Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg
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Birth name Caryn Elaine Johnson
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 62)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Medium Stand-up, movies, television, theatre, books
Years active 1982–present
Genres Observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, musical comedy, character comedy, satire
Subject(s) African-American culture, American politics, race relations, racism, marriage, sex, everyday life, pop culture, current events
Influences Richard Pryor,[1] George Carlin,[2] Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Judy Garland
Spouse Alvin Martin (m. 1973; div. 1979)
David Claessen (m. 1986; div. 1988)
Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994; div. 1995)
Children Alexandrea Martin

Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955 in New York City, New York) is an American actress, comedienne, author and talk show host. She made her movie debut in the 1985 period drama movie, The Color Purple for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Goldberg was partners with Frank Langella from 1996 until they separated in 2001. She is currently a co-host on the ABC talk show The View.

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Goldberg had a daughter when she was 18 years old. She became a grandmother when she was 34.[3]

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