Lyle Trachtenberg: Ex-Husband of Whoopi Goldberg

Who is Lyle Trachtenberg?

Lyle Trachtenberg is the former American Actor and famous unionist with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. He is recognized for being the ex-husband of Whoopi Goldberg.

Born in Los Angeles, California, on April 1st, 1956, Lyle Trachtenberg is 67 years old. His sun sign is Aries.

Today we will have a descriptive look at Lyle Tranchtenberg’s life. His lifestyle, education, family, siblings, affairs, net worth, etc.

Let us get into it.

Lyle Trachtenberg Biography
Lyle Trachtenberg Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameLyle Trachtenberg
Famous asWhoopi Goldberg’s Ex-husband
BirthdayApril 1, 1956
Age 67 years old
Sun SignAries
TraitsPositive- Humble, loyal, and hardworking
Negative- Stubborn, Impulsive, Furious
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Currently ResidingUSA
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseWhoopi Goldberg (Ex-wife)
Adrianna Belan (wife)
ChildrenNatasha Trachtenberg (daughter)
Gabriella Trachtenberg (daughter)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
ProfessionFormer actor
Net WorthUSD 1 million
Social MediaNot Active

Lyle Trachtenberg Birthday

Lyle Trachtenberg was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 1st, 1956. As of 2023, he is 67 years old. His sun sign is Capricorn. Lyle is said to be the only child of his parents.

He is of white ethnicity and follows the Christian religion. Regarding his physical appearance, Lyle has brown hair and beautiful brown eyes, making him eye-catching. He stands six feet tall.

Lyle Trachtenberg Education

Lyle had always been interested in acting since he was a kid. The name of the high school he attended is not public yet, but he participated in the school drama club since he loved acting. His dad performed in local theatres, and he learned from him.

Young Lyle Trachtenberg
Young Lyle Trachtenberg

Lyle has always been interested in studying so to continue his study further. In 1976 he joined the University of California, Los Angeles, to complete his degree. In 1980 he graduated and got a degree in “bachelor of art.”


Lyle Trachtenberg parent’s information is not made public. However, his father earned a living by acting in local theatres. Lyle thirsted for acting since he watched his father perform in regional theatres.

At the same time, his mother was an English language teacher at one of the local schools.

Relationships and Dating History

Lyle Trachtenberg was married to Whoopi Goldberg. But they divorced shortly after. Lyle then married Adrianna Belan, a former Canadain Actress who currently works as a Marketing Director.

Lyle marriage with Adrianna has lasted for quite a while now, and they seem happy together. He had a bad experience from his first failed marriage with Whoopi, but it looks like he is enjoying his life with his current wife and children.

Lyle Trachtenberg with wife, Adrianna and daughters
Lyle Trachtenberg with wife, Adrianna and daughters

Lyle and Adrianna have two daughters, Natasha and Gabriella Trachtenberg. The happy family of four has been spotted in public for few times.

About Whoopi Goldberg (Ex-wife)

Lyle Trachtenberg was married to Whoopi Goldberg, an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. Whoopi met Lyle when Lyle was just starting his career, and Whoopi was already an established actress in the industry.

Lyle tied the knot with Whoopi on October 1st, 1994, after dating for just a few months. It was not Whoopi’s First marriage. Before Lyle, she had been married two times and got divorced. Whoopi’s marriage didn’t last long either with Lyle. The couple separated one year after their marriage.

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

In an interview done in 2017, Whoopi said that it was because of her that all her relationships didn’t last long and ended in divorce. She said,

“All three marriages didn’t get a hundred percent commitment from me. I didn’t feel the love that married people should feel in a relationship, and it naturally didn’t come to me.”

Did Lyle and His Ex-Wife Whoopi Goldberg have a child together?

Lyle and Whoopi were married for nearly just one year. They didn’t have a child together.


After completing his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, Lyle Trachtenberg became a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. More than 100,000 technicians, craftsmen, and crafters who work in theaters, motion pictures, television programs, and trade shows are represented by this group.

Over time he rose to prominence as a strong and effective union organizer and for his work as a union representative on many sets. Lyle caused difficulties for Allison Anders and her producer.

For her USD 5 million project, Allison and her producer rehired some non-union members for the film. After the filming began in the second week, Lyle came during lunch but was denied from entering the set.

Lyle Trachtenberg retired after 31 years of service
Lyle Trachtenberg retired after 31 years of service

Lyle stayed outside and convinced people about the benefits of being a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. After lunch, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees had twenty-five new members. It worsened the situation for Allison, and they came to a mutual agreement with the union, and the film shooting resumed.

In January 1986, a well-known producer Lawrence Bender wrote about his experiences dealing with the unionist Lyle Trachtenberg. He said the union didn’t let the film shoot, which resulted in the delay of his film and the monetary loss. Bender then had to devise a solution to be in terms with the unionist.

Despite his dream of being an established actor in Hollywood. He found little success in it. In 1996 he appeared in a film called “ Dusk till Dawn.” He played the character, Husky Guy.

He has also received special thanks for participating in films like Girl Fever, Keeping Up with the Steins, and Hello My Name Is Doris.

On March 11, 2022, he retired from IATSE after 31 years of service.

Lyle Trachtenberg’s Net Worth

Lyle Trachtenberg’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 1 million. His movie ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ did pretty well in the industry.

Whoopi Goldberg with her ex-husband
Lyle Trachtenberg and Whoopi Goldberg

In contrast, his ex-wife Whoopi Goldberg has a net worth of USD 60 million.                                               


Why is Lyle Trachtenberg famous?

Lyle Trachtenberg is renowned because of his ex-wife, Whoopi Goldberg.

How old is Lyle Trachtenberg?

Born on April 1st, 1956, Lyle Trachtenberg is 67 years old.

How many siblings does Lyle Trachtenberg have?

Lyle Trachtenberg has no siblings. He is the only child of his parents.

Is Lyle Trachtenberg related to Michelle Trachtenberg? 

Lyle Trachtenberg is not associated with Michelle Trachtenberg. They just have the same last name.

Who is Lyle Trachtenberg married to?

Lyle Trachtenberg is currently married to Adrianna Belan.

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