Whoppi Goldberg

Academy Award-winning Actress, Comedian, and Television Host

Goldberg remembers growing up under a number of false labels. “When I was a kid they didn’t call it dyslexia. They called it… being slow, or you were retarded…” Her mother knew that those labels were false, and that in fact she was dealing with something else.

“I’m dyslexic, so there weren’t a whole lot of books in my early life. But I did love stories. I love fairy tales and I love spooky stories. Anything with a good 25 to 30-minute brain trip for me to go on. I still like to be read to.”