O'Neal is best known as the youngest person ever to win an Oscar, garnering the Best Supporting Actress statuette for her role in Paper Moon. She went on to star in such well-known films as The Bad News Bears, International Velvet and Little Darlings. The transition from child actor to movie star was replete with its own pitfalls, which are chronicled in her memoirs. However, with roles in Little Noises and Basquiat, O'Neal has proved herself to be one of the most captivating actresses around.
Her television credits include being a special correspondent for CBS' Entertainment Tonight, competing on the highly viewed Dancing with the Stars, Sex and the City, a starring role on MyNetwork TV's novella Wicked, Wicked Games and Lifetime's Fab Five: Texas Cheerleader Scandal.
O'Neal was recently seen in Saving Grace B Jones where she played a 1950s-era Missouri town wife and in Last Will as an affluent woman framed for the murder of her husband. She currently plays Dennis Leary's sister as a series regular on the critically-acclaimed FX drama, Rescue Me and can currently be seen in The Runaways playing Dakota Fanning's mother in the coming-of-age biopic about '70s teenage band.
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Tatum O'Neal Facts
|Birth Name||Tatum Beatrice O'Neal|
|Birthday||November 5, 1963 (54)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (1m70) How tall is Tatum O'Neal compared to you?|
|Awards||1974 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Paper Moon)|