Whoopi Goldberg
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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.
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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.
Known For
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Blue Bloods
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Graham Norton Show
The Oscars
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Tales from the Crypt
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Real Time with Bill Maher
Star Trek: Picard
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Summer Camp Island
The Shop: Uninterrupted
The Tick
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
The Comedy Store
Lorena
JFK: Destiny Betrayed
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
Anansi Boys
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Nanny
BoJack Horseman
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
RuPaul's Drag Race
A Different World
Desus & Mero
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
Vice
The Muppets
Sesame Street: 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Hell's Kitchen
Tony Awards
Blackfish
The Nanny
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Toy Story 3
Madea Goes to Jail
Star Trek: Nemesis
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.
Star Trek: Generations
Snow Buddies
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Random Acts of Flyness
The Lion King 1½
Citizen Rose
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time
Girl, Interrupted
The Lion King
But... Seriously
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
The Celluloid Closet
Ask the Storybots
JFK: Destiny Betrayed
Nobody's Fool
Cinderella
The Stand
Luck
Rat Race
Ghost
In the Gloaming
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Whoopi Goldberg's Fontaine... Why Am I Straight?
Golden Dreams
Whoopi
Comic Relief
The Black List: Volume Three
Pee-wee's Playhouse
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
A Knight in Camelot
Everybody Hates Chris
Hell's Kitchen
MADtv
Sister Act 3
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly
Sister Act
The Making of Captain EO
30 Rock
Moms Mabley
The Con
Production Credits
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