Caryn Elaine Johnson professionally known as Whoopi Goldberg is a famous Hollywood actress, producer, comedian and TV host. In Kenya, she known for three famous movies Sarafina as the inspirational teacher Mary Masombuka, Sister Act as mother superior and Lion King as Shenzi.
She came up with her stage name “Whoopi” back when she was performing stand up comedy. Apparently she would often be gassy backstage and reminded people of a whoopee cushion.
Apart from the three movies she is also well known for acting movies that advocate for human rights because in real life she is an activist. Last year in April, Goldberg launched a company called Whoopi & Maya. Her company makes medical marijuana products for women seeking relief from menstrual cramps. She was inspired her to go into business by “a lifetime of difficult periods and the fact that cannabis was literally the only thing that gave me relief”. Yesterday Whoopi turned 62 years.