Things you need to know about the Sister act star as she...

Things you need to know about the Sister act star as she celebrates birthday

Happy birthday Whoopie!

– The name of the star in blockbuster movie, sister’s act is Whoopi Goldberg. Her real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.

– She also acted in Sarafina, Ghost, Everybody hates Christ and a host of others.


She does not have eyebrows

Whoopi Goldberg is an award winning popular comedian, producer, author and actress who broke into show business in the 1980s.

She acted in blockbuster movie, Sister’s act, Sarafina, Ghost and Series, Everybody hates Chris. She is a New York native who before she became famous worked as a makeup artist in a mortuary, a waitress at a cafe and also as a bricklayer. She is well known for her good and hilarious interpretation of roles.

Naijapr presents other things you need to know about her as she adds another year to her age.

Her name        
Her name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, but she is popularly known as Whoopi Goldberg because of her unapologetic farting.

Her age       
She was born on the 13th of November, 1955. This makes her 62.

She does not have eyebrows
This is probably funny, but the fact is that she apparently shaves them off because she does not have eyebrows.

She was a phone sex operator
In 2011, during a taping of “The View”, she made a shocking confession that she used to be a phone sex operator and that the money she made from it was great.

She has been married three times
She claimed that she made mistakes which she has learnt from and she also said she does not want to marry again as she just wants to chill out, hang out with her cat and also fart without caring what others have to say.

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She was diagnosed with dyslexia
She was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult, and she said when she was young, they called her “slow or retarded.”

How John F. Kennedy inspired her
As a young girl of 7, during the time that John F. Kennedy was running for the post of the president, he came to her neighborhood to campaign, (Manhattan). She said that she took it personally because it was the coolest thing that had ever happened to her.

She is very blunt
She supports both the human rights and animal rights, she says a lot of controversial things and she keeps getting into trouble.

She prefers to travel by bus
This is as a result of what she saw when she was working as a waitress at a cafe in San Diego in 1978.

She was able to see how a commercial airliner collided with a Cessna and killed 144 people. This made her have a fear of flying.

Her awards
She is one of the few people to have won an Emmy, Oscar 9 Ghost), Grammy (best comedy recording) and Tony award (Thoroughly Modern Millie). This makes her an EGOT winner.

She is a former drug addict
In 2009, in an interview, she told The Telegraph about her troubled past claiming that when she was young and homeless, she was addicted to heroine and she also dropped out of high school to start doing drugs.

It was when she got clean that she became convinced that she wanted to become an actress.

She became a grandmother in her early thirties
Her daughter, Alex Martin which she gave birth to when she was 18-years-old also gave birth to a baby girl when she was also a teenager, precisely when she was 16-years-old.

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She is now a great grandmother
She is now a great-grandmother although she is just 62-years-old.

She is not rich
Contrary to the opinion of most people that any popular actor/actress is a millionaire, she admitted that despite having a successful career, she is not rich.