Rosie O’Donnell is an American comedian cum actress. She is also a celebrity blogger and a TV producer. Her break was in the talent search show named Star Search. She is popular for her The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Rosie came out as a lesbian in 2002. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Rosie O’Donnell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Rosie O’Donnell was born on 21 March 1962 in Commack, New York. Her father Edward Joseph was an electrical engineer in defense. When she was in Commack High School, her mother died. She had an interest in comedy since her school days. Then she attended Dickinson College, but she was transferred to Boston University before dropping out.
Odonnell adopted her first child Parker Jaren O’Donnell in 1995. Odonnell married Kelli Carpenter in 2004. They have four children, but Kelli Carpenter went from their house in 2007. Then in 2011 Odonnell started to date Michelle Rounds and she disclosed their engagement in the studio. They married in 2012 and adopted Dakota in 2013. In 2015 Odonnell disclosed that Rounds and she were separated and their divorce was settled in 2015. Odonnell got the custody of Dakota and Rounds committed suicide in 2017.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
When Odonnell was 20 years old, she was in a comedy club in Long Island. There she met the daughter of Ed McMahon, and she took Odonnell’s contact number. After three days she got a call from the booker of Star Search and it was a scope of national exposure for her. Then appeared on television in 1986 on Gimme a Break! After that, she started to host the series of Stand-up Spotlight on VH1. Then she appeared in several roles in her career like in Sleepless in Seattle, The Flintstones, Beautiful Girls and so on.
In 1996 Odonnell started to host a talk-show named The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and it earned multiple Emmy awards. In September 2006 she replaced Meredith Vieira of The View which was a women-oriented talk show. It earned a good rating during her period. In 2006, Odonnell used the series of the show named Ching Chongs in which the china actors were mimicked. The View awarded Emmy Award in 2008 for “Outstanding Special Class Writing” on the theme of Autism.
Jahero was a video blog started by Rosie O’Donnell on her own website Rosie.com. In 2008 she appeared in the film America. In 2009 she acted in Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In the same year, she started to host Rosie Radio in which she used to discuss the news and events. She started to work for fulltime on The Rosie Show, on OWN from 2011. The final show of this series was on 29th March 2012. In 2013 she appeared in some television shows. In 2015 and 2016 she has appeared in some television show episodes like CBS series Mom, Match Game, Hairspray Live just to name a few.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular America comedian? Well, you will be surprised to learn that her net worth is over $130 million. She made the most by doing stand-up comedy stage acts across the USA. Apart from that, her own shows, blogs, magazines and various businesses have pushed her net worth to such a higher peak.
Rosie’s coming out the story as a lesbian inspired many celebrities to come out thereafter. She has done various charity works and currently concentrates on her business ventures and websites.