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Rosie O'Donnell

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, lesbian, author and media personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family Vacations. Raised Roman Catholic, O'Donnell lost her mother to cancer as a pre-teen and has stressed the importance of protecting children and supporting families throughout her career. O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager and her big break was on the talent show Star Search when she was twenty years old. A TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience and in 1996 she started hosting The Rosie O'Donnell Show which won multiple Emmy awards. During her years on The Rosie O'Donnell Show she wrote her first book, a memoir called Find Me and developed the nickname "Queen Of Nice" as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts. She used the book's $3 million advance to establish her own For All Kids foundation and promoted other charity projects encouraging other celebrities on her show to also take part. O'Donnell came out stating "I'm a dyke!" two months before finishing her talk show run, saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues.  O'Donnell is a foster—and adoptive—mother. She has since continued to support many LGBT causes and issues. In 2006 O'Donnell became the new moderator on The View boosting ratings and attracting controversies with her liberal views, and strong personality, dominating many of the conversations. She became a polarizing figure to many and her strong opinions resulted in several notable controversies including an on-air dispute regarding the Bush administration's policies with the war in Iraq resulting in a mutual agreement to cancel her contract. In 2007 O'Donnell also released her second memoir, Celebrity Detox, which focuses on her struggles with fame and her time at The View. She continues to do charity work and remains involved with LGBT and family-related issues. She is best known for her inaccurate prediction that Donald Trump will never be the President of the United States. In 2008 O'Donnell starred in and executive produced America (2009 film), a Lifetime channel original movie in which she plays the therapist of the title character, a 16-year-old boy aging out of the foster care system. The film is based on the E.R. Frank book of the same name.  In October 2009, she appeared in the original cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore.  In November 2009 "Rosie Radio", a daily two-hour show with O'Donnell discussing news and events on Sirius XM Radio, premiered. O'Donnell said she was approached by the company after she appeared on The Howard Stern Show.   O'Donnell has signed on with the Oprah Winfrey Network OWN to return to daytime TV with a talk show in Fall 2011.  Description above from the Wikipedia article Rosie O'Donnell,   licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 21, 1962 In Commack, Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
87
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series I Know This Much Is True 2020-05-09
Known For
Poster of I Know This Much Is True
Poster of Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Poster of The $100,000 Pyramid
Poster of The Fran Drescher Show
Filmography
Series I Know This Much Is True Lisa Sheffer 2020-05-09
Series Time: The Kalief Browder Story Herself 2017-03-01
Movie The Words That Built America Reader - Declaration of Independence 2017-07-04
Series SMILF Tutu 2017-11-05
Series Match Game Herself - Panelist 2016-06-26
Series The $100,000 Pyramid Herself 2016-06-27
Movie Hairspray Live! Gym Teacher 2016-12-07
Movie Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up Self 2015-02-14
Movie Pitch Perfect 2 The View Host 2015-05-07
Movie Everything Is Copy 2015-09-29
Movie The (Dead Mothers) Club Self 2014-05-12
Movie The Boomer List Self 2014-09-24
Series Mom Jeanine 2013-09-23
Series The Fosters Rita Hendricks 2013-06-03
Series Smash Rosie O'Donnell 2012-02-06
Movie Me @ the Zoo Self (archive footage) 2012-06-25
Movie 9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Up Herself 2011-06-10
Movie The Undefeated Self (voice) 2011-07-15
Movie Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Self 2011-10-21
Series The Rosie Show 2011-10-10
Movie Teenage Paparazzo Self 2010-01-22
Movie A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration Herself 2010-01-31
Series The Fran Drescher Show Unknown 2010-11-26
Movie Barbra Streisand And Quartet at the Village Vanguard - One Night Only Áudience 2010-05-04
Movie America Dr. Maureen Brennan 2009-02-28
Series Drop Dead Diva Judge Madeline Summers 2009-07-12
Series Million Dollar Password Unknown 2008-06-01
Series Little Britain USA Herself 2008-09-28
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie The Madness of Boy George 2006-10-17
Movie Riding the Bus with My Sister Beth Simon 2005-05-01
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
Movie The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series 2003-01-01
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Unknown 2003-07-15
Movie Artists and Orphans: A True Drama Narrator 2002-04-23
Movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch Herself 2001-07-20
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Octopus Masseuse (voice) 2000-04-28
Series Queer As Folk Loretta Pye 2000-12-03
Movie Tarzan Young Terk / Adult Terk (voice) 1999-06-18
Movie Jackie's Back! Rosie O'Donnell 1999-06-14
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Movie My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies Herself 1999-12-01
Series Time of Your Life Unknown 1999-10-25
Movie Sesame Street: Elmopalooza! Self 1998-02-20
Movie Wide Awake Sister Terry 1998-03-20
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series The View Herself - Co-Host 1997-08-11
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie Harriet the Spy Ole Golly 1996-07-10
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Self - Host 1996-06-10
Movie The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Self 1996-03-17
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-08-21
Movie Beautiful Girls Gina Barrisano 1996-02-09
Movie A Very Brady Sequel Rosie O'Donnell (uncredited) 1996-08-23
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Movie The Twilight of the Golds Jackie 1996-10-10
Series Blue's Clues Unknown 1996-09-08
Series Bless This House Unknown 1995-09-11
Movie Now and Then Dr. Roberta Martin 1995-10-20
Movie Car 54, Where Are You? Lucille Toody 1994-01-28
Movie I'll Do Anything Hair person 1994-02-04
Movie Exit to Eden Sheila Kingston 1994-10-14
Movie The Flintstones Betty Rubble 1994-05-26
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Another Stakeout A.D.A. Gina Garrett 1993-07-22
Movie Sleepless in Seattle Becky 1993-06-24
Movie Fatal Instinct Woman in Bird Store 1993-10-29
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Nanny Unknown 1993-11-03
Series Stand By Your Man Lorraine Popowski 1992-04-05
Movie A League of Their Own Doris Murphy (3B) 1992-07-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Gimme a Break! Maggie O'Brien 1981-10-29
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Host 1975-10-11
Series Tony Awards Herself - Host 1956-04-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24