Whoopi Goldberg



Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA:


An American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, and talk show host. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man (Patrick Swayze) find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act and Sister Act 2, The Lion King, Made in America, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Girl, Interrupted and Rat Race. She is also acclaimed for her roles as the bartender Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as Terry Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash. Her latest role is the voice of Stretch in Toy Story 3. Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was co-producer of the popular game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. She has been the moderator of the daytime talk show The View since 2007. Goldberg has a Grammy, two Emmys, two Golden Globes, a Tony, and an Oscar. In addition, Goldberg has a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

Film Credits

Feeding America Comedy Festival (2020)
as Herself
My Darling Vivian (2020)
as Self (archive footage)
Find Your Groove (2020)
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2019)
as Herself
Charley Pride: I'm Just Me (2019)
as Self
The Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge Uncut (2018)
as Host
Olympia (2018)
as Herself
Nobody's Fool (2018)
as Lola
Trump @War (2018)
as Herself (Archive Footage)
The Gospel According to André (2018)
as Self
Furlough (2018)
as Moms
Mister Rogers: It's You I Like (2018)
as Herself
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic (2017)
as Host
The Problem with Apu (2017)
as Herself
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017)
as Self
Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017)
as Yari
9/11 (2017)
as Metzie
King of the Dancehall (2017)
as Loretta Brixton
Descendants 2 (2017)
as Ursula (voice)
The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)
as Herself
Gilbert (2017)
as Herself
A Very Sordid Wedding (2017)
as Abernatha Coleman
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time (2016)
as Herself
Do I Look Like a Lady? (Comedians and Singers) (2016)
as Herself (Archival Footage)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
as Herself
50 Years of Star Trek (2016)
as herself
Journey to the Oscars (2016)
as Herself
Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)
as Herself
Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)
as Calliope
De magie van het dagboek van Anne Frank (2015)
as herself
Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
as Herself
Top Five (2014)
as Herself
Big Stone Gap (2014)
as Fleeta Mullins
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
as Bernadette Thompson
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
as Viola
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
as Herself - Interviewee
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (2013)
as Herself
Blackfish (2013)
as Herself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
as Herself
Moms Mabley (2013)
as Herself
Why We Laugh: Funny Women (2013)
as Herself
Miracle Rising: South Africa (2013)
as Herself
The Contradictions of Fair Hope (2013)
as Narrator
The Muppets (2011)
as Herself
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)
as Narrator (voice)
The Little Engine That Could (2011)
as The Tower
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
as God
For Colored Girls (2010)
as Alice / White
Toy Story 3 (2010)
as Stretch the Octopus (voice)
The Black List: Volume Three (2010)
as Herself
Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
as Herself
See You in September (2010)
as Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)
कमबख़्त इश्क़ (2009)
as Herself
The Captains' Summit (2009)
as Herself
Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
as Whoopi
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
as Taxi Driver
Descendants (2008)
as Red Flower (voice)
Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins (2008)
as Narrator
Snow Buddies (2008)
as Miss Mittens (voice)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
as Herself
Farce of the Penguins (2007)
as Helen (voice)
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (2007)
as Herself - Actress
The Sophisticated Misfit (2007)
as Herself
Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden (2007)
as Herself
If I Had Known I Was a Genius (2007)
as Mom
Everyone's Hero (2006)
as Darlin' (voice)
Homie Spumoni (2006)
Doogal (2006)
as Ermintrude (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway (2005)
as Herself / Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady
Racing Stripes (2005)
as Franny (voice)
The Aristocrats (2005)
as Herself
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
as Herself
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)
as Whoopi Goldberg
The World Of Nat King Cole (2004)
as Herself
Pinocchio 3000 (2004)
as Cyberina (voice)
The Lion King 1½ (2004)
as Shenzi (voice)
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004)
