- Real nameCaryn Elaine Johnson
- Date of birthNovember 13, 1955
- Age64 years
- Zodiac signScorpio
- BirthplaceChelsea, New York, USA
Parents and family
- Father Robert James Johnson Jr.
- Mother Emma Johnson (nee Harris)
- Brother Clyde K. Johnson
Whoopi Goldberg husband
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Caryn Johnson, who is famed worldwide as Whoopi Goldberg, made a big screen debut in 1982 in Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away. She gained popularity in 1985 after starring in The Color Purple and consolidated her success with 1990 film Ghost.
Today, Goldberg is most noted for her parts in Sister Act, Made in America, The Little Rascals, Theodore Rex, Ghosts of Mississippi, Rat Race plus Nobody’s Fool. She also frequently appears on TV. For instance, she played in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Glee and Nashville series. Moreover, Whoopi is a stage actress. She debuted on Broadway with the eponymous show and proceeded with having parts in several productions, including Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Additionally, Whoopi Goldberg is famed for hosting The Whoopi Goldberg Show and The View as well as several Oscar ceremonies. Being fond of writing, she published several books, among which is Sugar Plum Ballerinas book series for kids. In 2016, the performer co-founded Whoopi & Maya, a company selling medical cannabis for women suffering from menstrual cramps.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Whoopi Goldberg’s talent and hard work brought her various accolades. Among her most precious trophies are 2 Golden Globes, Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards.
Whoopi tied knots with her first husband Alvin Martin in 1973 and the same year, they welcomed their daughter Alexandrea, who followed in her mom’s footsteps and got engaged into acting. In 1979, their marriage was dissolved. In 1986, the celebrity got hitched to David Claessen, but their marriage was short-lived and ended in 1988. Whoopi’s third marriage to Lyle Trachtenberg was even shorter than the previous one and lasted from 1994 to 1995. Goldberg was also romantically linked to Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton and Ted Danson.
A curious fact: Whoopi has a fear of flying and prefers other means of transportation if she has such an opportunity. It turned out that such a phobia developed after she witnessed a mid-air collision while standing on a balcony in San Diego.