- Job : actress
- Sign : Scorpio
- Date of birth : Tuesday 05 November 1963 (age: 57)
- Country: United States
Tatum Beatrice O’Neal, is an American actress born on November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. Daughter of Ryan O’Neal and Joanna Moore, she quickly followed in the footsteps of her parents.
She became known in 1973 for playing with her father in Cotton Candy, where she stole the show by playing the role of Addie Loggins. Thanks to her early debut, the child star won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1974, and became the youngest winner in history in an official category. The young actress played a series of roles in the popular comedy, The Owl Team in 1976, or alongside Anthony Hopkins in International Velvet in 1978.
Her adolescence is marked by her relationship with Michael Jackson, then the rest of her career is slowed down by problems of drug addiction. She went through difficult years and went through several rehabs.
After years of absence, she released her autobiography, A Paper Life, in 2004, looking back on her past and her difficult relationship with her father. In 2006, she participates in the show Dancing with the stars and gradually returns to the screen. In 2006, she gets a role in the series Wicked wicked games and in 2010, she plays the role of Cherie Currie’s mother in the movie, The Runaways. She continues her career and turns in Rock, Paper, Scissors (2017) and God’s not dead; a light in darkness (2018).
On the private side, she married John McEnroe in 1986 and gave birth to three children; Kevin John (1986), Sean Timothy (1987), and Emily Katherine (1991). The couple divorced in 1994, and the actress relapsed, causing her to lose custody of her children. She then lived a brief history with Steven Hutensky in 2001.