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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

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Famous as :

Actress, stand-up comedian, talk show host

Birth Name :

Ellen Lee DeGeneres

Birth Date :

January 26, 1958

Birth Place :

Metairie, Louisiana, USA

Spouse :

Portia de Rossi (actress, since 16-Aug-08)

Claim to fame :

As Ellen Morgan in sitcom "Ellen" (1994 - 1998)

Biography


Dropping out from University of New Orleans after only one semester, Ellen Lee DeGeneres underwent various jobs ranging from waited tables, sold vacuum cleaners, painted houses, and worked as a legal secretary. In 1981 she took the job as an emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans, where her comedy skills were praised and likened to that of Bob Newhart. She toured nationally during the 1980s and was named the funniest person in America after winning a competition sponsored by Showtime. Better gigs lined to get her, with one of the most notables was appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1986. Regular appearances followed afterwards, like in Late Show with David "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "Larry King Live", and "Good Morning America".

Already having her own fan base, Ellen headlined her own sitcom on ABC "These Friends of Mine", which was renamed to "Ellen" in 1994. It was a flop though when in 1997 she openly admitted during an interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that she was a lesbian. The show was cancelled after its ratings dropped, leading Ellen to again do stand- ups. In 2001, she attempted to make a small screen comeback with another series, titled "The Ellen Show", but was poor in rating and subsequently canceled. Her hard work and determination were paid off when in 2003 she launched her own daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". In addition to a critical hit, the show was also a commercial success. It won a total of 15 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons being aired, making it the first talk show in TV history to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show in its first three seasons.

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Video: Ellen DeGeneres Plays Anastasia Steele in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Spoof

November 27, 2014 09:50:51 GMT

knows the hype surrounding hotly anticipated movie "" and has used it to draw attention to her show. The comedian spoofed the upcoming film in the Tuesday, November 25 episode of "".
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Spoof Kim Kardashian's Naked Photo for Holiday Card

November 18, 2014 03:06:17 GMT

has shared a hilarious holiday card inspired by 's naked photo on Paper magazine. In a Monday, November 17 episode of "", the comedian said that she and her wife had been working on their Christmas card for this year and shared it to audience.
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Ellen DeGeneres Writing Interior Design Book 'Home'

November 11, 2014 07:17:44 GMT

is preparing an interior design book to be released next year. The book, called "Home", will feature many tips from the host of "" about creating dream homes. Grand Central Life & Style announced on Monday, November 10 that the book would hit the stores in the fall of 2015.
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Lena Dunham and Melissa McCarthy Respond to 'Ghostbusters' Rumors

October 21, 2014 07:11:00 GMT

and addressed "" casting rumors. During a recent episode of "", the host jokingly said the three of them should do the female-centric reboot together. "It seems right," McCarthy replied.
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Ellen DeGeneres Donates $10,000 to Devon Still

October 18, 2014 06:10:36 GMT

donates $10,000 to Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, whose 4-year-old daughter, Leah, is battling neuroblastoma cancer. On Friday, October 17, Devon talked to Ellen via satellite on "" about his daughter and the support he received from the NFL.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Shoot Down Baby Rumors

October 15, 2014 06:51:53 GMT

and her wife addressed baby rumors on "" on Monday, October 13. Ellen talked to Portia, "The main thing that everybody is asking me about, and asking you about, and I thought I'd let you clear it up, is if we're having a baby or not?"
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Robert Downey Jr. Confirms He's Negotiating for 'Iron Man 4'

October 08, 2014 03:44:34 GMT

gave a definite "yes" to the question whether "" would be made. In an interview with , the actor confirmed that he was in the middle of negotiations to return to the profitable franchise.
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Video: Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs Matthew McConaughey Car Ad

September 23, 2014 06:34:05 GMT

has inserted herself into a car commercial which was dropped earlier this month. The funnywoman shared the new clip on YouTube on Monday, September 22, jokingly telling her audience on "" that she had been "cut out" of the original clip.
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Ellen DeGeneres Spoofs Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video

September 10, 2014 07:30:22 GMT

stars in a new version of 's much-talked-about "Anaconda" music video. The host of "" debuted a hilarious video of her recreating the raunchy visuals during the Tuesday, September 9 episode of her talk show.
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Naked Chelsea Handler Confronted by Ellen DeGeneres in 'Chelsea Lately' Star-Studded Finale

August 27, 2014 07:46:02 GMT

filmed her last naked shower sketch as she brought her E! talk show to a close on Tuesday, August 26. In the latest clip, her showering session was interrupted by who demanded an explanation why she was never invited to "Chelsea Lately".
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Portia De Rossi Surprises Ellen DeGeneres With Message in the Sky for Wedding Anniversary

August 19, 2014 07:42:35 GMT

gave an adorable present for their sixth wedding anniversary. The "" actress surprised her talk show host wife with a sweet message written in the sky over the weekend.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus and More Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

August 12, 2014 01:48:12 GMT

Hollywood stars are mourning the death of beloved actor who passed away on Monday, August 11 at the age of 63. Numerous celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the Oscar-winning actor who is remembered for his roles in "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Good Will Hunting" and "" among others.
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Ellen DeGeneres Launching an Ambitious Lifestyle Brand

July 09, 2014 03:29:33 GMT

is making a move into the design world by launching her own lifestyle brand. Telling WWD about the plan, Ellen said that her brand would be big. "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine," she said. Emphasizing the ambition, the talk show host added, "They say we're going to be on another planet soon, right? I'm going to be the first brand on that planet."
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Ellen DeGeneres Tops Out Magazine's 2014 Power 50 List

