Before we get into it, let’s talk about what makes someone famous. It’s not just having a large social media presence or being in the tabloids that make people famous.
It takes more than that to really shine as a celebrity.
It takes you writing an article like this one and putting it out there for everyone to see.
You have to put in the effort to become well-known. You have to invest time in meeting others in your field, learning from them, and becoming their friend or colleague.
And you have to keep investing in yourself by reading books and listening to podcasts and online courses.
There are lots of ways to work towards being known and understood by other people. Becoming a popular person is not easy, but it is definitely doable if you don’t give up.
Rosie O’Donnell is probably the most famous example of this. She didn’t achieve her status overnight, but she did take part in some key events along the way.
After her breakout performance as Rachel Geller, the lovable but crazy daughter of TV show host Steve Gellar (Jerry Gergich) on The Jerry Springer Show, actress Rosie O’Donnell was able to capitalize on her talent and fame.
O’Donnell made several appearances on television after leaving Springer. She starred in the short-lived sitcom The Simpsons in its fifth season and also appeared in films such as Flamingo Rising and A Night You Will Remember.
Her acting career took off when she played Katharine Robinson, Peter Parker/Spiderman‘s aunt, on the hit series The Amazing SpiderMan! Her portrayal earned her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Series.
She is still very popular today and has many more projects coming up.
After winning The New York State Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work as Jackie Onassis in the 1997 sitcom Thelma & Louise, Rosie was offered several more television roles.
She accepted one that would change her life forever- the lead role of Dorothy Vallens in NBC’s flop series Who's Going to Take Care of My Children?
The network hoped the addition of celebrity would help boost audience numbers but instead it only attracted negative comments about Rosie's personal style.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University, she landed what would become her first big break as an actress. She was hired as a staff writer for The Simpsons!
O’Donnell spent eight seasons writing jokes and creating characters for such classic episodes like “Mother Nature vs. The Man” and “The Devil Goes Dining Out.” As of 2018, The Simpsons has aired more than 700 individual episodes and won several awards.
Her career took off after she read the script for another beloved cartoon character — Elmo. While working on other projects, O’Donnell got a call about the role of Muppet performer Ernie Belvedere, who now goes by his full name, Bert.
Since then, Rosalind "Bert" Johnson has starred in her own Emmy-winning television series, hosted Saturday Night Live, and headlined its third season alongside Steve Carell. You may have also seen her in films like The Invention Of Lying, Hello My Name Is..., and A Little Bit Zombie.
Many people know this popular television personality from her show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as her various movie appearances. But how did she get where she is now? She was in a very popular magazine!
In early 1990s, before she became famous, Rosie worked at Vogue Magazine as an associate editor. It was during that time when she got her big break. While working there, she submitted some of her own writing to be published under the pseudonym Michael Taliaferro.
Her article, which focused on ways to increase self-confidence, received so much attention that it was accepted into print with her byline and re-titled “Self Confidence Is An Inside Thing.”
Since then, it has become one of her most read articles and helped many others gain confidence in their lives.
As we all know, The Oprah Winfrey Show is one of the most popular talk shows in America. It has also helped launch the career of many talented people, including actress Rosie O’Donnell.
O’Donnell got her start as an actor with small parts in TV movies and series before landing the lead role in 1996 sitcom Chelsea Lately. Since then she has starred in several other hit comedies such as Who's the Boss? and The Reba McEntire Story.
She won two Golden Globes for her work in both those projects and was nominated for five more. Her singing talent was first discovered when she sang at President Obama’s inauguration party back in 2009.
You may have heard some of her songs like “The Joker” or "Baby I'ma Love You" but there are actually quite a few others that you can find online or buy from iTunes or Spotify.
It is pretty easy to recognize Rosie O’Donnell’s voice because it is very distinctive. She does not sound anything close to what most people would call a natural born singer, though!
Instead, she trained herself by listening to enough music and practicing outside of set times.
After college, she took some time away to explore her artistic talents. Starting with painting as her main medium, Rosie has since designed many covers and illustrations for books of both fiction and non-fiction.
Rosie’s first cover design was done in 1995 for Patrick Duffey‘s The Best Day Of Your Life. Since then, she has painted several more, including ones for bestsellers such as What Becomes You and Your Kids? And A Mother’s Wisdom To Go By and For parents of teens or young adults, they are great resources!
She also designed two sets of educational art kits that teach kids different styles and concepts of creative writing. These include how to write stories, poems, and notes to describe things.
These art kits have been well received and helped inspire many aspiring writers. They are now available at discount prices online and through gift card giveaways from Amazon.
Her most recent project is designing board games! She designed three new tabletop games under the Firefly label. One of these is called Smash Up which you can find at game stores nationwide and on Amazon.
It’s an entertaining way to spend time together and is perfect for groups of people between twenty and forty.
After leaving The Oprah Winfrey Show, she made her way as a successful author. Starting with I’m Not Perfect But I’d Like To Be in 2011, she has written several best-selling books about relationships and self-improvement.
O’Donnell is also known for being candid and direct when it comes to discussing difficult topics like depression or suicide. She even wrote an entire book titled No Secrets: My Life With Depression And Suicide Vampires.
Her writing style is very straightforward and down to earth. This is what makes her such a popular speaker and media personality.
She is well-known for speaking your language and giving helpful tips that work for you. What some may consider “novelistic” or “intense” are actually just honest lessons that apply to everyone.
It is important to remember that while she may not be able to change all of the things that make people unhappy, she can certainly help them fix their own mental state.
That is why she continues to inspire so many individuals. Her ability to bring out raw emotions and share hard truths helps others feel more comfortable in themselves.
In 1989, she made her debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz Reimagined. Since then, she has starred in several more adaptations of classic stories and novels including Alice in Wonderland (as the Mad Hatter), Vanity Fair (Violet Sherwood) and I Don’t Like Chicken nuggets so why should you? (As Anabelle).
Her most popular portrayal to date is that of Geraldo Rivera’s flamboyant, over-the top self-proclaimed feminist, Bronx Milly. As such she received both praise and criticism for her performance.
Many praised her as brave and outspoken while others criticized her as being too much of an attention seeker. These trends have continued up until now!
Since her first appearance in 2001, Bronx Milly has never gone out of style nor faded away from public view. She continues to make headlines with every new statement she makes.
Not only does she remain well known but she also receives constant media coverage as well. All this exposure has helped solidify her status as one of the highest profile celebrities in America.