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Rosie O'Donnell

1962-03-21 Commack, Long Island, New York, USA

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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, 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.


Love, Loss, and What I Wore 2020-05-04
The Words That Built America Herself 2017-07-04
Hairspray Live! Matron / Gym Teacher 2016-12-07
Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up herself 2015-02-14
Everything Is Copy 2015-09-29
Pitch Perfect 2 Rosie O'Donnell 2015-05-07
The (Dead Mothers) Club Herself 2014-05-12
The Boomer List Herself 2014-09-24
Me @ the Zoo Herself (archive footage) 2012-06-25
The Undefeated Herself (voice) 2011-07-15
9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Up Herself 2011-06-10
One Night Only at The Village Vanguard Áudience 2010-05-04
A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration Herself 2010-01-31
America Dr. Maureen Brennan 2009-01-01
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
The Madness of Boy George 2006-10-17
Riding the Bus with My Sister Beth Simon 2005-05-01
The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series 2003-01-01
Artists and Orphans: A True Drama Narrator 2002-04-23
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Herself 2001-07-20
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Octopus Masseuse 2000-04-28
My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies Herself 1999-01-01
Tarzan Young Terk / Adult Terk (voice) 1999-06-18
Wide Awake Sister Terry 1998-03-20
Harriet the Spy Ole Golly 1996-07-10
A Very Brady Sequel Rosie O'Donnell (uncredited) 1996-08-23
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Herself 1996-03-17
Beautiful Girls Gina Barrisano 1996-02-09
The Twilight of the Golds Jackie 1996-03-22
Now and Then Dr. Roberta Martin 1995-10-20
I'll Do Anything Hair person 1994-02-04
Car 54, Where Are You? Lucille Toody 1994-01-28
Exit to Eden Sheila Kingston 1994-10-14
The Flintstones Betty Rubble 1994-05-26
Another Stakeout A.D.A. Gina Garrett 1993-07-22
Fatal Instinct Woman in Bird Store 1993-10-29
Sleepless in Seattle Becky 1993-06-24
A League of Their Own Doris Murphy - Third Base 1992-07-01