Caption: Whoopi Goldberg and Quincy Jones at event of Keep on Keepin' On (2014)
Actress, Producer, Writer
Born: November 13, 1955
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Known for: The View (1997), Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011), The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002), The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999)
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking...