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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.



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Netflix Gets Ellen DeGeneres On Board For A New Stand-Up Comedy Special


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Ellen Degeneres is returning to stand-up comedy with a new special for Netflix. It's been a decade and half since the talk show host's last stand-up special, so it didn't take much persuasion from the streaming company to convince her to get back in the game.

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It's now been announced that Ellen DeGeneres will return for a stand-up comedy special for Netflix, after she responded to a Tweet from the streaming service yesterday (May 24th 2017) reading: 'Looks like it's been 15 years since you did a stand-up special, @TheEllenShow. How about one for Netflix?'

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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'.

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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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Kim Kardashian Emotionally Speaks About Armed Robbery On 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'


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Kim Kardashian has opened up in an emotional first interview in which she’s spoken about the traumatic armed robbery she suffered in Paris last year, revealing that the aftermath of the incident has changed her life completely.

The 36 year old mother-of-two appeared on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ on Thursday (April 27th), which constituted her first formal interview appearance since the robbery occurred back on October 3rd in her private apartment in the French capital.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about the armed robbery in Paris

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'First Dates' Heads Stateside For Fantastic US Series


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It's hard to believe, but Channel 4 series 'First Dates' has been entertaining audiences across the UK for seven seasons now since its 2013 debut, even bringing celebrities on board such as Anthea Turner and Jorgie Porter for a special batch of episodes back in 2016.

Ellen DeGeneres serves as executive producer on 'First Dates' USEllen Degeneres serves as executive producer on 'First Dates' US

To-date, a number of couples have been formed from those who have met on the show, with one pair even enjoying a marriage proposal in a special episode aptly titled, 'The Proposal'. It's fair to say that the show has enjoyed success both in the ratings as well as with the partnerships made on the small screen.

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Asia Kate Dillon Educates Ellen On Their Gender Non-Binary Identity


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Showtime drama 'Billions' has proven to be quite the groundbreaking series with the inclusion of gender non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon. The actor opened up about life as a genderqueer celebrity in an interview with Ellen Degeneres, who went to great lengths to educate viewers on this little known about topic.

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Asia, who prefers to be referred to by the pronouns 'they', 'their' and 'them', was assigned female at birth, but lived their entire life in androgyny, starting with when they were just a child and wishing they could one day get to play the role of Oliver Twist.

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Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Dislocated Finger After 'Saving' Wine Spill


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Ellen Degeneres has told her audience about how she sustained a rather nasty injury while attempting to save two glasses of wine she was holding, falling “into a door” and dislocating her finger. Ouch!

Speaking to her crowd on Tuesday morning’s episode of her talk show (March 21st) before welcoming her guest, Claire Danes, she held up her hand in a splint to begin her story.

“I have something to show you — it’s that right here,” she said. “Can you see it? I broke my finger. I know what you’re thinking: ‘How can you host a show without the tip of your ring finger?!’ I’m not going to let this thing beat me. I am not!”

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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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Britney Spears And Ellen DeGeneres Reigned At The 2017 People's Choice Awards


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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.

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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. 

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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 Opens Up About Kim Burrell's Homophobic Comments


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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.

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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.

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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 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

Edtv Movie Review

Talk about bad timing. Less than a year after the release of The Truman...

Edtv Movie Review

Edtv Movie Review

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

Goodbye Lover Movie Review

Goodbye Lover Movie Review

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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