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Amanda Lee James DeGeneres (Rogers)

Hebrew: אמנדה לי ג'יימס דג'נרס (רוג'רס)
Current Location:: Beverly Hills, CA, USA
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Birthplace: Horsham, VIC, Australia
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Occupation: Actress, Model
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Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers; January 31, 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as lawyer Nell Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development. She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted.

Portia DeGeneres, September 2007 Born Amanda Lee Rogers 31 January 1973 (1973-01-31) (age 37) Horsham, Victoria, Australia Occupation Actress Years active 1994–present Spouse Mel Metcalfe (1996–1999) (divorced) Ellen DeGeneres (2008–present)


Portia de Rossi From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Portia de Rossi Portia de Rossi.jpg Portia de Rossi in February 2007 Born Amanda Lee Rogers 31 January 1973 (age 44) Horsham, Victoria, Australia Nationality Australian, American Other names Portia Lee James DeGeneres Occupation Actress, model, philanthropist Years active 1994–present Spouse(s) Mel Metcalfe (m. 1996; div. 1999) Ellen DeGeneres (m. 2008) Partner(s) Francesca Gregorini (2000–04) Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers; January 31, 1973), also known professionally as Portia de Rossi (/ˈpɔərʃə də ˈrɒsi/), is an Australian and American actress, model, and philanthropist. She appeared as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017.[1][2] She is also known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the American television series Ally McBeal—for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1999—and as Lindsay Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development.[3][4] She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC television sitcom Better Off Ted, and Olivia Lord on the television drama Nip/Tuck. De Rossi is married to comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres.

Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Philanthropy 5 Filmography 5.1 Film 5.2 Television 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links Early life[edit] De Rossi, born Amanda Lee Rogers in Horsham, Victoria, Australia,[5] is the daughter of Margaret, a medical receptionist, and Barry Rogers.[6] Her father died when she was nine years old.[7] She grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, and modelled for print and TV commercials as a child. In 1988, at the age of 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known. In 2005, she explained that she had intended to reinvent herself, using the given name of Portia, a character from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and an Italian last name. She was educated at Melbourne Girls Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, where she studied law.[8]

De Rossi has confirmed, in an interview with the Daily Mail, having struggled with anorexia nervosa throughout her teens and young adulthood; she credits her intensive treatment and the love of Ellen DeGeneres as having saved her.[9]

Career[edit] Her first significant role was as a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens. Soon afterwards she moved to Los Angeles, and won guest roles on several TV shows, and a permanent role in Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, before landing a part in the film Scream 2. During this time in the United States, de Rossi worked diligently to replace her Australian accent with her current American one.[10]

She garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter. She remained with the show until its end in 2002. In 2001, she starred in Who Is Cletis Tout? alongside Christian Slater. From 2003–06, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's Arrested Development. She next impersonated John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story in 2003; then, in the same year, 2003, she acted out the role of an Australian reporter who inspires a protest against Frank Sinatra during a concert tour in The Night We Called It a Day.

In 2005 she portrayed a fortune-teller named Zela in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed. From 2007–2008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia McNamara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord.

In 2009 and 2010, de Rossi played the high-strung and controlling Veronica Palmer on the ABC show Better Off Ted. In 2011, she appeared in Better Off Ted cast member Malcolm Barrett's music video for "Revenge of the Nerds," spoofing her character of Veronica in a cameo alongside other cast members of the cancelled series.[11]

She ranked 69th in Stuff Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women, 31 in Femme Fatales' Sexiest Women of 2003 list, and 24 in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women List in 2004; in late 2006, the magazine Blender listed her as one of the hottest women of film and TV.[12] In May of 2007, she was featured as one of 100 Most Beautiful in a People special edition. TV Guide included her and Ellen DeGeneres in their Power A-List couples in 2007.

