Whoopi Goldberg to Lend Voice on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, ABC
'The View' host will lend her voice to 'Mrs. Rabbit' in the eighth episode of the series. The character will be featured in a current storyline as well as a flashback scene.
Other notables who lend their voices to the freshman series characters include John Lithgow, who voices the White Rabbit, rocker Iggy Pop (as the hookah-smoking caterpillar) and Keith David (as Cheshire Cat).
Goldberg's previous voice work includes the menacing hyena Shenzi in Disney's The Lion King and the octobus Stretch in Toy Story 3.
Goldberg shot to international fame with her Oscar-nominated performance in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, before embarking on a prolific Hollywood career with films such as Jumpin' Jack Flash, Soapdish, The Lion King, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and, of course, Sister Act and its sequel.
The actress starred in a critically-acclaimed one-woman show on Broadway that launched her career. She has also starred on Broadway in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and, most recently, Xanadu. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ghost in 1991 and is one of a very elite group of artists who has also won the Grammy, the Golden Globe, the Emmy and, as producer of the original Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002, a Tony Award. She is currently moderator of the award-winning, top rating daytime talk show The View.
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