Whoopi Goldberg Celebrates 57th Birthday, Lands Guest Spot On ‘666 Park Avenue’
Whoopi Goldberg is heading to 666 Park Avenue.
The 57-year-old actress (today’s her birthday) will have a guest spot in an upcoming episode of the new NBC drama. According to TV Guide, Goldberg will play appear on 666 Park Avenue on December 2.
Executive producer David Wilcox, said that the writers wrote the part of Maris Elder specifically for the Oscar winner. Wilcox said:
“(Whoopi will play) a mysterious resident of the Drake who helps Jane unlock the secret of the building’s true evil origins … Whoopi’s an incredible actor, so when we heard that she was a horror fan, we wrote the role for her.”
TV Guide reports that the episode will also feature some time travel. Goldberg’s character will reportedly hypnotize Jane (Rachael Taylor) and send her back to the 1920s. It’s unclear if Whoopi will appear on the show for more than one episode.
Goldberg, who celebrates her 57th birthday today, has done quite a few guest spots this year. She’s appeared in The Middle, Suburgatory, Glee, and now she’ll guest star on 666 Park Avenue. Goldberg currently stars on the talk show The View but the comedian will get back to movies soon with Black Dog, Red Dog.
Goldberg is one of the few people who has successfully become an EGOT (a person who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony). Goldberg won an Oscar in 1991 for the movie Ghost, an Emmy for The View, a Grammy in 1985 for a comedy album and a Tony Award for the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Goldberg also has a Grammy award for The Color Purple.
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