In February of 2012, it was announced that ABC had ordered a pilot for a new drama series The Smart One, one of whose executive producers was listed as Ellen DeGeneres, and which featured de Rossi in a leading role. The actress was to star as a "brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor."[13] But The Smart One was not picked up as a series for the 2012-13 season.[14]

Six years after the series was canceled by Fox, filming for a revived fourth season of Arrested Development began on 7 August, 2012, and de Rossi reprised her role as Lindsay Bluth Fünke. This fourth season consisted of 15 new episodes, which debuted at the same time on Netflix on 26 May, 2013. Each episode focused on one particular character, with de Rossi's Lindsay featured in Episode 3, "Indian Takers," and Episode 8, "Red Hairing," and also appearing in several other episodes of the season.[14]

In July of 2014, ABC confirmed that de Rossi was joining season 4 of Scandal, in the role of Elizabeth North.[15] De Rossi joined Scandal in the fourth season in a recurring role, before being upped to a series regular for the fifth season. In April of 2017, in season six, de Rossi's character, Elizabeth North, was killed off by a golf club attack. De Rossi herself made the decision to depart the Scandal series, saying, "I am incredibly grateful for my time here at Scandal. I will miss playing Elizabeth North but I've made the decision to focus on a business opportunity. Shonda, Betsy and the cast have been incredibly supportive of my decision. I will always love my Scandal family. I’ll be watching!” Creator Shonda Rhimes added, "I have been a fan of Portia's for years and it was an honor to have her join our Scandal family."[2]

Personal life[edit]

Portia De Rossi (left) and her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, in September 2012. De Rossi was married to documentary film-maker Mel Metcalfe, from 1996 to 1999, initially part of a plan to get a green card, though she did not go through with the plan. She said about the marriage that "it just obviously wasn't right for me."[8] In a 2010 interview on Good Morning America, she explained that as a young actress, she was fearful of being exposed as a lesbian.[16]

From 2000 to 2004, de Rossi dated director Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Starr. She said that most of her family and Ally McBeal castmates did not know she was a lesbian until tabloid pictures of the couple were published.[8] She declined to publicly discuss the relationship or her sexual orientation at the time.

De Rossi and Gregorini broke up in late 2004 because de Rossi began dating DeGeneres, whom she met backstage at an awards show. In 2005, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. She and DeGeneres became engaged when DeGeneres proposed with a three-carat diamond ring.[17] They were married at their Beverly Hills home on 16 August 2008, witnessed by their mothers and 17 other guests.[18] On 6 August 2010, Portia filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.[19] The petition was granted on 23 September 2010.[20] She became a United States citizen in September 2011.[21]

In 2010, de Rossi published her autobiography, titled Unbearable Lightness: A Story Of Loss And Gain, in whose pages she wrote about the turmoil that she had experienced in her life, including suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia and being misdiagnosed with lupus.[22] She had struggled with the eating disorders for four years while filming Ally McBeal.[23][24] To promote the book, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In 2013, when interviewed about rumors of pregnancy, de Rossi stated that she and DeGeneres were not planning to have children.[25]

De Rossi is an equestrian, who competes regularly and credits horses as being hugely therapeutic in her struggle with anorexia.[26] DeGeneres and de Rossi have both been vegans since 2008, and they have adopted several rescue animals.[27][28]

Philanthropy[edit] De Rossi supports a variety of charitable organizations, including Locks of Love, a group that provides human hair wigs (made from donated ponytails) either free of charge or on a sliding scale based on their own guidelines[29][30][31][32] for children with alopecia and other medical conditions that cause hair loss, such as chemotherapy for certain types of cancer.[33]

She has also supported fundraising efforts for FXB International,[34] an African AIDS relief organization, and The Art of Elysium,[35] an art foundation for terminally ill children. An avid animal lover, de Rossi also supports Alley Cat Allies,[36] an organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of cats.[37] As vegans, De Rossi and DeGeneres are strong supporters of the Gentle Barn,[38] a California sanctuary for abused animals.

