In 2001, Rosie won the TV Guide Award in the category of Talk-Variety Star of the Year.
In 2001, Rosie was given special thanks during the credits of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
In 1995, Rosie starred in television commercials for K-Mart (along with Penny Marshall).
In 2003, Rosie was honored with the Vito Russo Award at the GLADD Media Awards.
Rosie was ranked #9 on Entertainment Tonight's "Hot List of 2007."
On April 25, 2007 it was announced that Rosie wouldn't return for Season 11 of The View after failing to reach contract agreement. However, on May 25, it was announced that Rosie would be leaving the show early immediately.
In 2003 Rosie had a Stand-Up DVD called Totally Rosie, the Stand-Up was Before her own talk show, Before Broadway and before Hollywood films.
Rosie was listed as one of the Most Interesting Persons of 1996.
Rosie wears a size 18.
In 1978 she made her debut as a comedian at the local Ground Round restaurant's open-mike night. She was 16 years old.
In 2002, her memoir Find Me was published.
In 1994 Rosie starred in the Broadway show as Rizzo in the musical "Grease"
Rosie and her girlfriend, Kelli flew from New York to California on Feb. 26, 2004, to be married in San Francisco only for it to be relinquished due to Pres. Bush two days later.
In October 2002, Rosie magazine publisher, Gruner + Jahr, filed a lawsuit for $300 million against Rosie for quitting the magazine.
In 2003 Rosie donated $25,000 to the Fab Five Room, a classroom named after the cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy at Harvey Milk High School.
Rosie like to use the word fantastic about things she likes.
Rosie is now confirming on her website that she is going to star in a Nip/Tuck spin-off TV show based on her character Dawn Budge. It will be filmed in NYC.
Rosie says that she like to give out full sized candy bars or candy with toys for Halloween.
Rosie has 27 framed hand written letters from Barbara Streistand. Every time Rosie sends her flowers Barbara writes her a thank you note.
Rosie called her agent to see if Nip/Tuck would be interested in her because she thought it was the best show on TV.
Rosie and Donny Osmond sang a birthday duet for Barbara Walters.
Rosie's first rock concert was the Carpenters in 1971.
She briefly attended both Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
In 1999 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, 1998 Tony Awards; shared award
In 1999 she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
In 1998 she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host, The Rosie O'Donnell Show; tied with Oprah Winfrey
In 1998 she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show; shared award
In 1997 she received an American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Performer in a Television Series (Leading Role), The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
In high school, Rosie was voted homecoming queen, prom queen and senior class president, as well as class clown.
Her adopted son Blake Christopher O'Donnell was born December 5, 1999.
Her mom died in 1972 from cancer.
Rosie's dad is named Edward O'Donnell. He is an electrical engineer who designs cameras for spy satellites. He was born in Belfast, Ireland
Rosie admitted to having her chin liposuctioned.
Rosie produced a Broadway show called Taboo which starred Boy George.
Rosie and her partner Kelly were married in San Francisco briefly before the state overtuned the ruling on gay marriages.
Tom Cruise sent her a bouquet of flowers for her first day on The View.
She has 4 adopted children.
Rosie's nanny for her children is named Geraldine and she is from Ireland.
Rosie is 5' 7" (1.70 m).
Rosie O'Donnell joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 60 entitled "Trapper Keeper".
She is close friends with Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally, who played Marty in the same production of Grease.
She auditioned for the role of Elaine on Seinfeld.
Rosie: (On her time at The View) It started out as a tea party and wound up like a women's prison movie. There were shivs out on the table.
Rosie: Lindsay [Lohan]'s behavior on her latest film Georgia Rule was unacceptable. It's not like she was doing Dumb & Dumber 2. It's a Jane Fonda movie! Be early! I saw Lohan stumbling around a club drunk once and her mother was going, 'She's all right!' I can say this from experience: it's hard to be famous, and she's not doing it well at this point. But she'll get into rehab, take care of the eating disorder, and be all better in two years and have a huge comeback.
Rosie: (on Danny Noriega) I don't know if you have to sit around the American Idol studio and look sad for the next few weeks -- because I think that's part of the contract, you got a free cruise. You and a friend. Come on there, and I want you to sing Tainted Love. I think you're fantastic. And I think you're a bold and brave and beautiful young man. And I admire you, Danny Noriega. You have an amazing voice.
Rosie: Every parent has to go through this in America. We can't get our 10-year-old to behave at school.
Rosie: I think I'm still growing up. To me, the ultimate act of recovery is being able to give my children the life I never had. To be able to have a child who is safe and held and told, 'I love you.' That's my greatest success story.
Rosie: I'm getting closer to the age when my mother died. I used to think it was my destiny to follow in her footsteps, that there was some time bomb ticking inside of me. But the introduction of children in my life has given me a will and a knowledge that I'll be around for them.
Rosie: It's not really a choice I make; it's how I live my life, the things I do when I mess up. Like the time I cut my daughter's finger when I was trimming her nails, it was the worst moment of my life, and I almost didn't talk about it on the air because I felt such shame. But when I did, the letters and calls we got! Thousands saying, 'I did the same thing.' That's the humanity people respond to, the normalcy, and it's harder when you become rich and famous, especially hard if you do comedy.
Rosie: I think I'm very relatable. When I did standup in little clubs in Oklahoma or Arizona, people would come up and say, 'Rosie you're just like my friend, Eileen Murphy' or 'Dorrie McShane,' always the Irish name. Everybody had a sister or best friend like me, and that same non-threatening feeling goes into the show because a lot of women are competitive and our show is more of a celebration.
Rosie: I'm crafty in a gay sort of way.
Was it fun to film the sex scene with Julian on Nip/Tuck?
Rosie: I had on this tube top-type thing, and these shorts, and they drape me so I am not embarrassed. And he comes in and all he has on is a sock covering his penis. His is totally naked and he says, "Are you Ready?". I didn't remember doing this but apparently I said, Oh my God! You look like Superman.
Rosie: I was told that 68% of the people said that they thought I was going to be boxxy.
regarding her joining the View
Rosie: People ask me why I thought my show was so successful. Free crap.
Rosie: I love Elisabeth, it's this witch (Joy Behar) that I can't stand.
Rosie: Save some for therapy.
Rosie: (on sharing the limelight on 'The View') It will be hard for me to not be the boss, it is already and we have only just begun. I'm used to being the star and now I'm part of an ensemble.