Tatum O'Neal Biography

Tatum O'Neal

Quick Facts Of Tatum O'Neal

Celebrated Name Tatum O'Neal
Age 56 Years
Nick Name Tatum
Birth Name Tatum Beatrice O'Neal
Birth Date 1963-11-05
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Los Angels, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Horoscope Scorpio
Father Ryan O'Neal
Mother Joanne Moore
Famous For Famous as an Academy award winning American actress
Best Known For Known for her debut role of Addie Loggins in the American film "Paper Moon"
Debut Movie Paper Moon
Brothers Griffin
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married and Divorced
Net Worth $2.5 million
Awards Won Academy Award
Religion Christianity
Children Kevin, Sean and Emily
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Bra Cup Size 33 B
Body Measurement 34-29-37 inches
Shoe Size 9(US)
Height 5ft 7 inches(1.7m)
Weight 62kg(136 lbs).

Tatum O'Neal is an Academy Award-winning American actress and author who is well-known for her debut role of Addie Loggins in the 1973 American road comedy-film "Paper Moon". Tatum won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role and became the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award at the age of 10. She also portrayed the recurring role of Maggie in the American comedy-drama series "Rescue Me" from 2005-2011. She also had guest roles in Sex and the City and 8 Simple Rules. She is also popular for being the daughter of actor, Ryan O'Neal, and actress, Joanne Moore.

Besides on October 11, 2020, Tatum was allegedly found suicidal at her home in Los Angels after she threatened to jump off her balcony and quickly was placed under a psychiatric hold after she threatened to jump off her balcony.  

She is also active in the social media platform with around 50k followers on her Instagram account: @tatum_oneal and has around 48k followers on her Twitter account: @Tatum_Oneal

What is Tatum O'Neal famous for?

  • Famous as an Academy Award-winning American actress 
  • Known for her debut role of Addie Loggins in the American film "Paper Moon"

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Where is Tatum O'Neal from?

Tatum O'Neal was born on November 5, 1963, in Los Angels, California, United States. Her birth name is Tatum Beatrice O'Neal. She holds an American nationality. Her ethnicity is White Caucasian. She is of Irish, English, and Jewish descent. Scorpio is her zodiac sign. She is Christain by religion.

Tatum was born as the eldest child of Ryan O'Neal(father) and Joanne Moore(mother). Her father is an American actor and former boxer who got recognition for his role in the 1970 romantic drama film "Love Story" and her mother was also an actress who died in 1997 due to lung cancer. She has a one-year younger brother named Griffin who is also an American actor.  

She was raised in her hometown, California along with her brother. Her parents got divorced in 1967. Then, her father got married to actress Leigh Taylor-Young with whom Tatum's father shares a son named, Patrick who is an American sportscaster. Tatum also has another step-brother named Ryan O'Neal from her father's relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett. 

She did her schooling from a local school in California. Belonging from a family with an acting background, she always wanted to pursue her career as an actress. She also took many acting classes to enhance her acting skills.

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Tatum O'Neal Career: Highlights

  • Tatum O'Neal started her professional acting career at the age of 10 by playing the role of Addie Loggins in the 1973 American comedy-drama film "Paper Moon".
  • She appeared in the movie alongside her father, Ryan.
  • She received good reviews and acclaims for her debut role.
  • Her role earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and she became the youngest person to do so.
  • Then, she portrayed the role of Amanda Wurlitzer in the American sports comedy film "The Bad News Bears" in 1976.
  • She went on to star in many TV films such as "The Bad News Bears(1976)", "International Velvet(1978)", and "Circle of Two(1980)".
  • In the year 1976, she co-starred in Nickelodeon alongside her father.
  • She also has made her guest appearances in several TV series such as "Faerie Tale Theatre", "Sex and the City", "8 Simple Rules", "Hell's Kitchen", and "Criminal Minds".
  • Tatum appeared in the role of Scarlet in the American action drama film "Certain Fury" in 1985.
  • She acted as Stella in the 1992 movie "Little Noises".
  • She also played the role of Cynthia Kruger in the American film "Basquiat" in 1996.
  • She appeared as Camile Picou in the 2002 romantic drama film "The Scoundrel's Wife".
  • In 2005, she started portraying the recurring role of Maggie Gavin in the firehouse drama series "Rescue Me".
  • She stayed in the series till 2011.
  • She also participated in the American reality show "Dancing with the Stars" in 2006 pairing up with Nick Kosovich.
  • The pair got eliminated in the second round.
  • Tatum has appeared in many TV movies such as "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal" and "Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenok Story", and "
  • She also portrayed the role of Dr. Evelyn Bauer in the 2017 horror film "Rock Paper Dead".
  • In the year 2018, she appeared as Barbara Soloman in the American drama film "God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness".
  • Besides acting, she is also an author.
  • She published her own autobiography book titled "A Paper Life".
  • Tatum has also written a collection of memoirs "Found: A Daughter's Journey Home" in 2011.

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Awards and Achievements

  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress(Paper Moon)
  • David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actress(Paper Moon)
  • Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year-Actress(Paper Moon)
  • San Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actress(The Scoundrel's Wife)
  • Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy(Paper Moon)

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Tatum O'Neal Husband

Tatum O'Neal is a married and divorced woman. Tatum was previously married to John McEnroe. John is an American tennis player known for his shot-making artistry and volleying skills. 

The couple began dating each other in 1984. Then, she moved to Central Park West condominium with John in New York City and they finally tied the knot in 1986. The couple became blessed with three children named Kevin, Sean, and Emily. They separated in 1992 and finally got divorced in 1994. At present, she is living a single life.

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Following her divorce, she again got addicted to a drug called "Heroin" which cost her the custody of her children to her former husband, John in 1998. Previously, she also dated music legend, Michael Jackson in the late 1970s. In an interview, Jackson described Tatum as his first love. In her teens, Tatum also suffered from sexual harassment from her father's drug dealer which also made her a drug addict.

In her autobiography, she detailed her heroin addiction and its effect on her career. She also alleged physical and emotional abuse by her father after attributing drugs which were later denied by her father. There were also rumors about her being in a relationship with a woman. However, she declined all the rumors. 

Recently on October 11, 2020, she was found suicidal at her home in Los Angels after she threatened to jump off her balcony and got quickly placed under a psychiatric hold. 

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Tatum O'Neal Net Worth

Tatum O'Neal has earned a good amount of money from her profession as an actress. Having her career started at the age of 10, she has appeared in many movies and TV series. With all of her earnings from her profession, she has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2020. At present, she is living a luxurious lifestyle with her earnings.

Tatum O'Neal Height

Tatum O'Neal is a beautiful woman in her late 50s. She has a fair complexion with blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7 inches(1.7m) and has a body weight of 62kg(136 lbs). Her body measurement is 34-29-37 inches. Her bra cup size is 33B. She wears a shoe of size 9(US).

Did You Know?

  • Tatum O'Neal is the youngest person to win an Oscar Award.
  • She appeared in only five films during the next 15 years from 1984
  • She made her acting debut at the age of 10.
  • She also got arrested for buying crack cocaine near her Manhattan apartment building
  • She had a heroin addiction
  • In an interview, she said that she was harrased by her father's drug dealer in her childhood
  • She don't have good relationship with her father.