Tatum O'Neal (b. 1963)
Happy to be telenovela-worthy.
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.
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