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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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Mar 21, 1962 In Bayside, Queens, New York City, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Marine Boy 2019
Known For
Poster of America
Poster of Wide Awake
Poster of Now and Then
Poster of A League of Their Own
Series Marine Boy Gina Barrisano 2019
Movie The Words That Built America Herself 2017-07-04
Movie Hairspray Live! Matron / Gym Teacher 2016-12-07
Series Lady & Liar Beth Simon 2015-01-28
Movie Everything Is Copy 2015-09-29
Movie Pitch Perfect 2 The View Host 2015-05-07
Movie The Boomer List Herself 2014-09-24
Movie Me @ the Zoo Herself (archive footage) 2012-06-25
Movie The Undefeated Herself (voice) 2011-07-15
Movie Hollywood Speaks Up Herself 2011-06-10
Movie One Night Only at The Village Vanguard Áudience 2010-05-04
Movie America Dr. Maureen Brennan 2009-01-01
Series Mercy Sheila Kingston 2009-09-23
Series Drop Dead Diva Unknown 2009-07-12
Movie 120 Unknown 2008-02-15
Movie The Last of the Just 2008-02-29
Series Million Dollar Password Unknown 2008-06-01
Movie The Night Round Unknown 2008-04-30
Movie ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway 2007-04-19
Movie Scoop Unknown 2006-07-27
Series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Movie The Twins Effect II Unknown 2004-08-12
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Unknown 2003-07-15
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Movie Artists and Orphans: A True Drama Narrator 2002-04-23
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Tarzan Young Terk / Adult Terk (voice) 1999-06-18
Movie Wide Awake Sister Terry 1998-03-20
Movie The X-Files: Fight the Future Herself 1998-06-19
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
Movie The Twilight of the Golds Jackie 1996-03-22
Movie The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Herself 1996-03-17
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Harriet the Spy Ole Golly 1996-07-10
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-06-10
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
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 Car 54, Where Are You? Lucille Toody 1994-01-28
Movie I'll Do Anything Hair person 1994-02-04
Movie The Flintstones Betty Rubble 1994-05-26
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Sleepless in Seattle Becky 1993-06-24
Movie Another Stakeout A.D.A. Gina Garrett 1993-07-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie True Romance Unknown 1993-09-09
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 - 3rd Base 1992-07-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Gimme a Break! Maggie O'Brien 1981-10-29
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1956-04-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24