Richard Roeper

  • Birth Name: Richard E. Roeper
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Columnist, Film critic
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Fast Facts

  • Joined the Chicago Sun-Times as a columnist in 1987.
  • Won the 1992 National Headliner Award, recognizing the best newspaper columnist in the country, in the category "Consistently Outstanding Local Interest Column on a Variety of Subjects."
  • A frequent contributor on Chicago radio and Fox affiliate morning-TV programs.
  • Following the February 1999 death of Gene Siskel, he was among nearly two dozen guest film critics seated across the aisle from Roger Ebert on his nationally syndicated show; in July 2000, he took over as the permanent co-host on the renamed Ebert & Roeper at the Movies.
  • Is the author of several books, including He Rents, She Rents: The Ultimate Film Guide to the Best Women's Films and Guy Movies (1999; with Laurie Viera) and Sox and the City: A Fan's Love Affair with the White Sox from the Heartbreak of '67 to the Wizards of Oz (2006).

Relationships

  • Margaret Roeper — Mother
  • Bob Roeper — Father

College

  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, United States (1982)

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  • Birth Name: Richard E. Roeper
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Columnist, Film critic