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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

When Margot Robbie Met Ellen: Shorts And An Ex-President Made For An Interesting Honeymoon


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Margot Robbie has just delivered what is perhaps the most hilarious 'When I met Ellen' story ever told during her appearance on 'The Ellen Show' last week. On the other hand, it's safe to say that her husband Tom Ackerley found the whole thing less amusing.

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The 'I, Tonya' star and her new husband were on a delayed honeymoon following the completion of her movie. After four days spent on a remote island in Tahiti without electricity or even mirrors, they ended the week with a stay at a luxury hotel.

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Kumail Nanjiani Tells Ellen DeGeneres The Most Hilarious 911 Story


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Calling emergency services when it turns out there's no real emergency is one of the most embarrassing things that can happen to a person - but it certainly informed some great comedy for comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who spoke about his experience on 'The Ellen Show' this week.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon at the BAFTA Los Angeles tea partyKumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon at the BAFTA Los Angeles tea party

The 'Silicon Valley' star, who last year wrote and appeared in his semi-autobiographical film 'The Big Sick' last year, talks about how sometimes moments with his wife and writing partner Emily V. Gordon helps him write jokes. He opens up about one exchange in particular that took place at 4am recently.

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Ellen DeGeneres 'Flattered' By Eric Trump's Deep State Conspiracy Theory


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Just another ridiculous statement to come out of the Trump family; Ellen Degeneres is now being accused of being a part of a secret government conspiracy called the 'Deep State', just because she popped up on Eric Trump's Twitter suggestions. But the comedian is way too busy with her gay agenda and illuminati meetings.

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When Ellen found that she was trending on Twitter yesterday (January 3rd 2018), she thought people were just raving about her new series 'Ellen's Game Of Games'. They were, of course, but they were also discussing Eric Trump's screenshot which featured Ellen, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as add suggestions.

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Eight Talk Show Inspired Family Games To Play This Christmas


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Christmastime for most people is the time of year when you get together with your whole family, exchange gifts, eat yourselves stupid, watch the same movies and, of course, play a few games. Aside from the usual charades, karaoke, Cards Against Humanity and board games, here's some super entertaining games you can play, all inspired by talk show segments.

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1. Whisper Challenge: A 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' favourite, this one is loud and very silly. The aim of the game is to guess what phrase the challenger is saying just by reading their lips. The person guessing has to wear headphones blaring loud music so they can't hear; though of course you could just have the challenger mouthe the words instead. 

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Ellen DeGeneres Under Fire For Sexism After Katy Perry Birthday Tweet


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Ellen Degeneres has attracted vociferous criticism over a recent tweet she directed to Katy Perry, with many decrying the presenter as “sexist” and as having “double standards”.

The daytime talk show host tweeted on Wednesday (October 25th) to wish the pop megastar a happy 33rd birthday.

“Happy birthday, @KatyPerry! It’s time to bring out the big balloons!” the 59 year old presenter wrote, captioning a picture of her gawping open-mouthed at Perry’s breasts, in an attempt at humour as it referenced the lyrics to the star’s ‘Birthday’ hit.

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Ellen DeGeneres Would Never Invite Donald Trump Onto Her Show


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Ellen Degeneres has admitted that she would never Donald Trump to be a guest on her daytime talk show – because she believes that the controversial president represents a threat to the country, and to her personally.

The 59 year old chat show host Ellen had NBC’s Megyn Kelly – who was infamously a target of Trump’s presidential campaign last year – on her show on Wednesday (September 20th). She asked Kelly whether she would ever consider having Trump as a guest on her new morning show, ‘Megyn Kelly Today’, which launches next Monday.

“Definitely,” Kelly responded. “I mean, I would not say no to the sitting president of the United States.”

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Ellen DeGeneres Shows Up Reese Witherspoon And Pink With 'Never Have I Ever'


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There's nothing like a game of 'Never Have I Ever' with Ellen Degeneres to show you up if you're a celebrity, and Reese Witherspoon and Pink certainly found themselves in an embarrassing position when they realised just how squeaky clean the talk show host is.

