Tatum O’Neal has been acting since the age of ten, when she became history’s youngest Oscar winner. With her role as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon (playing opposite her father, Ryan O’Neal) serving as her introduction to show business, O’Neal was catapulted into becoming the highest paid child actor of her time with her role in 1976’s The Bad News Bears with Walter Matthau.
After starring again with her dad and Burt Reynolds in Peter Bogdanovich’s Nickelodeon, she went on to appear in films such as International Velvet, Little Darlings, and Certain Fury with Irene Cara.
In 1996, O’Neal appeared in director Julian Schnabel’s bio-pic Basquiat, and in 2001, she starred in the feature film The Scoundrel’s Wife. Most recently, she starred in the feature film My Brother.
O’Neal’s television credits extend back to 1984 and include a starring role in Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre: Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
In 1989, she played opposite Drew Barrymore in the telefilm 15 and Getting Straight and five years later she teamed with Bruce Greenwood for Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story.
In addition to a recurring role on the TV drama Rescue Me, O’Neal has appeared on Sex and the City, 8 Simple Rules, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.