Award-Winning Actress, Comedian and Co-host of ABC's "The View"
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 Tony (Producer of Thoroughly…
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 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.
Born and raised in New York City, Whoopi worked in theatre and improvisation in San Diego and the Bay Area. Whoopi made her motion picture debut in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award. Her performance in Ghost earned her the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Whoopi has also appeared in films such as Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Burglar, Sister Act, The Long Walk Home, Clara’s Heart, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Boys on the Side, and Girl, Interrupted. She also voiced characters in the animated films The Lion King and Racing Stripes.
On television, Whoopi appeared for five seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and hosted her own syndicated late-night talk show. She starred in the NBC sitcom, Whoopi, which she also executive produced. She produced and appeared on Nick Jr.’s Whoopi’s Littleburg and currently appears as moderator on ABC’s long-running talk show The View.
As she has in every other facet of her career, Whoopi has made her mark as a producer. She executive produced the Lifetime original drama series Strong Medicine, the highest-rated drama created for basic cable in 2001 and the first cable show to go into syndication. From 1998 through 2002, she executive produced and appeared in the center square on the Emmy Award-winning Hollywood Squares. Whoopi also executive produced the hit Broadway musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
In addition to the Oscar, the Grammy and two Golden Globe Awards, Whoopi has been honored with multiple NAACP Image Awards, numerous People’s Choice Awards (including a special tribute in 1998) and five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as “Favorite Movie Actress,” as well as various awards and honors for her many humanitarian efforts.
In 1992, Whoopi made her debut as an author with her first children’s book, Alice. Since then, Whoopi has penned a number of books, including Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners in October, 2006, a children’s book series Sugar Plum Ballerinas, and a humorous commentary Is It Just Me?: Or is it Nuts Out There?
Whoopi currently resides in New York City.
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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