Mar. 21st, 1962
Commack, Long Island, New York, USA
5' 6 1/2"
Rosie O'Donnell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Pitch Perfect 2
2010 - Teenage Paparazzo
2001 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2000 - The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
1999 - Tarzan
1999 - Get Bruce!
1998 - Wide Awake
1996 - Harriet the Spy
1996 - Beautiful Girls
1996 - A Very Brady Sequel
1995 - Now and Then
1994 - Car 54, Where Are You?
1994 - The Flintstones
1993 - Another Stakeout
1993 - Fatal Instinct
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1992 - A League of Their Own
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Host
Judge Madeline Summers
Herself - Guest
Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish family in Commack, Long Island. She was in the middle of 5 children. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched TV nearly 24 hours a day. When she was 18, she dropped out of college and went on to do shows like "Gimme a Break!" (1981), and she produced and hosted "Stand-Up Spotlight" (1988). Now, she works on her own down-to-earth syndicated show: "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996).
- Voted high school homecoming queen.
- (March 2000) Fell and broke her right hand.
- Born on the same day as actor 'Matthew Broderick (I)' (qv).
- 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).
- TV special she co-hosted on Nickelodeon - "Nick News Special Edition: My Family is Different" -logged some 100,000 e-mails and calls in protest about its gay-parenting content, before the show even aired 18 June 2002. The campaign was reportedly organized by the Traditional Values Coalition. 'Linda Ellerbee' (qv) produced and also hosted.
- (5 December 1999) Adopted third child, son Blake Christopher (b. November 1999)
- She refuses to sign autographs for adults.
- Has a chain of roses tattoo on her ankle.