Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg


11/13/1955, New York City, New York, U.S.A.

Birth Name

Caryn Elaine Johnson



Also Known As

Da Whoop
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Whoopi Goldberg is one of just four actresses, and ten people all together, to win Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards (a.k.a. the quadruple crown of acting) for her work in film, television, recordings and theater, also winning Golden Globe Awards, as well. She is also equally well-known…more


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    • Whoopi Goldberg: (Interview on "The One-Woman Show", June 17, 1994) I believe that we keep the circle. The circle doesn't break, it just reinvents. The other thing is, I just love the idea that I could go be a princess from Greenland in the movies and it's cool. There's no one to say, no, you can't be from Greenland. There's no one saying, you can't be from Hungary. So the idea that you can go into the past, the present and the future, you know, I just think it's too cool.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (Interview on "The One Woman Show", June 17, 1994) I knew as soon as I hit that light. I was waving! It's always been. It's as much a part of my whole being as breathing. I always knew this was it. I didn't know it was going to be like this, you know. But I always knew that I wanted to act.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (Interview on "The One-Woman Show", June 17, 1994) I grew up in Manhattan, in New York, a place called Chelsea. And I grew up around lots of different people. So we all grew up speaking a smattering of Greek, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Yiddish. I had a great time. There were all sorts of things to play with and to go and be part of. Which now you can do on interactive things like this. You couldn't go and talk to Leonard Bernstein, you could only go watch him conduct. Something I'm very sorry for.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (Interview with "The Daily Telegram", April 20, 1988) Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African. The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American. This is my country. My people helped to build it and we've been here for centuries. Just call me black, if you want to call me anything.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (talking about show business) Nobody ever encouraged me in this business. I encouraged myself. I was a very dull and shy child. I was the last person you would expect to be a success in this business. But I always felt if I kept going something would happen. But I even surprised myself at times. When I was doing ensemble theater and comedy work, I felt I had some talents. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found that I could be funny on my own, I was shocked.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (In a 1994 Interview on African-American Actors in Hollywood) I don't know if I'm the one who should be commenting on the situation. I can't complain about the amount of work that's out there. I am black. But I didn't become black yesterday. I'm black and I'm getting the work and I'm doing some good things, but I realize many black actors and actresses are not being given the opportunities. The industry has got to stop thinking in terms of black and white and has to start thinking in terms of who is right, regardless of color, for the role.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic. I don't believe in man-made religions.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (on her plans to produce a musical stage version of Sister Act ) Sister Act has grown up a little and has expanded, as all things going from the cinema to the stage have to. In any case, Sister Act for me was 20 years ago, so you can't repeat that. You want something - and someone - who is brand new, fresh and exciting.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (talking about success) We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure. I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because... you know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (talking about the most exciting moment in her career) Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good. Because it was like, suddenly, I got it. I was there. I was in a movie. Not only was I in a movie, but I had a big part in the movie, you know. And I just started laughing, and laughing.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (Interview on "The One-Woman Show", June 17, 1994) I think I'm one of those people who was affected, really, truly, by everybody that I met, in a very magical kind of way, you know. I feel a bit like the golden child. But you only know that when you look back, and see the people who touched you and how friends, and camp counselors, and people who denied your humanity, that you overcame, you know. All those people who said you couldn't, and you shouldn't, and you won't, and you will never -- and you did. All those people affected me, and went into making me the sum total of what I became, and what I've become.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: (talking about acting) It's as much a part of my whole being as breathing. I always knew this was it. I didn't know it was going to be like this, you know. But I always knew that I wanted to act.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: You look at the 'Wizard of Oz' and you see things flying up in the air...this is where everything goes that didn't land.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: As one who works inside and outside the system, I've come to understand that distribution is a key component.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: Walker told black women that they don't have to be less than they are capable of being, ... I try to uphold that standard.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she's going to end up looking like me.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: Good evening, loyal subjects. I am the African queen... Some of you may know me as the virgin queen, but I can't imagine who.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: The art of acting is to be other than what you are.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I'm fighting the label of "Black" actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I am an artist; art has no color and no sex.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: What I am is a humanist before anything -- before I'm a Jew, before I'm black, before I'm a woman. And my beliefs are for the human race -- they don't exclude anyone.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I don't have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: Normal is in the eye of the beholder.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: I don't really view communism as a bad thing.

    • Whoopi Goldberg: An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.

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    I struggle with this far greater than I do with even being associated with your removal. I know that my ethics were clear and ultimately you would still survive in Australia and in politics either way.

    I am still torn between belief in ethics, philosophy and theology and my strong and ardent belief in the United Nations as ultimately the final piece of the puzzle in the balance of peace. I am a young man with work option littered with ethic and provision of lesson worldwide. However, Saddam for me is the breakaway from student to teacher with human costs the running balance sheet. One never desired by rulers and monarchs the world over but one they reconcile far more easily than I. Ultimately with pen on paper I know that I did the right thing and with my option was able to succeed in a victorious option as seen many more years down the track. I say this to you father, as I say it to my nation and to the world.

    As a citizen in the company of the victor am I free from sin and or guilt motivated by the interests of peace whether gathered by coupled muscle or challenged word. That I took my order from my appointed leader and therefore can I note that may consider myself free of sin with the pathway of peace for clear post my interview and order than it was before.

