The Untold Truth of Whoopi Goldberg’s Daughter, Alex Martin


• Alex Martin is an actress and film producer, daughter of the famous American actress, comedian and author Whoopi Goldberg.
• She attended a local high school where she played soccer and track and field, then chose to focus on her acting career.
• Alex has appeared in several films and produced two films: “Descendants” and “Sensitive Men”.
• She has two children with her ex-husband Bernard Dean.
• Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian and writer, best known for her role in the movie “The Color Purple”.


Known from movies

Who is Alex Martin?

Alexandrea Martin was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, on May 9, 1973 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she is an American national. She is a film producer and actressbut perhaps best known as the daughter of the famous American actress, comedian and author Whoopi Goldberg.

Youth and education

Alex was raised in Los Angeles by Whoopi and her first husband Alex’s father Alvin Martin, to whom she was married from 1973 to 1979, when they divorced for unknown reasons.

After her mother married director and cinematographer David Claessen in 1986, he took good care of both of them, but he and Whoopi still divorced in 1988. In 1994, after Alex had already moved out, Whoopi married Lyle Trachtenberg, but the marriage only lasted a year.

Alex was motivated by her mother to launch her acting career, and Whoopi also helped her win her first roles. She attended a local high school where she played soccer and track and field – she was encouraged by her family and teachers to pursue a modeling career, so after entrance examination in 1991Alex chose to focus on her acting career instead of pursuing a college degree.

Career as an actress and film producer

Alex made her film debut (uncredited) in 1985, playing The Little Girl in the drama “The Color Purple”, written by Menno Meyjes and Alice Walker, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Danny Glover, Whoopi and Oprah Winfrey. – the story follows a black woman who is finally free after more than 40 years of abuse by her father and other men. The film was a huge success, winning 14 awards while being nominated for 23 others, including 11 Oscars.

In 1993, Alex played Mannerjay’s Scribe in the action-adventure comedy “Quest of the Delta Knights” but it received poor reviews, and in the same year she played The Classroom Kid in the family comedy movie “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit”, in which her mother played the role of a showgirl who dresses up as Sister Mary Clarence and goes to teach Catholic students music. In 1994, Alex became Miss Golden Globe at the 1994 Golden Globe Awards.

Three of Alex’s other appearances were in the 1999 comedy film “American Intellectuals” in which she played Hugh, the 2001 family comedy “Call Me Claus” in which her mother starred, and the 2003 thriller-drama film “Strange as Angels” written and written. directed by Francisco Roel.

Alex has also produced two films: the 2008 animated short drama ‘Descendants’ and the 2018 comedy short ‘Sensitive Men’.

Love life and boyfriend

Alex dated an unknown man in 1989, and they have a daughter together named Amarah Skye, who was born on November 13 that year – Alex and the man split up not long after and she has kept the identity of the man to the kept secret to this day.

She subsequently married film producer Bernard Dean and gave birth to their daughter Jerzey in 1995 and their son Mason in 1998. In the early 2000s, Alex and Bernard divorced for unknown reasons, and Alex remained single for over five years. before she and Bernard were reunited, and then married a second time on October 15, 2011 – they have been living together ever since.

Alex Martin

Alex is now a grandmother as her daughter Amarah gave birth to Charli Rose Burr-Reynaud.

Hobbies and other interests

Alex grew up close to her mother, and the two traveled together whenever Whoopi had to work in another city or state – that’s how Alex became interested in travel and has now traveled all over the world to visit some of the most attractive locations on every continent.

She is an animal lover who had several pets during her childhood, and today has two cats and a dog.

Alex was interested in dancing as a teenager and practiced jazz and contemporary music before giving it up before turning 18.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, including Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp, and Julia Roberts, and some of her favorite movies include “Fences,” “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and “The Runaway Bride.”

Age and height

Alex’s age is 47. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, she is 1.8 m tall and weighs about 71 kg. As of October 2020, her ability is estimated to be over $4 million while her mother’s net worth is reported to be over $45 million.

Who is Whoopi Goldberg?

Caryn Elaine Johnson was born in New York City, USA on November 13, 1955 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she is an American national. She gained recognition in 1985, after playing Celie in the movie “The Color Purple”.

Whoopi was raised by her mother Emma Johnson, who was a teacher and nurse, while her father Robert James Johnson Jr., a Baptist minister, abandoned the family for unknown reasons. Whoopi studied at St Columba’s before moving to Washington Irving High School, where she dropped out. She moved to Berkeley, California in the mid-1970s and worked multiple jobs to support herself financially while also being a member of the theater troupe – Blake Street Hawkeyes.

One of Whoopi’s first roles was in the drama film “Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away”, and then she created her own stand-up “The Spook Show”, which was then taken to Broadway and noticed by Steven Spielberg, who went on to cast Whoopi in “The Color Purple”.

She went on to appear in many films, but did not attract much attention, before being offered the role of a psychic in the romantic fantasy thriller film “Ghost”, starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore – for her performance, Whoopi won an Academy Award for Best supporting actress, the first black woman to win it in about 50 years.

Two of her next notable performances were in the psychological drama “Girl, Interrupted” with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, and the comedy “Rat Race” with Rowan Atkinson.

In 2001, on her birthday, Whoopi received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has appeared in numerous movies and TV series – her next notable performance came in 2017, when she voiced Ursula in the musical fantasy film “Descendants 2”. .

Whoopi is a philanthropist and supporter of the LGBT community, inviting straight people to support gay, lesbian and bisexual people for over a decade.

She recently battled sepsis and pneumonia, which caused her brief absence from her show “The View,” which she has been hosting since September 4, 2007.

General information

First and last name Alex Martin
Profession Actor, Film producer
Nationality American


Husband Bernard Dean
Children Amarah Dean, Jerzey Dean, Mason Dean
Parents Whoopi Goldberg, Alvin Martin


Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 Has a granddaughter named Charlie Rose (b. March 15, 2014) through her eldest daughter Amarah Dean.
2 Ex-stepdaughter of David Claessen and Lyle Trachtenberg.
3 Has three children: Amarah Skye (born 1989), Jerzey (born 1995), and Mason (born 1998).
4 Daughter of Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg. Her father is Alvin Martin. Alex had her first child when she was only 16 years old. She remarried her husband in 2011 and has three children. She first appeared as an extra in The Color Purple (1985) with her mother.




Title Year Status Character
Strange as angels 2003 Mary
Call me Claus 2001 TV movie Member of the Congregation (as Alex Dean)
American intellectuals 1999 Hugo
Sister Act 2: Back in the habit 1993 Class child
Quest of the Delta Knights 1993 Video Mannerjay’s writer


Title Year Status Character
Sensitive men 2014 Short associated producer
Descendants 2008 Short producer


Title Year Status Character
The view 2015-2016 TV serials Herself – Host Co-Hostess / Herself
E! Live from the red carpet 2016 TV serials herself
The Chew 2015 TV serials Himself – Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2015 TV serials herself
Good morning America 2015 TV serials Himself – Guest


Awards won

Year Price Ceremony Presentation Movie
1994 Miss Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia