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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, 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.  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 Bayside, Queens, New York City, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
62
First Appeared:
In the series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie Hairspray Live! 2016-12-07
Known For
Poster of The Rosie Show
Poster of Celebrities Uncensored
Poster of Will & Grace
Poster of E! True Hollywood Story
Filmography
Movie Hairspray Live! Matron / Gym Teacher 2016-12-07
Movie Rosie O'Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up herself 2015-02-14
Movie Pitch Perfect 2 The View Host 2015-05-07
Movie The (Dead Mothers) Club Herself 2014-05-12
Movie American Masters: The Boomer List 2014-09-24
Series Mom Jeanine 2013-09-23
Series The Fosters Rita Hendricks 2013-06-03
Movie Hollywood Speaks Up Herself 2011-06-10
Series The Rosie Show 2011-10-10
Series Drop Dead Diva Unknown 2009-07-12
Movie America Dr. Maureen Brennan 2009-01-01
Series Million Dollar Password Unknown 2008-06-01
Series Little Britain USA Unknown 2008-09-28
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie Riding the Bus with My Sister Beth Simon 2005-05-01
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series 2003-01-01
Movie The Very Best America's Funniest Comedians 2003-05-13
Series Queer Eye Unknown 2003-07-15
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Artists and Orphans: A True Drama Narrator 2002-04-23
Series Queer As Folk Loretta Pye 2000-12-03
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie Tarzan Young Terk / Adult Terk 1999-06-18
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Series Time of Your Life Unknown 1999-10-25
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Movie Wide Awake Sister Terry 1998-03-20
Series Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie The Twilight of the Golds Jackie 1996-03-22
Movie Beautiful Girls Gina Barrisano 1996-02-09
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-06-10
Movie Harriet the Spy Ole Golly 1996-07-10
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series Blue's Clues Unknown 1996-09-08
Movie A Very Brady Sequel Rosie O'Donnell 1996-08-23
Series Bless This House Unknown 1995-09-11
Movie Now and Then Dr. Roberta Martin 1995-10-20
Movie I'll Do Anything Hair person 1994-02-04
Movie Car 54, Where Are You? Lucille Toody 1994-01-28
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie The Flintstones Betty Rubble 1994-05-26
Movie Exit to Eden Sheila Kingston 1994-10-14
Movie Another Stakeout A.D.A. Gina Garrett 1993-07-22
Movie Sleepless in Seattle Becky 1993-06-24
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
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie A League of Their Own Doris Murphy - 3rd Base 1992-07-01
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Gimme a Break! 1981-10-29
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06