A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Whoopi Goldberg is 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, the Daytime Emmy® (“The View,” 2009) and a Tony® (Producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 2002).
Her most recent work includes roles in “A Little Bit of Heaven” and “The Muppets.”
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, and has appeared in a number of hit films including, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sister Act,” “Made in America,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” and “Rat Race.”
On television, Whoopi appeared for five seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and starred in the NBC sitcom, “Whoopi,” which she executive produced. She also received Emmy® Award nominations for hosting the 66th, 68th and 71st “Academy Awards®” telecasts. From 1998-2002, she executive produced and appeared in the center square on the Emmy® Award-winning “Hollywood Squares.” She currently co-hosts ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning “The View.” In 2012, Goldberg guest starred as Jane Marsh, Sue Heck's guidance counselor in the TV series, “The Middle.”
Goldberg made her Broadway debut as the Mother Superior in musical version of “Sister Act” for a limited engagement from August 10-27, 2010.
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. Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners was published in 2006 and her latest series, Sugar Plum Ballerinas, launched in 2008 with Plum Fantastic, followed by 2009’s Toeshoe Trouble and Perfectly Prima in early 2010.
Whoopi 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. She is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.