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Rosie O'Donnell is a Actor, Teleplay and Producer American born on 21 march 1962 at Commack (USA)

Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell
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Birth name Roseann O'Donnell
Nationality USA
Birth 21 march 1962 (57 years) at Commack (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor, and continues to be a celebrity blogger, lesbian rights activist, television producer, and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family Vacations.
O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager. Her big break was on the talent show Star Search in 1984. After a TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience, from 1996 to 2002 she hosted The Rosie O'Donnell Show, which won multiple Emmy Awards. During this time, she wrote her first memoir, 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 For All Kids foundation and promote other charity projects, encouraging celebrities on her show to take part.

In 2002 two months before finishing her talk show run, O'Donnell came out, stating "I'm a dyke!" saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues. O'Donnell is a foster and adoptive mother. She was named "Person of the Year" in a 2002 cover story by The Advocate with an in-depth interview by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Judy Wieder; in May 2003 she became a regular contributor to the magazine. She continues to do charity work and remains involved with LGBT and family-related issues.

In 2006 O'Donnell became a moderator on The View. Her strong opinions resulted in several notable controversies, including an on-air dispute regarding the Bush administration's policies with the Iraq War, resulting in a mutual agreement to cancel her contract. In 2007, O'Donnell released her second memoir, Celebrity Detox, which focuses on her struggles with fame and her time at The View. From 2009 to 2011, she hosted Rosie Radio on Sirius XM Radio. In 2011, O'Donnell signed on with the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to return to daytime TV with The Rosie Show. The network cancelled the show due to low ratings on March 16, 2012, and the last show aired on March 29, 2012. In July 2014, Rosie O'Donnell was rehired to join The View as a co-host for the series' eighteenth season. O'Donnell announced in February 2015 her decision to depart the series again, this time citing personal reasons for her departure.

Biography

O'Donnell was a resident of Nyack, New York after the purchase in 1996 of "Pretty Penny," a Victorian river home that had previously served as the home of Helen Hayes, the American actress and "First Lady of the American Theater." O'Donnell sold the home to businessman Edward M. Kopko in 2000.


Coming out
In her January 31, 2002 appearance on the sitcom Will & Grace, she played a lesbian mom. A month later as part of her act at the Ovarian Cancer Research benefit at Caroline's Comedy Club O'Donnell came out as a lesbian, announcing "I'm a dyke!" "I don't know why people make such a big deal about the gay thing. ... People are confused, they're shocked, like this is a big revelation to somebody." The announcement came two months before the end of the hosting of her talk show. Although she also cited the need to put a face to gays and lesbians, her primary reason was to bring attention to the gay adoption issue. O'Donnell is a foster and adoptive mother. She protested against adoption agencies, particularly in Florida, that refused adoptive rights to gay and lesbian parents.

Diane Sawyer interviewed O'Donnell in a March 14, 2002, episode of PrimeTime Thursday. O'Donnell told USA Today that she chose to talk to Sawyer because she wanted an investigative piece on Florida's ban on gay adoption. She told Sawyer if that was done, "I would like to talk about my life and how (the case) pertains to me." She spoke about the two gay men in Florida who face having a foster child they raised removed from their home. State law won't let them adopt because Florida bans gay or bisexual people from adopting. O'Donnell's coming out drew criticism from some LGBT activists who cited her repeated references to being enamored of Tom Cruise on The Rosie O'Donnell Show as deceptive. She responded in her act stating, "I said I wanted him to mow my lawn and bring me a lemonade. I never said I wanted to blow him." After leaving her show and coming out, O'Donnell returned to stand-up comedy, and cut her hair. O'Donnell told the press that her haircut was meant to mimic the haircut of former Culture Club backup singer Helen Terry.

O'Donnell was named 2002's "Person of the Year" by The Advocate, and in March 2013, she became a regular columnist for the magazine. The magazine's editor-in-chief, Judy Wieder, stated, "Today, Rosie's long and brave journey has led her not only to the cover of the Advocate – Rosie was honored with the magazine's Person of the Year Award for 2002 – but now to its chorus of voices, as a columnist."


Marriages and children
O'Donnell adopted her first child, Parker Jaren O'Donnell, as an infant in 1995. Parker is an aficionado of military history and, in 2011, successfully lobbied his mother to send him to Valley Forge Military Academy.

