Battled with drug abuse and labelled herself as a high-functioning addict
|Net Worth:||$ 46 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actress, comedian|
|Born:||November 13, 1955|
|Spouse:||Lyle Trachtenberg (Divorced)|
|Birth Name:||Caryn Elaine Johnson|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65m)|
Whoopi Goldberg is one of the few entertainers to receive a Granny, an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy Award. She became part of various top grossing films. In 1993, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit in earned $7 million while Made in America grossed $44,942,695. Her movie For Coloured Girls in 2010 gained $37,729,698 and Ghosts of Mississippi in 1996 got $13,323,144.
Goldberg studied at a local Catholic School for her primary education. She attended Washington Irving High School but eventually dropped out.
She had her career break in the movie The Color Purple in 1985. She played the role of Celie, a mistreated black woman. In 1990, she played Oda Mae Brown in the romantic thriller Ghost. Brown is a psychic who helped the man to save the love of life. Both movies received positive criticism and appreciation. She again delivered a notable performance in the comedy movie Sister Act in 1992. She is also part of its sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, in 1993.
Goldberg became more popular with her other successful movies. These include Made in America in 1993, The Lion King in 1994, and Ghost of Mississippi in 1996. She is also part of How Stella Got Her Groove Back in 1998 and Girl Interrupted in 1999.
Goldberg was also seen on television including Star Trek: The Next Generation as Guinan. She also hosted the talk show The View since 2007. She took a leave from The View in 2019 because she was battling with pneumonia and sepsis.
Goldberg joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign on April 1, 2010. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the discrimination of the LGBT community. She wants to encourage people to support and befriend with LGBT community. She launched Whoopi & Maya in April 2016, a company that manufactures medical marijuana. The company wants to provide relief to women suffering from menstrual cramps. Her personal experience with menstrual cramps inspired the creation of the company.
Goldberg’s success in her career does not happen in her relationships. She first married Alvin Martin in 1973 but divorced in 1979. They had a child named Alexandrea Martin. It was followed by her marriage to David Claessen on September 1, 1986. They split in 1986. She then married Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994 and ended in 1995. She did not get married since then.
Goldberg claimed that she never loved her ex-husbands and she is not meant to be married.
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