Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia.
She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway.
Whoopi Goldberg was at her most famous in the early 1990s, making regular appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
She admitted to being a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series and jumped at the opportunity to star in "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Alternating between big-budget movies, independent movies, tributes, documentaries, and even television movies (including Theodore Rex (1995)).
Whoopi Goldberg is accredited as a truly unique and visible talent in Hollywood.
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Whoopi starred in some highly publicized and moderately successful comedies of this time, including Made in America (1993) and Soapdish (1991).
Goldberg followed up to her success with Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), which was well-received but did not seem to match up to the first.
She was married three times and was once addicted to drugs.
Goldberg first came to prominence with her starring role in The Color Purple (1985).