Starring in hit films such as Sister Act and Ghost, Whoopi Goldberg was one of the most prominent and endeared actresses throughout the 1990s. Raised in Manhattan, she started her career on Broadway in the early 1980s. While performing one night, her talents caught the eye of Steven Spielberg, who quickly cast her in his upcoming film, The Color Purple, which would go on to receive 11 Academy Award nominations, including a "Best Actress" nod for Goldberg. Her many subsequent features and supporting roles over the years have helped her become a beloved dramatic and comedic star thanks to her sharp wit and no-nonsense personality. Though Goldberg's high-profile film career started to die down significantly in the early 2000s, she is still active on television, where she co-hosts The View, and occasionally performs stand-up comedy shows.
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