#25 Whoopi Goldberg
Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Character name: Guinan
Goldberg portrayed the recurring role of Guinan from season 2 through season 6 of The Next Generation. She also reprised the role in the movies Star Trek Generations and Star Trek Nemesis. From the race of “listeners” called El-Aurian, Guinan was the enigmatic bartender who ran Ten Forward, the lounge aboard the USS Enterprise-D. She was well known for her wise counsel, which proved invaluable many times.
Goldberg’s has landed several TV and movie roles since her debut appearance in the Star Trek franchise. Among her most notable roles, post-Star Trek, include Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 romantic fantasy film Ghost as well as Deloris Van Cartier in the 1992 comedy film Sister Act and its 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Since 2007, Goldberg has also moderated and co-hosted the daytime talk show The View.