Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg - MovieMonday.com

An unusual but popular performer, Whoopi Goldberg broke into films after a career as a standup comic.

Whoopi Goldberg's defining role was as woman hiding from the mob among nuns in "Sister Act." Notable films include: "The Color Purple," "Ghost" (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), and "Soapdish."

Probably the only Oscar winner to have once been a single mother on welfare, Goldberg's success story is truly inspirational.

Whoppi Goldberg's newest films include: "Rat Race" and "Star Trek-Nemesis." More