Filmography[edit] Film[edit] Year Title Role Notes 1994 Sirens Giddy 1995 The Woman in the Moon Shauna 1997 Scream 2 Sorority Sister Murphy 1998 Girl Carla Sparrow 1999 The Invisibles Joy 1999 American Intellectuals Sarah 1999 Stigmata Jennifer Kelliho 2001 Women in Film Gina 2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Tess Donnelly 2003 Two Girls from Leemore Blind Woman 2003 I Witness Emily Thompson 2003 The Night We Called It a Day Hilary Hunter 2004 Dead & Breakfast Kelly 2005 Cursed Zela 2009 The Shift Denise Moore [39] 2014 Unity Narrator Documentary 2015 Now Add Honey Beth Halloway comedy Television[edit] Year Title Role Notes 1995–96 Too Something Maria Hunter Main cast 22 episodes 1996–97 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Elana Lewis Main cast 22 episodes 1997 Veronica's Closet Carolyn 1 episode: "Veronica's First Date" 1998 Astoria TV Movie 1998 A Breed Apart Lana Collins TV Movie 1998–2002 Ally McBeal Nelle Porter Main cast 89 episodes Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1999) Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2000–2001) 1999 Ally Nelle Porter Main cast 12 episodes Ally McBeal spin-off 2002 The Glow Jackie Lawrence TV Movie 2002 The Twilight Zone Laurel Janus 1 episode: "Dead Man's Eyes" 2003 America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy TV Movie 2003 Mister Sterling Lauren Barnes 2 episodes: "Wish List" and "Final Passage" 2003–2006, 2013 Arrested Development Lindsay Bluth Fünke Main cast 68 episodes TV Land Award for Future Classic (2003) Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (2005) Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical (2004) Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2005–2006, 2013) 2007–09 Nip/Tuck Olivia Lord Recurring cast (season 5) 10 episodes 2009–10 Better Off Ted Veronica Palmer Main cast 26 episodes 2012 Mockingbird Lane Lily Munster TV Pilot 2014 Sean Saves the World Jill 1 episode: "The Joy of Ex" 2014–2017 Scandal Elizabeth North Recurring (Season 4), Series Regular (Season 5-6);[40] 2017 Santa Clarita Diet Dr. Wolf 2 episodes: "The Book!" and "Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats" 2017 Family Guy Bonnie Swanson (prank call voice) Episode: "A House Full of Peters" Awards and nominations[edit] Year Award Category Work Result 1999 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, and Gil Bellows Ally McBeal Won 2000 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, and Gil Bellows Nominated 2001 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, and Gil Bellows Nominated 2004 TV Land Award Future Classic Award Shared with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, Mitchell Hurwitz (executive producer), and David Nevins (executive producer) Arrested Development Won Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical Nominated 2005 Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Won Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walters Nominated 2006 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walters Nominated 2014 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, John Beard, Michael Cera, David Cross, Isla Fisher, Tony Hale, Ron Howard, Liza Minnelli, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and Henry Winkler Nominated References[edit] Jump up ^ Samantha Highfill (2014-07-23). "Portia de Rossi joins season 4 of 'Scandal'". Ew.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03. ^ Jump up to: a b Wagmeister, Elizabeth (21 April 2017). "‘Scandal’ Star, Shonda Rhimes React to Major Death (SPOILERS)". Jump up ^ "Celebrity Bios: Portia de Rossi". Us Magazine. Retrieved 28 January 2009. Jump up ^ "Geelong's Portia Marries Ellen". Geelong Advertiser. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2009. Jump up ^ London Academy of Media and Film TV. "Australian Actress: Portia de Rossi". Retrieved 24 July 2012. Jump up ^ "Portia de Rossi profile". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Jump up ^ "Portia de Rossi on Ellen". Youtube. Retrieved 11 December 2011. ^ Jump up to: a b c Kort, Michele (29 August 2005). "Portia heart & soul". The Advocate. Here Media. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. Jump up ^ "Portia de Rossi's Oprah cry talking about the shocking details of her anorexia and how Ellen's love saved her". London, UK: Dailymail.co.uk. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2015. Jump up ^ "The Very Private Portia". The Age. Melbourne. 10 May 2010. Jump up ^ "Better Off Ted cast reunites for Malcolm Barrett's hip-hop video". Zap2It.com. Retrieved 16 November 2011. Jump up ^ Errico, Mike (1 January 2007). "Hottest Women of...Film and TV!". Jump up ^ "ABC to air Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's "The Smart One"". Unreality TV. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012. ^ Jump up to: a b Portia de Rossi on IMDb Jump up ^ Johns, Nikara (23 July 2014). "Portia de Rossi Joins ‘Scandal’ in ‘Top Secret Arc’". Variety. Retrieved 24 July 2014. Jump up ^ Olivia Katrandjian (3 November 2010). "Portia de Rossi: 'I Would Starve Myself Daily'". ABC News. Retrieved 3 November 2010. Jump up ^ Johnson, Zach (26 January 2012). "Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Road to Romance". Us Weekly. Jump up ^ Singh, Anita (18 August 2008). "Television presenter Ellen DeGeneres marries lesbian lover Portia de Rossi". