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Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell

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    • March 21st, 1962
​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.

Filmography

Acting (26 Credits)

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2020I Know This Much Is True as Lisa Sheffer
2017SMILF as Tutu
2016Hairspray Live! as Gym Teacher
2015Everything Is Copy
2015Pitch Perfect 2 as The View Host
2009America as Dr. Maureen Brennan
2005Riding the Bus with My Sister as Beth Simon
2000The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas as Octopus Masseuse
1999Tarzan as Young Terk / Adult Terk (voice)
1999Jackie's Back! as Rosie O'Donnell
1998Wide Awake as Sister Terry
1996Harriet the Spy as Ole Golly
1996The Twilight of the Golds as Jackie
1996Beautiful Girls as Gina Barrisano
1996A Very Brady Sequel as Rosie O'Donnell (uncredited)
1996The Rosie O'Donnell Show
1995Now and Then as Dr. Roberta Martin
1994Exit to Eden as Sheila Kingston
1994The Flintstones as Betty Rubble
1994Car 54, Where Are You? as Lucille Toody
1994I'll Do Anything as Hair person
1993Another Stakeout as A.D.A. Gina Garrett
1993Fatal Instinct as Woman in Bird Store
1993Sleepless in Seattle as Becky
1992A League of Their Own as Doris Murphy (3B)
1981Gimme a Break! as Maggie O'Brien

Herself (3 Credits)

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2011The Undefeated as Self (voice)
2010Teenage Paparazzo as Self
2001Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Herself

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