March 21, 1962
Queens, New York, United States
This article is about the entertainer. For Air Force General Emmett "Rosie" O'Donnell, Jr., see Emmett O'Donnell, Jr.. Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author, and television 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. O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager and her big break was on the talent show Star Search in 1984.