The multifaceted Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won a Grammy (Whoopi Goldberg, 1985), an Oscar (Ghost, 1991), a Golden Globe (The Color Purple, 1985 and Ghost, 1991), an Emmy (Host of AMC’s Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, 2002) and a Tony (Producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2002). Born and raised in New York City, Whoopi worked in theatre and improvisation in San Diego and the Bay Area where she performed with the Blake Street Hawkeyes Theatre Troupe. It was there that she created the characters which became “The Spook Show” and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy Award-winning album and the HBO special that helped launch her career. Whoopi has also been honored with multiple NAACP Image Awards, numerous People’s Choice Awards and five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards as “Favourite Movie Actress”. She has also written several books including the children’s book, Alice in 1992 and Book in 1997 … a collection of insights and opinions which became a bestseller worldwide. 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 charitable activities, Whoopi is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations. Currently she is enjoying her fifth season as co-host of ABC’s daytime talk show, The View. And true to her roots, she still enjoys performing her stand-up to sold-out audiences across North America. With her trademark dreadlocks, gigantic grin and cutting edge humour, Whoopi Goldberg is a truly unique crowd pleaser!