WHOOPI GOLDBERG
SFX|January 2021
A big sci-fi fan, she’d have loved to have been the first female Doctor...
Adam Tanswell

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From New York City

Greatest Hits The Color Purple, Sister Act, Ghost, Star Trek: The Next Generation

Random Fact Whoopi appeared in the Absolutely Fabulous special “Gay”, where she performed the ceremony marrying Patsy and Edina.

As Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation, “trouble always followed”, according to Q. For actor Whoopi Goldberg, it seems to be awards, nominations and accolades – dating back to her 1985 feature debut, The Color Purple, for which she won a Golden Globe and was also up for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Now the self-confessed sci-fi fan returns in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s postapocalyptic classic The Stand.

How much of a genre fan are you, Whoopi?

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