Nadia Comaneci

Renowned actress Nadia Comaneci has carved out an amazing career starring in television movies and specials. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon" (1996-97), "The Greatest ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1961 in Onesti, , RO

Filmography

Actor (19)

Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Apprentice 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 1997, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sports Aside 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

1999 Special Olympics -- World Summer Games 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking Through: The First Superstars 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstar Gymnasts 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greatest Sports Moments of All Time 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Nadia Comaneci: Return to Romania 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstars of Gymnastics 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Miss Universe Pageant 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Goodwill Games 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

2nd Annual World Sports Awards (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

Renowned actress Nadia Comaneci has carved out an amazing career starring in television movies and specials. She appeared in a number of television specials, including "MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon" (1996-97), "The Greatest Sports Moments of All Time" (1996-97) and "Breaking Through: The First Superstars" (1997-98). She also appeared in "Superstar Gymnasts" (1997-98) and "1999 Special Olympics -- World Summer Games" (1998-99). She also worked in television around this time, including a part on "Touched By an Angel" (1994-2003). She also appeared at "2nd Annual World Sports Awards" (). She added roles in "Sports Aside" (2001-02) and "Make It or Break It" (2008-2012) to her body of work around that time. Comaneci last worked on "Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular" (2009-2010).

Relationships

Dylan

Son
Born June 3, 2006; father, Bart Conner

Bart Conner Actor

Husband
Married April 26, 1996 in Bucharest, Romania

Milestones

2012

Carried the Olympic torch to the roof of the O2 Arena as part of the torch relay for the Summer Olympic Games in London

2003

Published the memoir and mentoring book "Letters to a Young Gymnast"

2001

Received her U.S. naturalization citizenship

2000

Became the first athlete to speak in the United Nations to officially launch the International Year of Volunteers

1996

Married former American gymnast Bart Conner in Bucharest, her first time back in Romania since defecting

1993

Became the second female athlete (after Olga Korbut) inducted into International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

1989

Defected along with other young Romanians; fled to Hungary, then to American Embassy in Vienna

1981

Retired from gymnastics competition

1981

Participated in a gymnastics exhibition tour in the U.S.

1980

Competed at the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow, Soviet Union, where she won the silver in all-around and team, and the gold in beam and floor exercise

1977

Romanian Gymnastics Federation removed her from longtime coaches the Károlyis; sent to train in to Bucharest

1976

Became first person in Olympic history to score a perfect 10 at Summer Games in Montreal, Canada; she was also the first Romanian gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title and won the team silver, the gold in bars and beam, and the bronze in floor exerc

1975

Won the all-around and gold medals on every event but the floor exercise (in which she placed 2nd) at the European Championships in Skien, Norway

1975

Named the United Press International's "Female Athlete of the Year"

1969

Became the youngest gymnast ever to win Romanian Nationals

1968

Landed 13th place in her first Romanian National Championships

1967

Was chosen to attend Béla and Marta Károlyi's experimental gymnastics school at age six

1966

Began gymnastics while in kindergarten

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