- Name: Rosie O’Donnell
- Age: 55 years old
- Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Comedian
- Net Worth: US $100 Million
- Status: Alive
Rosie O’Donnell is an American comedian, television show host, actress, celebrity blogger and LGBT activist. She’s best known for hosting the daytime talk shows ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ and ‘The View’. O’Donnell was born Roseann O’Donnell on March 21, 1962 in Commack, New York. Her father, Edward, is an electrical engineer, and her mother, Roseann, a homemaker. She has four siblings, Daniel, Edward, Timothy and Maureen. O’Donnell attended Commack High School where she was voted homecoming and prom queen. She studied briefly at Dickinson College followed by Boston University.
O’Donnell grew up listening to the sounds of Barbra Streisand. She was also inspired comedians like Gilda Radner, Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler. O’Donnell made her first public performance as a stand-up comic in 1978 at age 16. She competed and won ‘Star Search’ multiple times before moving to Los Angeles in 1984. O’Donnell made her television debut as “Maggie O’Brien” on the NBC sitcom, Gimme a Break! (1986-87). She hosted ‘Stand-Up Spotlight (1988-91)’ on VH1, and made guest appearances on the Fox sitcom, Stand by Your Man (1992).
O’Donnell made her feature film debut in A League of Their Own (1992) alongside Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. She followed up with supporting roles in Sleepless in Seattle (1993), The Flintstones (1994), and Beautiful Girls (1996). O’Donnell made her Broadway debut as “Rizzo” in the 1994 revival of Grease. Her stage credits also include Seussical (2001), Pippin (2004), Fiddler on the Roof (2004) and Love, Loss, and What I Wore (2009).
O’Donnell is probably best known for hosting her own variety talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, on NBC. The show ran from June 1996 to May 2002 for a total of six seasons. The show won five Daytime Emmy Awards for outstanding talk show. O’Donnell served as a moderator on ‘The View’ and later as a co-host. She experimented with ‘The Rosie Show’ in 2012 but the series was short lived. It was cancelled after the first season due to low ratings.
In addition to comedy, O’Donnell is a lesbian rights activist and author. She’s supported the LGBT community and fought for gay adoption rights. Her publications include Find Me (2002) and Celebrity Detox (2007). O’Donnell won a Isabelle Stevenson Award in 2014 for her continued commitment to arts education in New York City public schools.
Rosie O’Donnell is 5ft 7in tall and she’s of Irish ancestry. Her net worth is estimated at $100 million. She own homes in South Nyack, New York, and West Palm Beach, Florida. O’Donnell came out as being a lesbian in a 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer. She got married to ‘Kelli Carpenter’ in February 2004 but the marriage was annulled six months later. O’Donnell tied the knot with search consultant ‘Michelle Rounds’ in 2012 after a year of dating. The union ended in divorce in March 2016. O’Donnell’s children are Blake Christopher, Chelsea Belle, Parker Jaren, Vivienne Rose and Dakota.
Rosie O’Donnell Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Roseann O’Donnell
- Birthday: March 21, 1962
- How Old : Age: 55 years old
- Place of Birth: Commack, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Comedian, TV Show Host, Actress
- Years Active: 1979-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $100 Million
- Marriage(s): Kelli Carpenter, Michelle Rounds
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: rosie.com