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Facts of Whoopi Goldberg
|Date of Birth:|
|Age:||61 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inch|
|Birth Name||Caryn Elaine Johnson|
|Father||Robert James Johnson|
|Birth Place/City||Manhattan, New York City|
|Net Worth||45 million US dollars|
|Weight in KG||58 kg|
|Famous for||Comedienne, actress, political activist, writer and television host|
|Married to||Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994), David Claessen (m. 1986), Alvin Martin (m. 1973)|
|Divorce||Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1995), David Claessen (m. 1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1979)|
|TV Show||The Whoopi Goldberg Show|
Whoopi Goldberg was born as Caryn Elaine Johnson, who is an actress. TV personality, writer, political activist and comedian. She was born in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.A to her mother Emma who was a nurse as well as a teacher and her father Robert James Johnson Jr., was a clergyman. After her parents separated while she was still a young girl, she was raised by her mother at Chelsea-Elliot Houses, and she says that her mother is a strong and smart lady.
Moving around a lot, she studied in more than one schools, and was inspired by acting and stage acts from an early age. Upon graduation, she took a job as an operator in Phone Sex. Quitting it early, she adopted her stage name and her surname “Goldberg” was given to her by her mother. Working on stage for some time, she went to Germany in 1979 and remained there for a couple of years, working in different theatres. She confessed about smuggling different products for the artists that she was working with, and never got caught. An American by nationality, she was brought up as a Jew and belongs to black ethnicity.
She is a married woman, and not just once. She has been in three different married relationships and her other affairs before marriage are also discussed in public. She has been linked to have dated actors like ted Danson and Frank Langella. At just 17 years of age, she was married first time to Alvin Martin in 1973. The couple had one daughter together; Alexandrea Martin who is also an actress. In 1979 the two got divorced and she wasn’t married till she met cinematographer David Claessen in 1985. After dating for some time, they got married a year later but then again separated just two years later, without any kids together. Whoopi was later with her third husband actor Lyle Trachtenberg, whom she was married to for a year only. They separated in 1995 and had no children together. With just one daughter, she was already a grandmother at just 35 years of age. She is currently single and says she isn’t intending to get married now. In an interview, she said “Some people are not meant to be married and I am not meant to. I’m sure it is wonderful for lots of people".
Having acted and worked in movies, she has also been active in stage programs, TV and society. A philanthropist, she has travelled much and supported to any social cause that needed the attention and effort. As a result, she has a lot of admirers and fans from around the world. With a fantastic career and all the fame she has, her estimated net worth value in 2015 is 45 million US dollars.