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Ellen DeGeneres

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Metairie, LA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elliott Everett DeGeneres and <private> Pfeffer
Wife of Portia de Rossi
Sister of <private> DeGeneres

Occupation: Comedian, Activist, Actress, Judge on American Idol, Talk Show Host
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About Ellen DeGeneres

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ellen DeGeneres (pronounced /dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol for one year, having joined the show in its ninth season.

DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. 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 a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice performance won a Saturn Award.

She also 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 twelve Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Ellen DeGeneres (2009) Birth name Ellen DeGeneres Born January 26, 1958 (1958-01-26) (age 52) Metairie, Louisiana, U.S. Medium Stand-up comedy, television, film Nationality American Years active 1981 – present Spouse Portia DeGeneres (2008–present) Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series 1997 Ellen Outstanding Talk Show 2004 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2005 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2010 The Ellen Degeneres Show Outstanding Special Class Writing 2005 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Outstanding Talk Show Host 2005 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008 The Ellen DeGeneres Show American Comedy Awards Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic 1991 Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special 1994 46th Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning Saturn Award Best Supporting Actress (film) 2003 Finding Nemo

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Ellen DeGeneres's Timeline

January 26, 1958
Metairie, LA, USA
August 16, 2008
Age 50
Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have become lawfully wedded wives.

Capitalizing on the recent switcheroo in California law, the longtime loves swapped vows Saturday in front of family and friends at their Beverly Hills estate, according to People.

A small group of less than 30 wedding guests, all dressed in summer formal attire, started arriving at Ellen's posh $29 million abode Saturday evening at around 6:30 p.m.

"It was all close friends and family," said a source, adding that no celeb guests were spotted entering all day.

Both wore Zac Posen and exchanged rings by Neil Lane. Actress de Rossi has been sporting a Neil Lane-designed, marquise-cut pink diamond ring on her wedding finger since June.

DeGeneres, 50, and de Rossi, 35, have been an item (not to mention paparazzi magnets and an adorable red-carpet couple) since December 2004. On May 15, the day after the California Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay marriage by ruling it unconstitutional, DeGeneres announced on her talk show that she and de Rossi were planning to tie the knot.

The audience, which included her smiling Australian-born partner that day, responded with a standing ovation.

"I'll tell you who the lucky guy is soon," DeGeneres added, never missing a beat.

"Planning a wedding is very stressful," DeGeneres said on the red carpet at the 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards, where she took home her fourth statue in a row for Outstanding Talk Show Host. "It is crazy. My gardener is now invited."

And on a more serious note, she added: "I can't wait to be married. I feel like it is long overdue. And I think someday people will look back on this like women not having the right to vote and segregation and anything else that seems ridiculous like we all don't have the same rights."

Not knowing that a legally smiled-upon wedding was in their future, they purchased their 8,500-square-foot home last year. They now own three adjoining pieces of property in their canyon enclave, making for an ultaprivate abode.

City planning officials have told E! News that it's possible the couple might want to completely gate off their end of the street, but a public hearing would have to be held to approve such a request.

—Additional reporting by Ken Baker, Jeanifer Hwang, Matt Donnelly, Ashley Fultz and Claudia Rosenbaum

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