Rosie O'Donnell

Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, singer, author and media personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family Vacations. Raised Roman Catholic, O'Donnell lost her mother to cancer as a pre-teen and has stressed the importance of protecting children and supporting families throughout her career. O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager and her big break was on the talent show Star Search when she was twenty years old. A TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience and in 1996 she started hosting The Rosie O'Donnell Show which won multiple Emmy awards. During her years on The Rosie O'Donnell Show she wrote her first book, a memoir called 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 own For All Kids foundation and promoted other charity projects encouraging other celebrities on her show to also take part. O'Donnell came out stating "I'm a dyke!" two months before finishing her talk show run, saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues.  O'Donnell is a foster—and adoptive—mother. She has since continued to support many LGBT causes and issues. In 2006 O'Donnell became the ...

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A League of Their Own (1992)

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As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

Another Stakeout (1993)

Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dennis Farina

Chris and Bill are called upon for their excellent surveillance record to stakeout a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading or already hiding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dennis Farina

Beautiful Girls (1996)

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Lauren Holly

Exit to Eden (1994)

Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Paul Mercurio  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dan Aykroyd

Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers, and detectives, follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Paul Mercurio  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dan Aykroyd

I'll Do Anything (1994)

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Albert Brooks

I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (2005)

A documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund  •  Dago Gonzales
CAST:  Madonna  •  Stuart Price  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Michael Moore

A documentary that follows Madonna on her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Åkerlund  •  Dago Gonzales
CAST:  Madonna  •  Stuart Price  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Michael Moore

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

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When Sam Baldwin's wife dies, he is left to bring up his eight-year-old son Jonah alone, and decides to move to Seattle to make a new start. On Christmas Eve, Jonah rings a radio phone-in with his Christmas wish to find a new wife for his dad. Meanwhile in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

When Sam Baldwin's wife dies, he is left to bring up his eight-year-old son Jonah alone, and decides to move to Seattle to make a new start. On Christmas Eve, Jonah rings a radio phone-in with his Christmas wish to find a new wife for his dad. Meanwhile in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Meg Ryan  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ross Malinger

Tarzan (1999)

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Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

The Flintstones (1994)

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Kristen Johnston  •  Jane Krakowski

The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Kristen Johnston  •  Jane Krakowski

Wide Awake (1998)

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Joseph Cross  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dana Delany

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Joseph Cross  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dana Delany

Now and Then (1995)

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty, four childhood girlfriends — Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta — recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Thora Birch  •  Melanie Griffith

Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty, four childhood girlfriends — Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta — recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Thora Birch  •  Melanie Griffith

Fatal Instinct (1993)

Ned Ravine is a police officer and lawyer who occasionally defends the delinquents he arrests. He crosses paths with seductive Lola Cain during an assignment and promptly begins an affair with her. Meanwhile, Ned's wife, Lana, is deep in an affair of her own. Lana ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Kate Nelligan  •  Sean Young

Ned Ravine is a police officer and lawyer who occasionally defends the delinquents he arrests. He crosses paths with seductive Lola Cain during an assignment and promptly begins an affair with her. Meanwhile, Ned's wife, Lana, is deep in an affair of her own. Lana ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Kate Nelligan  •  Sean Young

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient Asian artifact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arlene Sanford
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Gary Cole  •  Tim Matheson  •  Christine Taylor

A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient Asian artifact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arlene Sanford
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Gary Cole  •  Tim Matheson  •  Christine Taylor

Teenage Paparazzo (2010)

A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Grenier
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Austin Visschedyk  •  Matt Damon  •  Lindsay Lohan

A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Grenier
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Austin Visschedyk  •  Matt Damon  •  Lindsay Lohan

9/11 Truth: Hollywood Speaks Up (2011)

A documentary concerning the views of those in the movie industry, pertaining to the subject of 9/11.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dajjal Sahan  •  Steve Bates
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Daniel Sunjata  •  Jesse Ventura  •  Dean Haglund

A documentary concerning the views of those in the movie industry, pertaining to the subject of 9/11.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dajjal Sahan  •  Steve Bates
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Daniel Sunjata  •  Jesse Ventura  •  Dean Haglund

The Twilight of the Golds (1996)

When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an abortion. Her family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Kagan Marks
CAST:  Garry Marshall  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Jill Bernstein  •  Jon Tenney

When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She must decide whether to keep the child, or to have an abortion. Her family ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross Kagan Marks
CAST:  Garry Marshall  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Jill Bernstein  •  Jon Tenney

Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)

A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anjelica Huston
CAST:  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Richard T. Jones  •  D.W. Moffett

A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anjelica Huston
CAST:  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Richard T. Jones  •  D.W. Moffett

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

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The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Brittany Snow  •  Hailee Steinfeld

The Bellas are back, and they are better than ever. After being humiliated in front of none other than the President of the United States of America, the Bellas are taken out of the Aca-Circuit. In order to clear their name, and regain their status, the Bellas take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elizabeth Banks
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Rebel Wilson  •  Brittany Snow  •  Hailee Steinfeld

A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration (2010)

What is a family? Rosie O'Donnell looks at the many answers to this question in this documentary that features original songs and thoughtful kids musing on love and family. The show provides a less than moving portrait of the remarkable diversity of so called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Schatz
CAST:  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Ziggy Marley  •  Elizabeth Mitchell

What is a family? Rosie O'Donnell looks at the many answers to this question in this documentary that features original songs and thoughtful kids musing on love and family. The show provides a less than moving portrait of the remarkable diversity of so called ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Schatz
CAST:  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Ziggy Marley  •  Elizabeth Mitchell
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