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Ellen DeGeneres

Mostly Credited As: Ellen DeGeneres
Birth Name: Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Date Of Birth: January 26, 1958 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Metairie, Louisiana
Height: 5' 7 " (1.7 m)

Ellen DeGeneres


Ellen DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, which is a suburb of New Orleans. Her father (named Elliot) was an insurance salesman, and her mother (Elizabeth Jane, but called "Betty,") was a real-estate agent. She has one brother, Vance, who has worked as a correspondent for the Daily Show. She and her brother were raised as a Christian Scientists, though she no longer follows that faith. Her parents divorced in 1974, and afterward she moved with her mother to Atlanta, Texas. She graduated from Atlanta High School in 1976, and then attended the University of New Orleans where she majored in communications, until she dropped out after just one semester.

DeGeneres often performed comedy routines for friends, which got her work as a stand-up comedian at small clubs, and led to her job as an emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans. Her work was noticed, and she was invited to perform on the Tonight Show in 1986. She got started in her television career on the TV sitcom Open House (1989-1990) and the show Laurie Hill (1992). She has had two HBO stand-up specials, and her own sitcom Ellen, which ran from 1994-1998.

After a brief career setback, she again made her mark by hosting the 2001 Emmy Awards, and by voicing the role of "Dory," in the animated Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo in 2003. Since then, she has successfully hosted her own talk show, for which she has won numerous awards.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)As: Herself (Host)
American Idol (2002)As: Herself (Judge S09)
The Ellen Show (2001)As: Ellen Richmond
VH1 Divas (1998)As: Herself (Host 2002)
Ellen (1994)As: Ellen Inez Morgan
Laurie Hill (1992)As: Nancy MacIntire
Open House (US) (1989)As: Margo Van Meter
The Grammys (1959)As: Herself (Host 1996-1997)
The Academy Awards (1953)As: Herself (Host 2007/2014)
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Herself (Co-Host/Host 1994/2001/2003/2005)
Episode Cast Credits 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  After the Oscars (Mar/02/2014) As Herself, [Featuring]
  Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Ford, Sky Ferreira 12x96: (Feb/26/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Ellen DeGeneres, Skeet Ulrich, Pretty Ricky 05x30: (Feb/20/2007) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 85 39x85: (Feb/28/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Bethenny (2013) 
  Ellen DeGeneres Is on the Show! 02x28: (Oct/16/2013) As Herself 
  Ellen DeGeneres 01x02: (Jun/12/2012) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Ellen DeGeneres, Josh Lucas, Billy Ray Cyrus 20x146: (Sep/06/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Harper, Cobra Starship 19x150: (Sep/13/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Wagner, Jazmine Sullivan 17x12: (Sep/30/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Ellen DeGeneres, Fred Willard, Tony Bennett 15x33: (Nov/08/2006) As Herself 

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Ellen Degeneres / Tim Conway 01x08: (Mar/15/2012) As Herself 

Larry King Live (1985) 
  Celebrities Speak Out on Gay Bullying 25x??: (Oct/04/2010) As Herself (PSA) 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Katie Holmes, Rick Harrison 18x05: (Sep/07/2010) As Herself (Top Ten List Presenter) 
  Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Garlin, Against Me! 14x197: (Aug/29/2007) As Herself 
  Ellen DeGeneres, Gordie Brown, +44 14x47: (Nov/15/2006) As Herself 
  Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Paisley 13x48: (Nov/16/2005) As Herself 

Teen Choice Awards (1999) 
  The 12th Annual Teen Choice Awards 12x01: (Aug/09/2010) As Herself (Presenter) 
  The 11th Annual Teen Choice Awards 11x01: (Aug/10/2009) As Herself (Winner) 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Judge Me Tender 21x23: (May/23/2010) Voiced  Herself 

So You Think You Can Dance (2005) 
  Top 8 Perform 05x18: (Jul/22/2009) As Herself (Guest Judge) 

The Bachelorette (2003) 
  Week 3 (Season 4) 04x03: (Jun/02/2008) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Deal Or No Deal (US) (2005) 
  Episode 332 03x28: (Jan/16/2008) As Herself (Held case #4), [Special Guest Stars]

Sesame Street (1969) 
  The Tutu Spell 38x06: (Aug/21/2007) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/25/2007) As Herself (Guest Host) 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Tony Bennett, Ellen Degeneres, Blythe Danner 56x57: (Nov/21/2006) As Herself 

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 48x01: (Feb/08/2006) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) (1997) 
  Finding Nemo 08x04: (Nov/24/2005) Voiced  Dory 

Joey (2004) 
  Joey and the Sex Tape 02x08: (Nov/10/2005) As Herself 

The West Wing (1999) 
  The Debate 07x07: (Nov/06/2005) As Herself - Host, [Uncredited]

Six Feet Under (2001) 
  Parallel Play 04x03: (Jun/27/2004) As Herself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 17x01: (Apr/03/2004) As Herself 

The Bernie Mac Show (2001) 
  It's A Wonderful Wife 03x07: (Jan/25/2004) As Herself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Ellen DeGeneres 08x14: (Jan/11/2004) As Herself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #903 09x03: (Sep/27/2003) As Herself, [Uncredited]

Primetime Glick (2001) 
  Ellen DeGeneres / Steven Spielberg 03x03: (May/14/2003) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Ellen DeGeneres, MC Hammer, Simple Plan 10x66: (Jan/28/2003) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Ellen DeGeneres/No Doubt 27x09: (Dec/15/2001) As Herself (Host) 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  My Uncle The Car 03x15: (Feb/15/2001) As Sister Louise 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Ellen DeGeneres 05x29: (Mar/02/2000) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Mia Farrow 05x05: (Jan/19/1999) As Herself 

Mad About You (1992) 
  The Finale 06x23: (May/19/1998) As Nancy Bloom 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 49th Annual Emmy Awards 49x01: (Sep/14/1997) As Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (for 'Ellen': episode 'The Puppy Episode') 

Roseanne (1988) 
  The Blaming of the Shrew 07x23: (May/03/1995) As Dr. Whitman 

One Night Stand (1989) 
  Ellen DeGeneres 04x06: (Aug/23/1992) As Herself 
  Ellen DeGeneres 02x03: (Feb/24/1990) As Herself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)• Executive Producer
• Creator
The Ellen Show (2001)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Ellen (1994)• Producer
Cat on the Prowl (2008)• Executive Producer
Bethenny (2013)• Executive Producer
• Creator
One Big Happy (2015)• Executive Producer
• Creator
Ellen's Design Challenge (2015)• Executive Producer
• Creator

Episode Crew


The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Evangeline Lilly, Jamie Kennedy 03x165 May/22/2006 As: Writer
Ellen (1994) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
The Puppy Episode (2) 04x23 Apr/30/1997 As: Story
The Puppy Episode (1) 04x22 Apr/30/1997 As: Story
Trivia

Is 5'7" tall

Has two dogs named Bootsie and Muffin

Was involved in a lesbian relationship with actress Anne Heche before becoming involved with Portia De Rossi.

Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

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