Ellen DeGeneres at the 'Finding Dory' premiereEllen DeGeneres at the 'Finding Dory' premiere

The singer, whose album 'Beautiful Trauma' comes out this October, and the 'Big Little Lies' actress were invited on to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this week to discuss their current lives and careers, and found themselves instead divulging their darkest secrets in a hilarious game of 'Never Have I Ever'. Ellen asked the questions while they all answered with a paddle reading 'I Have' on one side and 'I Have Never' on the other. 

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Why Did Nicki Minaj Name-Drop Ellen DeGeneres In 'No Frauds'?


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For the second name in her career, Nicki Minaj has name-dropped everyone's favourite talk-show host Ellen Degeneres in her new song 'No Frauds'. Now the latter wants to know what that was all about and it seems the rapper is just 'obsessed' with being on her show.

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Nicki Minaj dropped her new single 'No Frauds' featuring Lil Wayne and Drake earlier this year, and it includes the rather ambiguous line: 'I am the generous queen! Ask Ms. Ellen' which, phonetically, can also read 'I am Degeneres queen! Ask Ms. Ellen'. It seems Nicki was only too eager to explain what that line actually meant.

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Ellen DeGeneres Puts Her Foot Down In Johnny Depp Interview


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Ellen Degeneres seriously wasn't having it with Johnny Depp this week when he refused to answer a few of her quickfire questions honestly. Nonetheless, it was still a very entertaining segment on her show, which aired ahead of his new film 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.

Johnny Depp at 'Pirates of the Caribbean' premiereJohnny Depp at 'Pirates of the Caribbean' premiere

Johnny Depp was put in the 'Hot Seat' on 'The Ellen Show' yesterday (May 18th 2017) where the talk show host went to ask him a series of random rapid-fire questions from 'what's your favourite part of your body?' to what is your favourite swear word?'

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Ellen DeGeneres Is Celebrating Her 20 Year Anniversary Of Coming Out Gay


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Talk show host, LGBT advocate and general funnywoman, Ellen Degeneres has celebrated 20 years since she revealed to the world that she was gay. The 59-year-old American star told the world her sexuality on her sitcom Ellen, during its infamous ‘Coming Out’ episode.

Ellen DeGeneres and Porta Di RossiEllen and Portia have been married for alomst a decade

In an Instagram video, the star - who is married to actress Portia Di Rossi - shared a teaser monologue for Friday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show during which she spoke about the two-decade anniversary.

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Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia De Rossi hold hands as they stroll Melrose Place - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi in the press room for the 2017 People's Choice Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th January 2017

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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

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Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi

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

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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

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Ellen Degeneres

Date of birth

26th January, 1958

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Female

Height

1.71






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Finding Dory Movie Review

Finding Dory Movie Review

It's been 13 years since the release of the Disney/Pixar hit Finding Nemo, and filmmaker...

Finding Dory Trailer

Finding Dory Trailer

Dory's past has always eluded her, she's a little forgetful fish whose bright character and...

Finding Dory Trailer

Finding Dory Trailer

Since Nemo and his father were reunited, the residents living in the coral off the...

Finding Dory - Teaser Trailer

Finding Dory - Teaser Trailer

Dory, everyones favourite forgetful fish from Finding Nemo is back and it looks like she...

Finding Nemo 3D Trailer

Finding Nemo 3D Trailer

Marlin is a clown fish with deep anxiety issues who lives alone with his sheltered...

Finding Nemo Movie Review

Finding Nemo Movie Review

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Edtv Movie Review

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"EDtv" doesn't pass on a single opportunity for a laugh. A lightsatire about an earnest...

Goodbye Lover Movie Review

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A darkly comic, manifold double-cross, murder-for-insurance-moneymovie, "Goodbye Lover" invokes film noir by way of Hitchcockand...

Finding Nemo Movie Review

Finding Nemo Movie Review

Offering further proof that the folks at Pixar are ceaselessly, unflaggingly more clever and imaginative...

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