Whoopi Goldberg (born 13 November 1955 in Manhattan) is an award-winning and acclaimed stand-up comedian, actress, producer, author and singer. She is best known for appearing in movies such as Burglar, Fatal Beauty, The Color Purple, Ghost, the Sister Act films, The Lion King, Bogus, Ghosts of Mississippi and Girl, Interrupted.
Her television work includes voice-overs on PBS' The Magic School Bus, various Comic Relief specials for HBO with comedians Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, and the syndicated hit show Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also served as executive producer and influence on the game show Hollywood Squares (which had appearances by Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Drew Carey, Greg Proops, David Hasselhoff, Kathy Greenwood and Kathy Griffin.) Since 2007, Whoopi has served as lead commentator and co-host on the daytime talkshow The View.