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Caryn Elaine Johnson aka Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, author, comedian and TV host. Whoopi Goldberg is best known for her role as Celie in the period drama film The Color Purple which earned her first Golden Globe award.

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  • Birthday: November 13, 1955 (Age 62)
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession:  Actress, author, television host

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Family and Personal Life

Whoopi Goldberg has faced three unsuccessful married lives. After her divorce with the third husband, she was in a romantic relationship with actor Frank Langella for a couple of years.

Goldberg was born in Manhattan, New York City to parents Robert James Johnson, Jr., who was a clergyman and Emma Harris, who worked as a nurse and a teacher. She along with her brother Clyde was solely raised by her mother in Chelsea Elliot Houses. Her ancestors had moved from Georgia, Florida, Palatka, and Virginia.

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  • Parents: Robert James Johnson Jr. and Emma Harris
  • Husband: Alvin Martin (1973-1979), David Claessen (1986-1988) and Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-1995)
  • Children: 1 (Alexandrea Martin)
  • Marital Status: Divorced

As a child, she went to local Catholic school and later enrolled at Washington Irving High School but couldn’t graduate as she dropped out from the school. She later earned a Ph.D. in literature and an honorary degree from Wilson College in Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, she isn’t as successful in her personal life as much as she is in her career. Goldberg has been married thrice-first she wedded with Alvin Martin with whom she gave a birth to a daughter. The wedding bells rang again with David Claessen, a cinematographer which ran for two years and they got divorced in 1988. The last time she was married to Lyle Trachtenberg, a union organizer, however, the relationship ended within a year.

She has frequently admitted that she aggressively used to take drugs and at a point, she was even terrified to step out of the bed and use the toilet.

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Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most successful Hollywood stars both with her career and looks. The glam babe ensures to bring out her best looks followed by designer outfits both on and off the screen.

Goldberg is certainly one of the renowned actresses of all time with her passion and dedication towards her work and self-confident nature. The 62-years-old beauty simply looks sensational whenever steps in red carpet event in her custom tailored outfit flaunting giant dragon tattoo on the right shoulder.

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  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (167 cm)
  • Body Measurements: 34-26-36 cm (86-66-91 cm)
  • Plastic Surgery: Yes
  • Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)

She who has presented the Oscar four times every time dazzles in her eye-catching gown when walks the large stage. She oozes Hollywood grace glamour in her scintillating looks with dark brown eye color, trademark deadlocks, and shrill wit.

Being a renowned celebrity star, she has a very hectic schedule with an immense list of new ventures but whenever she gets the time she hangs out with her pals and close companions. She also takes a trip to global famed destinations which is filled with natural scenery, serene beaches, and lush green forests.

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Professional Career

Whoopi Goldberg is an actress on The Ghost which won her first Oscar for a black woman in 50 years. She also features on television talk show The View where she takes an interview with famous personalities and celebrities.

Goldberg primarily started her career in theatres and later groomed herself under actress and theatre practitioner Uta Hagen in New York nestled HB Studio. She made her onscreen debut with William Farley directorial Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away, which was an avant-garde ensemble piece. The following year she developed one woman show composed of several character monologues titled The Spook Show which was later progressed to Broadway show by Mike Nichols.

Career Timeline:

  • 1985: Appeared in the period drama film The Color Purple
  • 1990: Starred in CBS sitcom Bagdad Café alongside Jean Stapleton
  • 2007: Joined ABC talk show The View

Her 1986 spy comedy Jumpin’ Jack Flash from debut director Penny Marshall’s was a modest success as a result of which she was signed for three other motion pictures Burglar, Fatal Beauty and The Telephone. In 1990, she starred as psychic Oda Mae Brown in Ghost which won her the Academy Award and made history to become a first black woman to do it in 50 years.

Goldberg then led to achieving milestones with other notable acting credits include Soapdish, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sister Act, and Sarafina. Similarly, after the early back to back flops with motion pictures, she further made two movies with them Made in America and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit which was pretty successful in terms of box office compared to the previous ones.

In 1992, she launched her late-night talk show The Whoopi Goldberg Show and encountered big names from politics and Hollywood. In 1993, the show was called off following the low ratings and after a year she was in the Oscar stage as a host for the night and did it back again in 1996 and 1999.

The immense success of her shows and movies earned her a position of co-host and moderator on ABC talk show ‘The View’, substituting Rosie O'Donnell, who as well supported the choice. She has brought the high ratings in the house, however; at times her controversial comments are disliked by viewers.

Similarly, she is also recognized for her theatre works that include Golden Dreams in which she played Califia at Disney California Adventure Park. In 2002, she produced for Broadway Thoroughly Modern Millie as well as starred in the documentary Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel.

Moreover, being an actress and TV host, she is also a humanitarian who has raised campaign aiming to bring straight people to support with gay. She also works as an activist for gay and lesbian rights and is a member of NRA.

Goldberg has garnered several awards for her theatre works and big screen roles including prestigious Academy Award, Golden Globe, Black Reel Award, Daytime Emmy, Grammy Award and Tony Award.

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Salary and Net Worth 2018

Whoopi Goldberg has collected jaw-dropping fortunes from her career as an actress. Her million dollar fortune is the additional result of her lavish and luxurious house in LA.

Goldberg net worth counts $45 million, earned through exotic capability, hardships and commitment towards her work. She reportedly makes an annual salary of $5 million through her career in acting.

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  • Net Worth: $45 million
  • Salary: $5 million

Recently she had listed her California estate for sale at a whopping price of $8.795 million. The 7039 sq. ft. property is a longtime resident of the actress which is filled with all the lavish comforts and luxuries

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