Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth 2020, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth 2020 – Academy and Grammy Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg is an actress, comedian, writer, and television host who has been in the entertainment scene since the 1980s.
With all she has achieved in her years in the industry, it is safe to say there are very few others who have made such an impact.
Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955, in the United States, New York City to be raised by her single mother who did an excellent job of grooming her into the popular actress she is today.
She was raised alongside her brother after their parents got divorced and the father abandoned them with their mother.
It is interesting to note that her father Robert James Johnson Jr. was a clergyman. Her mother, Emma Johnson, on the other hand, was a nurse and a teacher. Caryn Elaine Johnson chose to change her name later in her life to Whoopi Goldberg because she found the former rather boring.
For her education, the actress attended a Catholic school and was also said to have dropped out of Washington Irving High School. She went on to attend the Tisch School of the Arts and HB Studio which is a drama school.
The big screens came calling on young Whoopi with her first movie role with an appearance in the 1982 movie Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away.
Her first big role came in 1985 when she starred in The Color Purple. In the same year, she scored big when her The Spook Show was taken to Broadway as Whoopi Goldberg, an Original Broadway Show Recorded and Broadcast on HBO. She starred in it and was awarded the Grammy for best comedy recording.
In the years to come, she acted in over 50 movies among which she has written some. More so, she has won many awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress for her role in The Color Purple, an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Ghost, and British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actress in the same work.
Height and Weight
Height: 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Weight: 78 kg or 172 lbs
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- Ѕhе wоn аn Асаdеmу Аwаrd fоr hеr rоlе іn Ghоѕt.
- Ѕhе hаѕ bееn nоmіnаtеd fоr thе Gоldеn Glоbе Аwаrdѕ аnd hаѕ wоn іt twісе.
- Ѕhе wоn а Grаmmу іn 1985 аnd а Тоnу Аwаrd іn 2002.
- Ѕhе hаѕ wоn а Dауtіmе Еmmу Аwаrd twісе аnd hаѕ bееn nоmіnаtеd nіnе tіmеѕ fоr а Рrіmеtіmе Еmmу Аwаrd.
Whoopi has a net worth of $45 million stemming from her successful career in Hollywood.
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