April 16, 2014 05:55:43 GMT

has reclaimed the first place in Out magazine's Power 50 list, which features most influential LGBT voices in American culture. The talk show host, who last year was placed second, snatches the position from Apple's CEO Tim Cook who falls to second spot this year.
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Obama Jokingly Calls Ellen DeGeneres' Selfie a 'Cheap Stunt'

March 20, 2014 13:46:18 GMT

got the honor of interviewing President Obama for the first time on her show. And she did not waste her time to brag it to him that she broke his retweet record.
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Colin Powell Posts Selfie, Captions the Snap: 'Eat Your Heart Out Ellen'

March 14, 2014 07:34:49 GMT

Colin Powell brags to that he took selfies long before it became a trend. The former Secretary of State and U.S. General took to Facebook on Thursday, March 13 to share a vintage photo of him which was taken 60 years ago.
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Ellen DeGeneres' Star-Studded Selfie Gets the Simpsons Treatment

March 05, 2014 06:22:50 GMT

' all-star selfie at the Oscars has got the Simpsons treatment. On Tuesday, March 4, the official account of "" shared the photo and mentioned the talk show host in the post. "@TheEllenShow Oscar Selfie: A wider view. #thesimpsons," they captioned the photo.
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Liza Minnelli Missed Ellen DeGeneres' All-Star Selfie at the Oscars

March 04, 2014 06:21:41 GMT

tried to get into ' star-studded selfie at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, but she failed. The actress, who attended the awards show wearing a blue dress with a blue streak on her hair, can be seen standing behind the stars in a photo which was taken by Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz from the balcony of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
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Pizza Delivery Guy at the Oscars Gets $1,000 Tip From Ellen DeGeneres

March 04, 2014 01:54:49 GMT

has given a $1,000 tip to the man who delivered pizza at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday, March 2. The man, Edgar Martirosyan, appeared in a Monday episode of "" to talk about the Oscar night.
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Ellen DeGeneres' Selfie With Stars at the Oscars Sets Record of Most Retweeted Post

March 03, 2014 06:36:05 GMT

's Twitter post has just set the record for most retweeted photo. A selfie she shared from the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2 which features stars such as , , , , and among others has received more than 1 million retweets in less than 1 hour. "If only Bradley's arm was longer," she captioned the star-studded photo.
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Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres Mocks Jennifer Lawrence's Latest Fall in Opening Monologue

March 03, 2014 03:08:35 GMT

picked as one of her joke targets during her opening monologue at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The daytime talk show host began turning her attention to the "" actress as she compared the prize-giving event to Lawrence's other movie "".
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Ellen DeGeneres: Sandra Bullock's 'Miss Congeniality' Was Based on Me

March 01, 2014 06:13:44 GMT

Turns out 's tough law officer-turned-elegant beauty pageant character in "Miss Congeniality" was based on . She revealed in an interview with Parade magazine that the movie was inspired by her during the training days leading up to her Emmy hosting gig.
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Ellen DeGeneres Dances With Bears in Beats Music's Super Bowl Ad

January 31, 2014 06:08:15 GMT

has joined other celebrities who took part in Super Bowl commercials. The talk-show host has revealed that she stars in an ad for Beats Music app which will air during the big game on Sunday, February 2. DeGeneres additionally shared a video for the ad during the January 30 episode of "".
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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Oprah Winfrey a Sequined Portrait as Birthday Gift

January 30, 2014 03:41:28 GMT

has prepared a special gift to who turned 60 on Wednesday, January 29. The host of "" proudly revealed the gift, a giant sequined portrait of Winfrey, on her talk show on Wednesday, saying that she spent months working on it.
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Video: Ellen DeGeneres' Thank-You Speech Cut Short in New Oscars Promo

January 29, 2014 07:30:56 GMT

spoofs stars' acceptance speeches in a new promo for the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. The comedienne would like to thank the Academy for choosing her to host the Oscars for the second time. But only a few seconds into her speech, music plays signaling her to wrap it up.
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'Walter Mitty' Screener With Ellen DeGeneres Watermark Leaks Online

January 11, 2014 03:32:23 GMT

A copy of 's "" illegally popped up online with a watermark bearing the name of Oscar host . A representative for 20th Century Fox, which distributed the dramedy, said the watermark appeared genuine.
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People's Choice Awards 2014: Sandra Bullock, Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres Are Early Winners

January 09, 2014 03:29:59 GMT

and have already bagged multiple prizes at the ongoing People's Choice Awards. Leading the movie nominees with five, the "" star snatched Favorite Movie Actress which was announced first during the live broadcast.
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Ellen DeGeneres Leads Flashmob in 2014 Oscars Promo

December 20, 2013 03:30:29 GMT

suits up and takes over the town in the first promo for the upcoming 86th Annual Academy Awards. She invades the street with a large group of 250 tux-clad dancers, showing off her moves and lip-syncing 's new single "The Walker".
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Ellen DeGeneres Finds Her 'Finding Dory' Parents in Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy

August 10, 2013 03:51:20 GMT

"" has added new voice cast members. During Pixar's presentation for the much-anticipated sequel at the D23 expo in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 9, it is revealed that and are tapped to lend their voice, with "" star as another addition to the ensemble.
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Ellen DeGeneres to Host 2014 Academy Awards

August 03, 2013 00:05:09 GMT

has been tapped to be the MC at the upcoming 86th annual Academy Awards. "I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say - the third time's the charm," she says in a statement. She previously hosted the Oscars in 2007.
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