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Whoopi Goldberg Biography

Updated On 24 Feb, 2019 Published On 30 May, 2015
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Facts of Whoopi Goldberg

Date of Birth :
Age : 68 years old
Family Name : Goldberg
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Libra
Height : 5 feet 5 inch
Name Whoopi Goldberg
Birth Name Caryn Elaine Johnson
Mother Emma Harris
Father Robert James Johnson
Birth Place/City Manhattan, New York City
Profession Actress
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Nationality American
Net Worth 45 million US dollars
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Weight in KG 58 kg
Famous for Comedienne, actress, political activist, writer and television host
Married Yes
Married to Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994), David Claessen (m. 1986), Alvin Martin (m. 1973)
Children Alex Martin
Divorce Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1995), David Claessen (m. 1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1979)
Education HB Studio
Awards N/A
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
TV Show The Whoopi Goldberg Show

Relationship short Statistics of Whoopi Goldberg

What is Whoopi Goldberg marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Divorce
How many children does Whoopi Goldberg have ? (name): 1 Children
Is Whoopi Goldberg having any relationship affair ?: Yes10 affair
Is Whoopi Goldberg Lesbian ? No

Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, television host, political activist, and singer. She gained recognition for her role in The Color Purple and co-produced the game show Hollywood Squares. She is the very first woman to host the Academy Awards in 1994. For her single le named "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway," she won 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

Starring= Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn

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

Starring= Ted Danson, Nia Long, Will Smith

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 Affairs

  1. First Affair with Danny Glover

    There is no exact date when they started to date but they were spotted couple of times dating together in public.

  2. Second Affair with Bill Duke

    They dated very shortly and due to some personal reason they stopped their romantic relationship and moved their own way.

  3. Third Affair with 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.

  4. Fourth Affair with Alan Moore

    There affair only lasted for few months and they split up due to some reason which they haven't disclosed yet.

  5. Fifth Affair with Eddie Gold

    They dated for few years. But before the thing could get serious they broke up with each other.

  6. Sixth Affair with 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.

  7. Seventh Affair with 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.

  8. Eighth Affair with Jeffrey Cohen

    They dated for only few months. Their relationship didn't worked out as planned and they broke up.

  9. Nineth Affair with Frank Langella

    Even they dated for more than 5 years their relationship didn't worked well and they broke up.

  10. 10 Affair with 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.

Whoopi Goldberg Married

First Marriage with Alvin Martin

He is also an actor. She married him when she was just 17 years old. Together they are parents of one daughter.

Second Marriage with David Claessen

After only two years of their marriage relationship they got divorces. She didn't gave birth to any children from his side.

Third Marriage with Lyle Trachtenberg

They first met each other met on set of Corrina Corrina where they changed their on screen romance in to off screen romance.

Whoopi Goldberg Children

DAUGHTER : Alexandrea Martin

Father: Alvin Martin

She is the only daughter of her. Professionally she is an actress and producer. She has already married and she has got three children named Amara Sky, Jerzey and Mason.

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