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The most monumental break for Rosie O’Donnell was accepting NBC’s offer to host a variety daytime television show, also known as The Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1995. Rosie’s enigmatic personality welcomed and eased a variety of celebrities into sitting down and speaking their mind normally. The Rosie O’Donnell Show was a network hit until November of 2000, when Rosie announced that she would be leaving her talk show after her contract expiration in 2002. The Rosie O’Donnell Show went on to win a variety of Emmy awards and leave a memorable mark on American television.

Since The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Rosie has been a powerhouse of projects. Rosie has launched a charity for children, Rosie’s Theater Kids, formerly known as Rosie’s Broadway Kids, which helps children realize their greatness through the arts as they discover unity and culture. Rosie’s Theater Kids has been a non-profit organization since 2003, involving grades 5 through 12 in arts and education programs. The RTK Foundation integrates youth that would not have the opportunity to experience theater, and inspires them to inspire excellence through comprehensive classes in music, dance, and drama with the aid of thoughtful mentoring and structured academic guidance.

In 2006, Rosie O’Donnell joined the cast of The View, ABC’s renowned talk show. After leaving the view in 2007, Rosie went on to write her second memoir, Celebrity Detox. From 2009 to 2011 Rosie O’Donnell shook the airwaves with her radio show, Rosie Radio. Though successful, she decided to move on to new ventures with friend and fellow philanthropist, Oprah, who offered her a spot on the OWN Network to host The Rosie Show.

On September 15th, 2014, Rosie O’Donnell returned to her seat on the panel of ABC’s talk show The View.

Watch: Rosie's 1st time back at The View                          Watch: 2014 Tony acceptance speech