Sunday, January 2, 2011

Caryn Elaine Johnson

One of only three actresses* with an Oscar for an appearance in a genre film (1990's fantasy Ghost), Whoopi has an amazing list of genre credits in both tv and film.
Extremely talented, she can do everything (writing / producing / performing) except singing!
Genre appearances include...
Stream [webcast] (Jodi)
Life on Mars "Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead" (Brother Lovebutter)
Pinnochio 3000 (Cybernia)
A Knight in Camelot (Dr Vivien Morgan)
Golden Dreams (Calafia, the Queen of California / Narrator)
MonkeyBone (Death)
Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (Grand Banshee)
Alice in Wonderland (Cheshire Cat)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer; The Movie (Stormella, The Evil Ice Queen)
A Christmas Carol [1997] (Spirit of Christmas Present)
Theodore Rex (Katie Coltrane)
Fatal Beauty (Rita Rizolli)
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella [1997] (Queen Constantina)
The Lion King / The Lion King 1 1/2 (Shenzi the Hyena)
Star Trek: the Next Generation / Star Trek: Generations / Star Trek: Nemesis (Guinan)
Ghost (Oda Mae Brown)
Captain Planet & the Planeteers (Gaia / Mother Earth)
Defenders of Dynatron City (Ms. Megawatt)

Check out...
Whoopi's personal blog
A FanPage

(*Josephine Hull won the Oscar in 1950 for the fantasy Harvey, and Ruth Gordon won in 1968 for the horror tale Rosemary's Baby!)
Shenzi has also been played by Tress MacNeille in Timon & Pumba.
Gaia has also been played by Margot Kidder in The New Adventures of Captain Planet
The Queen in previous versions of Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella has been played by Ginger Rogers [1965] and Dorothy Stickney [1957]

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