Alex Martin

Alex Martin

Date Of BirthMay 9, 1973
Age51 years 0 months 14 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthUnited States
Zodiac SignTaurus
Professions Actress , Producer
Full Name Alexandrea Martin
Other Names Alex Martin Dean , Alex Dean , Alexandra Martin

Personal Information
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Body Features & Measurements
Height180 CM
5 Feet 11 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight70 KG
154 lbs
Family Information
Father Alvin Martin
Mother Whoopi Goldberg
Son Mason (born. 1999)
Daughters Amarah Skye (Amarah Dean) (born. November 13, 1989)
Jerzey (born. 1995)
Uncle Clyde Johnson (Maternal; died on 11th May 2015)
Grandfather Robert James Johnson, Jr. (Maternal)
Grandmother Emma Harris (Maternal; died in August 2010 from stroke)
Granddaughter Charlie Rose (daughter of Amarah Skye)
Stepfathers Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-1995)
David Claessen (1986-1988)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Bernard Dean (m. 15 October 2011-)
Career Information
Debut (Movies) The Color Purple (1985) (as an extra)
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit(1993)
Years Active 1993-
More Information
BFF Leisa


Alex Martin is a Golden Globe award winning American actress, TV/ Movie Producer, Alex is the daughter of popular actress & comedian Whoopi Goldberg.

Family- Childhood

Alexandrea Martin was born on May 9, 1973 to Whoopi Goldberg(Mother) & Alvin Martin(Father). Alex is the only child of Whoopi Goldberg.

Alex Martin Family: Grand mother, mother & daughter

[Alex Martin Family: Grand mother, Mother & Daughter]



Alex's mother Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson) is an Emmy award & Grammy award winning actress, comedian known for- Ghost(1990), Sister Act(1992), The Color Purple(1985), Sister Act 2(1993) among other works. She was married to her first husband Alvin Martin from 1973-1979. Alex was born from their union in 1973. Whoopi has been married to David Claessen (1986-1988) & Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-1995).

Alex Martin with her mother Whoopi Goldberg

[Alex Martin with her mother Whoopi Goldberg]


Alvin Martin, the first husband of Whoopi Goldberg is the father of Alex Martin. He was married to Whoopi Goldberg from 1973-1979.


From her mother's later marriages Alex has two stepfathers- David Claessen & Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-95)

David Claessen is a cinematographer, he was married to Whoopi Goldberg from 1986 to 1988. David & Whoopi did not have any children.

Alex Martin's stepfather David Claessen

[Alex Martin's stepfather David Claessen & Whoopi Goldberg]

Whoopi was married to actor Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994 to 1995.

Alex Martin stepfather Lyle Trachtenberg

[Alex Martin's stepfather Lyle Trachtenberg with Whoopi Goldberg]

Husband- Marriage- relationships

Alex Martin & Bernard Dean

Alex married Bernard Dean remarried on 15th October 2011 (they were previously married, but had divorced). The couple has 2 biological children- Jerzey Dean & Mason Dean. Bernard has worked as the executive producer of short film Sensitive Men(2018) (directed by Michael Carone with Whoopi Goldberg playing the lead). Bernard has worked for Ron Meyer- the president/ CAA/ COO of Universal studios since 1994.

Alex Martin with her husband Bernard Dean

Image: Alex Martin with her husband Bernard Dean

Stevie Jordan

Alex was in relationship with DJ/ record producer/ TV personality- Steve J. (Stevie Jordan) for six years, they parted in 2007. There were rumors on tabloids of them being secretly married. They both  publicly trashed the gossip to stop further imagination.


Alex has three children, two daughters- Amarah Skye (born in 1989), Jerzey Dean (born 199) and a son named- Mason Dean.

Amarah Skye

Amarah is the oldest child of Alex. Amarah gave birth to daughter Charlie Rose on 15th March 2014.

Alex Martin's mom Whoopi with Alex's daughter Amarah Skye

[Alex Martin's mom Whoopi with Alex's daughter Amarah Skye]

Jerzey Dean

Alex's other daughter Jerzey Dean was born in 1995. She has worked as the production manager in the Reality TV show Strut(2016). 

Jerzey Dean & Whoopi Goldberg

[Jerzey Dean & Grandmother Whoopi Goldberg]

Mason Dean

Alex's son Mason Dean is a musician. Mason was born on 28th September 1998 [2]. In 2015 he released an LP named "Vybe Out" on soundcloud. Whoopi thinks her grandson has a great future in the music industry.

Mason Dean & Mother Alex Martin

[Mason Dean with Mother Alex Martin]

Interesting Facts & Trivia

  • Golden Globe Award: Alex won the 1994 Miss Golden Globe Award.
  • Alex Dean: She has used the variation of her name "Alex Dean" in her movie credits
  • Only child of her mother: Alex is the only child of her mother Whoopi, her father Alvin is the first husband of her mother. She been the center of her mother's affection. Woopi has been married thrice over decades to different men. Whoopi says 'she didn't love those men, like she loved her family'. Whoopi celebrates birthdays of her grandchildren.
  • Motherhood: Alex first got pregnant at age 16 with her daughter Amarah Skye, identity of the father is not publicized.
  • Grandmother: Alex became grandmother at 41 when Amarah gave birth to daughter Charlie Rose in March 2014.
  • Marriage- Divorce-Marriage: In 2011 Alex married Bernard Dean, the father of her two children. She had previously divorced Bernard Dean, and they remarried.
  • Friend: Alex has friend named Leisa, they have been good friends since their high school years.
  • TV production: In 2014 Alex and her mom Whoopi made joint venture into TV production.


Year Work Character Comments
2018 Sensitive Men   short film (associate producer)
2008 Descendants   short film (producer)
2003 Strange as Angels Maria Movie
2001 Call Me Claus   TV Movie
1999 American Intellectuals Hugh  
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit school kid (child artist)
1993 Quest of the Delta Knights Mannerjay's Scribe Video
1985 The Color Purple Little Girl  


  1. Alex Martin Wiki
  2. Mason Dean Birthday
  3. Alex Martin- Imdb

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