Whoopi Goldberg is an American Actress, Producer, Writer and She was born on 13 Nov 1955, in New York City, New York, USA. Her home city is the New York, and Nationality American. She was born in her mother's home city in the New York.
Whoopi attended St. Columba’s Catholic School during her younger years. Later, she studied at Washington Irving High School but dropped out at the age of 17 due to her poor academic performance resulting from dyslexia.
She took acting lessons from Uta Hagen at the HB Studio in New York City and she also attended the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
She made her first appearance on a TV show as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman in 1984.
Whoopi made her feature film debut in the 1982 drama, Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away.
It was while performing a private stand-up comedy routine titled ‘If E.T. landed in Oakland’ that she was discovered by director Steven Spielberg who was in the audience along with Michael Jackson. Spielberg offered her the lead role of Celie Johnson in his directorial venture The Color Purple (1985).
1994: Became the very first woman to host the Academy Awards solo.
2000: Broke up with boyfriend of five years Frank Langella.
Travels to locations by bus since she hates flying.
She won a Grammy Award for "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway".
Once worked in a mortuary where her job was applying makeup to corpses.
1985: Listed as one of 12 Promising New Actors of 1985 in "John Willis's Screen World", Vol. 37.
Height : 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Weight : 78 kg or 172 lbs