Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality.
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She has been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, a lesbian rights activist, a television producer, and a collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company, R Family Vacations.
R Family Vacations is a LGBT vacation entertainment company that provides luxury cruise ship trips with a focus on inclusive activities for children and services including same-sex marriage ceremonies.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
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O'Donnell started her comedy career while still a teenager.
Her big break was on the talent show Star Search in 1984.
Star Search is an American television show that was produced T.P.E./Rysher Entertainment from 1983 to 1995, hosted by Ed McMahon, and created by Alfred Masini.
After a TV sitcom and a series of movies introduced her to a larger national audience, from 1996 to 2002, she hosted The Rosie O'Donnell Show, which won multiple Emmy Awards.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.
During this time, she wrote her first memoir, Find Me, and developed the nickname "Queen of Nice", as well as a reputation for philanthropic efforts.
A memoir is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject's life.
She used the book's $3 million advance to establish her For All Kids foundation and promote other charity projects, encouraging celebrities on her show to take part.
In 2002, two months before finishing her talk show run, O'Donnell came out, stating "I'm a dyke!
" and saying that her primary reason was to bring attention to gay adoption issues.
Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.
O'Donnell is a foster and adoptive mother.
She was named The Advocate's 2002 Person of the Year; in May 2003, she became a regular contributor to the magazine.
The Advocate is an American LGBT-interest magazine, printed bi-monthly and available by subscription.
In 2006, O'Donnell became a moderator on The View.
Her strong opinions resulted in some controversies, including an on-air dispute regarding the Bush administration's policies with the Iraq War, resulting in a mutual agreement to cancel her contract.
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west.
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition.
In 2007, O'Donnell released her second memoir, Celebrity Detox, which focuses on her struggles with fame and her time at The View.
Celebrity Detox: The Fame Game is the second memoir written by comedian, actress, and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell.
From 2009 to 2011, she hosted Rosie Radio on Sirius XM Radio.
Sirius XM Satellite Radio is an American broadcasting company that provides three satellite radio and online radio services operating in the United States: Sirius Satellite Radio, XM Satellite Radio, and Sirius XM Radio.
In 2011, O'Donnell signed on with the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to return to daytime TV with The Rosie Show.
The Rosie Show is an American evening television talk show starring and produced by Rosie O'Donnell, airing on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
The network cancelled the show due to low ratings on March 16, 2012, and the last show aired on March 29, 2012.
In July 2014, Rosie O'Donnell was rehired to join The View as a co-host for the series' eighteenth season.
O'Donnell announced in February 2015 her decision to depart the series again, this time citing personal reasons for her departure.