I am so excited to have the wonderful Whoopi Goldberg joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo. Now's your chance to ask her anything you'd like to know about:
- Her career
- Her work as a United Nations Ambassador
- Following your dreams
- Finding success in the entertainment industry
- Staying true to yourself
- And anything else you'd like to know!
In 2002, Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy (“Whoopi Goldberg,” 1985), the Academy Award (“Ghost,” 1991), the Golden Globe (“The Color Purple,” 1985 and “Ghost,” 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC’s “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel,” 2002 and a Daytime Emmy for “The View” in 2009) and a Tony (Producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 2002). She is equally well-known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Among her many charitable activities, Whoopi is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.
Whoopi has appeared in many films such as ““Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sister Act,” “Corrina, Corrina,” “Boys on the Side,” “Eddie,” “The Associate” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Girl, Interrupted,” and “Rat Race.” She has voiced characters in such animated features as “The Lion King,” “Racing Stripes,” “Doogal,” and “Everyone’s Hero.” In November 2010, she was part of Tyler Perry’s all-star film adaption of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.” She will be seen next in the feature film, “Earthbound,” with Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal and Kathy Bates.
On television she has appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,”, hosted her own syndicated late-night talk show, starred in the NBC sitcom, “Whoopi,” which she executive produced, as well as the television movies, “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie” and Showtime’s “Good Fences,” which she co-produced with co-star Danny Glover. She produced and appeared on Nick Jr’s “Whoopi’s Littleburg” and recently guest starred opposite Benjamin Bratt in A&E’s “The Cleaner” and currently appears on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “The View,” for which she has won a Daytime Emmy Award.
As she has in every other facet of her career, Whoopi has made her mark as a producer on television and on Broadway including "Sister Act," which is currently running on Broadway, and the upcoming provocative new rock musical called “White Noise.
In 1992, Whoopi made her debut as an author with her first children’s book, “Alice.” Her second literary endeavor, simply entitled “Book,” became a bestseller in the U.S. and around the world. Hyperion Books published “Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners” in 2006 and launched a new series of books, “Sugar Plum Ballerinas,” in 2008 with “Plum Fantastic,” followed by 2009’s “Toeshoe Trouble” and “Perfectly Prima” in early 2010. A fourth installment, “Terrible Terrel,” was published in October, along with a new book for adults, “Is It Just Me?”
Among her many awards and honors, Whoopi has placed prints of her hands, feet and braids in the forecourt of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre.
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