Tatum O'Neal

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Tatum O'Neal, born November 5, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, is an actress best known for her film work as a child in the 1970s. In 1974, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest person ever to receive the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Paper Moon. This controversial movie which also featured her real-life father, Ryan O'Neal, as a con-man, portrayed young Tatum as a child in the company of a crook who was being further tutored in a life of crime and corruption. Other movies starring Tatum O'Neal include The Bad News Bears, Nickelodeon (both 1976), International Velvet (1978), and Little Darlings (1980). In 1986, O'Neal wed tennis superstar John McEnroe, and the couple had three children: Kevin, Sean, and Emily.