Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, song writer, singer and author. She was born as Caryn Elaine Johnson on 13th November, 1955 in New York City.
She is known for her roles in movies like “Ghost”, “Sister Act”, and “Made in America”, “Girl Interrupted” and “How Stella Got her Groove Back”.
Whoopi Goldberg started her acting career in 1985, appearing in the role on “Celie in The Color Purple”, which earned her an Academy award nomination along with Golden Globe award for best actress.
After an ideal start to her career, she started getting leading roles and she appeared in several movies including “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Burglar” and “Fatal Beauty”, all released during 1985-89.
In 1990, she appeared in thriller movie titled “Ghost”, which won her several awards and established her as one of the most successful leading actresses of the time. In 1991, she landed a role in another successful movie titled “Sister Act” and reprised her role in “Sister Act 2” released in 1993.
In 1995, she appeared in three movies titled “Eddie”, “Theodore Rex”, “Moonlight” and “Valentino”. In 1998, her role of Delilah Abraham in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” won her critical acclaim.
Whoopi Goldberg’s career is marked with so many great performances for which she has won several nominations and awards. She received her maiden Academy Award nomination for her first major role in the movie titled “The Color Purple”.
She also won her first ever Golden Globe award in the best actress category for the same movie. In 1990, she received her first Academy Award for best actress for her role in “Ghost” followed by Golden Globe Award nomination for “Sister Act”.
Top Ten Movies of Whoopi Goldberg:
⦁ The Color Purple
⦁ Fatal Beauty
⦁ Sister Act
⦁ Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
⦁ Theodore Rex
⦁ How Stella Got Her Groove Back
⦁ Kingdom Come
⦁ Good Fences