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Ellen DeGeneres (born January 26 1958) Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian best known as the host of her talk show 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'.
Net worth: Ellen DeGeneres' net worth is $250 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2010).
Childhood: Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana. Her parents were speech therapist Elizabeth Jane 'Betty' Pfeffer and insurance agent Elliott Everett DeGeneres; the couple divorced in 1974. She was brought up as Christian Scientist until her early teens. DeGeneres attended Atlanta High School before majoring in communication studies at The University Of New Orleans. She soon dropped out to work with her cousin at a law firm. Among her other jobs were selling clothes at the Lakeside Shopping Centre and J.C. Penney, waitressing at TGI Friday's, painting houses, hostessing and bartending.
Career Ellen: DeGeneres' stand-up comedy career began in small venues. She emceed at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans before touring around the country. By 1982, she had been dubbed Showtime's Funniest Person in America. She appeared on 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' in 1986. DeGeneres featured in 'Open House' and the film 'Coneheads'. She was cast in the sitcom 'Laurie Hill' in 1992 by producers Neal Marlens and Carol Black to play Nurse Nancy MacIntrye. The show was soon cancelled, however Marlens and Black enjoyed her performance so much that they cast her in their pilot 'These Friends Of Mine'; a show which was later titled 'Ellen' and ran between 1994 and 1998. The show hit huge ratings after she came out as homosexual. As part of a new attraction named 'Ellen's Energy Adventure' at 'Universe of Energy' - a pavillion at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park - she appeared in a series of three films. The ride opened in 1996. DeGeneres landed her first recurring TV role as Margo Van Meter in 'Open House', starring alongside Alison LaPlaca and Mary Page Keller. In 2003, DeGeneres started her daytime talk show, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. The show won 25 Primetime Emmys over the course of the first three series. In 2006, she flew her graduating class to California to appear on the show during their 30 year anniversary reunion. In 2009, she celebrated the 1000th episode with guests including Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton. DeGeneres replaced judge Paula Abdul on 'American Idol' for the ninth season, but left the show after that season despite a 5 season contract. DeGeneres is also known for hosting the worlds biggest award ceremonies, among them being the 2001 and 2005 Emmys, the 1996 and 1997 Grammys and 79th and 86th Oscars. DeGeneres has also done some voice acting, most notably as a fish with short term memory less named Dory in the animated film 'Finding Nemo,' which won her a handful of awards such as a Saturn Award, a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for 'Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie' and an Annie Award for 'Outstanding Voice Acting'. She also lent her voice to a dog in 'Dr. Dolittle'. DeGeneres won American Express an Emmy for their 2006 commercial featuring her working with animals. In 2008, DeGeneres began working with Cover Girl Cosmetics, but was criticised due to her animal rights values clashing with Cover Girl's use of animal testing. As of 2010 DeGeneres has her own record label called Eleveneleven. Greyson Chance was the first acted the label signed.
Personal Life: Ellen DeGeneres is openly homosexual. She had a relationship with actress Anne Heche which lasted from 1997 to 2000. She then dated Alexandria Hedison from 2001 to 2004, before entering into a relationship with Portia De Rossi who she married in 2008. DeGeneres is vegan and a 'big animal lover', running a vegan outreach program called 'Going Vegan with Ellen'. Her work to protect animals had her named 'Woman of the Year' by PETA in 2009. In 2010, DeGeneres was the campaign ambassador to Farm Sanctuary's 'Adopt A Turkey' Project, which asked people to start a new Thanksgiving tradition of adopting a turkey to replace the current tradition of eating one.
One Direction played a game of 'Never Have I Ever' on 'The Ellen Show' on Wednesday, with surprising results.
One Direction are at last wrapping up their world tour in promotion of their newly-released album, and stopped off on the ‘The Ellen Show’ to tell Ellen Degeneres some of their secrets in a game of ‘Never Have I Ever’ – and the revelations were surprising!
Band leader Harry Styles made a couple of eyebrow-raising reveals during the short game on the show on Wednesday (November 18th), admitting that he once snogged one of the band’s fans, and also that he has gotten romantically involved with somebody twice his age.
Dory, everyones favourite forgetful fish from Finding Nemo is back and it looks like she might have finally remembered something! In the long-awaited follow-up to the 2003 animated classic, Dory takes center stage as she sets off on an adventure of a lifetime, with some familiar friends in tow.
Set six months after Finding Nemo, amnesiac blue tang Dory is suffering from a case of sleep swimming that leads her to a life-changing revelation. For the first time in her life, Dory begins to recall her childhood memories and even her long-lost parents.
With a faint recollection of something about "the jewel of Monterey, California”, Dory sets out to finally find her family, accompanied by her friend Nemo and his father Marlin. Travelling to the Monterey Marine Life Institute, Dory soon finds some new companions, Bailey, a white beluga whale, Destiny, a whale shark and Hank the octopus, who become her guides as she sets out to discover her past.
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What's behind her love of sharks and whales?
'Finding Dory' is the sequel every Disney fan has been waiting for since news that one might be made started circling. After 'Finding Nemo', it was the forgetful fish that everybody remembered (ironically) and so it's great to finally see her back story come to life - and you may notice that there are a few clues to her past in the original film.
Ellen Degeneres reprises her role as Dory in the upcoming sequel
The majority of memorable quotes from 'Finding Nemo' come from Ellen Degeneres' lovable Pacific regal blue tang fish. The reason why might be because there's always been an air of mystery about her; she acts in ways thought very unusual by other fish and never fails to confuse companion Marlin with her dangerous actions and unreliable nature.
Continue reading: 3 Big Dory Mysteries From 'Finding Nemo' Solved With 'Finding Dory'?
