Emmy Awards-winner Rosie O’Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and producer with a net worth of $120 million as of early 2020. She made her career breakthrough in 1984 from the television series Star Search.
Between 1996 to 2002, she hosted her own show entitled The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She is also popularly known as Queen of Nice due to her philanthropic works. Some of her notable television credits are The View, The Fosters, American Dad!, Match Game, and Difficult People.
Rosie O’Donnell Earns $5 Million Annually In Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, O’Donnell’s net worth is estimated at around $120 million as of early 2020. She earns an annual salary of $5 million from her film and television credits. Whereas, The Richest estimated her worth at around $100 million as of 2019.
As per various sources, the median salary of an actor ranges around $39.84 per hour to $67,000 per annum. Whereas, a comedian and producer earn around $62,916 and $68,560-$71,757 annually respectively.
In 1996, Rosie received around $3 million as an advanced payment for writing the memoir Find Me. Similarly, in 1983, she earned $20,000 as a winner of Star Search.
Resides In New York City
As per various sources, the 58-year-old actress resides in Manhattan, New York City, where she owns a penthouse worth $8 million.
Recently in March 2020, Rosie O’Donnell listed her New Jersey 6-bedroom and 9-bathroom $6.35 million worth mansion for $5.995 million. The house was previously listed for $7 million, which was later dropped to $6.495 million in 2016 to $6 million in 2018.
She also owned a pair of houses in the eastern seaboard. The first property covered 2,892 sq.ft of land with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, whereas, the second house stood 2,913 sq.ft with 3-bedroom and 4-bathroom. She listed the properties for $1.8 million and $1.6 million back in early 2019, respectively.
A Short Biography
Roseann O’Donnell was born on 21st March 1962 in Commack, New York, the United States of America to Rosean Teresa Murtha and Edward Joseph O’Donnell. She is an American as per her nationality and has Irish ethnic descent.
She went to Commack High School, where she was voted homecoming queen, prom queen and senior class president. Following her graduation, she went to Dickinson College before transferring to Boston University.
Is She In A Relationship With Anyone?
Rosie is openly lesbian and supports LGBTQ Community. As per reports, she is not involved in any kind of relationship at the moment.
The tv show host was married to Kelli Carpenter, who was a former Nickelodeon marketing executive. The duo got married on 26th February 2004 and had adopted four children named Jaren O’Donnell, Chelsea Belle O’Donnell, Blake Christopher O’Donnell, and Vivienne Rose O’Donnell.
However, their marriage was annulled by the California Supreme Court on 12th August 2004.
In mid-2011, she began dating executive-search consultant Michelle Rounds. They tied their marital knot on 9th June 2012 in a private ceremony.
The couple adopted a girl named Dakota on 9th January 2013. Unfortunately, the couple separated in November 2014 and O’Donnell filed for divorce from Rounds after just two years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized on 30th March 2016 and Rounds died on 15th September 2017 by suicide.
Let Us Look Through Rosie’s Short Career Journey
O’Donnell first started as a stand-up comedian touring clubs in between 1979 to 1984. She got her first big break from Star Search.
She made her acting debut in 1986 as Nell Carter’s neighbor on Gimme a Break!. She made her film debut in her first feature film A League of Their Own in 1992, where she played Doris Murphy.
Since her debut, she starred in films like Another Stakeout, Fatal Instinct, I’ll Do Anything, Exit to Eden, Get Bruce, The Party’s Over, and several others.
From 10th June 1996, she began hosting the daytime talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, which became a successful tv show winner her multiple Emmy Awards. The show ran until 22nd May 2002, during this time she was titled ‘The Queen of Nice’.
In September of 2006, Rosie replaced Meredith Vieira as the moderator and co-host of a daytime women-oriented talk show The View.
In 2015, she made a cameo playing a co-host on The View in Pitch Perfect 2 alongside Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, and Hailee Steinfeld.
A few of her other film credits are Pursuit of Equality, America, Mom, and others. On 3rd April 2019, she was announced to portray Lisa Sheffer in an upcoming HBO series, I Know This Much Is True.