HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK
Academy Award winning actress WHOOPI GOLDBERG (Delilah)
has won great critical and popular acclaim around the world
for her diverse work in film, television, recordings and theater.
Goldberg is equally well-known for her continuing campaigns on
behalf of children, the homeless, substance abuse, the battle
against AIDS, and the protection of human rights.
Born and raised in New York City, Goldberg launched her show business
career in theater and improvisation in San Diego and the San Francisco
Bay area, performing with the Blake Street Hawkeyes theater troupe.
There she created a gallery of characters for "The Spook
Show," which evolved into her hit Broadway show and a subsequent
Grammy Award winning album and HBO special.
Goldberg made her motion picture debut in Steven Spielberg's "The
Color Purple," which earned her an Academy Award nomination
and a Golden Globe Award. Her performance in "Ghost"
earned her the Oscar® and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting
Her other film credits include "Sister Act," "Sister
Act 2: Back in the Habit," "Jumpin' Jack Flash,"
"Clara's Heart," "The Long Walk Home," "Corrina,
Corrina," "Soapdish," "Sarafina!," "The
Player," "Star Trek Generations," "Boys on
the Side," "Eddie," "Moonlight and Valentino,"
"The Associate," "Bogus," "Ghosts of
Mississippi," and the upcoming "Deep End of the Ocean."
Her voice has been featured in the animated films "The Pagemaster"
and "The Lion King," and she made cameo appearances
in "The Little Rascals." "Naked in New York"
and "In & Out)."
On television. Goldberg appeared for five seasons on "Star
Trek: The Next Generation" and co-starred with Jean Stapleton
in the series "Bagdad Cafe" in addition to hosting her
own late-night syndicated talk show. She has appeared in the telefllms
"In the Gloaming." "Cinderella" and the upcoming
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." This
fall, she will executive produce and appear as the center square
on the new "Hollywood Squares."
She has headlined several HBO specials, hosted the TV special
"A Gala for the President at Ford's Theater" in addition
to eight appearances as co-host of "Comic Relief" with
Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. Goldberg won Emmy nominations
for hosting "The 66th Annual Academy Awards" and "The
68th Annual Academy Awards."
Goldberg has received multiple NAACP Image Awards and People's
Choice Awards as Favorite Movie Actress and has won an unprecedented
five Kid's Choice Awards from Nickelodeon. In 1992, she made her
literary debut with the acclaimed children's book Alice.
Her second writing endeavor, Book, appeared on the New
York Times and London Times bestseller lists.
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