Rosie O’Donnell – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Rosie O'Donnell

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Rosie O’Donnell was born on 21st March 1962 in Commack, New York, the U.S., to Edward Joseph O’Donnell and Roseann O’Donnell. She is a popular American actress who has performed in several films and television shows. She has also given spectacular performances on the stage. Apart from her work for the industry, Rosie is also known for openly speaking about LGBTQ rights.

She has four siblings, three brothers, Daniel O’Donnell, Edward O’Donnell, and Timothy O’Donnell, and one sister, Maureen O’Donnell. Apart from gaining popularity for hosting shows and giving appearances in different television series, she also gained the spotlight for publicly announcing being a lesbian. Her talk shows, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and The View, aired from 1996 to 2015 and helped her attain huge publicity.

Rosie O’Donnell Childhood Accomplishments

Rosie’s mother took her last breath when she was only 10. In order to deal with her emotional turmoil, Rosie used humor without knowing that it would become a turning point in her life. As the days passed by, Rosie’s humor helped her gain huge recognition.

When Rosie was in high school, she was elected senior class president, homecoming queen, and prom queen, all thanks to her popularity and great sense of humor. When she was only 16, she debuted as a stand-up comedian in a nearby restaurant. It took her only a few years to grab popularity on a large scale and ultimately win Star Search five times.

All this helped Rosie to earn enough cash prize to move to Los Angeles and try her luck on a higher level. In 1994, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Grease.

Rosie O’Donnell Awards and Achievements

  1. Nominated for Emmy’s Outstanding Children’s Program Award in 1999 and Outstanding Nonfiction Special Award in 2006.
  2. Got Emmy’s Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special in 1999.Won Emmy’s Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1999

Best Known for

Hosting ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ talk show from 1996 to 2002.

Hosting ‘The View’ from 1996 – 2000 and 2006–07, 2014–15.

Rosie was awarded a comedy championship five times on the T.V. show Star Search, which helped her earn a huge sum.

she decided to move to Los Angeles to take her career further. She worked for many years in comic roles and hosted the shows in her own comic ways.

Rosie made her debut on the big screen with the film, A League of Their Own. She appeared in films like ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ ‘Another Stakeout,’ and ‘The Flintstonesas’ as a comic sidekick and did not leave any stone unturned to impress people. Her role in films like Exit to Eden was also highly appreciated. Soon after this, Rosie moved to New York City stage and grabbed critical acclaim for the Broadway revival of Grease! as Rizzo in 1994. She also appeared in Now and Then and Beautiful Girls.

The celebrity-studded talk show of Rosie The Rosie O’Donnell Show came in 1996, in which she interviewed many celebrities and earned high ratings. She became a household name who used to impress the audiences with frankness and neighborly chatter.

Her first talk show became the best talk show of the time, which helped her grab an Emmy Award.

Apart from talk shows and films, some other prominent roles that Rosie played for television include the T.V. series Queer as Folk, Riding the Bus with My Sister, Nip/Tuck, Mom, The Fosters, SMILF, Hairspray Live, and many more.

From 2011 to 2012, Rosie hosted The Rosie Show, which was aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Rosie O’Donnell Body Measurements

Height5 ft 7 in / 169 cm
Weight172 lb / 78 kg
Breast Size40 in / 102 cm
Bra Size36 D (US)
Cup SizeD (US)
Body Measurements40-35-45 in or 102-89-114 cm
Chest Size40 in / 102 cm
Waist Size35 in / 89 cm
Hips Size45 in / 114 cm
Shoe Size10 (US) or 40.5 (EU)
Dress Size18 (US) or 50 (EU)
Eyes ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Interesting Facts about Rosie O’Donnell

  • Rosie often posts her daughter Dakota’s videos.
  • She posted a TikTok video doing due with a fan holding a Rosie doll.
  • Rosie posted a throwback picture of one of her talk shows.
  • She posted a heartfelt post on Naomi’s death.
  • Mother-daughter duo by Rosie for her insta fams.
  • Rosie posted a birthday wish for Barbra Streisand.
  • In 2004, Rosie helped organize R Family Vacations, focusing on cruises for gay and lesbian families as her part of the gay rights movement.

Rosie O’Donnell Favorite Things

Role ModelsBarbra Streisand and Bette Midler
NFL TeamNew York Jets
Favorite ActorTom Cruise
Favorite Music ArtistLady Gaga
Favorite BooksHarry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
HobbiesTraveling, Dancing
Favorite ColorBlue

Rosie O’Donnell Pre-relationships

Rosie O’Donnell declared in 2002 that she was gay. She has dated and married many women. Her first marriage was to Kelli Carpenter in 2004, which lasted for a few years. They have four children.

After the couple split in 2007, Rosie started dating Michele Rounds and married her in 2012. However, this relationship also lasted only for a few years, and they parted ways in 2015.

Michelle Rounds committed suicide in 2017, and Rosie was deeply saddened by her untimely demise. The couple adopted two daughters, Dakota and Vivienne Rose O’Donnell, when they were together,

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Currently, Rosie is having a romantic fling with Elizabeth Rooney and is officially engaged to her. The couple has an age difference of 23 years, but they didn’t seem to mind it.

Family and Personal Life of Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie lives with her current partner, Elizabeth, and daughter Dakota in her lavish mansion in New York.

