Who is Whoopi Goldberg?
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actor, comedian, businesswoman and television personality. She is one of the co-founders of Whoopi & Maya, a business company that produces cannabis-infused products for women seeking to overcome menstruation cramps.
She explained that her decision to launch her own business in 2016 was driven by a lifetime of difficult situations and the realization that cannabis was truly the only thing that helped her find peace.
Goldberg was selected as the new moderator and co-host of The View, on September 4, 2007 replacing Rosie O’Donnell. Several times during the broadcast, she has made statements that have generated controversy.
Whoopi Goldberg Age
Goldberg is 66 years old as of 2021. She was born on November 13, 1955 in New York City, U.S.
Whoopi Goldberg Ethnicity
According to researcher Henry Louis Gates Jr., Whoopi has no known German or Jewish origin, and also none of her ancestors bear the name Goldberg.
Results of a DNA test, that were shown in the 2006 PBS documentary African American Lives reveal that her heritage is traced to the Papel and Bayote people of present-day Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.
Whoopi Goldberg First Husband
Goldberg was initially married to Alvin Martin from 1973 to 1979. They have one child together, a girl named Alexandrea Dean Martin. Alvin is a former drug counselor, and it was made clear that he played a big role in helping Whoopi to stop abusing drugs.
The couple gained attention during their relationship because of his attractive looks. They were among the first multiracial couples to date and marry off-screen in the USA in the late 1900s.
Whoopi Goldberg Second Husband
Goldberg’s second marriage was with dutch cinematographer David Claessen. They met during the production of a documentary entitled Who Are They?. They married in 1986 and divorced in 1988. Not much is known about this marriage.
Whoopi Goldberg Third Husband
Goldberg’s third marriage was with union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg. This was her shortest marriage, as they married in 1994 and divorced the following year. After this third marriage, Whoopi said that she doesn’t intend to be married again.
Why Did Whoopi’s Marriages End in Divorce?
Whoopi claimed in an interview that she is not intended to get married and that marriage is not meant for everyone. She continued, “I never loved the men I married,” and said: “You must be totally dedicated to them… That’s not a commitment I have. Family comes first for me.”
Whoopi Goldberg Daughter
Goldberg’s daughter, Alexandrea Martin is an actress and producer. Alexandrea married her husband, Bernard in 2011 and they have been together for more than a decade.
Unlike her mother, Alexandrea’s marriage seems to be long lasting. They even remarried on October 15, 2011 and celebrated their 10 year anniversary in 2021.
Whoopi Goldberg Grand Children
Through her daughter, Goldberg has three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. The grand children are daughters Amarah Skye and Jerzey and son Mason.
Whoopi Goldberg Net worth
Goldberg has a net worth of $60 million. She generates her income from her career as an actor and comedian.
Whoopi Goldberg Full Name
Goldberg was born as Caryn Elaine Johnson. She has stated that her stage forename (“Whoopi”) was taken from a whoopee cushion.
Whoopi Goldberg Parents
Goldberg’s parents are Emma Harris and Robert James Johnson. Her mother worked as a nurse and teacher while her father served as clergyman. She was raised in a public housing complex in New York City.
As a single mother who raised her and her brother Clyde, Goldberg characterized her mother as a “stern, tough, and intelligent woman.” Sadly, her mother, suffered a stroke and passed away on August 29, 2010.
Whoopi Goldberg Socials
Movies and TV Shows
– Sister Act
– The View
– The Color Purple
– Corrina, Corrina
– The Lion King
-Jumpin’ Jack Flash
– Girl, Interrupted
– Made in America
– The Little Rascals
– The Deep End of the Ocean
Whoopi Goldberg Gender
Goldber stated that she preferred using the gender-neutral term “actor” to describe herself “Instead of “actress.” She added, “an actor can play any gender and I can play any role.”
Why does Whoopi Goldberg have no eyebrows?
In an interview with VH1, Goldberg reportedly said that she shaved her facial hair because she simply doesn’t like it. She chose to shave them every time they grew back because they were too uncomfortable to maintain after they had grown back.
How many husbands has Whoopi Goldberg had?
Whoopi has had three husbands in her entire life. All her marriages ended in divorce.
Is Whoopi Goldberg’s daughter biracial?
Yes! Whoopi’s daughter is biracial. The biological father of her daughter is of white ethnicity while Whoopi is of black origin.