Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, author, and television personality.
She is one of just 16 artists to receive the EGOT, which consists of an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award (“Oscar”), and a Tony Award. She was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2001.
Goldberg began her theater career in 1983 with her one-woman play Spook Show, which was later renamed Whoopi Goldberg and ran on Broadway from 1984 to 1985. For the recording of the concert, she received a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Her breakthrough occurred in 1985, when she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her part as Celie, a mistreated woman in the Deep South, in Steven Spielberg’s historical drama film The Color Purple.
She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and a second Golden Globe Award for her work as an eccentric clairvoyant in the romantic fantasy picture Ghost (1990).
Whoopi Goldberg Daughter
When Whoopi gave birth to Alex on May 9, 1973, she became a mother for the first time. Alex has become pretty successful in her own right as she has grown older.
She’s a loving mother and grandmother who followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming an actress and acting in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, American Intellectuals, and Strange as Angels in 1993, 1999, and 2003.
Alex made Whoopi a grandma for the first time in 1989, when she and her husband, Bernard Dean, welcomed their first child, Amarah Skye.