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Also Known As: Tatum Beatrice O'Neal Died:
Born: November 5, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 This Is 40 (2012)
2.
3.
 Runaways, The (2010)
6.
 My Brother (2007)
7.
 Technical Writer, The (2003) Slim
8.
 Scoundrel's Wife, The (2002) Camille Picou
9.
 Basquiat (1996) Cynthia Kruger
10.
 Little Noises (1991) Stella Winslow
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Milestones close milestones

1970:
Moved in with her father, after her parents divorced
1973:
Earned an Academy Award for her feature acting debut, "Paper Moon"; co-starred opposite her father, Ryan O'Neal
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"
1976:
Once again starred opposite her father in Peter Bogdanovich's "Nickelodeon"
1978:
First leading role in a feature, "International Velvet"
1980:
Co-starred with Kristy McNichol in the teen film, "Little Darlings"
1984:
Last film for eight years, "Certain Fury"
1989:
Co-starred in the CBS Schoolbreak Special, "15 and Getting Straight"
1992:
Returned to features in "Little Noises" opposite Crispin Glover
1992:
Made off-Broadway debut in "A Terrible Beauty"
1993:
First adult role as the title character in the NBC TV-movie, "Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story"
1996:
Had a small role in "Basquiat," Julian Schnabel's film on the life of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
2003:
Appeared in an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" as Kyra, the mommy who bought Carrie a pair of replacement Manolos
2003:
First film role in years, playing the title role in "The Scoundrel's Wife"
2004:
Released her autobiography, <i>A Paper Life</i>
2005:
Joined the second season of FX's "Rescue Me" as Maggie Gavin, Tommy's (Denis Leary) alcoholic and troubled sister
2006:
Joined the second season of ABC's Hit Series, "Dancing with the Stars"
2006:
Cast as Blythe Hunter, a beautiful scorned woman in My Network TV's 13-week telenova, "Wicked Wicked Games"
2008:
Co-starred in "Saving Grace," a film written, directed and produced by actress, Connie Stevens
2010:
Appeared in "The Runaways," a biopic directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning
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Education

Hollywood Professional School: Hollywood , California -

Notes

"I like children, but she ain't no kid." --Burt Reynolds, after working with O'Neal on Peter Bogdanovich's "Nickelodeon" (1976)

"I've gone through a lot of hardships. Not everyone can rake hardships. I think I'm one in a million." --O'Neal quoted in "Tatum Verbatim" by Dana Kennedy in FAME, August 1990

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

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

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
John McEnroe. Tennis player. Married on August 1, 1986 in Oyster Bay, New York; separated in December 1992; divorced in 1994.
companion:
Steven Hutensky. Executive. Born c. 1965; works for Miramax; met in 1999; announced engagement in March 2001; announced separation on July 13, 2001.
companion:
Alec Baldwin. Actor. Reportedly began dating in spring 2002.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Charles O'Neal. Screenwriter, novelist. Helped raise Tatum and Griffin after their parents' divorce; died on September 1, 1996.
grandmother:
Patricia O'Neal. Actor. Helped raise Tatum and Griffin after their parents divorce.
mother:
Joanna Moore. Actor. Born c. 1934; married Ryan O'Neal in 1963; divorced in 1967; battled addictions to amphetamines and alcohol; died on November 22, 1997 of lung cancer.
father:
Ryan O'Neal. Actor. Married Joanna Moore in 1963; divorced in 1967; assumed custody of Tatum and Griffin in 1970.
brother:
Griffin O'Neal. Actor.
half-brother:
Patrick O'Neal. Actor. Mother, Leigh Taylor-Young.
half-brother:
Redmond James O'Neal. Mother, Farrah Fawcett.
son:
Kevin McEnroe. Born on May 23, 1986 in Santa Monica California.
son:
Sean McEnroe. Born c. 1988.
daughter:
Emily Katherine McEnroe. Born on May 10, 1991.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"A Paper Life" HarperCollins

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