Whoopi Goldberg Biography (1955-)

Original name, Caryn Elaine Johnson; born November 13, 1955, in New York, NY;daughter of Robert and Emma (a nurse and teacher; maiden name, Harris) Johnson; married Alvin Martin (a drug counselor), 1973 (divorced, 1979); married David Claessen (a cinematographer), September 1, 1986 (divorced October, 1988); married Lyle Trachtenberg (a union organizer), October 1, 1994 (divorced October, 1995); children: (first marriage) Alexandra Martin. Addresses:Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, 9171 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Contact: 8730 West Sunset Blvd., P.H., Los Angeles, CA 90069;Cheyenne Enterprises, 1006 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, comedian, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
November 13, 1955
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Citizen, 1982
  • Celie, The Color Purple, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Herself, Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce, 1985
  • Teresa "Terry" Doolittle, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr, Burglar, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Vashti Blue, The Telephone, New World, 1988
  • Rita Rizzoli, Fatal Beauty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Clara Mayfield, Clara's Heart, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Edwina "Eddie" Cervi, Homer & Eddie, Skouras, 1989
  • Herself, Beverly Hills Brats, Taurus Entertainment, 1989
  • Comicitis, 1989
  • Oda Mae Brown, Ghost, Paramount, 1990
  • Odessa Cotter, The Long Walk Home, Miramax, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Professor, House Party 2, New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Rose "Rosie" Schwartz, Soapdish, Paramount, 1991
  • Herself, Wisecracks, Alliance Releasing, 1992
  • Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence, Sister Act, Buena Vista,1992
  • Detective Susan Avery, The Player, Fine Line, 1992
  • Herself, The Magical World of Chuck Jones (documentary), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Mary Masembuko, Sarafina!, Buena Vista, 1992
  • World Beat, 1993
  • Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Sarah Matthews, Made in America, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Sergeant York, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as Loaded Weapon 1), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Tragedy Mask on theatre wall, Naked in New York, Fine Line, 1994
  • Voice of Shenzi the Hyena, The Lion King (animated), Buena Vista,1994
  • Corinna Washington (title role), Corrina, Corrina, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Guinan, Star Trek: Generations (also known as StarTrek 7), Paramount, 1994
  • Buckwheat's Mom, The Little Rascals, Universal, 1994
  • Narrator, Liberation, 1994
  • Voice of Fantasy, The Pagemaster (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Jane DeLuca, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Katie Coltrane, Theodore Rex (also known as T. Rex), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Sylvie Morrow, Moonlight and Valentino, Gramercy, 1995
  • Herself, The Celluloid Closet (also known as Celluloid Closet and Gefangen in der Traumfabrik), 1995
  • (Uncredited) Hospital patient, Tales of the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (also known as Bordello of Blood), Universal, 1996
  • Myrlie Evers, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts fromthe Past), Columbia, 1996
  • Laurel Ayres, The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Harriet Franklin, Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (title role), Eddie, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Herself, The Pitch, 1997
  • Voice of Spirit of Christmas Present, A Christmas Carol (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Herself, In and Out, Paramount, 1997
  • Herself, Burn, Hollywood, Burn (also known as An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Voice of Stormella, the Evil Ice Queen, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (animated), Good Times Entertainment, 1998
  • Delilah, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Voice of Ranger Margaret, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount,1998
  • Herself, Junket Whore (documentary), 1998
  • Herself, Jackie Chan: My Story (documentary), 1998
  • Baby clown, Alegria, Overseas Film Group, 1998
  • Herself, Get Bruce (also known as Get Bruce!), Miramax, 1999
  • Candy Bliss, The Deep End of the Ocean, Columbia, 1999
  • Nurse Valerie Owens, Girl, Interrupted (also known as Durchgeknallt), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999
  • Voice of Mrs. Peck, Our Friend, Martin, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Judge cameo, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle(also known as Die Abenteur von Rocky und Bullwinkle), Universal, 2000
  • Cleo, More Dogs Than Bones, Dream Entertainment, Inc., 2000
  • Narrator, A Second Chance at Life, 2000
  • Host and narrator, Mary Pickford: A Life on Film, Milestone Video,2000
  • Raynelle Slocumb, Kingdom Come, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Death, Monkeybone, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Vera Baker, Rat Race, Paramount, 2001
  • Calafia, the Queen of California (Narrator), Golden Dreams, 2001