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 22 May 2010. Jump up ^ TMZ Staff. "Portia to Ellen: I Want to Be a DeGeneres!". TMZ. Retrieved 11 August 2010. Jump up ^ "Portia de Rossi takes wife Ellen DeGeneres' name". USA Today. 23 September 2010. Jump up ^ "Portia Becomes a U.S. Citizen!". Ellen.warnerbros.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. Jump up ^ de Rossi, Portia (November 2010). Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. Atria. ISBN 1-4391-7778-3. Jump up ^ Van Meter, Jonathan. "Disappearing Act: How did Portia de Rossi withstand the pressures of Hollywood.". Vogue. Archived from the original on 1 April 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2009. Jump up ^ Freydkin, Donna (13 November 2007). "Portia de Rossi nips at new TV challenges". USA Today. Jump up ^ Marcus, Stephanie (24 October 2011). "Ellen DeGeneres And Portia de Rossi Don't Want Children". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. Jump up ^ Kirby, Iona. "Back in the saddle! Portia de Rossi takes a riding lesson... two years after revealing a horse saved her from her eating disorder". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-03. Jump up ^ Juliette Steen. "Famous Vegans And Vegetarians (Some Of These Celebrities Might Surprise You)". Huffingtonpost.com.au. Retrieved 2017-03-03. Jump up ^ "A Heart for Animals: Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi on The Celebrity Spot - Bark and Swagger - Bark and Swagger". 25 October 2014. Jump up ^ "Locks of Love". Locks of Love. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Jump up ^ "Locks of Love". Locks of Love. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Jump up ^ "Charity Review of Locks of Love". Charityreports.give.org. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Jump up ^ "BBB review of Locks of Love". Bbb.org. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Jump up ^ "Locks of Love FAQ". Locksoflove.org. Retrieved 12 July 2010. Jump up ^ "Portia de Rossi Helps FXB to Rebuild Uganda". Celebrity Halo. July 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2008. Jump up ^ "Portia de Rossi supports The Art of Elysium". Celebrity Halo. January 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008. Jump up ^ "I'm an Alley Cat Ally – Portia de Rossi". Retrieved 29 September 2010. Jump up ^ "Alley Cat Allies – About Us". Retrieved 29 September 2010. Jump up ^ "The Gentle Barn". gentlebarn.org. Retrieved 8 March 2012. Jump up ^ "About the Cast of THE SHIFT (2009) - movie starring Dr. Wayne Dyer". Dyermovie.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2015. Jump up ^ Michael Ausiello. "‘Scandal’ Season 5 Cast: Portia de Ross a Series Regular, Liz Chief of Staff – TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 29 August 2015. External links[edit] Wikiquote has quotations related to: Portia de Rossi Wikimedia Commons has media related to Portia de Rossi. Portia de Rossi on IMDb Portia de Rossi at AllMovie NewsWeekBlog; accessed 16 February 2015. [hide] Awards for Portia de Rossi [hide] v t e Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Jane Curtin (1996) Tracey Ullman (1997) Ellen DeGeneres (1998) Illeana Douglas (1999) Lisa Kudrow (2000) Debra Messing (2001) Debra Messing (2002) Jane Kaczmarek (2003) Portia de Rossi (2004) Felicity Huffman / Mary-Louise Parker (2005) Marcia Cross (2006) America Ferrera (2007) Tracey Ullman (2008) Lea Michele (2009) Laura Linney (2010) Martha Plimpton (2011) Kaley Cuoco (2012) Taylor Schilling (2013) Mindy Kaling (2014) Taylor Schilling (2015) Taylor Schilling (2016) [hide] v t e Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1994–1999) Seinfeld, season 5/season 6 (1994): Alexander; Louis-Dreyfus; Richards; Seinfeld Friends, season 1/season 2 (1995): Aniston; Cox; Kudrow; LeBlanc; Perry; Schwimmer Seinfeld, season 7/season 8 (1996): Alexander; Louis-Dreyfus; Richards; Seinfeld Seinfeld, season 8/season 9 (1997): Alexander; Louis-Dreyfus; Richards; Seinfeld Ally McBeal, season 1/season 2 (1998): Bellows; Carson; de Rossi; Flockhart; Germann; Krakowski; Liu; MacNicol; Shepard; Thorne-Smith Frasier, season 6/season 7 (1999): Butler; Gilpin; Grammer; Leeves; Mahoney; Pierce Complete list (1994–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–2019) Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 163822159 LCCN: no2005117079 ISNI: 0000 0001 1483 2690 GND: 160244811 SUDOC: 178624128 BNF: cb14169911f (data) Categories: 1973 birthsLiving people20th-century Australian actresses21st-century American actresses21st-century American writers21st-century Australian actresses21st-century women writersActresses from Victoria (Australia)American autobiographersAmerican film actressesAmerican television actressesAmerican women writersAustralian autobiographersAustralian expatriate actresses in the United StatesAustralian film actressesAustralian emigrants to the United StatesAustralian television actressesEllen DeGeneresLesbian actressesLesbian writersLGBT entertainers from AustraliaLGBT entertainers from the United StatesLGBT people from CaliforniaLGBT writers from AustraliaLGBT writers from the United StatesPeople from GeelongWriters from CaliforniaWriters from Victoria (Australia)Women autobiographersPeople from Horsham, Victoria

