Facts of Whoopi Goldberg
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||63 years old|
|Family Name :||Goldberg|
|Birth Place :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||libra|
|Height :||5 feet 5 inch|
|Birth Name||Caryn Elaine Johnson|
|Father||Robert James Johnson|
|Birth Place/City||Manhattan, New York City|
|Net Worth||45 million US dollars|
|Weight in KG||58 kg|
|Famous for||Comedienne, actress, political activist, writer and television host|
|Married to||Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994), David Claessen (m. 1986), Alvin Martin (m. 1973)|
|Divorce||Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1995), David Claessen (m. 1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1979)|
|TV Show||The Whoopi Goldberg Show|
An American comedian, actress, writer, producer, television host, political activist and singer who gained recognition for her role in The Color Purple and co-produced the game show Hollywood Squares. She is daughter to Emma Johnson and Robert James Johnson Jr. Her parents got separated when she was still young and she was raised by her mother. Talking about her education she dropped out of high school and she worked as phone sex operator. She was first discovered by director Mike Nichols. She is the very first woman to host the Academy Awards in 1994. For her single named "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway" she got a Grammy award.
Exploring her personal life, she has been married thriceHer first marriage took place when she was just 17 years old and she gave birth to one daughter and they got divorced. She again dated a cinematographer and got married but they got divorced without giving birth to any children. She again married an actor but the relationship didn't go well and they got divorced. Currently, she is single and according to her, she has no plan to marry now.
Early Life of Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg was born as Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955, in New York City, New York, U.S. to Robert James Johnson Jr. and a Baptist clergyman, and Emma Johnson, a nurse, and teacher. After her parent's divorce, Goldberg and her brother were raised by their mother in the Chelsea-Elliot Houses.
Goldberg attended a local Catholic, St Columba's. Then she joined Washington Irving High School but dropped out due to her financial problem. In 1970, she relocated to Southern California where she worked various odd jobs such as a bank teller, a mortuary cosmetologist, and a bricklayer.
Whoopi Goldberg's Career
Whoopi Goldberg started her acting career in 1982 in Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away. Then she featured in The Color Purple in the lead role which was a critical and commercial success. The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards.
Whoopi Goldberg's Net Worth
Whoopi Goldberg has an estimated net worth of $45 million as per some online sources. Her income is considered to be in the range of $2 million. She collected $5 million per year from endorsement deals and the residual income from her film and TV work. Goldberg has starred in many box office success movies including;
1. The Color Purple (1985)
Budget= $15 million
Box-office Collection= $142 million
IMDb rating= 7.8 stars
Starring= Danny Glover, Adolph Caesar, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery
2. Ghost (1990)
Budget= $22 million
Box-office Collection= $505 million
IMDb rating= 7 stars
3. Sister Act (1992)
Budget= $31 million
Box-office Collection= $231 million
IMDb rating= 6.3 stars
Starring= Maggie Smith and Harvey Keitel
4. Made in America (1993)
Budget= $22 million
Box-office Collection= $104 million
IMDb rating= 5 stars
Whoopi Goldberg's Personal Life
Whoopi Goldberg is possibly single at the moment but previously she was married thrice. She had to face many ups and downs during her love life. She is taken as one of the popular celebrities who has got the highest affair during her time. She herself disclosed that she screwed 6 times with other guys during her married life only, which suggest that she was kind of playgirl in her time.
She first married Alvin Martin in 1973 but the couple divorced in 1979. They shared a daughter, Alexandrea Martin who is an actress and producer.
Then she married cinematographer David Claessen in 1986 but same as her first marriage this one also couldn't last for long the couple split apart in 1988. In 1994, she tied the knot for the third time to the union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg and divorced in 1995.
In August 2010, Goldberg lost her mother, Emma Johnson, after suffering a stroke. She left London at the time but returned in October to perform. Her brother Clyde died of a brain aneurysm. Once in an interview, she stated she was a "high functioning" drug addict years ago, at one point being too terrified to even leave her bed to use the toilet.
Whoopi Goldberg Affair(s)
First Affair to Danny Glover
There is no exact date when they started to date but they were spotted couple of times dating together in public.
Second Affair to Bill Duke
They dated very shortly and due to some personal reason they stopped their romantic relationship and moved their own way.
Third Affair to David Edger
There is no exact date when they started dating each other but they were rumored to have done more than dating i.e. they were said to get married.
Fourth Affair to Alan Moore
There affair only lasted for few months and they split up due to some reason which they haven't disclosed yet.
Fifth Affair to Eddie Gold
They dated for few years. But before the thing could get serious they broke up with each other.
Sixth Affair to Timothy Dalton
He is widely known as early 1991's James Bond. They got to know each other through a mutual friend in LA. They were spotted together in many award ceremony and TV shows as couple. They are still a good friends.
Seventh Affair to Ted Danson
It is said that having affair with her he screwed his marriage with his wife and got divorce in 1993. After that they broke up.
Eighth Affair to Jeffrey Cohen
They dated for only few months. Their relationship didn't worked out as planned and they broke up.
Nineth Affair to Frank Langella
Even they dated for more than 5 years their relationship didn't worked well and they broke up.
10 Affair to Michael Visbal
They dated for four four years and broke up due to some personal reason. Couple's picture can be still found in some sites.