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Tatum O'Neal

Highest Rated:   96% The Bad News Bears (1976)
Lowest Rated:   14% Nickelodeon (1976)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
The youngest recipient of the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, American actress Tatum O'Neal was the daughter of actors Ryan O'Neal and Joanna Moore. When her father was cast as the confidence trickster protagonist of Paper Moon (1973), O'Neal was awarded the part of Addie Loggins, the con man's "ward" and partner in crime. For this remarkable debut, O'Neal won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress -- which enabled her to demand profit percentage points on her next film, The Bad News Bears (1976). O'Neal played the only female member of a misfit junior-league baseball team (she was doubled by two young baseball champs); her highlight scene in Bears was the one in which she all but promised her body to a preteen punk to get him to join the ball club. Mid-'70s audiences were oddly attuned to films in which children swore and swilled beer, so The Bad News Bears was O'Neal's second box-office hit in a row. Nickelodeon (1976) followed, wherein O'Neal played a 12-year-old silent-film scenarist, a character based on Anita Loos. This film, in which she was reunited with her Paper Moon co-star/father Ryan O'Neal and director Peter Bogdanovich, may have represented the actress' best work, but few filmgoers saw it. By 1980, O'Neal was old enough to appear as a summer-camp girl determined to lose her virginity in Little Darlings, but her acting skills paled beside those of her co-star, Kristy McNichol. As O'Neal got older, the roles became less interesting and fewer in number. Though she didn't act much in the '90s, O'Neal managed to keep her name in the public eye through her marriage to tennis star John McEnroe. The couple had three children together, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1992. In the early 2000s, O'Neal found moderate success on the small screen, appearing on such shows as Sex and the City, Rescue Me, and Wicked Wicked Games, and even competed on the enormously popular ballroom-dancing competitive reality series Dancing with the Stars in 2006. In 2010 she appeared as the mom of the troubled lead singer in The Runaways.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
40% She's Funny That Way
  • Waitress
2015
No Score Yet Sweet Lorraine
  • Actor
2015
51% This is 40
  • Realtor
$65.2M 2012
17% Saving Grace B. Jones
  • Grace
2012
No Score Yet Mr. Sophistication
  • Kim Waters
2012
No Score Yet Last Will
  • Hayden Emery
2010
68% The Runaways
  • Cherie's Mom
$3.6M 2010
No Score Yet Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Indie Sex: Censored
  • Actor
2007
30% My Brother
  • Erica
2006
60% The Technical Writer
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet The Scoundrel's Wife (The Home Front)
  • Camille Picou
2002
70% Basquiat
  • Cynthia Kruger
1996
No Score Yet Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story
  • Lawrencia `Bambi' Bembenek
1993
No Score Yet Little Noises
  • Stella
1991
No Score Yet Certain Fury
  • Scarlet
1985
No Score Yet Little Darlings
  • Ferris
1980
No Score Yet Circle of Two
  • Sarah Norton
1980
No Score Yet International Velvet
  • Sarah Brown
1978
14% Nickelodeon
  • Alice Forsyte
1976
96% The Bad News Bears
  • Manda Whurlizer
1976
91% Paper Moon
  • Addie
1973

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Miranda White
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Maggie Gavin-Garrity Maggie Maggie Gavin
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Kelly Garnett
  • 2004

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