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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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Ellen DeGeneres Defends Herself After Accusations Of Racism Following Usain Bolt Meme


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Ellen Degeneres has defended herself on Twitter after she was accused of racism over a meme she shared featuring Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. DeGeneres posted the meme on Monday and overnight she found herself at the center of a social media controversy, leading her to address the issue the next day.

DeGeneres had posted a photoshopped version of an image of Bolt smiling, as he sprinted to victory in the men's 100m semifinal at the Olympics in Rio. She had placed herself on the back of the gold medalist with the caption, "This is how I'm running errands from now on."

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Finding Dory Review

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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).

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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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Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi

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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Dominic West, Ellen Degeneres and Guest
Dominic West and Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres and Portia DiRossi travelled to the UK and visited The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon to watch the Women's Singles Final. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th July 2016

Ellen Degeneres and Portia Dirossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia Dirossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia Dirossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia Dirossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia Dirossi
Ellen Degeneres and Portia Dirossi

'Finding Dory' Smashes Weekend Box Office Figures With Record Opening


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Not unexpectedly, 'Finding Dory' has made not so much a splash at the weekend box office (June 17th 2016), but more a humongous tidal wave. The Disney Pixar animation has broken the record for the highest grossing animated debut in history. The 2018 release of 'Toy Story 4' has got a lot to live up to.

Finding DoryFinding Dory blows other animations out of the water

'Finding Dory' has followed the success of its predecessor by becoming the biggest opening for an animated film ever, bringing in $136.2 million domestically and beating 2007's 'Shrek the Third' (a Dreamworks feature) which had a $121.6 million debut.

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Ellen Degeneres Found Inspiration In Finding Dory


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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."

Ellen Degeneres at the Finding Dory premiere

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."

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'Finding Dory': An Emotional Journey And The Reason Sequels Get Made


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'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'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.

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Ellen DeGeneres Speaks On 'Finding Dory's' Rumoured Same-Sex Couple


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Finding Dory star Ellen Degeneres has spoken about the possibility that the animation includes Pixar’s first gay couple. DeGeneres admitted that she doesn't know herself if the characters in question are lesbians, but she welcomes the conversation about inclusion as a "a great thing."

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres has spoken about the rumours that Finding Dory includes a same-sex couple.

Speaking at a recent press conference in Beverly Hills DeGeneres said: "I personally think it's a great thing. I think everything that we see in the media – whether it's television or film or anything you see – should represent everything that's happening in the world. I think everybody that is in the world should be seen and represented."

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Ellen Degeneres - World premiere of Disney-Pixar's 'Finding Dory' at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th June 2016

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Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi
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'Finding Dory' Finally Lands In Hollywood For It's World Premiere


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'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 RossiEllen 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.

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Ellen DeGeneres Sued For Making Boob Joke About Realtor


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Wow, comedians sure do have to watch what they say these days. A woman from Georgia has filed a lawsuit against Ellen Degeneres for pronouncing her unusual name in a none too flattering way on her show back in February 2016, during a segment entitled 'What's Wrong With These Signs?'. 

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres is being sued for making fun of Titi Pierce

That week it was all about breast jokes, making fun of a care home named Nipple Convalescent Home, for example, and a real estate broker named Titi Pierce after photos of their awkward signposts were sent in by amused viewers. The real estate signpost which Titi headlined was submitted by a woman called Kimberley Jones from Warner Robins, Georgia.

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Will 'Finding Dory' Feature Pixar's First Lesbian Couple?


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Pixar’s latest animated film Finding Dory could be about to break new ground, as many fans believe it features a lesbian couple. When the film’s latest trailer hit last week some fans noticed that it featured two women pushing a baby in a stroller, leading many to believe they were the studio's first lesbian couple.

Finding DoryFinding Dory may feature Pixar’s first lesbian couple.

In the clip the women are seen doting over a baby in a stroller who gets knocked over by an octopus (and then seemingly replaced by one). While the two characters probably only make a brief appearance in the film, they would be the studio’s first lesbian couple.

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Meet Young Dory In The Latest Trailer For 'Finding Dory'


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A brand new trailer for 'Finding Dory' has been released, and this time we get a glimpse of her long forgotten past. It's actually the third trailer from the movie, and we really don't think we're going to last much longer with all this excitement.

Finding DoryWill Dory finally find her folks in Finding Dory?

It's kind of a sad story; as it happens, Dory has always struggled with short-term memory loss, resulting in her losing her family at a very young age. A young Dory can be heard calling out into the gloom of the ocean, to the dismay of two passing fish voiced by Kate McKinnon and Bill Hader.

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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

The Pixar logo - which is the company's name with a desk lamp in place...

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

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Edtv Movie Review

"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

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

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