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Tatum Beatrice O'Neal (born November 5, 1963)[1] is an American actress and author. She is the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award, which she won in 1974 at age 10 for her role as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon. She also starred in The Bad News Bears (1976), Nickelodeon (1976), and Little Darlings (1980).

Tatum O'Neal
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O'Neal in November 2014
Tatum Beatrice O'Neal

(1963-11-05) November 5, 1963 (age 55)
OccupationActress, author
Years active1973–present
John McEnroe
(m. 1986; div. 1994)
ChildrenKevin John McEnroe (b. 1986)
Sean Timothy McEnroe (b. 1987)
Emily Katherine McEnroe (b. 1991)
Parent(s)Ryan O'Neal
Joanna Moore (1934–1997)
RelativesGriffin O'Neal (brother)
Patrick O'Neal (half-brother)
Redmond O'Neal (half-brother)

On June 1, 2008, she was arrested for buying crack cocaine near her Manhattan apartment building.[2]

In 2015, she said she had begun dating women, while choosing not to identify as either lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, saying, "I'm not one or the other."[3]


  1. "Tatum O'Neal Biography (1963-)". Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  2. Alison Gendar; Bill Hutchinson (June 2, 2008). "Tatum O'Neal in crack bust". Daily News. New York City. Archived from the original on August 3, 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. McNeil, Liz (May 27, 2015). "Tatum O'Neal: 'I'm Dating Women Now'". People.

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