Who is Alex Martin?
Alex Martin is an American actress and film producer, who’s worked on several projects during her career, but she is possibly still best known to the world as the daughter of the Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg.
Alex Martin Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Alexandrea Martin was born on 9 May 1973 in New York, USA, the daughter of Whoopi Goldberg and her first husband, Alvin Martin. Alex’s father was born in the ‘50s and was Goldberg’s drug counselor whom she met at just 16 years old; Alex was born when Whoopi was just 18. The two married the same year but divorced in 1979, after which Whoopi took Alex with her to California, in pursuit of a comedy career.
However, before Woopi’s career took off, she resorted to several odd jobs, such as working as a bank teller, and a mortuary cosmetologist, and numerous others to make ends meet. Alex’s mother remarried David Claessen, a Dutch cinematographer, and director in 1986, when Alex was 13 years old, but their marriage ended two years later. By that time, Alex was already taking steps towards an acting career, appearing in the Academy Award-nominated film “The Color Purple”, directed by Steven Spielberg, with Whoopi, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey in the lead roles.
Alex’s mother married for the third time to Lyle Trachtenberg in 1994, but the two divorced the following year; Alex was out of the house by that time, living her own life and raising her own daughter.
Alex finished high school in 1991, and became entirely focused on her acting career instead of pursuing further education.
Alex made a few on-screen appearances in the ‘90s next to her mother, including “Quest of the Delta Knights” and “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit”, which also featured Kathy Najimy and Maggie Smith both in 1993. Six years later, she was Hugh in the comedy film “American Intellectuals” written and directed by Paige Taylor, with Rod Biermann, Allison Dean and Peter Gibson.
In 2001, she had a minor role in the television movie “Call Me Claus”, while in 2003, Alex appeared in Francisco Roel’s thriller-drama film “Strange as Angels”, with Cristoforo Aguilar, Ben Aimlay and Rai Alexandra in the lead roles.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Alex is a producer. In 2008 she produced the animated short film “Descendants” and ten years later, she served as the associate producer of the short comedy film “Sensitive Men”.
According to reports, Alex Martin’s net worth is estimated at $4 million as of late 2022, earned through her career as a producer and actress.
Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children
Alex gave birth to her daughter Amarah Skye when she was just 16 years old; she’s never revealed the identity of her then-boyfriend and Amarah’s father.
She married film producer Bernard Dean with whom she has two children, a daughter Jerzey, born in 1995, and a son Mason, born in 1998. The two divorced in the early 2000s without disclosing the reasons behind their split to the media. However, the two reunited five years later and remarried on 15 October 2011.
Alex became a grandmother in 2014 when her oldest daughter, Amarah, gave birth to her child, Charli Rose Burr-Reynaud.
— Alex Martin Dean (@Dean1Alex) March 10, 2017
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Alex has long black hair and brown eyes. She’s 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, weighs approximately 155lbs (71kgs), with vital statistics of 38-28-38, and bra size 34B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Alex is still quite close with her star mother, saying that she is her best friend and that she can count on her on everything.
Alex is an avid animal lover, and had a number of pets while growing up, continuing to this day, and now has two cats and a dog in her house.
An avid dancer, Alex trained in contemporary and jazz dance while a teenager, putting it to a stop when she became pregnant with her first daughter.
Alex Martin’s Mother, Whoopi Goldberg Short Bio
Caryn Elaine Johnson was born on 13 November 1955, in New York City, USA. The daughter of Robert James Johnson Jr. and his wife Emma Johnson, Whoopi had a brother, Clyde, who passed away in 2015.
Raised by her mother in the housing projects Chelsea-Elliot Houses, located in New York City, Whoopi had a tough time growing up. She talked about abuse, unwanted pregnancy, and dropping out of Washington Irvin High School.
She developed a heroin addiction, which led her to a rehabilitation center where she met Alvin, who helped her a lot on her way to sobriety. After the divorce, in California Whoopi joined the avant-garde theater troupe, the Blake Street Hawkeyes.
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This is where it all began; she started training under Uta Hagen at the HB Studio, and made her acting debut in 1982 in the film “Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away”.
Just three years later, Goldberg had her breakthrough role as Celie Johnson in the Oscar-nominated “The Color Purple”.
Whoopi turned her life around, and is now a praised actress, television host, and businesswoman. She has made more than 150 film and TV appearances – some of her most popular roles include Oda Mae Brown in the film “Ghost” for which she won the Academy Award, then as Deloris in the film “Sister Act” (1992) and the sequel “Sister Act 2” (1993), and “Ghosts of Mississippi” (1996).
To speak further of her accomplishments, Whoopi starred in the TV series “Glee” (2011-2012) and the film “Nobody’s Fool” (2018). Most recently, she announced that she would return for the third installment of the “Sister Act” films.
Since 2005, Whoopi is also known as one of the co-hosts of the daytime talk show “The View”, which earned her the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
According to sources, Whoopi Goldberg’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, as of late 2022.