Caryn Elaine Johnson is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host professionally known as Whoopi Goldberg. She is the very talented actress and one of the very few celebrities who won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award.
Whoopi is one of the famous American celebrities who frequently come on the media radar. Whoopi recently became a victim of the fake news after which she warned the fake newser and also claimed that the false story endangered her life.
The 61-year American diva Whoopi is a Manhattan-born actress who grew up in the Chelsea-Elliott Houses. She explains her mother as a "stern, strong, and wise woman" who raised her as a single mother after the divorce of her parents.
Famous American diva Whoopi Goldberg
For her study, she went to the local Catholic school, St. Columbia while later she migrated to Virginia with her mother. She attended Washington Irving High School for her higher study but she dropped out without completing her study and started to pursue her career in acting.
Whoopi started her professional career in 1982. She then starred in Citizen: I'm Not Losing My Mind. She got her recognition as an actress with the 1986 movie Jumpin' Jack Flash, the film was a modest success.
Whoopi won the very reputed Academy award for her supporting role in the 1991 blockbuster movie Ghost and she is the only African-American actress who is nominated for both best actress and best-supporting actress.
Whoopi Goldberg with the Academy award for the best-supporting actress
Later Goldberg performed the role of the radiant Queen of the Island of California, 'Califia' for the theater presentation named Golden Dreams at Disney California Adventure Park in 2000. The show explained the history of the Golden State opened in 2001.
Goldberg is an entrepreneur who is a co-founder of Whoopi & Maya Company which makes marijuana products for women seeking relief from menstrual cramps. The company was recently launched in April 2016.
Talking about Goldberg's personal life, she is married for three times and she also divorced all three of her husband. She was first married to Alvin Martin whom she married in 1973 and divorced him after remaining in a relation for 6 years in 1979. She also has a daughter with her first husband Martin.
Whoopi Goldberg and her ex-husband David Claessen
Goldberg started her relation with a cinematographer David Claessen on the set of Jumpin' Jack Flash in 1986 and the couple married later in the same year. Goldberg couldn't remain in the married relation for a longer time than 2 years and then she divorced him in 1988.
After her two unsuccessful marriages, Goldberg chose Lyle Trachtenberg, a union organizer as her partner whom she married on October 1, 1994, however, she could remain no longer than a year with him and took a divorce in 1995.
Whoopi Goldberg and her daughter Alexandra Martin
Goldberg's daughter Alexandra Martin also followed the same track as her mother did and became an actress and producer. Goldberg has three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter through her only daughter Alexandra.
Goldberg is currently living a single life and she also said that she would never get married again. However, she linked with a number of guys after getting a divorce with her third husband.
Whoopi Goldberg victimized with a fake news story in recent days. After the incident happened, she claimed that both she and her family's lives have been endangered as a result of it. Later on, Whoopi Goldberg revealed that she was suing over a fake news story.
It is the issue after February 28, where Goldberg attended the program. There the widow of fallen Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens who was killed in Yemen was given a standing ovation. After the event, she was mistakenly reported to have stated that Caryn Owens made an appearance at Donald Trump's joint address to Congress for "attention".
Later the 61-year said, "Before we left, something came out on a website — a fake news website — about me. And it endangered my family’s life and it endangered my life. It turns out the entire website was created by a guy who just wanted to see how quickly stories he made up would spread".
If you say, ‘Whoopi did this,’ people just assume it’s true because nobody has to prove anything. I have had for the last 20 years great relationships with vets and their wives and the veteran’s administration, so when someone writes a bit of a horrible lie, as this man did — he accused me of saying that the woman that was celebrated by the current president, whose husband died, was doing it for the attention
According to her, the fake news was created by a guy who just wanted to see how quickly stories would spread. She said in anger, “I know you’re in Costa Rica, sir because you said where you were. If I hadn’t been made aware of this, I could’ve found out about this at the end of a barrel of a gun.”
Goldberg said she will take a legal action against the Underground Report writer, and she warned, "I'm gonna get my lawyer and I'm coming for you."The story really went hard at the time but it slowly went faded as the website deleted the news, however, they couldn't delete it before it went to public and she started to get pretty harsh reviews.