-05
The Player Detective Avery 1992-04-03
The Magical World of Chuck Jones Self 1992-10-23
Defenders of Dynatron City Ms. Megawatt (voice) 1992-02-22
House Party 2 Professor (uncredited) 1991-10-23
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special Self 1991-09-28
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Redemption Guinan (archive footage) 1991-09-23
Soapdish Rose Schwartz 1991-05-31
Chez Whoopi Self - Host 1991-08-24
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter Self (uncredited) 1990-12-01
Ghost Oda Mae Brown 1990-07-13
The Long Walk Home Odessa Cotter 1990-12-21
Celebrity Guide to Wine Self 1990-01-01
Hanna-Barbera's 50th Self 1989-07-17
Kiss Shot Sarah Collins 1989-04-11
Beverly Hills Brats Self 1989-10-06
Homer and Eddie Eddie Cervi 1989-08-17
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly Herself 1989-09-10
Clara's Heart Clara Mayfield 1988-10-07
The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert Self 1988-01-01
The Telephone Vashti Blue 1988-01-22
Free to Be... a Family Self 1988-12-14
Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special Self 1988-12-21
Whoopi Goldberg's Fontaine... Why Am I Straight? Fontaine 1988-08-06
The Pointer Sisters: Up All Nite Self 1987-01-23
Burglar Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr 1987-03-20
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Self 1987-05-18
Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin 1987-02-10
Scared Straight!: 10 Years Later Self - Host 1987-05-06
Fatal Beauty Rita Rizzoli 1987-10-30
Citizen Steve Self - Actress 1987-01-01
Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce Self 1986-01-01
Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show 1986-05-24
The Making of Captain EO Host 1986-09-12
Jumpin' Jack Flash Terry Dolittle 1986-10-09
The Color Purple Celie Harris Johnson 1985-12-18
Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985-03-10
Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway Self 1985-07-20
Citizen 1982-01-01
Sister Act 3 Deloris
Comic Relief III
Leopardi & Co Mildred
Pierre The Pigeon-Hawk