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: Criminal Intent
Saturday Night Live
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Blue Bloods
The Oscars
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Middle
The Graham Norton Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
RuPaul's Drag Race
The Nanny
Tales from the Crypt
BoJack Horseman
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
Broad City
Real Time with Bill Maher
Glee
Star Trek: Picard
A Different World
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Desus & Mero
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Summer Camp Island
MADtv
Amphibia
The Shop
The Tick
Hell's Kitchen
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
Random Acts of Flyness
Godfather of Harlem
Citizen Rose
Ask the Storybots
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.
30 Rock
Everybody Hates Chris
CBS Schoolbreak Special
Lorena
Hollywood Squares
In & Out
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Vice
Miss Americana
Katy Perry: Part of Me
The Color Purple
The Muppets
Sesame Street: 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Star Trek: Generations
Blackfish
Tony Awards
The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU
House Party 2
X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All-Time
Star Trek: Nemesis
Toy Story 3
Madea Goes to Jail
The Little Rascals
Top Five
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Snow Buddies
Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Lion King
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special
Soapdish
The Magic School Bus
The Lion King 1½
Girl, Interrupted
Till
The Comedy Store
But... Seriously
Anansi Boys
Nobody's Fool
The Celluloid Closet
JFK: Destiny Betrayed
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
Cinderella
Luck
Rat Race
The Stand
In the Gloaming
20/20 Presents Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda
Ghost
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Pee-wee's Playhouse
Comic Relief
The Black List: Volume Three
Whoopi
Boys on the Side
Bagdad Cafe
A Knight in Camelot
Whoopi Goldberg's Fontaine... Why Am I Straight?
Sister Act 3
The Color Purple
Defenders of Dynatron City
Moms Mabley
Golden Dreams
The Making of Captain EO
The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World
The Con
Sister Act
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Billy Connolly
The Rugrats Movie
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
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