Whoopi was born on November 13, 1955, in Manhattan, New York City, and has All-American ethnicity. She is the daughter of Robert James Johnson, Jr. and Emma Johnson.
Her father was a clergyman and her mother was a nurse and teacher. Furthermore, she grew up in Chelsea-Elliot Houses alongside her parents. She had a brother Clyde Goldberg, who died in 2015.
Concerning her education, Whoopi attended a local Catholic school in St Columba. Later, she moved to Washington Irving High School.
However, she couldn’t continue her studies and dropped out. Furthermore, she also joined the Tisch School of the Arts. In the early 1980s, she learned acting at the HB Studio in New York City.
Whoopi Goldberg: Professional Life, Career
Whoopi Goldberg began her career in the 1982 film Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away. In 1983, she released a one-woman show called The Spook Show.
Her breakthrough moment came when she played the lead role in the 1985 movie The Color Purple. In addition, the movie got 11 Academy Awards nominations in which Whoopi also got a nomination for the Best Actress.
Furthermore, she also featured in the 1986 movie Jumpin’ Jack Flash followed by Burglar (1987), Fatal Beauty (1987), and The Telephone (1988). Additionally, The Color Purple actress starred in big movies such as Soapdish and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Besides this, Whoopi again came into the limelight as she hit the theatre in 1992, with Sister Act. The movie became a huge success and also collected more than $200 million. At the same time, she also got a nomination for a Golden Globe.
Apart from that, the Sister Act star has also starred in several theatre shows which consist of Golden Dreams, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and much more.
As an author, Whoopi has published almost a dozen of books which include Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners, Sugar Plum Ballerinas, Alice, Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?, Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships: If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN!, and much more.
As a television host, Whoopi turned into the moderator and co-host of The View. She has also commented on some major news in there regarding statutory rape and forcible rape.
In addition, she also joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community alongside Elton John, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, and a few more.
Net Worth, Salary
As a successful actress, activist, and author, Whoopi earns a massive amount of money through her works. Currently, she bags a whopping amount of annual salary worth $5 million to $6 million.
Apart from that, she has a net worth of $60 million as of 2022.
Awards and Nominations
Being a veteran actress, Whoopi has been delivering her brilliant acting in TV shows and movies. From her works, she has won several awards and nominations.
So far, The View host has received an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy awards. Apart from that, Whoopi has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Rumors and Controversy
Talking about her ‘The View’ Departure Rumors, Whoopi said to E! News that she was finally ready to call it quits. But it was her daughter who told her to stay saying, “We’ve just had a major shakeup and you need to be a part of this conversation.”
After the controversial news of Whoopi that she will decide or cut the actor in the popular show ‘The View’, she clarifies the news on Twitter, “Contrary to what u might read in the I do NOT run ABC nor do I own or produce, not involved in hiring4 the View so doesn’t send ur resumes.”
Body Measurement: Height, Weight
Whoopi Goldberg is 5 ft 4 inches tall and her weight is average. Furthermore, she has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Moreover, her body measurements are 34-26-36 inches.
Social Media Profiles
Whoopi is hugely active on social media.
She has almost 2.1 million followers on Facebook and around 1.6 million followers on Twitter. Furthermore, she has more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram.