Rosie O'Donnell Biography

Published On Aug 04, 2016
Facts of Rosie O'Donnell
Date of Birth: 1962 , March-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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In the end of January 2002, she played the role of a lesbian mom on the sitcom Will & Grace. In February 2002, she revealed that she is lesbian indeed. She announced she is lesbian at the Ovarian Cancer Research benefit at Caroline's Comedy Club.

On 26th of February 2004, Rosie got married to Kelli Carpenter. Kelli Carpenter is a former Nickelodeon marketing executive. She is also an established producer and is famous for her work in the movie Pursuit of Equality. They had four children together. They annulled their married life in 2004.

In 2011, Rosie was seen having affairs with Michelle Rounds.  Michelle Rounds is an executive-search consultant. At the end of 2011, she revealed that they are engaged. They finally got married on 9th of June 2012. They adopted a daughter named Dakota in the early 2013. This married life came to an end in March 2016. Her nationality is American and she is of white ethnicity.

Rosie was enrolled at Commack High School during her childhood days. There she was named homecoming queen, prom queen and so on. There she also induced her interest in standup comedy. She finally earned her high school graduation from there in 1980 and then she joined Dickinson College. After that she got transferred to Boston University. She began her career as a standup comedian while she was still in her high school. In 1979, she began touring as a stand-up comedian in clubs. She toured for the next five years. She got her rise in fame after she performed on Star Search. She made her acting debut in 1986 by starring the role of Maggie O'Brien in an American sitcom Gimme a Break!. In 1988, she came out as the host of the TV show Stand-Up Spotlight. She also served as the producer of this TV show. She made her feature film debut in 1992 by portraying the role of Doris Murphy in an American comedy-drama film A League of Their Own. In 1993, she appeared in the movies like Sleepless in Seattle, Another Stakeout and Fatal Instinct. She has also released several albums in her life. Her first album A Rosie Christmas was released in 1999 and this album was ranked 20 in US chart. In 2000, she released another album titled Another Rosie Christmas. She is also a great writer. In 2002, she published her first memoir Find Me. Her second book Celebrity Detox was published in 2007. She is said to have the net worth of 100 million dollars. She is now aged 54 years old.

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Born in Commack, New York, United States

March 21 , 1962

Rosie O'Donnell was born as Roseann O'Donnell in the early 1960s in Commack, New York, United States of America to Roseann Teresa (née Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell. She was born as the third child of her parents. She has Irish descent.

Graduated from Commack High School

1980

Rosie was enrolled at Commack High School during her childhood days. There she was named homecoming queen, prom queen and so on. She finally earned her high school graduation from there in 1980 and then she joined Dickinson College. After that she got transferred to Boston University. 

Began touring as a stand-up comedian in clubs

1979

She began her career as a standup comedian while she was still in her high school. In 1979, she began touring as a stand-up comedian in clubs. She toured for the next five years. She got her rise in fame after she performed on Star Search.

Began her acting career

1986

She made her acting debut in 1986 by starring the role of Maggie O'Brien in an American sitcom Gimme a Break!. In 1988, she came out as the host of the TV show Stand-Up Spotlight. She also served as the producer of this TV show. 

First feature film, A League of Their Own

1992

She made her feature film debut in 1992 by portraying the role of Doris Murphy in an American comedy-drama film A League of Their Own. In 1993, she appeared in the movies like Sleepless in Seattle, Another Stakeout and Fatal Instinct. 

Voiced the role of Tark in the movie Tarzan

1999

In 1999, she voiced the role of Tark in an American animated adventure film Tarzan. That year she also starred in an American documentary film Get Bruce. In 2001, she appeared as the narrator of the movie Artists and Orphans: A True Drama. 

Published her first book, Find Me

2002

She is also a great writer. In 2002, she published her first memoir Find Me. Her second book Celebrity Detox was published in 2007. She is also known for being the writer of the book, 100 Easy Projects The Whole Family Can Enjoy All Year Long.

Released her debut album, A Rosie Christmas

1999

She has also released several albums in her life. Her first album A Rosie Christmas was released in 1999 and this album was ranked 20 in US chart. In 2000, she released another album titled Another Rosie Christmas. 

Revealed that she is lesbian

2002

In the end of January 2002, she played the role of a lesbian mom on the sitcom Will & Grace. In February 2002, she revealed that she is lesbian indeed. She announced she is lesbian at the Ovarian Cancer Research benefit at Caroline's Comedy Club.

Married to Kelli Carpenter

February 24 , 2004

On 26th of February 2004, Rosie got married to Kelli Carpenter. Kelli Carpenter is a former Nickelodeon marketing executive. She is also an established producer and is famous for her work in the movie Pursuit of Equality. They had four children together. They annulled their married life in 2004.

Married to Michelle Rounds

June 9 , 2012

In 2011, Rosie was seen having affairs with Michelle Rounds.  Michelle Rounds is an executive-search consultant. At the end of 2011, she revealed that they are engaged. They finally got married on 9th of June 2012. They adopted a daughter named Dakota in the early 2013. This married life came to an end in March 2016.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1999

She got her first nomination in Primetime Emmy Awards in 1995. In 1999, she got nominated in this award for Outstanding Children's Program and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. She won this award from her later nomination. 

Won American Comedy Awards, USA

1997

Till date she has been nominated in American Comedy Awards, USA for two times and out of these two nominations she has been honored twice. She won this award for the first time in 1997 for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication. 

Won Kids' Choice Awards, USA

1995

For starring the role of Betty Rubble in an American buddy comedy film The Flintstones, she got her first nomination in Kids' Choice Awards, USA in 1995. She was also honored with this award that year for Favorite Movie Actress.