Tatum O'Neal

Actor
Actress Tatum O'Neal experienced early success as a child star, only to struggle with addiction, a bitter divorce and family acrimony well into her adult years. With her screen debut opposite her real-life father, movie ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Waitress (Cameo)

Saving Grace B. Jones 2012 (Movie)

Grace Jones (Actor)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

Realtor (Actor)

Mr. Sophistication 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rescue Me 2005 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

RuPaul's Drag Race 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

Cherie's Mom (Actor)

Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

My Brother 2007 (Movie)

Erica Walters (Actor)

Wicked Wicked Games 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Awards Show Awards Show 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sex and the City 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Scoundrel's Wife 2003 (Movie)

Camille Picou (Actor)

The Technical Writer 2002 (Movie)

Slim (Actor)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

Cynthia Kruger (Actor)

Why Bother Voting? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Noises 1992 (Movie)

Stella Winslow (Actor)

15 and Getting Straight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Certain Fury 1985 (Movie)

Scarlet McGinnis (Actor)

Prisoners 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Circle of Two 1981 (Movie)

Sarah Norton (Actor)

Little Darlings 1980 (Movie)

Ferris Whitney (Actor)

International Velvet 1979 (Movie)

Sarah Brown (Actor)

Nickelodeon 1976 (Movie)

Alice Forsyte (Actor)

The Bad News Bears 1976 (Movie)

Manda Whurlizer (Actor)

Paper Moon 1973 (Movie)

Addie Loggins (Actor)

Indie Sex: Extremes (TV Show)

Actor

Indie Sex: Teens (TV Show)

Actor

Last Will (Movie)

Hayden Emery (Actor)

Biography

Actress Tatum O'Neal experienced early success as a child star, only to struggle with addiction, a bitter divorce and family acrimony well into her adult years. With her screen debut opposite her real-life father, movie star Ryan O'Neal, the 10-year-old became the youngest actress ever to receive an Academy Award for her supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich's "Paper Moon" (1973). An undeniably talented screen presence, as a teen O'Neal continued to charm audiences with such crowd-pleasing comedies as "The Bad News Bears" (1976) and "Little Darlings" (1980). Within a few short years, however, a tumultuous private life addled by drugs, alcohol and sex began to derail her once promising career, as evidenced by B-movie offerings like the low-budget thriller "Certain Fury" (1985). A stormy marriage to notoriously hot-tempered tennis legend John McEnroe ended in divorce and heroin addiction - all which was covered extensively in O'Neal's 2004 tell-all memoir A Paper Life. The actress began a career rebound with a recurring role on the Emmy-winning drama "Rescue Me" (FX, 2004-2011) and as the star of the primetime soap "Wicked Wicked Games," (MyNetwork TV, 2006-07), until a 2008 arrest for drug possession revealed O'Neal's troubles were not completely behind her. Nonetheless, she attempted to move forward in her life, even attempting a reconciliation with her estranged father on the reality series "Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals" (OWN, 2011). In a tale as old as Hollywood, O'Neal had traveled from glory to infamy to redemption both on and off screen.

Relationships

Alec Baldwin Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated c. 2002 No longer together

Steve Hutensky Executive

Companion
Met in 1999 Announced engagement in March 2001 Announced separation on July 13, 2001

Michael Jackson Song Performer

Companion
Couple had a brief romance in the late 1970s

Emily McEnroe

Daughter
Born May 10, 1991; father, John McEnroe

Kevin McEnroe

Son
Born May 23, 1986 in Santa Monica, CA; father, John McEnroe

Sean McEnroe

Son
Born Sept. 23, 1987; father, John McEnroe

John McEnroe Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 1, 1986 in Oyster Bay, NY Separated in December 1992 Divorced in 1994

Joanna Moore Actor

Mother
Born Nov. 10, 1934; married Ryan O'Neal in 1963; divorced in 1967 Battled addictions to amphetamines and alcohol; died Nov. 22, 1997 of lung cancer

Ryan O'Neal Actor

Father
Born April 20, 1941; assumed custody of children Tatum and Griffin in 1970 Co-starred in "Paper Moon" (1973), which won Tatum an Academy Award Appeared together on the OWN series "Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals" (2011)

Charles O'Neal Screenwriter

Grandfather
Born Jan. 6, 1904; adapted his 1949 novel Three Wishes for Jamie McRuin for the short-lived 1952 musical "Three Wishes for Jamie"; helped raise Tatum her parents' divorce Died Aug. 29, 1996

Griffin O'Neal Actor

Brother
Born Oct. 28, 1964 Appeared together in "Nickelodeon" (1976)

Patrick O'Neal

Half-Brother
Born Sept. 14, 1967 to Ryan O'Neal and Leigh Taylor-Young

Redmond O'Neal Production Assistant

Half-Brother
Born Jan. 30, 1985 to Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett

Patricia O'Neal Actor

Grandmother

EDUCATION

Hollywood Professional School

Hollywood , California

Milestones

2010

Appeared in "The Runaways," a biopic directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning

2008

Co-starred in "Saving Grace," a film written, directed and produced by actress, Connie Stevens

2006

Cast as Blythe Hunter, a beautiful scorned woman in My Network TV's 13-week telenova, "Wicked Wicked Games"

2006

Joined the second season of ABC's Hit Series, "Dancing with the Stars"

2005

Joined the second season of FX's "Rescue Me" as Maggie Gavin, Tommy's (Denis Leary) alcoholic and troubled sister

2004

Released her autobiography, A Paper Life

2003

First film role in years, playing the title role in "The Scoundrel's Wife"

2003

Appeared in an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" as Kyra, the mommy who bought Carrie a pair of replacement Manolos

1996

Had a small role in "Basquiat," Julian Schnabel's film on the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

1993

First adult role as the title character in the NBC TV-movie, "Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story"

1992

Returned to features in "Little Noises" opposite Crispin Glover

1992

Made off-Broadway debut in "A Terrible Beauty"

1989

Co-starred in the CBS Schoolbreak Special, "15 and Getting Straight"

1984

Last film for eight years, "Certain Fury"

1980

Co-starred with Kristy McNichol in the teen film, "Little Darlings"

1978

First leading role in a feature, "International Velvet"

1976

Once again starred opposite her father in Peter Bogdanovich's "Nickelodeon"

1976

Became the highest paid child actor (to that date) when she received $350,000 and nine percent of the net profit for "The Bad News Bears"

1973

Earned an Academy Award for her feature acting debut, "Paper Moon"; co-starred opposite her father, Ryan O'Neal

1969

Moved in with her father, after her parents divorced

Bonus Trivia

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O'Neal released a public statement objecting to her depiction in ex-husband John McEnroe's bestselling memoir You Cannot Be Serious (2002).

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O'Neal was the highest-paid child star in history when she made "The Bad News Bears" (1976)

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Tatum O'Neal was arrested June 1, 2008, after buying crack cocaine near her home in Manhattan. She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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