Portia de Rossi Biography Showing all 61 items Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (2) | Trade Mark (1) | Trivia (11) | Personal Quotes (43) Overview (3) Date of Birth 31 January 1973, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Birth Name Amanda Lee Rogers Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Mini Bio (1) Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied law. Although she studied diligently, in 1993, Portia found herself giving special notice to a casting director who saw her in a commercial, and she soon auditioned for Sirens (1993), a low budget comedy starring Hugh Grant. She was cast in the role of Giddy, one of the three gorgeous models in the movie. It wasn't until 1997, however, that Portia at last began to attract real attention. She turned an unforgettable role as Murphy in Scream 2 (1997), and in 1998 she joined the cast of Ally McBeal (1997) as the "Ice Queen", Nelle Porter. She has also worked on such projects as Stigmata (1999), Girl (1998), and The Invisibles (1999), and she has appeared on several magazine covers, including Shape. After more than a decade of hard work, Portia is finally beginning to win real recognition, not only for her long golden tresses, but also for her wonderful talent. - IMDb Mini Biography By: bcnu_84@hotmail.com

Spouse (2) Ellen DeGeneres (16 August 2008 - present) Mel Metcalfe (1996 - 1999) (divorced) Trade Mark (1) Very long wavy blonde hair Trivia (11) Got the role of Nell Porter on Ally McBeal (1997) after Vanessa Marcil was forced to turn it down, due to signing on to Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). Got her role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001) after Sarah Michelle Gellar turned it down. Sang backing vocals on now ex-girlfriend's Francesca Gregorini's album "Sequel" (2003). Shares a birthday with Arrested Development (2003) costar Jessica Walter. Her wedding with Ellen DeGeneres on August 16, 2008, took place at their house in Beverly Hills, California, and was attended by her mother and brother and by Ellen's parents. Shares a birthday with her grandmother, who was born in 1907. In September 2010, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted Portia's request to take the last name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres. Portia is now legally known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres. Has two nieces named Eva and Perry Rogers. Parents are her older brother Michael and Casey Rogers. First husband Mel Metcalfe left her to be with de Rossi's brother Michael Roger's wife, Renee Kappos. Metcalfe and Kappos eventually married. Admitted to have married her first husband Mel Metcalfe mainly in order to obtain a Green Card for a permanent stay in the US. De Rossi didn't acknowledge her attraction towards women when they married. Her father died when she was nine years old. Personal Quotes (43) In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times. They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me. I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay. I love being able to wear dresses and clothes that make me feel feminine and beautiful, and I love the fact that I don't have to all the time; I can wear a tank and jeans. My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later. Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into. I want to exude strength and intelligence. I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that. I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me. I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been. My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it's not the totality of me. Even if I'm hormonal and I feel like I've got a couple pounds of water weight, I will never starve myself, I will never, ever go on a diet. The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know. If you've looked at all the glamour magazines lately, all the covers are actresses. If they are on those covers, they are going to try to emulate models. That's just the way it is. When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear. I want young people to see me and think you can be feminine and smart and successful, all at the same time. I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality. I have a very, very healthy relationship with food in that I eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I never restrict quantities or types of food. I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay - which was so annoying! I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me. I did a lot of fast talking as a youth; I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking. I really never stopped thinking about Ellen, because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life. I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot. She took my breath away. That had never happened to me in my life. I never, ever, restrict food, and I will never go on a diet ever again. I love to work. I really enjoy getting up really early and driving downtown. I just really love the process of acting and being on a series. I knew that I was gay, I knew it. I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman, even though that's where my heart was. It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine. If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing. I was very sexual from a very young age. I thought, I'm out in my life, that doesn't involve my public life. I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred. We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting. The first time I was paparazzi'd, I thought I was being investigated for an insurance claim. Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress. People might find me attractive, but it's also my job to prove that I can be intelligent. Oh, I don't have any fans. Personally? I don't have any. Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing. I've had so many interviews where the last question is, Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay, but that I wasn't going to talk about it. I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that's that. I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress. When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly. You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy. When I watched Ellen come out in '97, my jaw was on the floor. I thought, There are some people who break the doors down, hold them open, and some people who walk right through. When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name.

