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Tatum O'Neal Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Charmed director Peter Bogdanovich and was cast as a scrappy orphan opposite her father Ryan O'Neal in 1973's Paper Moon, a role that led to her becoming the youngest actor to win an Oscar
  • Received over $300,000 (a record for a child actor of the time) to appear in 1976's Bad News Bears
  • After marrying tennis star John McEnroe in 1986, her acting career stalled while she focused on being a wife and mother
  • Wrote about her tumultuous childhood, her battles with alcohol and drug addictions, her volatile marriage, and her troubled relationship with her father in her 2004 memoir A Paper Life
  • Found renewed career success with appearances on television shows including HBO's Sex and the City and FX's Rescue Me


  • 1974Golden Globe-New Star of the Year - Actress: winner
  • 1974Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated