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Birth information

26 January 1958 Metairie, Louisiana, USA

Given Name

Ellen Lee DeGeneres

How tall is Ellen DeGeneres?

1.71 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Portia de Rossi

Life Story of Ellen DeGeneres

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. Her parents divorced when she was 16 years old. Her mother remarried, and her new husband, salesman Roy Gruessendorf, moved the family to Atlanta, Texas.

After graduating from Atlanta High School in 1976, Ellen attended the University of New Orleans as a communications major, but she dropped out after one semester. She held a wide variety of jobs until she turned to stand-up comedy, making her bones at small clubs and coffeehouses before working her way up to emcee Clyde's Comedy Club by 1981. Her comedy was described as a distaff version of Bob Newhart. Beginning in the early 1980s, she toured nationally and was named the funniest person in America after winning a competition sponsored by the cable network Showtime. This led to better gigs, including her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1986.

Though DeGeneres's early forays...

Significant features of Ellen DeGeneres

Blue sneakers
Often wears pants
Quick comedic pauses
Blonde hair, often short
Blue eyes

How much money has Ellen DeGeneres earned?

Mr. Wrong (1996) $2,000,000
Finding Nemo (2003) $75,000 (scale- for 3 years of work )
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) $15,000,000

Publications and Magazines about Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres My Point . . . And I Do Have One. 1995
Betty DeGeneres Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey. 1999

Biographical movies about Ellen DeGeneres

E! True Hollywood Story: "Ellen Degeneres" Episode #8.14 2004
Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning 2000
Ellen De Generes: American Summer Documentary 2001
The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres 2012

What movies did Ellen DeGeneres play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Jekyll , Wildlife Warriors (2020) , Couple Time , Little Funny , Little Big Shots (2020) , Fearless (2019) , The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2019) , Green Eggs and Ham (2019) , Momsplaining with Kristen Bell (2019) , Splitting Up Together (2019) , Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) , Ellen's Game of Games (2019) , Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018) , Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here (2018) , First Dates (2017) , Ellen's Design Challenge (2016) , Going There with Ana Gasteyer...

Birth information

26 January 1958 Metairie, Louisiana, USA

Given Name

Ellen Lee DeGeneres

How tall is Ellen DeGeneres?

1.71 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Portia de Rossi

Life Story of Ellen DeGeneres

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. Her parents divorced when she was 16 years old. Her mother remarried, and her new husband, salesman Roy Gruessendorf, moved the family to Atlanta, Texas.

After graduating from Atlanta High School in 1976, Ellen attended the University of New Orleans as a communications major, but she dropped out after one semester. She held a wide variety of jobs until she turned to stand-up comedy, making her bones at small clubs and coffeehouses before working her way up to emcee Clyde's Comedy Club by 1981. Her comedy was described as a distaff version of Bob Newhart. Beginning in the early 1980s, she toured nationally and was named the funniest person in America after winning a competition sponsored by the cable network Showtime. This led to better gigs, including her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1986.

Though DeGeneres's early forays...

Significant features of Ellen DeGeneres

Blue sneakers
Often wears pants
Quick comedic pauses
Blonde hair, often short
Blue eyes

How much money has Ellen DeGeneres earned?

Mr. Wrong (1996) $2,000,000
Finding Nemo (2003) $75,000 (scale- for 3 years of work )
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) $15,000,000

Publications and Magazines about Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres My Point . . . And I Do Have One. 1995
Betty DeGeneres Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey. 1999

Biographical movies about Ellen DeGeneres

E! True Hollywood Story: "Ellen Degeneres" Episode #8.14 2004
Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning 2000
Ellen De Generes: American Summer Documentary 2001
The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres 2012

What movies did Ellen DeGeneres play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Jekyll , Wildlife Warriors (2020) , Couple Time , Little Funny , Little Big Shots (2020) , Fearless (2019) , The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2019) , Green Eggs and Ham (2019) , Momsplaining with Kristen Bell (2019) , Splitting Up Together (2019) , Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) , Ellen's Game of Games (2019) , Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018) , Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here (2018) , First Dates (2017) , Ellen's Design Challenge (2016) , Going There with Ana Gasteyer...

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Ellen DeGeneres in Saturday Night Live (1975)

Voted "Funniest Person in America" in 1982.

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Ellen DeGeneres and David Letterman in My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Lett

"Best Female Club Standup," Comedy Awards 1991.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Zac Efron in Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Named "Entertainer of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly 26 December 1997/2 January 1998, issues 411/412.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Maggie Rogers in Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Spoke at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Pointed out that many film plots and images in Hollywood are "heterosexist," meaning that the filmmakers allow heterosexual characters to dominate the screen. She would like to see actors and actresses portray more gay and lesbian couples. [1999]

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Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres in Comedians auf Kaffeefahrt (2012)

When Ellen came out as a lesbian on her show in April 1997, ABC's affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama, refused to air the landmark episode. Some of the show's sponsors, including Chrysler, withdrew their advertisements.

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Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres in Comedians auf Kaffeefahrt (2012)

Was initially reluctant to do a love scene with Sharon Stone in If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000), but Ellen's then-girlfriend Anne Heche, who was directing this particular segment of the film, encouraged her to do it. Ellen eventually gave in.

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Anne Heche, Sharon Stone, and Ellen DeGeneres in Women Love Women (2000)

Split with girlfriend Anne Heche on August 16, 2000. The two were introduced by writer Roger Friedman and actor Vince Vaughn at a "Vanity Fair" party at Morton's restaurant on March 24, 1997. DeGeneres made her relationship with Heche red-carpet official just 16 days after they met. Prior to that, she'd never gone public with any of her girlfriends.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Michael O'Keefe, and Laurie Metcalf in Roseanne (1988)

Her last name is pronounced "duh-generous.".

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Ellen DeGeneres in EDtv (1999)

Used to sell vacuum cleaners before she was discovered.

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Ellen DeGeneres in EDtv (1999)

Has written two books, "My Point . . . And I Do Have One," a New York Times bestseller for six months, and "The Funny Thing Is . . .", also a New York Times bestseller.

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Ellen DeGeneres and Rusty Schwimmer in EDtv (1999)

Daughter of Betty DeGeneres.

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Ellen DeGeneres in EDtv (1999)

Ended her four-year relationship with photographer-director Alexandra Hedison. [December 2004]

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Ellen DeGeneres in EDtv (1999)

Spoofed on MADtv (1995) by comedian Nicole Parker.

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Matthew McConaughey and Ellen DeGeneres in EDtv (1999)

She has Cajun/French, English, Irish, German, and distant Dutch and Swiss-German ancestry. Her surname is French.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, Rachel Dratch, etc.

Was the first female stand-up guest to be called to the "hot seat" on her first guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).

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Ellen DeGeneres in Conan (2010)

She is a sweetheart of the fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma.

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Laura Dern and Ellen DeGeneres in Ellen (1994)

When she appeared on the April 14, 1997, cover of Time magazine, readers voted it the magazine's best ever.

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