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Ellen DeGeneres

By Mary Stevens

Bio Of Ellen DeGeneres

DeGeneres was the judge on the tv show American Idol and is the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She was born on January 26, 1958 and is an actress, tv host and stand up comedian.

Ellen has hosted a few shows such as the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. On the big screen she starred in the movie Mr. Wrong and also appeared in EDtv as well as The Love Letter.

She played the voice of Dori Disney-Pixar’s hit animated film Finding Nemo. Ellen was awarded the Saturn Award for her voice in Finding Nemo which was the first time anyone one the Saturn Award for a voice performance.

While in the 4th season of Ellen, she decided to go public about her choice to be a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Ellen was also the star in 2 other sitcoms, Ellen and the Ellen Show.

Ellen has won several Emmy Awards which included, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series on Ellen, Outstanding Talk Show in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2010 for The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as outstanding talk show host and outstanding special class writing.

Her career started out as her being a stand up comedian in coffeehouses and small clubs in the 1980′s. She was named the Funniest Person in America in 1982 by Showtime and appeared on the tonight show with Johnny Carson in 1986.

Ellen DeGeneres created Eleveneleven in 2010 which was her own record label. The record label was named after the number 11 which has important significance to Ellen. Ellen’s first person she signed on was Greyson Chance, a 12 year old well known on Youtube for her cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi.

DeGeneres married Portia de Rossi on August 16, 2008 at their home with 19 guests including their mothers in Beverly Hills. Her prior relationships were with Another World actress Anne Heche in 1997 and Alexandra Hedison in 2001.

Both Ellen and Portia decided to go without meat and be vegetarians. They own 3 dogs and 4 cats.

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