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Whoopi Goldberg

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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Manhattan
Country: United States
BirthDay: 13 November 1955
Height: 1.65 m

Whoopi Goldberg was bornon 13 November 1955 in Manhattan, American. Not many black actresses can claim to have as flamboyant and successful a career as Whoopi Goldberg. A star in her own right, she is one of the 14 entertainers ever to have an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in her kitty, a feat that select few can boast of. What differentiates Goldberg from her contemporaries is the excellence that she portrayed in all the mediums of entertainment, be it television, theatre, films or radio. She created history by becoming the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for best supporting actress in nearly 50 years. Furthermore, she is only the second African-American actress to win an Academy Award for acting. In her career which spanned across three decades and more, she has served as an American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, Broadway star, political activist, author and talk show host. But did you know that Goldberg suffered from dyslexia during her early years? She also overcame drug addiction to achieve the high profile star status that she enjoys today. Her prolific career is filled with some impressive performances in films and television.


$45 Million


Her career zoomed up again in 2007 when she served as the moderator and co-host of daytime talk show ‘The View’


Meanwhile, from August 2006 to March 2008, Goldberg hosted ‘Wake Up With Whoopi’, a nationally syndicated morning radio talk and entertainment program


Additionally, she appeared in television and film ventures such as ‘The Magic Schoolbus’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘A Knight in Camelot’ and ‘Call Me Claus’In 2004, she returned to Broadway to star in a self-titled one-woman show


From 1998 to 2001, she appeared in several supporting roles in ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’, ‘Girl’, ‘Interrupted’, ‘Kingdom Come’ and ‘Rat Race’


In 1994, she created history by becoming the first African-American female to host the Academy Awards show


She started the 1990 decade by starring in the sit-com ‘Bagdad Cafe’


It helped her bag a role in the Steven Spielberg film, ‘The Color Purple’, released in 1985


Her first ever appearance on screen was for William Farley’s feature, ‘Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind, I'm Giving It Away’In 1983, she created, starred and directed the one-woman show, ‘The Spook Show’


She ended the 1980s decade with ‘Clara’s Heart’ released in 1988 and ‘Homer & Eddie’ in 1989


In 1974, she moved to California and thereafter lived in various cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco

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