  • Herself, Searching for Debra Winger, 2002
  • Herself, Showboy, 2002
  • Guinan, Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount, 2002
  • Herself, You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again, Dimension Films, 2002
  • Voice of Blizzard, Blizzard, 2002
  • Herself, Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Co-executive producer, The Mao Game, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mothers By Daughters, PBS, 1985
  • Guinan, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1988-1993
  • Brenda, Bagdad Cafe (also known as Bagdad Gas & Oil), CBS, 1990
  • Voice of Gaia, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), syndicated and TBS, 1990
  • Dionne and Friends, syndicated, 1990
  • Host, The Whoopi Goldberg Show, syndicated, 1992-1993
  • Center Square, Hollywood Squares, CBS, 1998-2002
  • Voice, Foxbusters, 1999
  • Dr. Lydia Emerson, a recurring role, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000
  • Herself, Celebrity Dish (also known as TV Guide's Celebrity Dish), 2000
  • Movies
  • Sarah Collins, Kiss Shot, CBS, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Nurse, The Sunshine Boys, 1995
  • Queen Constantina, "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" (also known as"Cinderella"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1997
  • Cabbie, Destination Anywhere (also known as Midnight in Chelsea), VH1, 1997
  • Nurse Myrna, In the Gloaming, HBO, 1997
  • Dr. Vivien Morgan, A Knight in Camelot, 1998
  • Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland, NBC, 1999
  • Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's sister), Jackie's Back!(also known as Jackie's Back: Portrait of a Diva), Lifetime, 1999
  • Terry Harrison, What Makes a Family, Lifetime, 2001
  • Lucy Cullins, Call Me Claus, TNT, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Herself, 30 Years of Billy Connolly, 1998
  • The Grand Banshee, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (also known as Kampf der Kobolde and Leprechauns), ABC, 1999
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Lydia Emerson, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000
  • Specials
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway, HBO, 1985
  • Host, Comic Relief, HBO, 1986
  • Host, The Making of Disney's Captain EO (also known as CaptainEO--Backstage), The Disney Channel, 1986
  • Comic Relief: Backstage Pass, HBO, 1986
  • Herself, The American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, 1986
  • Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987
  • The Pointer Sisters: Up All Night, NBC, 1987
  • The Carol Burnett Special: Carol, Carl, Whoopi, and Robin, ABC, 1987
  • Scared Straight: Ten Years Later, syndicated, 1987
  • Funny, You Don't Look 200 (also known as Funny, You Don't Look200: A Constitutional Vaudeville), ABC, 1987
  • Happy Birthday, Hollywood!, ABC, 1987
  • An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988
  • Free to Be ... a Family, ABC, 1988
  • Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration (also known as Nelson Madela 70th Birthday Tribute), Fox, 1988
  • Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (also known as ChristmasSpecial), CBS, 1988
  • Host, Comic Relief III, HBO, 1989
  • Host, The Truth about Teachers (also known as Raising Good Kidsin Bad Times), syndicated, 1989
  • The 75th Anniversary of Beverly Hills, ABC, 1989
  • All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBC, 1989
  • The Debbie Allen Special, ABC, 1989
  • Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration, TNT, 1989
  • Herself, The Trouble with Teachers, 1989
  • Angela, Tales from the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown, Class Clown (also known as Hot Rod Brown, Class Clown), Nickelodeon, 1990
  • Ringmaster, The 15th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1990
  • Host, Comic Relief IV, HBO, 1990
  • Host, A Laugh, a Tear, syndicated, 1990
  • Host, Red, Hot & Blue, ABC, 1990
  • Host, That's What Friends Are For, CBS, 1990
  • America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey, ABC, 1990
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs: 50 Looney Years (also known as HollywoodCelebrates Bugs Bunny's 50th Birthday), CBS, 1990
  • CBS Comedy Bloopers, CBS, 1990
  • CBS Comedy Bloopers II, CBS, 1990
  • Motown 30: What's Goin' On!, CBS, 1990
  • Host, Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music, Uh-Huh!, Fox, 1991
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1991
  • The Dream Is Alive: The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World (also known as Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration), CBS, 1991
  • Herself, Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, 1991
  • Herself, Comic Relief, 1991
  • Victory & Valor: A Special Olympics All-Star Celebration (alsoknown as The International Special Olympics All-Star Gala), ABC, 1991
  • Voices That Care, Fox, 1991
  • Host, Comic Relief V, HBO, 1992
  • Voice of Ms. Megawatt, Defenders of Dynatron City (animated), Fox,1992
  • Back to School '92 (also known as Education First!), CBS, 1992
  • The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday, NBC, 1992
  • HBO's 20th Anniversary--We Hardly Believe It Ourselves, CBS and HBO, 1992
  • Hurricane Relief, Showtime, 1992