Rosie O’Donnell Personal Info

Full NameRoseann O’Donnell
NicknameRosie, Dolly, Ro
OccupationTelevision Personality, Comedian, Actress, Author
ReligionAgnostic
Date of Birth21 March 1962 (age 60 years)
BirthplaceCommack, New York, United States
Zodiac SignAries
Father NameEdward Joseph O’Donnell
Mother NameRoseann Teresa
Sibling NamesDaniel J. O’Donnell (Older Brother)
SpouseMichelle Rounds (m. 2012–2015), Kelli Carpenter (m. 2004–2004)
ChildrenChelsea O’Donnell, Vivienne Rose O’Donnell, Dakota O’Donnell, Parker Jaren O’Donnell, Blake Christopher O’Donnell

Net Worth

What is Rosie O’Donnell’s net worth?

Rosie O’Donnell’s net worth is approximately $120 million.

What are her sources of income?

Rosie is a successful American stand-up comedian, actress, and media personality. She is also the author of two books.

Her appearance in different talk shows, films, and multiple endorsement deals helped her accumulate a large fortune.

How much is Rosie O’Donnell educated?

Rosie O’Donnell went to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to study law. Later, she attended Boston University to study drama. It was this time when she started touring comedy clubs and giving performances throughout the United States. Soon she gained popularity across the states, which compelled her to leave college to and pursue her career as a comedian and actress. She took up a stand-up comedy career.

Does Rosie O’Donnell have tattoos?

Rosie got inked twice. The first tattoo is an eye inside an hourglass on the back of her neck, and the second one is of a colorful floral design around her right ankle.

Does Rosie O’Donnell smoke?

In an interview, Rosie’s daughter, Chelsea, said that her mother smokes weed. Even though she hasn’t smoked before the kids, the whole house smells like it.

Controversies of Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell has grabbed the limelight due to several reasons.

In 2002, Rosie declared that she was gay and dating a woman.

In 2000, she partnered with a publishing company, Gruner & Jahr USA. She wanted the magazine Rosie’s McCall’s to focus more on real-life problems, but the disagreement over content resulted in her leaving the magazine in 2002.

She came into the spotlight for arguing with the conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck over the administration of Pres. George W. Bush and the Iraq War.

Rosie also had a tiff with an American businessman (and later U.S. president) Donald Trump that kept her in the limelight.

Assets of Rosie O’Donnell (House and Cars)

Rosie O’Donnell has bought and sold many properties over a couple of years. She had lavish houses in Saddle River, New Jersey, and West Palm Beach, Florida, a triplex condo in New York City, a 2.4-acre mansion in Nyack, New York, and another one in Los Angeles. Her mansion in Beverly Hills cost her $4.6 million.

Does Rosie O’Donnell own any brand?

O’Donnell has hosted her own talk shows. She is the author of two books.

Does Rosie O’Donnell have undergone any surgery?

Rosie has not undergone any plastic or cosmetic surgery, but she had vertical gastric sleeve surgery.

Rosie O’Donnell Social Media Profiles

Rosie O’Donnell Movies List

  • 1992 – A League of Their Own
  • 1993 – Sleepless in Seattle, Another Stakeout, Fatal Instinct
  • 1994 – Car 54, Where Are You?, I’ll Do Anything, The Flintstones, Exit to Eden
  • 1995 – Now and Then, Beautiful Girls
  • 1996 – Harriet the Spy, A Very Brady Sequel
  • 1998 – Wide Awake
  • 1999 – Get Bruce, Tarzan
  • 2000 – The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • 2001 – Artists and Orphans: A True Drama, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Party’s Over
  • 2005 – The Lady in Question is Charles Busch, ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway, Pursuit of Equality
  • 2006 – All Aboard! Rosie’s Family Cruise
  • 2009 – America

Rosie O’Donnell TV Shows

  • 1986,87 – Gimme a Break!
  • 1988,91 – Stand-Up Spotlight
  • 1992 – Beverly Hills, 90210
  • 1992 – Stand By Your Man
  • 1994 – The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • 1996,2002 – The Rosie O’Donnell Show
  • 1996 – The Nanny
  • 1997 – The Twilight of the Golds, Spin City
  • 1998 – Blue’s Clues
  • 1999 – Jackie’s Back, Ally McBeal
  • 2000 – Third Watch
  • 2002 – Will & Grace
  • 2003 – Judging Amy
  • 2005 – Riding the Bus with My Sister, Queer as Folk, All Aboard! Rosie’s Family Cruise
  • 2005,11 – Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • 2006,07 – The View
  • 2006,08 – Nip/Tuck
  • 2008 – Little Britain USA, Rosie Live, Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2008
  • 2009 – America
  • 2009,10 – Drop Dead Diva
  • 2011 – Who Do You Think You Are? The Doc Club with Rosie O’Donnell
  • 2011,12 – The Rosie Show, Web Therapy
  • 2012 – Happily Divorced
  • 2013 – Bomb Girls, Smash, Impractical Jokers
  • 2014,15 – The View
  • 2014,18 – The Fosters
  • 2015 – Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up
  • 2015 – Empire
  • 2016 – Mom
  • 2016,19 – The $100,000 Pyramid
  • 2016 – Match Game
  • 2016 – Hairspray Live!
  • 2017 – When We Rise
  • 2017,19 – American Dad!
  • 2017 – Difficult People
  • 2017,19 – SMILF
  • 2020 – I Know This Much Is True
  • 2021 – Run the World
  • 2021 – The L Word: Generation Q
  • 2022 – American Gigolo
  • 2022 – Russian Doll

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