Top 10 Facts - Whoopi Goldberg
Fact #1

Whoopi Goldberg was born a Caryn Elaine Johnson. Whoopi Goldberg is not only an actress but also comedian, writer, social critic, and television hosts.

Fact #2

She has been nominated for 13 Emmy awards for her work in television.

Fact #3

She is one of the few entertainers who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

Fact #4

She was the second black woman in the history of the academy awards to win an acting Oscar.

Fact #5

Her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the deep south in the period drama film the color purple, for which she was nominated for the academy award for best actress.

Fact #6

She was co-producer pf the television game show hollywood squares from 1998 to 2002.

Fact #7

On May 9, 1974, when Goldberg was 18, she and Alvin Martin had one daughter, Alexandrea Martin.

Fact #8

Goldberg has admitted publicly to having been a "high functioning" drug addict years ago, at one point being too terrified to even leave her bed to go use the toilet.

Fact #9

She states that she smoked marijuana before accepting the best supporting actress award for ghosy in 1991.

Fact #10

She won a Tony award in 2002 as a producer of the broadway musical thoroughly modern Millie.

Fact #11
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