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Full Name: Whoopi Goldberg Hometown: New York, NY Birthday: November 13, 1955

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Whoopi Goldberg, a comedian, actress, and media personality,

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made her film debut in The Color Purple in 1985. She was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in the movie.

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She later went on to feature in the hugely successful movie Ghost, for which she was nominated for a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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 Other movie roles include those in Sister Act, Girl, Interrupted, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Currently serving as co-host of the daily chat show The View on ABC, Goldberg was honoured with an Emmy in 2009.

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She is also an advocate for human rights.

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Goldberg has been married three times, with actor Lyle Trachtenberg being her most recent spouse (the couple divorced in 1995).

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Alexandrea was the name of the daughter she and her ex-husband Alvin Martin shared.

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