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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.
Who have the people chosen this year?
The 2017 People's Choice Award was once again chock full of the best TV shows, movies, stars and musicians that the last year had to offer with the likes of 'Finding Dory', 'Outlander' and Britney Spears leading the winners for this year's ceremony. Ellen Degeneres made history as the entertainer who has won the most People's Choice accolades, bringing her total up to 22 with a further 3 awards.
Ellen DeGeneres at the People's Choice Awards
The leading winners at this year's People's Choice Awards were 'Finding Dory' for Favourite Movie (and Family Movie), Ryan Reynolds for Movie Actor and Jennifer Lawrence for Movie Actress. Reynolds saw more success when his movie 'Deadpool' landed the Action Movie prize, but it was Robert Downey Jr. and Margot Robbie who won the Action Movie Actor and Actress awards.
The talk-show hosts addresses the remarks with grace.
Ellen Degeneres has addressed the recent scandal surrounding gospel singer Kim Burrell, who was recently axed from the talk-show host's show after a video emerged of her regurgitating a string of homophobic comments ahead of her appearance. She spoke about the issue while interviewing Pharrell.
Ellen DeGeneres talks about Kim Burrell
Ellen has responded peacefully and without judgement to the situation regarding Burrell's anti-gay rant on a Facebook Live video, and explained that hateful comments like that merely encourage her to show more kindness and acceptance of people.
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres Opens Up About Kim Burrell's Homophobic Comments
Gospel singer Burrell gave a sermon in a church earlier this week in which she reportedly called homosexuals "perverted".
Janelle Monae has responded to the firestorm created by Kim Burrell’s recent homophobic rant, telling her fans that the gospel singer will not be performing with her and Pharrell Williams on the ‘Ellen Degeneres Show’ later this week.
The three singers were scheduled to perform their song ‘I See a Victory’ from the movie Hidden Figures – of which Monae herself is a star – on DeGeneres’ show on Thursday this week (January 5th). However, Burrell has been castigated for a recent sermon she delivered at a church in Houston where she described homosexuals as “perverted”.
The gospel singer, 44, has compounded the anger directed at her for refusing to back down or apologise for her comments in a later Facebook Live broadcast.
No-one deserves this more than our favourite talk-show host.
Ellen Degeneres journeyed to Washington DC this week to pick up her very well deserved Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, who honoured her for her achievements in comedy and humility. Nothing could ruin this star's day - not even being temporarily barred from the White House.
Ellen DeGeneres is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
The 'Finding Dory' star received the highest honour the United States has to offer for a civilian on Tuesday (November 22nd 2016) at the White House for her career as a comedian, talk-show host and actor, as well as the impact she has had on equality and the LGBTQ+ community.
The model wanted to go on a "digital detox"
Social media fan Kendall Jenner surprised her millions of followers earlier this week by deleting her Instagram profile without any explanation. However, it now seems that this wasn’t a hack or a mistake but a conscious effort to have a bit of a break.
Kendall Jenner is taking a "digital detox"
The model - who is sister to the famous Kardashian girls - appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show to reveal why she made the decision to remove her account.
Continue reading: Kendall Jenner Reveals Why She Quit Instagram
The 58 year old comedienne and talk show host addressed the audience before Thursday's 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'.
With America torn after Tuesday’s presidential election that saw Donald Trump upset the pollsters’ predictions to become the 45th commander-in-chief, talk show host Ellen Degeneres has shared a message of optimism and hope on her show this week.
On Thursday’s episode (November 10th) of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', two days after Republican Trump won the election, Ellen began with a short speech to the audience.
Ellen DeGeneres shared a message of hope on her show on Thursday
Continue reading: Ellen DeGeneres Shares Message Of Post-Trump Optimism On Her Show
It's been 13 years since the release of the Disney/Pixar hit Finding Nemo, and filmmaker Andrew Stanton has opted to make a spin-off instead of a direct sequel, shifting the perspective to recount the life story of the forgetful blue tang. Because it centres on a personal quest, it's a very different style of movie, which makes some of the action feel rather contrived. But the characters are still vivid and likeable, and it's packed with meaningful themes.
