Goldberg, Whoopi

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Goldberg, Whoopi Gender: F
Caryn Elaine Johnson
born on 13 November 1955 at 12:48 (= 12:48 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°34' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°06 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 19°16'

Whoopi Goldberg
photo: David Shankbone, license cc-by-3.0


American actress and comedienne who went from welfare to movie star in a few short years. She grew up in a Manhattan housing project, the daughter of a Headstart teacher who raised her two kids alone. Whoopi acted in local theater groups and dropped out of high school at 14 for drugs and sex, getting thoroughly strung out on heroin. When she got into rehab, she had an affair with her counselor, Martin Alvin, who fathered her daughter, Alexandra. Her daughter also got pregnant early, at 15, and chose to have the baby, making Whoopi a grandmother at 34.

Moving to San Diego in 1975, Goldberg acted while working as a beautician in a morgue. She apprenticed in the tough route of standup comedy improv where she honed her timing and delivery. Doing improv, she was seen by Stephen Spielberg who cast her in the film, "The Color Purple." She delivered an outstanding performance. From 1988, she portrayed an intergalactic bartender, Guinan, on "Star Trek, The Next Generation" for six seasons. In 1990, she won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for her role as the fortune-telling con artist in "Ghost," which led to the smashingly successful "Sister Act" movies.

Goldberg met Ted Danson on the Arsenio Hall show in 1991. In mid-April 1992 they began work as co-stars in a comedy, "Made in America," which was released in 1993 as his marriage folded and their affair was touted by the media. Their romance, begun in June 1992, lasted 18 months. On 10/15/1994, Goldberg married Lyle Trachtenberg, 40, whom she had met the prior year. A mismatch from the beginning, they separated on 10/17/1995.

While Whoopi was in New York City shooting "Eddie," a romance bloomed with costar Frank Langella, 55. Langella's wife, Ruth, with whom he had two teenage kids, filed for divorce on 11/07/1995. This relationship ended after five years in March 2000. In 2001, Whoopi was seen his a new beau, Michael Visbal.

Whoopi hosted the Oscars for the first time in 1994. Her autobiography, "Book," was published in October 1997. For years she has been involved in a spiritual quest that has led her to study the kabala. She was once more a humorous and delightful host of the Academy Award show on 3/25/2002. She was a witty member of Hollywood Squares for four years, 1998-2002. In August 2007 she joined the cast of the popular daytime talk show, The View.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Shepherd, Sherri (born 22 April 1967). Notes: Co-host on "The View," 2007–2014
  • lover relationship with Danson, Ted (born 29 December 1947)


  • Family : Change residence 1975 (Moved to San Diego)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship June 1992 (Began affair with Danson, 18 months)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship June 1992 (Split with Ted Danson)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 15 October 1994 (Lyle Trachtenberg)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship October 1995 (Affair with Frank Lagella)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 17 October 1995 (Separated from Lyle)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1997 (Autobiography "Book.")
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1998 (Begin Hollywood Squares, four years)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship March 2000 (Finish with Lagella)
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  • Work : Gain social status 25 March 2002 (Hosted Academy Awards)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 1 August 2007 (Became co-host of The View)
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Source Notes

Richard Nolle quotes Ron Holder of Goldberg's office who read the data by phone from her B.C., Star*Tech 9/1987 (Other dates of birth have been given. In 11/1998, Eve de Alberich reported that she had been assigned to do a chart for Whoopi and the data given to her was for November 15, 1955, "around noon" from her mother."

In a Playboy magazine interview, Whoopi said, "Every report about her birthdate has been wrong, it is really November 13, 1955."

People magazine website, 7/12/2001, quotes Goldberg, "I had an interview with a lady from The New York Times," said Whoopi. "I am 45 years old, and I will be 45 until November, when I turn 46. But some newspapers have me older, dammit. Some of them had me up to as old as 70. I just want to get it on the record. I am 45." (According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Goldberg, whose birth name was Caryn Elaine Johnson, was born on Nov. 13, 1955, making her 45.)


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Traits : Mind : Education limited (Dropout at 14)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Teenager)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Ghetto)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Interracial (Affair with Ted Danson, Frank Langella)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Ted Danson, Timothy Dalton, Gerard Depardieu)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three?)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Miscarriages (1970)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches (Welfare to millionaire)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Metaphysical (Seeker)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Personal care provider (Beautician in morgue at one time)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Book")
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women