Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell

American comedian, television personality and actress
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Rosie O'Donnell

Roseann O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, producer, actress, author, and television personality. She began her comedy career as a teenager and received her breakthrough on the television series Star Search in 1984. After a series of television and film roles that introduced her to a larger national audience, O'Donnell hosted her own syndicated daytime talk show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, between 1996 and 2002, which won several Daytime Emmy Awards. During this period, she developed the nickname "Queen of Nice", as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts.

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Full name at birth
Roseann Theresa O`Donnell
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Claim to fame
A League of Their Own
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Date of birth
21 March 1962
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Place of birth
Commack, Long Island, New York, USA
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Age
59
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Actress, Producer, Voice Artist
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Height
5' 7" (170 cm)
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Weight
202 lbs (91.6 kg)
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18
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10
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Residence
Nyack, New York, U.S.
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University
  • Dickerson College In Carlisle, PA
  • Boston University
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Talent agency
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
  • Richard De La Font Agency
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Unfortunately in the gay community, oftentimes people that get the most attention are the most flamboyant and loud. And that`s not to dismiss them, because drag queens and, you know, leather motorcycle women, they have their place in the gay community as well. But they`re not -- they don`t define the gay community by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Started out doing stand-up comedy.
  • Voted most popular in her high school class.
  • 4 children - Parker Jaren O'Donnell (adopted) born 25 May 1995; Chelsea Belle O'Donnell (adopted) born 20 Sept 1997; Blake Christopher O'Donnell (adopted) born 5 Dec 1999; Vivienne Rose O'Donnell born 29 Nov 2002 to Rosie's partner, Kelli O'Donnell, and weighed 6lbs 6 oz.
  • Has said that she will never have biological children because of a family history of alcoholism and cancer. She plans to adopt more children, and is also becoming a certified foster parent (as of December 1999).
  • Rosie's father, Edward, was a spy-camera engineer for a defense corporation.

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