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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: Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres Sing 'Dress You Up' in the Bathroom

March 21, 2015 02:50:33 GMT

loves singing in the bathroom too. The singer participated in Bathroom Concert Series in the Friday, March 20 episode of "" as her week-long residency on the talk show came to an end.
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Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres Join #TheDress Color Debate on Social Media

February 27, 2015 06:37:49 GMT

There's a picture of a two-colored dress which weint viral on Thursday evening, February 26 and people began arguing over whether the dress appeared white and gold or blue and black. Celebrities like , and have now joined the debate with some of them insisting they saw white and gold while others saw blue and black.
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Ellen DeGeneres Doctors Al Roker in Nipple Tassels and Leather Bondage Gear for 'Fifty Shades' Spoof

February 18, 2015 03:38:49 GMT

Al Roker is the latest victim of ' "" spoof. In a clip shared on "" on Tuesday, February 17, Al can be seen reporting the daily weather news in a risque outfit just like in the erotic movie.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Lady GaGa Comment on Supreme Court's Decision to Rule on Gay Marriage

January 17, 2015 06:04:14 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday, January 16 that they would rule whether gay couples have right to get married across all states by June this year. and were among celebrities who reacted to the decision.
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Ellen DeGeneres Slams Homophobic Pastor's 'Gay Agenda' Accusation

January 15, 2015 19:02:00 GMT

responded to an article written by a pastor who claimed she brainwashed young people into homosexuality. The pastor Larry Tomczak said the host "celebrates her lesbianism and 'marriage' in between appearances of guests like to attract young girls."
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Sophia Grace Ditches Rosie for a Party With Her 'Best Friends' in New Music Video

January 09, 2015 03:52:18 GMT

' favorite Sophia Grace has returned with new original music. The young star, who shot to fame after her cover of 's "Superbass" went viral in 2011, dropped earlier this week a song called "Best Friends" and its accompanying music video.
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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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