On February 26, 2004, O'Donnell married Kelli Carpenter, a former Nickelodeon marketing executive, in San Francisco two weeks after San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom authorized the granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Her decision to go to San Francisco to marry Carpenter was seen as a show of defiance against then-U.S. President George W. Bush over his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment. She said in 2004, "We were both inspired to come here after the sitting President made the vile and hateful comments he made ... [O]ne thought ran through my mind on the plane out here – with liberty and justice for all." The couple was married by San Francisco Treasurer Susan Leal, one of The City's highest ranking lesbian officials, and serenaded by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. O'Donnell said during the trial over Rosie magazine she had decided to marry Carpenter, in part because even though they acted as spouses they legally were no closer than friends: "We applied for spousal privilege and were denied it by the state. As a result, everything that I said to Kelli, every letter that I wrote her, every e-mail, every correspondence and conversation was entered into the record ... I am now and will forever be a total proponent of gay marriage."

Carpenter and O'Donnell have three children together: Chelsea Belle O'Donnell (born 1997), Blake Christopher O'Donnell (born 1999), and Vivienne Rose O'Donnell, who was born to Carpenter in 2002 through artificial insemination. In 2000, the family took in a foster child Mia (born in 1997), and announced intentions to adopt her. In 2001, the state of Florida removed Mia from their home, and O'Donnell has since worked extensively to bring an end to the Florida law prohibiting same-sex family adoption.

In mid-November 2009, O'Donnell disclosed that Carpenter had moved out of their home in 2007. Their official union had ended in August 2004 when their marriage was among the thousands annulled by the California Supreme Court, making divorce unnecessary. In December 2009, O'Donnell was seen publicly with her new girlfriend, Tracy Kachtick-Anders, a Texas-based artist. O'Donnell ended her relationship with Kachtick-Anders in February 2011.

O'Donnell began dating 40-year-old executive-search consultant Michelle Rounds in mid-2011. On December 5, 2011, during a break in the taping of The Rosie Show, O'Donnell announced to her studio audience she and Rounds were engaged. The two married in a private ceremony in New York on June 9, 2012. On January 9, 2013, the couple announced they had adopted a baby girl named Dakota. O'Donnell resides in South Nyack, New York, and owns a home in Sarasota, Florida.

On February 6, 2015, representatives for O'Donnell confirmed she and Rounds had separated in November of the previous year. On February 28, 2015, a representative said O'Donnell had filed for divorce.


Health
In the summer of 2000, O'Donnell suffered a staph infection after she accidentally cut the middle finger of her left hand with a knife while cutting a price tag off a fishing pole. The infection incapacitated her for several weeks, and nearly resulted in doctors amputating her hand. She later quipped that George W. Bush was to blame for the infection, saying that she was preparing to go on a fishing trip at the time in order to avoid seeing Bush on television during the then-ongoing 2000 Republican National Convention.

O'Donnell suffered a heart attack in mid-August 2012. She says an artery was 99 percent blocked and a stent was inserted. She later revealed on Twitter that, to reverse her heart disease, she would espouse the whole-foods, plant-based diet promoted by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Best films

Tarzan (1999)
(Actress)
The Flintstones (1994)
(Actress)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
(Actress)
A League of Their Own (1992)
(Actress)

Usually with

William Hanna
William Hanna
(2 films)
Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
(3 films)
Pauly Shore
Pauly Shore
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Rosie O'Donnell (30 films)

