Portia de Rossi Biography

Portia de Rossi

Quick Facts Of Portia de Rossi

Celebrated Name Portia de Rossi
Age 46 Years
Nick Name Portia de Rossi
Birth Name Amanda Lee Rogers
Birth Date 1973-01-31
Gender Female
Profession Model
Place Of Birth Horsham, Victoria
Nationality Australian-American
Birth Nation Australia
Famous For Actress, Model, Philanthropist
Religion Will Update Soon...
Horoscope Aquarius
Ethnicity English
Father Barry Rogers
Mother Margaret Rogers
Brothers Michael Rogers
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 57 Kg
Body Measurement 33-24-35 inches
Bra Cup Size 33B
School Melbourne Girls Grammar School
University University of Melbourne
Body Build/Type Slim
Dress Size 2 (US)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Net Worth $50 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Mel Metcalfe (M. 1996; Div. 1999) and Ellen DeGeneres (M. 2008 - Present)
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

Portia de Rossi is a famous Australian-American model, actor, and philanthropist. She believes that it was the most daring thing she has ever done and stated that the urgency to change her name was triggered by her inner conflict with her sexual identity. 

She began her journey in the film industry with the romantic-comedy-drama movie Sirens, appearing alongside Hugh Grant. She has also acted in several American television movies and series. She gained massive popularity by playing the role of a Boston- based lawyer named Nelle Porter in a comedy-drama TV series titled Ally McBeal. Her character provided the main comic relief in the series. Let's know more about her and her career through this article.

What is Portia de Rossi famous for?

  • An Australian-American actress, model, and philanthropist.
  • Her appearance as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017.

How old is Portia de Rossi?

Recalling her early life, Rossi was born in Horsham, Australia in the year1973. Currently, she aged 46 years old. She was born to parents Margaret, a medical receptionist, and Barry Rogers. Her father died when she was nine years old. 

Throughout most of his childhood years, she grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, and modeled for print and TV commercials since her early life. She is of American-Australian nationality. Furthermore, she belongs to the English ethnic background.

Where is Portia de Rossi go for education?

Talking about her education, Rossi attended Melbourne Girls Grammar School. Later, she graduated from the University of Melbourne, where she studied law.

When did Portia de Rossi become an actress?

  • Moving towards her career journey, Rossi was initially a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens. Later, 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. 
  • After that, she received widespread fame after she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998. Since then, she has appeared in numerous other movies and television series and all in all, she has over 35 credits as an actress.
  • Some other movies and television series that she has appeared in are Santa Clarita Diet (2017), Now Add Honey (2015), Sean Saves the World (2014), Arrested Development (2003-2006; 2013; 2018-2019), The Smart One (, Better Off Ted (2009-2010), Nip/Tuck (2007-2009), Cursed (2005), Dead & Breakfast (2004), Two Girls from Lemoore (2003), The Night We Called It a Day (2003), I Witness (2003), and Mister Sterling (2003) among others. 
  • Additionally, She supports a variety of charitable organizations, including Locks of Love. Furthermore, she has also supported fundraising efforts for FXB International.
  • She won the Gold Derby TV Award in 2006. Besides, she has also won the Golden Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Future Classic Award. Furthermore, she has also garnered the nomination for the Golden Satellite Award and OFTA Television Award among others.

Who is Portia de Rossi married to?

Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres

Source: @portiadetossi


Reflecting on her personal life, Rossi was married to documentary filmmaker Mel Metcalfe, from 1996 to 1999.  In 1999, after splitting from Me Metcalfe, she started dating another American actress, Guinevere Turner.

They dated briefly and got separated in the same year. From 2001 to 2004, de Rossi dated director Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Starr. The pair broke up in late 2004 because she began dating Ellen DeGeneres, whom she met backstage at an awards show.

Similarly, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate in 2005. She is currently a married woman.  She and DeGeneres became engaged when DeGeneres proposed with a three-carat diamond ring. Later, they were married at their Beverly Hills home on 16th August 2008. She filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres on 6th August 2010.

Who is Ellen Degeneres?

How much is Portia de Rossi's worth?

Being a part of the entertainment industry, Rossi earns the sum of a good amount of money and fame through her profession as an actress and model. Based on some online reports, her current estimated net worth said to be $50 million. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Portia de Rossi?

Observing her body physics, Rossi stands a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 57 Kg. Similarly, She has a slim body with green eyes and blonde hair color. She used 33B bra size and 2 (US) dress sizes. Further, her body measures 33-24-35 inches.

Did You Know?

  • She became an avid supporter of charities such as Locks of Love and Alley Cats.
  • She started her own art company General Public in May 2017.

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