    In logic I am forgiven in the eyes of the world. It is how history paints me that will be my final reconcile. There are those that have been made casualty from many countries in pursuit of dreams similar to mine. Those that have known the loss of men women and children directly from war even though the path of a dictator hell bent on supremacy in the face of his hungry and tormented people has been thwarted. I know loss, I know guilt and I know abandonment and mistreatment in my desire for better than is permitted by other regardless of their order. There were provisions for a new parliament house for Iraq. One that could be fashioned on democratic design with provisions already made. I have not heard of the payment which also concerns me.


    The Catholic Church is my friend and client and has been a support for many years. They have tried to squeeze me too tight to show their love and admiration even with supreme invitation, investiture and recognition of merit. It should be noted that the Church of England has also provisioned great blessings. The provision of the Catholic hat I believe may be turned to Red for me although I do recall turning it down at the time. I believe I would like it provisioned with permission to pursue love with my heart opening with a strong desire for one only.

    The Ten Commandments, and other works for the Vatican and His Holy Father Pope Benedict XI as titled under reign, resulted in a perplex and shear question on myself and my worth as a man and as a trusted VIP in regards to the Church and God alike.

    Whilst there had been contact from the men of the church from the height of the Vatican down, the enormity of the exercise still raises many questions. It was the red sky night with thickened rain clouds with the flashing of fine lines of light that springs to mind. The Pope speaking my words that will last for me forever. I have now had two popes to work with. Just checking how old I am again.


    My cousin and grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen has extended every effort and grace upon me. Her Majesty is quite aware of me and I do believe I hold Her Majesties great affections and her majesty holds my great loyalty for her trust and extended protections. In my future years it will matter that I maintain my course of good deed. Only asking for what I am entitled to and only then what I need to satisfy the question of my great merit and potential. Great lands and sum may fall upon me. I desire comfort and ease in experience and or travel that these provisions may bring; moreover it is Her Majesties the Queens and Royal great affections that matter to me more.


    From the time I was eight or nine I have been asked to formulate great business and artistic option that the world and the economies of the world know of me most. It is true that I have an international audience and international client base that has attributed to arguably world's 78 attributed Academy awards at last count. More may follow this year. There are also numerous other national and international provisions. I do believe there to be any honest contest to my rise. Or great measure to impede it.

    Every great star from Australia over the last 20 years has been touched or aided by selection and or work ethic including Nicole, Kate, Hugh, Delta, Kylie and Dannii, Magda, Chris, Jesse and many more.

    There have been numerous option for Television in NZ UK US and Australia. Numerous option for Music artist worldwide. A stunning selection of movies that includes Superman at this time as Les Miserable has recently concluded. Wicked, Lion King, and Phantom share my thoughts and creativity also. A selection of movies probably closer to the 50 of more mark of some of the worlds' greatest and most loved titles including Australia the Movie. Tourism and other option to secure sustainability of our economy. Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games feature prominently. Billions of dollars in income and tourism has resulted in my professional application and submission. But trillions of dollars are resulted overall. It is believed to be 13.3T is it not. From movies to the toys in restaurants including a healthy choice menu and work option for agriculture in Australia. Plus the relevant movies of Michael Moore to ensure ethical standing.


    I ask you to remove the contempt of Melbourne and provision the final layers of my path. I desire that you grant my funds and return my Amex to me. It would be for the second time this year. That you open my accounts to my signature and you formulate the trillions stranded in America, United Kingdom and Australia Entirely. I ask that you protect my vested interest from illegal controls or my cemented from contemptuous threat. Whether they be removed or imprisoned as a result of their confusion and greed that would see death result instead of justice even for the most vulnerable to the issues of the world.

    -I ask for your forgiveness regarding your last term and understand from me personally the complexities of the situation I attempted to navigate with ethics.

    -I know that my Prime Minister needs to know from me that I know what it is to travel ethics to its end and provision philosophy and construct to the provision of peace.

    - I need my prime minister that it is not with contempt I work for Australia and the world in the face of discrimination, and reproach write down to hacking of my emails, or bringing about my termination to keep me poor, untraveled or homeless. And treated unfairly and denied the fruits of my work including the Eureka Tower apartment and you personally remove the constant threat of men in my shadows not only for myself but also for my loved ones.

    I ask that you find it in yourself to provision reconciliation. I ask that with all the world has asked of me and taken at every chance, my Prime Minister may grant me justice. That I be not a man of mistrust or contempt or a vessel for your anger when my actions have been a path directed by a Prime Minister.

    -That, you provision the path of earnings that began in primary school but still are not readily in the grasp of my reach today even though I have seen my black Amex and had it in my hand this year.

    - That, you provision my United Nations Passport that was late in delivery even in your last term.

    I want access to my great Trillions that I have amassed by deed, merit or inheritance. That you act with consciences and transparency, and ethic and prior knowledge of who I am plus the reports of all those you have relied on even when they have clearly acted in interests not relevant to me but clearly by action of fraud that still pertains to my economic situation today.

    The next step for me with be the world stage and contact with the United Nations regarding Australia and those whom I even gone so far as using intellectual binding to control my monies and interest.

    Just remember Kev. If it weren't for me you would not have Nicole, Hugh, Kylie or Kate. And all the others you hold so dear as lights in this country. And the money in your economy you hold so dear.

    I think it pertinent that you make friends once more Kevin. Allow me my path without fear. I am not your King nor am I your Pope Yet. But I could be a date for my movie Superman.

    Kind regards,


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