Whoopi Goldberg — American Actress born on November 13, 1955,

Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, singer, writer, social critic, and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar... (wikipedia)

I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.
Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.
We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.
That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.
Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African.

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