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Born in 1962 in Nyack, New York, lesbian comedian Rosie O’Donnell became a household name in the 90s with her Emmy-Award-winning talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, which ran until 2002. At this time, she also came out as lesbian, in part to help her advocate for adoption and fostering rights for LGBT people. Then followed her stint as a co-host of The View, where Rosie vocally condemned the war in Iraq, in addition to voicing some more controversial opinions about the Catholic church and 9/11. Today, her legacy is that of a long-standing philanthropist and LGBTQ advocate. She what she’s up to now!

WATCH: Rosie O'Donnell's Pepper O'Leary Helps Cookie Out on Empire

Rosie's character must be up to something. 

Rosie O'Donnell to Guest Star on Mom as Allison Janney's Ex-Girlfriend

Rosie and Allison Janney make an onscreen pair we can't wait to witness. 

Rosie O'Donnell to Play Someone from Cookie's Past on Empire

O'Donnell will play a street-smart entrepreneur who spent time in prison with Cookie.

Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Chelsea 'Tells All' in Shocking Interview With Daily Mail Online

Chelsea O'Donnell spared no details when spilling everything about her childhood, relationship with Rosie, and recent disappearance to the Daily Mail.

Rosie O'Donnell to Guest on 'Empire'

She's one of several big names appearing on the series' second season.

Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Leaves for Birth Mother

Chelsea, who returned home last week after being missing for several days, decided to move in with her birth mother upon turning 18.

Man Arrested in Connection with Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter's Disappearance

New Jersey man who hid Chelsea O'Donnell last week is in jail on charges of distribution of obscenity.

Rosie O'Donnell's 17-Year-Old Daughter Is Missing

Chelsea O'Donnell was last seen August 11 in New York's Rockland County.


10 Years of Donald Trump Hurling Misogynist Insults at Rosie O'Donnell

Trump disgustingly invoked O'Donnell's name at the GOP debate, refusing to allow the decade-old fight die.

Rosie O'Donnell's Perfect Six-Word Response to Donald Trump's Disgusting Insult at the GOP Debate

Trump thought he was hilarious owning that he'd hurled insults including 'fat' and 'pig' at O'Donnell during the GOP debate, but she has a simple response.

Throwback Thursday: Ellen and Rosie Dance Around the Gay Thing in 1996

Before Ellen DeGeneres officially came out in 1997, she appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's talk show to address the rumors with some coy banter.

WATCH: Rosie O'Donnell Explains Why She Quit The View

Rosie video blogs about her sudden departure.

Rosie O'Donnell Leaves Wife, Quits The View

O'Donnell's rep confirmed that O'Donnell and her wife have been separated for months.

Have A Hearty Laugh This Valentine's Day With Rosie O'Donnell

Laugh this Valentine's Day with Rosie O'Donnell.

Rosie O'Donnell Makes a Stunning Comeback on the Cover of Variety

Rosie looks gorgeous and dishes on her return to The View in this month's Variety!

Rosie O'Donnell's 'Rosie Radio' Hits Sirius Next Fall

Rosie O’Donnell is joining the ranks of women’s programming on satellite radio with a new show on Sirius XM Radio. The former host of The View and Emmy winner for The Rosie O’Donnell Show came out in 2002 after guest starring on an episode of Will & Grace in which she played a lesbian mom.