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Tatum O'Neal (b. 1963)

Then:
Youngest-ever Oscar-winner.

Now:
Happy to be telenovela-worthy.

FYI:

  • Star of the the prime-time serial Wicked Wicked Games (2006-07).
  • Dancing with the Stars alum (2006).
  • Authored 2004 memoir, A Paper Life, detailing her heroin addiction, suicide attempt, bitterness at the "punishing" John McEnroe, her onetime tennis-ace husband, and the day a 17-year-old Michael Jackson tried to seduce her 12-year-old self.
  • Believes the Jackson song, "She's Out of My Life," is about her.
  • Already winding-down film career essentially ended with 1986 marriage to McEnroe.
  • Divorced McEnroe in 1994; he got custody of their three children.
  • Returned to acting in mid-1990s, post-McEnroe.
  • Age 10 and 148 days at the time she accepted her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Paper Moon (1974).
  • Post-Oscar career highlighted by The Bad News Bears and Little Darlings, both released before she was 17.
  • Sister of Griffin O'Neal; son of Ryan O'Neal.

    Links:

  • IMDb.com credits


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