  • The 27th Anniversary MDA Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon (also known as MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon), syndicated, 1992
  • AFI Salute to Sidney Poitier (also known as 20th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award), NBC, 1992
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Host, A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre (also known as President's Night at Ford's Theatre) ABC, 1993
  • Voice of Mom and Irwin, A Cool Like That Christmas (animated), Fox, 1993
  • An American Reunion: New Beginnings, Renewed Hope (also known as An American Reunion: The People's Celebration), HBO, 1993
  • Aretha Franklin: Duets, Fox, 1993
  • Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years, NBC, 1993
  • "What Is This Thing Called Love?" The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1993
  • Voice, Yuletide in the 'hood, 1993
  • (In archive footage) Herself, Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America,1993
  • Host, Comic Relief VI, HBO, 1994
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1994
  • One on One with Magic Johnson, Fox, 1994
  • (In archive footage) Herself, But ... Seriously, Showtime, 1994
  • Herself, All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (also known as Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!), 1994
  • (In archive footage) Herself, Carol Burnett: The Special Years, 1994
  • Out There II, Comedy Central, 1994
  • Gene Roddenberry: Star Trek and Beyond, Arts and Entertainment, 1994
  • Planet Hollywood Comes Home, ABC, 1995
  • Inside the Academy Awards, TNT, 1995
  • "Bonnie Raitt Has Something to Talk About," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1995
  • (In archive footage) 20 Years of Comedy on HBO, HBO, 1995
  • Countdown to Comic Relief, Comedy Central, 1995
  • Host, Comic Relief VII, HBO, 1995
  • Herself, The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, 1995
  • (In archive footage) Herself, The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful, 1996
  • Comic Relief American Comedy Festival, ABC, 1996
  • Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony, ABC, 1996
  • Comic Relief's 10th Anniversary, HBO, 1996
  • Who Makes You Laugh? 2, ABC, 1997
  • Happy Birthday Elizabeth--A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997
  • Sports on the Silver Screen, HBO, 1997
  • A Charlie Rose Special, USA Network, 1997
  • Herself, The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey, 1997
  • Voice of Mother Gooseberg, Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special, HBO, 1997
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Debbie Allen, Lifetime, 1997
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies, CBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Bob Hope: The Road to the Top, AMC, 1998
  • Countdown to Comic Relief 8, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Host, A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre, ABC, 1998
  • Host, Comic Relief VIII, HBO, 1998
  • Host, A Very Special Christmas from Washington, D.C., TNT, 1998
  • Ladies Home Journal's most Fascinating Women of '98, CBS, 1998
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Celebrating The Humor of Richard Pryor, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Pulp Comics: Caroline Rhea, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Olympic Dukakis, Lifetime, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Linda Ellerbee, Lifetime, 1999
  • Inside Hollywood; The Pictures, the People, the Academy Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute,TNT, 1999
  • Funny Flubs & Screw Ups IV, CBS, 1999
  • Fall in Love with a Stranger, PAX, 1999
  • Herself, Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation, PBS, 2000
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, CBS, 2000
  • Narrator/host, Our World: Zoo Babies with Whoppi Goldberg (also known as Zoo Babies), PBS, 2000
  • Host, Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years, CBS, 2000
  • Herself, Celebrity Profile: Janine Turner, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Stand and Be Counted, The Learning Channel, 2000
  • Sally Field: Defying Gravity, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Patrick Swayze, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Jessye Norman Sings for the Healing of AIDS, PBS, 2000
  • Host, Intimate Portrait: Lady Bird Johnson, Lifetime, 2000
  • A Century of Black Cinema, syndicated, 2000
  • RuPaul, Bravo, 2001
  • Host, The Making of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," ABC, 2001
  • Host, Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, AMC,2001
  • (In archive footage) Herself, Celebrity Profile: Brooke Shields, 2001
  • The Comedy Store: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel,2001
  • Independence Day 2001, ABC, 2001
  • The Kennedy Center: Mark Twain Prize--Celebrating Whoopi Goldberg,PBS, 2001
  • Herself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, 2001
  • Cohost, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special, CBS, 2001
  • Host, The Making of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," ABC, 2001
  • Herself, Express Yourself, 2001
  • The Heroes of Black Comedy (documentary), Comedy Central, 2002
  • Also appeared in Big Bird's Birthday, Or Let Me Eat Cake; Blackbird Fly; Comedy Tonight.
