), is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host.
Clara's Heart did poorly at the box office, though her own performance was critically acclaimed.
Though these were not as successful as her prior motion pictures, Goldberg still garnered awards from the NAACP Image Awards.
Goldberg and Claessen divorced after the poor box office performance of The Telephone, which Goldberg was under contract to star in.
Her admixture test indicates that she is of 92 According to an anecdote told by Nichelle Nichols in Trekkies (1997), a young Goldberg was watching Star Trek, and upon seeing Nichols's character Uhura, exclaimed, "Momma! " This spawned lifelong fandom of Star Trek for Goldberg, who would eventually ask for and receive a recurring guest-starring role on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Between 19, she lived in East Germany, Goldberg trained under acting teacher Uta Hagen at the HB Studio in New York City.
Goldberg starred in Soapdish (1991) and had a recurring role on Star Trek: The Next Generation as Guinan, which she would reprise in two Star Trek films. The motion picture grossed well over US 0 million and Goldberg was nominated for a Golden Globe. From 1994 to 1995, Goldberg appeared in Corrina, Corrina, The Lion King (voice), The Pagemaster (voice), Boys on the Side, and Moonlight and Valentino. She became the first African-American woman to host the Academy Awards show in 1994, Goldberg starred in four motion pictures in 1996: Bogus (with Gérard Depardieu and Haley Joel Osment), Eddie, The Associate (with Dianne Wiest), and Ghosts of Mississippi (with Alec Baldwin and James Woods).
During the filming of Eddie, Goldberg began dating co-star Frank Langella, a relationship that lasted until early 2000.
Her other film roles include Made in America (1993), The Lion King (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999), For Colored Girls (2010) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014).
In television, Goldberg is known for her role as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and since 2007, she has been the moderator of the daytime television talk show The View.
While on Broadway, Goldberg's performance caught the eye of director Steven Spielberg.
He was about to direct the film The Color Purple, based on the novel by Alice Walker, and offered her a leading role.
Caryn Elaine Johnson was born in Manhattan, New York City on November 13, 1955, the daughter of Robert James Johnson, Jr.