Ellen DeGeneres biography

Ellen DeGeneres

Celebrity

1958 –

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Who is Ellen DeGeneres?

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actress, and former television music competition judge. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003.

As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, for which she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the only time a voice performance has won a Saturn Award. She was a judge on American Idol in its ninth season. DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys.

She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterwards, her character Ellen Morgan also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues including the coming out process. She has won thirteen Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Famous Quotes:

  • In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.

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Born
Jan 26, 1958
Metairie
Also known as
  • Ellen Lee DeGeneres
  • Tilly Mint
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Christian Science
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of New Orleans
    Communications
  • Atlanta High School
    ( - 1976)
  • Grace King High School
Employment
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Waitress, T.G.I. Friday's
Lived in
  • Atlanta
  • Beverly Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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