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פורשיה דה רוסי פורשיה לי ג'יימס דג'נרס Portia Lee James DeGeneres Portia de Rossi.jpg פורשיה דה רוסי, 2007 מדינה אוסטרליה, ארצות הברית עריכת הנתון בוויקינתונים תאריך לידה 31 בינואר 1973 (בת 44) מקצוע שחקנית טלוויזיה, שחקנית, סופרת, אוטוביוגרפית, דוגמנית, שחקנית קולנוע בן/בת זוג אלן דג'נרס עריכת הנתון בוויקינתונים לעריכה בוויקינתונים שמשמש מקור לחלק מהמידע בתבנית פורשיה לי ג'יימס דג'נרס (באנגלית: Portia Lee James DeGeneres; נולדה ב-31 בינואר 1973) היא שחקנית אוסטרלית-אמריקאית. מוכרת במיוחד בשל גילום דמותה של נל פורטר בסדרת הדרמה האמריקנית "אלי מקביל", ודמותה של לינדסי בלות' פיונקה בקומדיה האמריקנית "משפחה בהפרעה".

תוכן עניינים [הסתרה] 1 ביוגרפיה 2 קריירה 3 חיים אישיים 4 קישורים חיצוניים 5 הערות שוליים ביוגרפיה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] נולדה בשם אמנדה לי רוג'רס (Amanda Lee Rogers) בעיר מלבורן שבאוסטרליה, וגדלה בגרובדייל, פרבר של גילונג. בתם של מרגרט ובארי רוג'רס. החלה לדגמן עוד בילדותה, ואף אימצה את השם "פורשיה דה רוסי" (Portia de Rossi). בגיל 15 שינתה את שמה באופן חוקי. לדבריה בחרה בשם פורשיה משום שהייתה מעריצה של כתביו של שייקספיר (פורשיה היא דמות מהמחזה "הסוחר מוונציה").

