Rosie O'Donnell

Biography

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Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, 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. 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. 

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, 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. 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. 

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Gender -

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1962-03-21

Place of Birth Bayside, Queens, New York City, United States

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Hairspray Live! as Matron / Gym Teacher
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 as The View Host
2015 Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up as herself
2014 American Masters: The Boomer List
2014 The (Dead Mothers) Club as Herself
2013 Mom(1 episode) as Jeanine
2013 The Fosters(16 episodes) as Rita Hendricks
2011 The Rosie Show(48 episodes)
2011 Hollywood Speaks Up as Herself
2009 Drop Dead Diva(2 episodes)
2009 America as Dr. Maureen Brennan
2008 Little Britain USA(1 episode)
2008 Million Dollar Password(1 episode)
2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List(2 episodes)
2005 Riding The Bus With My Sister as Beth Simon
2004 The Tony Danza Show(2 episodes)
2003 Nip/Tuck(4 episodes)
2003 Queer Eye(1 episode)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians
2003 The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series
2002 Artists and Orphans: A True Drama as Narrator
2000 Queer As Folk(3 episodes) as Loretta Pye
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(1 episode)
1999 Time of Your Life(1 episode)
1999 Third Watch(1 episode)
1999 Judging Amy(1 episode)
1999 Tarzan as Young Terk / Adult Terk
1998 Will & Grace(1 episode)
1998 Wide Awake as Sister Terry
1997 Ally McBeal(1 episode)
1997 The View(6 episodes)
1997 The Practice(1 episode)
1996 Spin City(1 episode)
1996 Blue's Clues(1 episode)
1996 A Very Brady Sequel as Rosie O'Donnell
1996 Harriet the Spy as Ole Golly
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(140 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 The Twilight of the Golds as Jackie
1996 Beautiful Girls as Gina Barrisano
1995 Now and Then as Dr. Roberta Martin
1995 Bless This House(1 episode)
1994 Exit to Eden as Sheila Kingston
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 The Flintstones as Betty Rubble
1994 Car 54, Where Are You? as Lucille Toody
1993 The Nanny(1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode)
1993 Another Stakeout as A.D.A. Gina Garrett
1993 Sleepless in Seattle as Becky
1992 A League of Their Own as Doris Murphy - 3rd Base
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(4 episodes)
1992 Stand By Your Man(7 episodes) as Lorraine Popowski
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210(1 episode)
1981 Gimme a Break!(133 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1947 Tony Awards(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)

Production

2011 The Rosie Show(48 episodes) … Producer
2008 Rosie Live(1 episode) … Producer
2007 The Big Gay Sketch Show(25 episodes) … Producer
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show(140 episodes) … Executive Producer
1947 Tony Awards(45 episodes) … Producer

Creator

2007 The Big Gay Sketch Show … Creator

Writing

2009 America … Teleplay

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