Whoopi Goldberg's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas


Whoopi Goldberg

Show some sisterly love to the star of Sister Act

Actress, comedienne, radio host, TV personality, game show host, singer, rapper and author, Goldberg has won an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony. One of the few people who can be identified simply by their first name, the star of "Sister Act" is one of the most recognizable women on the planet.

  • 1955: Born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City
  • 1981: Makes first screen appearance in "Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind I’m Giving it Away"
  • 1984: Catches Steven Spielberg’s eye while performing Citizen on Broadway
  • 1986: Wins Golden Globe for "The Color Purple"
  • 1990: Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Ghost"
  • 1992: Stars in "Sister Act"
  • 1994: Becomes the first black woman to host the Academy Awards
  • 2007: Takes over as host for ABC Talk Show, The View

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