Ellen Degeneres Biography

Ellen Degeneres

Quick Facts Of Ellen Degeneres

Celebrated Name Ellen Degeneres
Age 61 Years
Nick Name Bell Head
Birth Name Ellen Degeneres
Birth Date 1958-01-26
Gender Other
Profession Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, and Director
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Metairie, Louisiana
Nationality American
Ethnicity White Caucasian
Famous For Stand-up comedian and a lesbian role model.
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Elliott Everett DeGeneres and Roy Grussendorf.
Mother Betty DeGeneres
Siblings One
Brothers Vance Degeneres
High School Atlanta High School
University University of New Orleans
Education Majored in communication studies
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Marital Status Married
Wife Portia de Rossi
Married Date August 2008
Net Worth $450 million USD
Salary $75 million annually
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 59 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Measurement 34-27-35 inches
Bra Cup Size 32B

An American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer, Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most renowned names in the world television. Ellen is one of the only female stands up comedian who proved that whatever a man can do, a woman also can do.

What is Ellen DeGeneres famous for?

- Ellen is famous as a renowned stand-up comedian and a lesbian role model.

- Her show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Ellen DeGeneres Career

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When was Ellen DeGeneres born?

Ellen was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the USA. Her birth name is Ellen DeGeneres. 

She was born to Betty DeGeneres(mother) and father Elliott Everett DeGeneres(father). Her father was an insurance agent while her mother is a speech therapist.

However, when Ellen was 15, her parents divorced and she lived with her mom. Her mother later got married to a salesman, Roy Grussendorf.

Ellen has a sibling brother Vance Degeneres, who is a musician and a producer.

How was Ellen DeGeneres's Early life?

Ellen was raised in her hometown until 15, as after her parents parted she lived with her step-father in Atlanta Texas. Her nationality is American and White Caucasian is her ethnicity.  She is French, English, German, and Irish descent. Aquarius is her zodiac sign.

Ellen attended "Atlanta High School" and graduated in May 1976, after she completed her first years of high school at "Grace King High School" in Metairie, Louisiana. She moved back to New Orleans to attend the "University of New Orleans",  where she majored in communication studies. 

After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with a cousin, Laura Gillen. Her early jobs included working at J. C. Penney, and being a waitress at T.G.I. Friday's and another restaurant, a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender. 

She relates much of her childhood and career experiences in her comedic work.

Ellen DeGeneres Ellen

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How is Ellen DeGeneres's Career?

Ellen started her career as a stand-up comedian from small clubs and coffee houses. In the early 80s, she became the "Emcee" at the 'Clyde's Comedy Club' in Orleans. During the same time, she was titled the ‘Funniest Person in America’ by the American television network ‘Showtime’.

Ellen was the first comedian being invited to the show ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson’ in 1986. In 1989, she appeared in a sitcom ‘Open House’ which was aired on Fox channel. From sitcom ‘Laurie Hill’, she gained a new show ‘These Friends of Mine’, whose second season was named after her “Ellen” aired on ABC Network in 1994.

She openly proclaimed herself as a lesbian on"The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1997.

Ellen was also the presenter of Grammy awards in 1996 and Emmy Awards in 2001. In 2001 she was again seen on screen aired on CBS Network on "The Ellen Show", followed by the talk show ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’.

This show was a hit with huge success that she hosted the show even from the hospital when she was bedridden with a torn ligament. Ellen also gave her voice in “Finding Nemo” like a dog.

Ellen again got a chance to present the “2005 Primetime Emmy Awards” aired on CBS Network. Ellen also worked for the Emmy Award-winning ad campaign on 2006 and also worked for few advertisements of 'American Express'.

She was also appointed to host the 79th Acadamy Award and became the first Gay or Lesbian to host the show and in 2014 she again hosted the award for the second time.

In 2010 she was seen as the judge in 'American Idol' just for the single season. The same year she launched her record company "Eleveneleven". In 2016, her voice was again heard as Dory’s voice in the movie "Finding Dory", the same year she also played in "The Big Bang Theory" as Ellen. 

She also won the Saturn Award, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award’ and ‘Annie Award in the category Best Supporting Actress for the film Finding Nemo.

She also worked in films such as ‘Ellen’s Energy Adventure’ and ‘Coneheads’.

In the year 2017-2018 television season DeGeneres began hosting the game show "Ellen's Game of Games" on NBC based and expanded on games played on her talk show. The series had a preview episode on December 18, 2017, with regular episodes beginning the following January.

Also in 2018, DeGeneres appeared in a new stand up special, "Relatable", for Netflix after 15 years not performing stand-up comedy.

Ellen has been an example herself of the saying "Struggle Never Fades", as her career is the same as that. In 2014, Forbes ranked her at 46 in the ‘Most Powerful Women in the World’ list.

Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth

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How is Ellen DeGeneres's Personal Life?

Ellen is married to Portia de Rossi. Portia is a beautiful actress and philanthropist. They started dating in 2004. After the same-sex marriage ban was overturned, Ellen and Portia got engaged and married in August 2008.

The couple is currently living happily in Beverly Hills even after a decade of marriage.

Ellen has also dated Anne Heche, an actress & director for 3 years but they broke up. She then dated Alexander Hedison in 2004 but they also 

could not stay together and got broke up in 2004.

She has been revealed as a lesbian in 1997.

What is the net worth of Ellen DeGeneres?

The multi-talented artist Ellen has an estimated net worth of $450 million USD. Forbes has listed Ellen as one of the higher paid celebrities in the world.

Ellen earns a quite good amount from her profession as a comedian and through her show.

She gets a handsome salary of $75 million annually.

How tall is Ellen DeGeneres?

Ellen has a well-maintained body figure. She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7 inches(1.71m). Her body weighs 59kg(130 lbs). She has a fair complexion with blonde hair and blue eyes. 

Her body measurements are 34-27-35 inches while her bra size is 32B, shoe size is 8(US) and the dress size is 4(US).

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