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Whoopi was born under the official name Johnson, Caryn Elaine on November 13th, 1955. Known to her close friends as Da Whoop, she has been a credited actor since the 1985 film The Color Purple.
Whoopi Goldberg is a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. She has starred in seven films including the 1996 comedy film Bogus as the character Harriet Franklin, the 1996 comedy movie Eddie playing Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin and the 1995 comedy release Boys on the Side cast as Jane.
Whoopi has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in fourteen films including: the 2014 action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as the character Bernadette Thompson, the 2007 comedy movie If I Had Known I Was a Genius playing Mom and the 2001 animation release Monkeybone cast as Death.
Whoopi Goldberg has earned salaries up to $7,000,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1994 adventure film The Lion King, which brought in $423,000,000 at the box office.
Whoopi is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least five magazines, captured in more than five pictorials, interviewed in over eight publications and featured in twenty-one magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least two books.
As an actor Whoopi Goldberg has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her portrayal of Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 film Ghost. Whoopi Goldberg was also nominated for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Celie in the 1985 movie The Color Purple .