Cigar Smoking Icon: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg smiling on stage

For decades, Whoopi Goldberg has been a household name. If you don’t know her from her iconic appearances in Oscar-winning films, then you may know her from her hilarious comedy shows – or maybe from her run on Star Trek?

But there’s one thing you may not have known about Whoopi, and that’s her affinity for fine cigars. Join us as we explore just who Whoopi Goldberg is and what her take on a ‘fine cigar’ is.

Who is Whoopi Goldberg?

Although known internationally by her professional name, Whoopi Goldberg is in fact called Caryn Elaine Johnson and was born in Chelsea, New York, United States in 1955.

After starting her acting career on Broadway, Whoopi caught the eye of none other than Steven Spielberg, who then cast her in the lead role for his film ‘The Colour Purple’.

After its release in ‘85, the film achieved critical and commercial success winning ten Academy Awards and five Golden Globe nominations. Whoopi herself received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

Since then, Whoopi’s career has only grown with her being one of only sixteen entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony Award. In her decades-long career, Whoopi had done everything from being a television personality and comedian to writing her own books.

Whoopi Goldberg and Cigars

Whoopi Goldberg is a fantastic example of how cigars are not only to be enjoyed by men. When she’s not lighting up the stage, she’s been known to light up a cigar and even has a humidor of her own at home.

Whoopi’s taste in cigars has come a long way. When she was a teenager, she was known to sneak a cheap cheroot, whereas now she tends to favour small cigars or cigarillos. That being said, she has been known to dabble from time to time, even sharing a big Cohiba with director Ridley Scott.

What Cigars Does Whoopi Goldberg Smoke?

It’s clear that Whoopi appreciates the finer things in life. She’s been known to buy her cigars from the Davidoff outlet in Beverly Hills. As any cigar aficionado knows, Davidoff cigars are a luxury and some of the best-loved cigars in the world.

Despite their incredible flavours and aromas, she has admitted that she doesn’t tend to smoke more than one cigar in a day.

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How Does Whoopi Smoke Cigars?

Not only does Whoopi Goldberg have exquisite taste, but she is also rather particular about how she prepares her cigars. Instead of clipping the cap, Whoopi prefers punching a hole in the head of her cigars and never rushes a fine smoke.

Whoopi has been a delight on our screens for many years and knowing now that she has impeccable taste in cigars just makes us appreciate her all the more.

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