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Actress

Hairspray Live!, 2h45
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson
Roles Matron / Gym Teacher
Rating70% 3.5015953.5015953.5015953.5015953.501595
Tracy Turnblad, une jeune fille enrobée qui vit à Baltimore, malgré son physique, elle n'a qu'une idée en tête : danser dans la célèbre émission Corny Collins Show. Par chance, ce dernier assiste à une de ses performances au lycée et lui propose de venir rejoindre son équipe.
Pitch Perfect 2, 1h54
Directed by Elizabeth Banks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Ester Dean
Roles The View Host
Rating64% 3.2053453.2053453.2053453.2053453.205345
Three years after the events of Pitch Perfect, the Barden Bellas are now led by Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick) and three-time super senior Chloe Beale (Brittany Snow). Over those three years, with their new modern sound, the Bellas have been ICCA champions for three years in a row. However, their performance at President Obama's birthday gala disastrously ends when Fat Amy's (Rebel Wilson) airlifting solo goes awry causes a nationwide scandal, being named Muffgate. Because of this, they are suspended from competing in the ICCAs and aren't allowed to hold auditions for new members. Beca makes a deal to allow the Bellas to be reinstated if they win the 2015 World Championship of A Capella in the spring of Copenhagen, in which a capella announcers John Smith (John Michael Higgins) and Gail Abernathy (Elizabeth Banks) mockingly accept because the American team at the Worlds have never won one.
Me at the Zoo, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about computing, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about technology
Actors Chris Crocker, Britney Spears, Sean Combs, Jimmy Kimmel, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton
Roles Herself (archive footage)
Rating57% 2.8597652.8597652.8597652.8597652.859765
Le film traite de la vie du blogueur Chris Crocker, qui s'est rendu célèbre sur internet en publiant des vidéos, notamment Leave Britney Alone. Le film explore aussi comment le partage de vidéos et les réseaux sociaux ont transformé la façon dont les gens partagent leurs histoires de vie.
The Undefeated, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Pamela Anderson, Joy Behar, Sandra Bernhard, Louis C.K., John Cleese, Ellen DeGeneres
Roles Herself (voice)
Rating22% 1.1153151.1153151.1153151.1153151.115315
The film is constructed in three acts. The film opens with a montage. The first act concerns itself with Palin's experiences as the mayor of Wasilla. The second act is about Palin's half term as governor of Alaska. The third act, titled "From here, I can see November," revolves around her candidacy as vice-president and her rise to national prominence. It goes into detail how she became the darling of the Tea Party movement. The film ends with clips of the Madison rally where Palin challenged Republicans to: "Fight like a girl." The last shot is of Palin saying into the camera, "Mr.
America
America (2009)
, 2h
Directed by Yves Simoneau
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rosie O'Donnell, Ruby Dee, Philip Johnson, Raquel Castro, Jade Yorker, Logan Huffman
Roles Dr. Maureen Brennan
Rating63% 3.1986053.1986053.1986053.1986053.198605
A biracial 17-year-old boy named America (Philip Johnson), who has experienced a difficult life of foster care and sexual abuse, undergoes counseling with psychiatrist Maureen Brennan (Rosie O'Donnell) to help him come to terms with his painful past of childhood trauma, including growing up with (and abandoned by) a crack-addicted mother (Toya Turner) and being shuffled through a series of foster homes including the Harpers (with Mrs. Harper played by Ruby Dee and Reggie Harper by Tim Rhoze). The film starts with Maureen Brennan (Rosie O'Donnell) at a group home where she is giving a small introduction about the outlook for most of the group home children's futures (most would most likely end up either living on the streets, in jail, or dead). A young America, emotionally vacant and suicidal, comes to the attention of Brennan. When she (Dr. B) tries to talk to America, he refuses to give her any answers about his childhood. Eventually Dr. B helps him understand his troubled past in order to find the courage to move on and survive. Helps him to forgive and forget, in order to be able to move forward in life.
All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rosie O'Donnell, Judy Gold
Rating65% 3.293673.293673.293673.293673.29367
It's the maiden voyage of R Family Vacations, the travel company founded by Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell which specializes in gay family vacations. The cruise starts in New York City on July 11, 2004, and sailed along the U.S. East Coast, stopping in Key West, Florida, and then in Nassau, Bahamas. Five hundred families attended the cruise, including LGBT parents as well as non-LGBT people. In the film, Rosie and Kelli's family, along with several other families on the cruise are interviewed, including former Hawaiian NFL star Esera Tuaolo along with his partner and their children. Comedian Judy Gold also makes appearances.
Pursuit of Equality, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about law, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, LGBT-related films, Same-sex marriage in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Rosie O'Donnell
Rating62% 3.1461053.1461053.1461053.1461053.146105
By issuing same-sex marriage licenses, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom uproots the status quo, attempts to change the way the nation looks at life, love, and marriage.
Riding the Bus with My Sister, 1h30
Directed by Anjelica Huston
Origin USA
Actors Rosie O'Donnell, Andie MacDowell, Richard T. Jones, D. W. Moffett, Boyd Banks, Shauna MacDonald
Roles Beth Simon
Rating36% 1.8170151.8170151.8170151.8170151.817015