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1986
  • The 28th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1987
  • The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1987
  • The 29th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1987
  • The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988
  • The 10th Annual ACE Awards, syndicated, 1989
  • Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1991
  • The 23rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1991
  • The 45th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Presenter, The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1992
  • Host, The 34th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Danny Kaye's International Children's Awards for UNICEF, The Disney Channel, 1992
  • Presenter, The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1993
  • Host, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Presenter, The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1994
  • Host, The 68th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1996
  • The 1996 Essence Awards, Fox, 1996
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997
  • The 12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, 1998
  • Host, The 71st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Presenter, The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1999
  • The 1999 Essence Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2000
  • Presenter, Essence Awards 2000, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, Lifetime Presents: Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2001
  • The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • Presenter, The 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 2001
  • Host, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Camille, "Camille," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986
  • Valley girl/herself, "Episode 2," Dolly, 1987
  • "Whoopi Goldberg Visits," D.C. Follies, syndicated, 1988
  • "Whoopi Goldberg's Fontaine: Why Am I Straight?" HBO Comedy Hour Live, HBO, 1988
  • Mariah Johnston, "My Past Is My Own," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1989
  • Narrator, "Smokey Robinson," Motown on Showtime, Showtime, 1990
  • "Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Connolly in Performance," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • Sesame Street, 1990
  • Host, "Whoopi Goldberg: Chez Whoopi," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • Peligre (witch doctor), "Dead Wait," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991
  • Dr. Jordan, "If I Should Die before I Wake," A Different World, NBC, 1990
  • Narrator, "Koi and the Kola Nuts," We All Have Tales (animated), Showtime, 1992
  • Voice of Hoodoo Diva, "Rapunzel," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales forEvery Child (animated), HBO, 1995
  • Herself, Muppets Tonight (also known as Muppets Live! and The New Muppet Show), ABC, 1996
  • Voice of God, "Supernatural," Tracey Takes On ... , 1997
  • (Uncredited) Herself, "A Prayer for the Lying," L.A. Doctors, CBS,1998
  • Host, "Creating Ragtime," Great Performances, PBS, 1998
  • Herself, TFI Friday, 1998
  • Edna, "The Pre-Nup," The Nanny, CBS, 1998
  • Herself, The Roseanne Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1998
  • Herself, "Making Whoopi," The Nanny, CBS, 1998
  • Herself, "Oscar Wilde," Movie Stars, The WB, 2000
  • Herself, " ... And Then the Sex Freaked Jack Out," Cursed, NBC, 2001
  • Herself, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, ABC, 2001
  • Herself, Leute heute, 2002
  • Also appeared in episodes of Sixty Minutes, CBS; Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular), F/X; as herself, Mad TV, Fox; Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind,Comedy Central; The RuPaul Show, VH1; The Rodman World Tour, MTV; Reading Rainbow, PBS; as Fontaine, In Living Color; TheArsenio Hall Show; The Chris Rock Show; as voice of Mother Goose,Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Hollywood Squares, CBS, 1998-2002
  • Executive producer, Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Executive producer, "Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Connolly in Performance,"HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1990
  • Executive producer, "Whoopi Goldberg: Chez Whoopi," HBO Comedy Hour, HBO, 1991
  • Movies
  • Coproducer, The Piano Man's Daughter, CBC, 2000
  • Executive producer, What Makes a Family, Lifetime, 2001
  • Executive producer, Ruby's Bucket of Blood, Showtime, 2001
  • Executive producer, Call Me Claus, TNT, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Producer, Oh What a Time It Was, HBO, 1999
  • Specials
  • Director, Comic Relief, 1986
  • Creative consultant, "My Past Is My Own," CBS Schoolbreak Specials, CBS, 1989
  • Producer, A Laugh, a Tear, syndicated, 1990
  • Executive producer, Tales from the Whoop: Hot Rod Brown, Class Clown, Nickelodeon, 1990
  • Stage Appearances
  • Mother Courage and Her Children, San Diego Repertory Theatre, SanDiego, CA, 1974
  • Getting Out, San Diego Repertory Theatre, 1974
  • The Spook Show, Dance Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1983
  • Whoopi Goldberg on Broadway, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1984-1985
  • Easter Bonnet Competition: Back to the Basics, Palace Theatre, NewYork City, 1995
  • Pseudolus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway production, 1997
  • Also appeared in the choruses of Broadway productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Pippin.
