Whoopi Goldberg got a sweet birthday message from “The View,” the talk show that has played a pivotal role in both her life and career.
The iconic actress and TV personality turned 66 on November 13. “The View” was more than prepared to give Goldberg the proper shoutout. She has been co-hosting the program for 15 years. She started in 2007 and has clearly enjoyed her time, seeing as she just signed on for more. Goldberg will be around for four more seasons, at the minimum.
‘The View’ Celebrates Whoopi Goldberg Birthday
She’s currently joined by fellow co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines.
“Happy birthday to our fabulous @WhoopiGoldberg!” wrote the official Twitter account from “The View.” The account accompanied it with Whoopi Goldberg doing her iconic pose where she tilts her glasses onto her nose and looks up at the camera.
She also got to celebrate her birthday the day before on the Friday morning episode of “The View.” The festivities were complete with a “Studio 66” themed disco party. No party is complete without some star visitors as well.
Jennifer Lopez’s mom, Guadalupe Rodríguez stopped by her favorite TV program to wish Whoopi Goldberg a happy birthday. Khloé Kardashian also recorded a really sweet message for the longtime co-host.
“I am wishing you the most magical, beautiful and blessed birthday. I hope you have the best year, that you’re healthy, you’re happy and that you are just staying as fabulous as ever. We all love, adore and appreciate you for all that you do and all that you give us,” she said in the message.
Another talk show host, Loni Love from “The Real,” also wished Goldberg the happiest of birthdays. “Happy birthday to the EGOT and hilarious @WhoopiGoldberg. Enjoy your day Queen!!!” she wrote on Twitter.
Iconic Film and TV Roles with Whoopi
Besides being the co-host of “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg has put her acting skills to use in some iconic roles over the years.
One of her standout roles to this day was in the influential drama movie, “The Color Purple.” She played Celie in the film and ended up earning a Golden Globe for her performance. In fact, she was the first Black woman to win a Golden Globe for lead actress in a drama film.
You may also remember her saying, “Molly, you in danger, girl!” in the role of clairvoyant May Brown in “Ghost,” alongside Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. She won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for this role.
Other notable roles include “The Long Walk Home,” “Sister Act,” “Corrina, Corrina,” “Made in American,” and “Girl, Interrupted.” Many of her roles send important social justice-related messages to audiences.