The Scandal actress says her other half gets more positive attention than her
She’s one half of one of the most high-profile Hollywood relationships but actress Portia De Rossi has admitted that her wife, Ellen Degeneres, is much more popular than she is. The 42-year-old has been married to the talk show host since 2008 and says she has no problems admitting her other half is viewed as the better half.
Portia admits that the public think Ellen is the best one out of the two of them
Portia has recently taken up a role in Kerry Washington’s Scandal and plays a villain in the series - a role she says a lot of the public believe she plays at home anyway.
Continue reading: Portia De Rossi Admits Talk Show Wife Ellen Is The Popular One
Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about her decision to publically come out as gay in the 1990s.
Ellen Degeneres has detailed how she made her decision to come out as gay in the 1990s, amidst her concerns that the public disclosure of her sexuality would have a negative impact on her career. The comedian, actor and talk show host was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, for Oprah’s Master Class which airs on Sunday (25th October). In the interview, DeGeneres discussed her coming out, in addition to the development of her career from sitcom star to talk show host.
Ellen DeGeneres (L) with her wife, Portia De Rossi (R), at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony in August 2015.
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres On Her Concerns & Eventual Decision To Publicly Come Out
Little Mila became a viral video hit last month, when her mother uploaded a video of her crying over Adam Levine.
Last month a three-year old girl named Mila became internet famous when her mother Emily uploaded a video of her having a tantrum after learning that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was married. Well on Friday Mila came face to face with the love of her life on the ‘Ellen Degeneres Show’, but it appeared the young fan had already moved on.
Adam Levine met one of his biggest fans, thee-year old Mila, on the Ellen Show, Friday.
On the show Ellen welcomed Mila and her mother to the sofa to explain the story behind the viral video hit. Ellen asked Mila if she had wanted to marry Levine for a long time and if he was her boyfriend, to which the three-year old replied "yes".
The actor said "it's hurtful when things get printed you don't believe"
Matt Damon found himself in controversial position when in a recent interview he appeared to suggest that actors could hurt their careers if they come out as gay. Now The Martian actor has sought to clarify his views in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and told the host that he had not intended to make homophobic comments.
Matt Damon has sought to clarify comments he made about gay actors
Speaking to Ellen, who is openly gay herself, said: "I was just trying to say actors are more effective when they’re a mystery, right?
Continue reading: Matt Damon Defends His Remarks About Gay Actors
Miss Colorado appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Thursday (17th September) and defended her Miss America monologue.
Kelley Johnson, the Miss America contestant representing Colorado, has made headlines this week for her very different approach to the pageant’s talent contest. Johnson decided not to sing or dance, as is traditional, but performed a monologue. Dressed in scrubs, Johnson explained how her talent is nursing and how she had encountered one patient, Joe, who was very special to her.
Ellen Degeneres at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards in January 2015.
The trio are latest surprise guests to join Swift onstage during her '1989' world tour.
Taylor Swift was joined onstage by three very special guests on Monday evening, during her third of five sold out gigs at the Los Angeles' Staples Center. Comedian Ellen Degeneres, singer Alanis Morissette and the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines became the latest celebs to join Swift’s '1989' tour squad, which has also seen appearances from Julia Roberts and Lena Dunham.
Ellen DeGeneres received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian on Sunday 16th August. The 57-year-old gave a moving acceptance speech at the ceremony in which she urged the audience to be “proud of who you are”.
Ellen Degeneres used her speech at the Teen Choice Awards to relay an important message to those watching: “Be proud of being different”. The talk show host received the award for Choice Comedian at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (16th August).
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Centre in L.A. on Sunday.
The Teen Choice Awards can always be counted on as one of the most fun ceremony’s of the year…
Last night the stars gathered for the annual Teen Choice Awards which celebrates the best in music, movies and television, all while handing out giant surfboards. The evening was as usual packed full of talking points as Britney Spears showed she’s definitely still got it and Little Mix’s Pierre Edwards showed ex Zayn Malik what he’s missing.
Britney Spears was named Candie's choice style icon at the Teen Choice Awards.
Britney Spears was honoured for her ever-evolving fashions, picking up the Candie's choice style icon award from Fifth Harmony. Accepting the surf board the singer stunned in a low-cut sequinned dress while sporting some freshly blue and purple ombre hair.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were married by one of television’s brightest stars – Jimmy Kimmel!
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding was officiated by late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel. Howard Stern attended the wedding and he couldn’t resist letting a few secrets slip during his Monday (10th July) radio show on SiriusXM.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston at the 87th Oscars Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles in February 2015.
Ellen Degeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and others show their happiness over the news.
All around the world hearts are bursting with victory as marriage equality is held up by law in every single US state. Celebrities have flocked to Twitter in their hundreds to express their support of the news, as the Supreme Court finally rules that same-sex marriage is legal under the Constitution.
Ellen Degeneres Tweeted her support of the marriage equality ruling
It's been a long time coming but the US has finally followed in the footsteps of the UK and Ireland by legalizing same-sex marriage in a move that has touched the hearts of millions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy revealed the majority opinion was 5 to 4, before sharing his own thoughts on the verdict for those who would be affected. 'Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves', he said. 'Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.'
Continue reading: #LoveWins: Stars Celebrate US Marriage Equality Revolution
Knightley gave birth in London on Tuesday, E! News reports.
Keira Knightley is believed to have given birth to a baby girl, her first child with her husband James Righton.
Multiple sources are said to have confirmed to E! News that the 30 year old actress and her 31 year old husband, formerly a member of nu-rave band Klaxons, welcomed their daughter into the world in London on Tuesday (May 26th).
Knightley and Righton got married in the south of France in May 2013, having been dating since early 2011. They announced that they were expecting a baby in December last year.
Continue reading: Keira Knightley Welcomes Baby Girl With Husband James Righton
Date of birth
26th January, 1958
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