New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup 2002-2003 Champions (2003)
as Voice
Declaration of Independence (2003)
as Herself
Blizzard (2003)
as Blizzard (voice)
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
as Whoopi Goldberg
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
as Narrator (voice)
Good Fences (2003)
as Mabel Spader
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)
as Herself
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
as Guinan
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
as Daniel's 'Boss'
Madeline: My Fair Madeline (2002)
as Miss Clavel (voice)
Showboy (2002)
as Herself
Call Me Claus (2001)
as Lucy Cullins
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
as Woman at Funeral (uncredited)
Rat Race (2001)
as Vera Baker
Kingdom Come (2001)
as Raynelle Slocumb
Monkeybone (2001)
as Death
Golden Dreams (2001)
as Califia, the Queen of California
What Makes a Family (2001)
as Terry Harrison
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation (2000)
More Dogs Than Bones (2000)
as Cléo
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
as Judge Cameo
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly (1999)
as Herself
Jackie's Back! (1999)
as Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
as Valerie Owens
The Deep End of the Ocean (1999)
as Candy Bliss
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
as Cheshire Cat
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
as Mrs. Peck (voice)
Alegría, the film (1999)
as Baby Clown
Get Bruce! (1999)
as Herself
The Rugrats Movie (1998)
as Ranger Margaret (voice)
A Knight in Camelot (1998)
as Dr. Vivien Morgan
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)
as Stormella (voice)
How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
as Delilah Abraham
成龍的傳奇 (1998)
as Herself
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)
as Whoopi Goldberg
Cinderella (1997)
as Queen Constantina
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (1997)
as Mother Gooseberg (voice)
In & Out (1997)
as Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)
Pitch (1997)
as Herself
Destination Anywhere (1997)
as Cabbie
In the Gloaming (1997)
as Nurse Myrna
A Christmas Carol (1997)
as Spirit of Christmas Present (voice)
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
as Myrlie Evers
The Associate (1996)
as Laurel Ayres
Bogus (1996)
as Harriet Franklin
Bordello of Blood (1996)
as Hospital Patient (uncredited)
The Sunshine Boys (1996)
as Nurse
Eddie (1996)
as Eddie Franklin
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful (1996)
as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Celluloid Closet (1996)
as Herself
Theodore Rex (1995)
as Katie Coltrane
The Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge (1995)
as Herself
Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
as Sylvie Morrow
Boys on the Side (1995)
as Jane Deluca
The Pagemaster (1994)
as Fantasy (voice)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
as Guinan
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
as Corrina Washington
The Little Rascals (1994)
as Buckwheat's Mom
The Lion King (1994)
as Shenzi the Hyena (voice)
But... Seriously (1994)
as Herself (archive footage)
Liberation (1994)
as Narrator
A Cool Like That Christmas (1993)
as Mom / Irwin (voice)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
as Deloris Van Cartier
Naked in New York (1993)
as Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall
Made in America (1993)
as Sarah Mathews
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
as Billy York
Sarafina! (1992)
as Mary Masembuko
Wisecracks (1992)
Sister Act (1992)
as Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence
The Player (1992)
as Susan Avery
House Party 2 (1991)
as Professor
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991)
as Herself
Soapdish (1991)
as Rose Schwartz
The Long Walk Home (1990)
as Odessa Cotter
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (1990)
as Herself
Ghost (1990)
as Oda Mae Brown
Beverly Hills Brats (1989)
as Whoopi Goldberg
Homer and Eddie (1989)
as Eddie Cervi
Hanna-Barbera's 50th (1989)
as Herself
Kiss Shot (1989)
as Sarah Collins
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)
Clara's Heart (1988)
as Clara Mayfield
Fontaine...Why Am I Straight? (1988)
as Fontaine
The Telephone (1988)
as Vashti Blue
Fatal Beauty (1987)
as Rita Rizzoli
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (1987)
as Herself
Burglar (1987)
as Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr
The Pointer Sisters: Up All Nite (1987)
as Herself
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
as Terry Dolittle
The Making of Captain EO (1986)
as Herself - Host
Bob Goldthwait -- Don't Watch This Show (1986)
The Color Purple (1985)
as Celie Harris Johnson
Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway (1985)
as Herself
Citizen (1982)
The Most Magnificent Thing ()
as Narrator (voice)

Production Credits

Moms Mabley (2013)
Moms Mabley (2013)
Executive Producer
Whoopi Goldberg: Back to Broadway (2005)
The Piano Man's Daughter (2003)
Executive Producer
The Mao Game (1999)