Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, and television host. She was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955.
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman.
Whoopi Goldberg Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements
Whoopi Goldberg Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Whoopi Goldberg Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Whoopi Goldberg Measurements: 34-26-36
Whoopi Goldberg Bra Size/Breast Size: 34C
Whoopi Goldberg Bra Cup Size: C
Whoopi Goldberg Shoe Size/Feet Size: 11 (US)
Whoopi Goldberg Dress Size: 8 (US)
Whoopi Goldberg Star Sign: Scorpio
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth: $45 million
Whoopi Goldberg Hair Color: Black
Whoopi Goldberg Eye Color: Black
Date Of Birth: 13 November 1955
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Birth Name: Caryn Elaine Johnson
Nicknames: Da Whoop, Shuttlehead
Race/Ethnicity: African-American (including Guinea-Bissauan)
Spouse: Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994-1995), David Claessen (m. 1986-1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1973-1979)
Parents: Emma Harris, Robert James Johnson
Children: Alex Martin (Daughter)
Siblings: Clyde K. Johnson (Brother)
Whoopi Goldberg Facts:
Discovered by director Mike Nichols.
Mother of actress and producer Alex Martin.
Is an avid Fiesta Ware (china) collector.
Became the very first woman to host the Academy Awards solo. (1994)
Broke up with boyfriend of five years Frank Langella. (2000)
Travels to locations by bus since she hates flying.
Won a Grammy Award for “Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway”.
Once worked in a mortuary where her job was applying makeup to corpses.
1985: Listed as one of 12 Promising New Actors of 1985 in “John Willis’s Screen World”, Vol. 37.
Received an honorary degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
2002: Won a Tony Award as a producer for Best Musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.
1985: Won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Performance Single or Album, Spoken or Musical for “Original Broadway Show Recording”.
She was the second African-American woman to win an Academy Award. The first was Hattie McDaniel.
When she was only 8, she performed with the Children’s Program, the Hudson Guild and the Rubenstein Children’s Theatre.
She is one of 10 African-American actresses to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe, Viola Davis and Quvenzhané Wallis.