דה רוסי החלה בלימודי משפטים באוניברסיטת מלבורן, אך בטרם השלימה את התואר, עזבה את ספסל הלימודים במטרה לעסוק במשחק.

קריירה[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ב-1994 הופיעה בסרט האוסטרלי/בריטי "סירנות" לצד יו גרנט, שם גילמה דוגמנית מרשימה, תפקידה המשמעותי הראשון. זמן קצר לאחר מכן עזבה את אוסטרליה לטובת לוס אנג'לס, קליפורניה. דה רוסי הופיעה במספר תפקידים על המסך הגדול והקטן, בהם תפקיד בסרט האימה הפופולרי "צעקה 2" (1998). היא זכתה להכרה ופרסום רב עת הצטרפה (1998) לצוות השחקנים בסדרת הדרמה הקומית עטורת הפרסים "אלי מקביל". דה רוסי גילמה את נל פורטר, עורכת דין יפהפייה, שזכתה לכינוי "מלכת הקרח". היא המשיכה להופיע בסדרה, עד שזו ירדה מהמסכים ב-2002. בשנים האחרונות גילמה מגוון תפקידים בטלוויזיה ובקולנוע, בהם את דמותה של לינדסי בקומדיה זוכת פרסי האמי וגלובוס הזהב, "משפחה בהפרעה" (2003/6). היא הופיעה גם בעונה החמישית של סדרת הדרמה "ניפ/טאק" . הצטרפה לעונה ה 5 של סקנדל (סדרת טלוויזיה).

הייתה מועמדת למספר פרסים, וזכתה בפרס לוויין הזהב על תפקידה ב"משפחה בהפרעה" (2005). ב-2007 מגזין פיפל מנה אותה ברשימת 100 האנשים היפים ביותר.

חיים אישיים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] דה רוסי היא לסבית מוצהרת והיא יצאה מהארון רשמית בשנת 2005.

היא בת זוגה של הקומיקאית האמריקאית אלן דג'נרס, איתה התחתנה ב-16 באוגוסט 2008 ובאוגוסט 2010 שינתה את שם משפחתה לדג'נרס ושמה מאז הוא פורשיה לי ג'יימס דג'נרס{{הערה|IA logo.png Portia de Rossi takes wife Ellen Degeneres' name, בארכיון האינטרנט. שתיהן ידועות באורח חייהן הטבעוני.[1] בעבר הייתה נשואה למל מטקליף, מפיק סרטים דוקומנטריים. בשנים 2000-2004 הייתה בזוגיות עם האמנית פרנצ'סקה גרגורייני.

דה רוסי התמודדה בעבר עם אנורקסיה ובולימיה.

מאז 2011 יש לה גם אזרחות אמריקאית, בנוסף לאזרחות האוסטרלית שלה מלידה.

קישורים חיצוניים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ויקישיתוף מדיה וקבצים בנושא פורשיה דה רוסי בוויקישיתוף IMDB Logo 2016.svg פורשיה דה רוסי, במסד הנתונים הקולנועיים IMDb (באנגלית) פורשיה דה רוסי באתר tv.com הערות שוליים[עריכת קוד מקור | עריכה] ^ Portia de Rossi's Aha! Moment, Oprah.com, from the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine בקרת זהויות WorldCat VIAF: 163822159 LCCN: no2005117079 ISNI: 0000 0001 1483 2690 GND: 160244811 SUDOC (אנ'): 178624128 BNF: cb14169911f (data) קטגוריות: שחקניות קולנוע וטלוויזיה אוסטרליותלהט"בים אוסטרליםשחקניות לסביותטבעונים אוסטרלים

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Portia De Rossi's Timeline

1973
January 31, 1973
Horsham, VIC, Australia