Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson) is an American actress, comedienne, author, and talk show host who is best known for her work in many feature films and television shows, including hosting the talk show The View, since 2007, as well as voicing Stormella, the main villain of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, and Mrs. Peck in Our Friend Martin.
For Disney, she voiced Shenzi in the 1994 animated film The Lion King and its 2004 midquel, The Lion King 1½. She also voiced Miss Mittens in Snow Buddies and Stretch in the 2010 Disney/Pixar film Toy Story 3. She made a cameo as herself in The Muppets. She also posed as the Genie in "Where Your Every Wish is Our Command" in the Disney Dream Portrait Series and voiced the White Rabbit's wife in the ABC series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
She also guest-starred in episode 109 of Muppets Tonight. She also played Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act and its sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Dr. Vivien Morgan in A Knight in Camelot, Laurel Ayres/Mr. Cutty in The Associate, and Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin in Eddie. She voiced The GameMaster in Miles from Tomorrowland.
- Goldberg, Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Stephen Root have worked on Ghost (1990). In 1991, Goldberg won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Oda Mae Brown.
- Goldberg, Chevy Chase, William H. Macy, Bill Hader, Kevin Smith, Ian McKellen, Jon Stewart, Judi Dench, and John Krasinski have worked on the American version of the Brutish animated film The Magic Roundabout, Doogal (2006)
- ↑ "Elena of Avalor: Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Buscemi Among Guest Stars for Season 2 (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. (October 9, 2017)