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Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal is one of the most legendary and diverse entertainers around, with a career that spans two decades and many mediums. Also the daughter of celebrated actor Ryan O'Neal, she has become a best-selling author with the publication of her memoirs, A Paper Life which debuted among the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. She is a multi-talented woman who balances her career with playing an active role as mother in the lives of her three children. O'Neal is truly a Renaissance woman of the contemporary age, excelling in film, television and written genres.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Tatum O'Neal Facts

Birth NameTatum Beatrice O'Neal
BirthdayNovember 5, 1963 (60)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Tatum O'Neal compared to you?
Awards1974 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Paper Moon)

Selected Filmography

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