Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian, and television personality who was born in New York City. Her career as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s and quickly gained recognition for her unique brand of humor and her fearless approach to tackling controversial topics.
Over the course of her career, Goldberg has appeared in numerous films and television shows, working with some of the most respected directors and actors in the industry. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards and has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few entertainers to achieve the coveted EGOT status. In 2001, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
One of Goldberg’s most notable collaborations with other artists is her work on the long-running daytime talk show, “The View.” She has been a co-host of the show since 2007 and has used her platform to advocate for a range of causes, from women’s rights to LGBTQ+ issues to social justice. She has also interviewed numerous high-profile guests on the show, including politicians, celebrities, and other public figures.
Whoopi Goldberg has worked alongside many prominent actors and actresses throughout her career, including in some of her most memorable film roles. In “The Color Purple,” directed by Steven Spielberg, she starred alongside Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, earning critical acclaim for her performance as Celie. She also starred in the iconic comedy “Sister Act” and its sequel, “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit,” alongside Maggie Smith and Kathy Najimy, which became some of the most successful comedies of the 1990s. Goldberg also worked with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in the romantic fantasy film “Ghost,” which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other collaborations include “The Player” with Tim Robbins and “Rat Race” with John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson.
Goldberg has been involved in a number of philanthropic efforts throughout her career. She is an advocate for animal welfare and has worked with organizations such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She has also supported a range of other causes, including AIDS research, children’s health, and human rights.