  • Major Tours
  • The Spook Show, U.S. and European cities, 1982
  • Living on the Edge of Chaos, 1988
  • Stage Work
  • (With others) Producer, Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 2000-2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Whoopi Goldberg (original Broadway show recording), Geffen, 1984
  • (With others) The Best of Comic Relief, Rhino, 1988
  • Fontaine: Why Am I Straight?, MCA, 1988
  • (With others) The Best of Comic Relief 2, Rhino, 1988
  • (With others) The Best of Comic Relief 3, Rhino, 1989
  • (With others) The Best of Comic Relief '90, Rhino, 1990
  • Taped Readings
  • Jump! The Adventure of Brer Rabbit, by Joel Chandler Harris, 1990
  • "Suffer Little Children," Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Volume 1, by Stephen King, 1993
  • Also recorded Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years,and There Are No Children Here.
  • Video Games
  • (In archive footage) Guinan, Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 1999
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in music videos for Aretha Franklin's "Jumping Jack Flash"; Bonnie Raitt's "You Got It"; and Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl."
  • Videos
  • Herself, Oscar's Greatest Moments: 1971 to 1991, 1992
  • Host, Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge, 1994
  • Herself ("Liberian Girl" video), Michael Jackson: History on Film--Volume II, 1997
  • Herself, Rescued from the Closet, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • For the Stage
  • The Spook Show, produced in U.S. and European cities, 1982, and atDance Theatre Workshop, New York City, 1983
  • Whoopi Goldberg on Broadway, produced at Lyceum Theatre, New YorkCity, 1984-1985
  • Coauthor, Moms (one-woman comedy shows), 1984
  • Television Specials
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway, HBO, 1985
  • Comic Relief, 1986
  • A Laugh, a Tear, syndicated, 1990
  • Television Episodes
  • "Whoopi Goldberg's Fontaine: Why Am I Straight?" HBO Comedy Hour Live, HBO, 1988
  • Film Songs
  • "Wake Up and Pay Attention," Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Other
  • Alice (children's book; illustrated by John Rocco), Bantam (New York City), 1992
  • Illustrator, South and North, East and West: The Oxfam Book of Children's Stories, Candlewick Press, 1992
  • Coauthor, A Taste of Africa: With over One Hundred Traditional AfricanRecipes Adapted for the Modern Cook, Ten Speed Press, 1994
  • Book (memoir), Weisbach Books (New York City), 1997
  • Coauthor, Breaking the Walls of Silence: AIDS and Women in a New YorkState Maximum-Security Prison, Overlook Press, 1998
  • Coauthor, Alaska Roadhouse Recipes: Memorable Recipes from Roadhouses,Lodges, Bed and Breakfasts, Cafes, Restaurants and Campgrounds along the Highways and By ... , Morris Communications, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Adams, Mary Agnes, Whoopi Goldberg: From Street to Stardom, DillonPress (New York City), 1993
    • Blue, Rose, and Corinne J. Naden, Whoopi Goldberg: Entertainer, Chelsea House (New York City), 1995
    • Katz, Sandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Chelsea House (Philadelphia, PA), 1996
    • Newsmakers, Volume 3, Gale, 1993
    • Parrish, James Robert, Whoopi Goldberg: Her Journey from Poverty to Mega-Stardom, Carol Publishing (Secaucus, NJ), 1997
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, March, 1991, p. 184; November, 1992, p. 204
    • Ebony, March, 1991, p. 110
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 18, 1998, p. 52
    • Essence, January, 1997, p. 56
    • Interview, June, 1992, pp. 92-96, 117; January, 1997, p. 54
    • Jet, August 13, 1990, p. 58; April 22, 1991, p. 54; October 25, 1993, p. 12; December 30, 1996, p. 56; October 20, 1997, p.64
    • Ladies' Home Journal, October, 1992, p. 56
    • McCall's, June, 1993, p. 118
    • People Weekly, December 28, 1992, p. 96; November 22, 1993, p. 48
    • Playboy, June, 1987, p. 51; January, 1997, p. 51
    • Time, September 21, 1992, p. 58
    • TV Guide, March 19, 1994, p. 26
    • Vogue, January, 1991, p. 178

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