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Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Elaine Johnson)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway. She moved to California and worked with improv groups, including Spontaneous Combustion, and developed her skills as a stand-up comedienne. She came to prominence doing an HBO special and a one-woman show as Moms Mabley. Read more...

Actor

Character: Bernadette Thompson

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

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Character: Fleeta Mullins

Big Stone Gap 2015

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Character: Whoopi

Madea Goes to Jail 2009

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Character: Darlin'

Everyone's Hero 2006

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Character: Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady

Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary 2005

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Character: Mabel Spader

Good Fences 2003

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Character: Candy Bliss

The Deep End of the Ocean 1999

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Character: Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens

Jackie's Back! 1999

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Character: Delilah Abraham

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998

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Character: Ranger Margaret

The Rugrats Movie 1998

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Character: Queen Constantina

Cinderella 1997

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Character: Nurse Myrna

In the Gloaming 1997

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Character: Sylvie Morrow

Moonlight and Valentino 1995

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Character: Buckwheat's Mom

The Little Rascals 1994

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Character: Corrina Washington

Corrina, Corrina 1994

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Character: Sgt. Billy York

Loaded Weapon 1 1993

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Character: Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall

Naked in New York 1993

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Character: Mom / Irwin

A Cool Like That Christmas 1993

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Character: Mary Masembuko

Sarafina! 1992

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Character: Odessa Cotter

The Long Walk Home 1990

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Character: Vashti Blue

The Telephone 1988

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Character: Bernice Rhodenbarr

Burglar 1987

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Character: Rita Rizzoli

Fatal Beauty 1987

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Character: Terry Dolittle

Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986

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Character: Alice / White

For Colored Girls 2010

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Character: Lindsay's Therapist

See You in September 2010

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Character: Laurel Ayres

The Associate 1996

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Character: Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin

Eddie 1996

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Character: Stormella - The Evil Ice Queen

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie 1998

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Character: Dr. Vivien Morgan

A Knight in Camelot 1998

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Character: Raynelle Slocumb

Kingdom Come 2001

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Character: Lucy Cullins

Call Me Claus 2001

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Character: One of the women throwing dirt on coffin at funeral scene

The Hollywood Sign 2001

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Character: Shanna Tee

I Do, I Do 2015

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Character: Miss Mittens

Snow Buddies 2008

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Character: Katie Coltrane

Theodore Rex 1995

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Character: Mariah Johnston

CBS Schoolbreak Special 1984

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Tribute to 75 Years of The Wizard of Oz

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992

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Character: Herself - Commenting on Johnny Carson

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005

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Character: Herself - Host / Presenter: Best Costume Design / Gene Siskel Tribute

The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999

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Character: Herself - Presenter: 'Howards End' Film Clip

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993

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Character: Red Flower

Descendants 2008

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991

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Character: Eddie Cervi

Homer and Eddie 1989

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Character: City Council Speaker Regina Thomas

Help Me, Help You 0

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Character: Yakult

The Motherload 0

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Character: Paulina Kmec

Hello America 0

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The Turtle & The Butterfly 0

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Character: Paulina Kmec

Trick Candles 0

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Character: MaMa Belle

Cursed 0

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Character: Louise Clarkson

Everybody Hates Rejection 0

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Character: Louise Clarkson

Everybody Hates a Liar 0

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Character: HAL 9000 / Celie Johnson / Swift Wind / Spirit

Choked on Multi-Colored Scarves 0

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Character: Herself - Show Attendee

And the Winner Is ... 0

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Character: Millie Freeman

What Is Freedom? 0

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Character: Lucy Parsons

Working for Freedom 0

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Character: Mavis Rae

Pilot 0

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Don't Hide Your Bag 0

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Once Bitten 0

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Shout 0

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 0

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Rita Plays Poker 0

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Sticky Fingers 0

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Mother's Little Helper 0

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The Fat and the Frivolous 0

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American Woman 0

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Airplane! 0

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Is Rita Pregnant? 0

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The Last Dance 0

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No Sex in the City 0

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What Child Is This? 0

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Don't Hide Love 0

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The Squatters 0

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Identity Crisis 0

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Strange Bedfellows 0

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Sins of the Sister 0

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Character: Deborah Samson / Robert Shurtleff

Liberty or Death 0

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Midnight Ride 0

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The Shot Heard Round the World 0

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Green Mountain Boys 0

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Character: Deborah Samson / Robert Shurtleff

The Second Continental Congress 0

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Character: Deborah Samson / Robert Shurtleff

Bunker Hill 0

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Character: Deborah Samson / Robert Shurtleff

Postmaster General Franklin 0

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Washington Takes Command 0

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Common Sense 0

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Character: Deborah Samson / Robert Shurtleff

The First Fourth of July 0

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New York, New York 0

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The Turtle 0

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One Life to Lose 0

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Captain Molly 0

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American Crisis 0

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Across the Delaware 0

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An American in Paris 0

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Sybil Ludington 0

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Lafayette Arrives 0

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The Hessians Are Coming 0

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Valley Forge 0

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Honor and Compromise 0

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The New Frontier 0

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Not Yet Begun to Fight 0

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The Great Galvez 0

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In Praise of Ben 0

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Bostonians 0

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Benedict Arnold 0

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Conflict in the South 0

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Deborah Samson 0

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Character: Deborah Samson / Robert Shurtleff

James Armistead 0

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Yorktown 0

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Born Free and Equal 0

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The Man Who Wouldn't Be King 0

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Going Home 0

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We the People 0

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Character: Chesley Watkins

To the Bone 0

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Character: Bernadette Thompson

Episode #8.121 0

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