The film opens with young Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) being taught by her parents (Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy) how to cope with her short-term memory problem. But she still gets lost. Then years later, after her adventure teaming up with Marlin (Albert Brooks) to help find his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence), she has a brief spark of memory and decides to find her family. Accompanied by Marlin and Nemo, Dory crosses the ocean to a California marine sanctuary, where they get separated. Dory gets help from cranky seven-tentacled Octopus Hank (Ed O'Neill), the perky whale shark Destiny (Kaitlin Olson) and a befuddled beluga whale (Ty Burrell). Meanwhile, Marlin and Nemo meet a pair of laddish sea lions (Idris Elba and Dominic West).
Continue reading: Finding Dory Review
Ellen Degeneres who voices Dory at the European premiere of 'Finding Dory'. Whilst visiting London, Ellen and her wife Portia De Rossi also went to the Wimbledon finals. London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th July 2016
Ellen Degeneres who voices Dory at the European premiere of 'Finding Dory' seen posing with her wife Portia De Rossi and Dominic West. Odeon Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th July 2016
Dominic West posing alone and Ellen Degeneres at the European premiere of 'Finding Dory', West voices one of the seals, Rudder, in the movie. Odeon Leicester Square London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th July 2016
It's been 13 years since Finding Nemo took the world by storm, becoming one of Pixar's most successful films of all time.
Now writer-director Andrew Stanton is back, along with Ellen Degeneres voicing the forgetful blue tang Dory. In her varied career, from stand-up comic to sitcom star to talk show queen, DeGeneres has found Dory to be one of her most indelible alter-egos, so it wasn't difficult for her to return to the role, as Dory reflects her own approach to the world. "I think my comedy came from observing little details in life," she says. "What is most important are the details, not the broad strokes but noticing what's in between."
DeGeneres says that she's always been very sensitive, and tries to make people laugh without ridiculing anyone. "There's so much to laugh at without it being at someone else's expense," she says. And she applies this same positivity and honesty to every aspect of her life. "When you're gay and you're successful in this business, your whole team says, 'Don't rock the boat. You're doing fine - we know you're gay but, you know, just keep it down.' And I just thought, what's equally as important as my career is living my life without shame."
Continue reading: Ellen Degeneres Found Inspiration In Finding Dory
A successful outing from Pixar, not that we ever doubted it.
'Finding Dory' finally arrives in cinemas and it appears that this long awaited sequel to the much-adored 'Finding Nemo' was totally worth the wait - for fans of the original at least. Critics can't get enough of the overwhelming emotion of the movie, nor of its resonance in the world of childhood disability.
'Finding Dory' is probably the best sequel of the year
For every critic who's dismissing 'Finding Dory' as unoriginal, another one is exalting it for its sensitivity and relevance; suitably adapted for this decade but still remaining inescapably familiar after 13 years. 'It's like meeting up with an old friend and realizing that somehow, in spite of all the years and distance, no time has passed at all', Consequence Of Sound wrote.
Continue reading: 'Finding Dory': An Emotional Journey And The Reason Sequels Get Made
Ellen DeGeneres stole the blue carpet with Portia de Rossi.
'Finding Dory' made its world premiere in Los Angeles last night (June 8th 2016) with stars bringing along their entire families to share this long-awaited 'Nemo' spin-off. Voice actors old and new hit the big blue (carpet), as well as a number of other popular personalities.
Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi were loved up on the blue carpet
The main star herself Ellen DeGeneres goofed around for the paparazzi ahead of the showing, accompanied by her gorgeous wife Portia de Rossi who absolutely stunned in a monochrome gown. DeGeneres reprises her role as Dory from 'Finding Nemo' in this new film that focuses on her overcoming her crippling short-term memory loss in order to find her long lost family.
Continue reading: 'Finding Dory' Finally Lands In Hollywood For It's World Premiere
Date of birth
26th January, 1958
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