The memoir is about Simon's relationship with her sister Beth, who has an intellectual disability and who spends her days riding the fixed route buses in the Pennsylvania city where she lives. Beth also lives independently, has a boyfriend named Jesse, and receives supports from two caring Direct Support Professionals, Vera and Olivia. Rachel is a busy writer and professor who loves her sister, but by the time they are in their late thirties, they've grown apart. When Beth asks Rachel to ride the buses with her for a year, Rachel reluctantly agrees. The book chronicles that year, during which Rachel befriends the bus drivers, Jesse, and Olivia, and learns about such key civil rights issues as self-determination and People-first language. The story in the present alternates with the story of the sisters' tumultuous family history, which also presents the struggles and pleasures of siblings of people with disabilities.
Pauly Shore Is Dead, 1h22
Directed by Pauly Shore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jaime Bergman, Pauly Shore, Pamela Anderson, Todd Bridges, Camille Anderson, W. Earl Brown
Roles Herself
Rating45% 2.252532.252532.252532.252532.25253
The film begins as an autobiographical look at Shore's early professional successes on MTV and as the star of a series of 90s comedies. Shore's film career leads to his taking a starring role in a vehicle on the Fox network, in which he plays the slacker son of a millionaire. The pilot of the series turns out to be a commercial and critical failure, and Shore becomes a pariah virtually overnight, with his friends distancing themselves from him for fear that it will tarnish their own careers. Shore is ultimately reduced to living in his mother's attic and watching BackDoor Sluts 9 starring his ex-girlfriend, who will no longer see him.
Artists and Orphans: A True Drama, 40minutes
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Rosie O'Donnell
Roles Narrator
Rating52% 2.6156252.6156252.6156252.6156252.615625
The Party's Over, 2h17
Directed by Donovan Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Bill Maher, Rosie O'Donnell
Rating62% 3.100483.100483.100483.100483.10048
This documentary follows Philip Seymour Hoffman as a concerned citizen on an uncensored journey of the state of American democracy. The film examines how the American political process addresses, and often fails to address, the country's most pressing issues. The film answers the question, is there a difference between Republicans and Democrats?
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 1h32
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Miriam Shor, John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Maurice Dean Wint, Alberta Watson
Roles herself
Rating77% 3.8992753.8992753.8992753.8992753.899275
Hansel Schmidt is an East German "slip of a girly boy" who loves rock music, and is stuck in East Berlin until he meets Luther Robinson, an American soldier. Luther falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry. This plan will allow Hansel to leave communist East Germany for the capitalist West. However, in order to be married, the couple must consist of a man and a woman. Hansel's mother, Hedwig, gives her child her name and passport and finds a doctor to perform a sex change. The operation is botched, however, leaving Hansel – now Hedwig – with a dysfunctional one-inch mound of flesh between her legs, the eponymous "Angry Inch".
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, 1h31
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Alternate history films, Children's films
Actors Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski, Joan Collins, Thomas Gibson
Rating36% 1.8085651.8085651.8085651.8085651.808565
Young bachelors and best friends Fred Flintstone (Mark Addy) and Barney Rubble (Stephen Baldwin) have recently qualified as crane operators at Slate & Company. Soon to be employed, now they want dates, and little green alien The Great Gazoo (Alan Cumming), exiled to Earth by his species, offers to help, although only they can see him. Meanwhile, Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) wants a normal life and activities, like bowling, despite her controlling mother Pearl (Joan Collins) who wants her to marry smooth casino-owner Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson). Wilma angrily runs away to Bronto King in Bedrock. Waitress Betty O'Shale (Jane Krakowski) mistakes her as "caveless", and offers to share her apartment, and gets her a job.
Tarzan
Tarzan (1999)
, 1h28
Directed by Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Tarzan films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Brian Blessed, Lance Henriksen
Roles Young Terk / Adult Terk (voice)
Rating73% 3.650913.650913.650913.650913.65091
In the 1880s, an English couple and their infant son escape a burning ship, ending up on land near uncharted rainforests off the coast of Africa. The couple craft themselves a treehouse from their ship's wreckage, but are subsequently killed by Sabor, a rogue leopardess. Kala, a female gorilla who recently lost her own child to Sabor, hears the cries of the orphaned human infant and finds him in the ruined treehouse. Though she is attacked by Sabor, Kala and the baby manage to escape. Kala takes the baby back to the gorilla troop to raise as her own, an act of which her mate, Kerchak, disapproves. Kala raises the human child, naming him Tarzan. Though he befriends other gorillas in the troop and other animals, including the young female gorilla Terk and the paranoid male elephant Tantor, Tarzan finds himself unable to keep up with them, so he takes great efforts to improve himself. As a young man, Tarzan is able to kill Sabor with his crude spear and protect the troop, gaining Kerchak's reluctant respect.
Jackie's Back, 2h
Directed by Robert Townsend
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Actors Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Tangie Ambrose, Loretta Devine, David Hyde Pierce
Rating66% 3.345273.345273.345273.345273.34527
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.