Full Name at Birth
Caryn Elaine Johnson
Date of Birth
Actress, comedienne, radio disc jockey, producer, author, singer-songwriter, talk show host, Broadway star
Claim to Fame
The Color Purple, Ghost
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Whoopi Goldberg (, born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away (1982), her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South in the period drama film The Color Purple (1985).
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