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Ellen DeGeneres

Actress | * 01/26/1958 (61) | Metairie, Louisiana, USA
Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer.She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, and included a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016); for Nemo, she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the fir... ()
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Ellen DeGeneres is an American stand-up comic, 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Ellen DeGeneres

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host American Comedy Awards Teen Choice Awards Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Annie Award Primetime Emmy Award Genesis Award Presidential Medal of Freedom Lucy Award

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Movies with Ellen DeGeneres as Actress(29)

as Naruto2019 Naruto
as Dory (voice)2016 Finding Dory
as Herself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as herself2013 The Out List
as Herself - Interviewing Sharon Osborne (archive footage)2011 The Undefeated
as Herself - Host2007 Ellen's Really Big Show
as Dory (voice)2003 Finding Nemo
as Janet Hall1999 The Love Letter
as Cynthia Topping1999 Edtv
as Stg. Rita Pompano1998 Goodbye Lover
as Prologue Dog1998 Doctor Dolittle
as Martha Alston1996 Mr. Wrong
as Coach1993 Coneheads

TV Shows/Series with Ellen DeGeneres as Actress(34)

Movies with Ellen DeGeneres as Crew(11)

Production/Producer2019 Castle Hangnail
Production/Producer2019 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
Writing/Writer2018 Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
Production/Executive Producer2018 Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
Production/Executive Producer2018 Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here
Production/Executive Producer2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now
Production/Producer1996 Ellen's Energy Adventure
Directing/Director1996 Ellen's Energy Adventure

TV Shows/Series with Ellen DeGeneres as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Green Eggs and Ham
Production/Executive Producer2018 Splitting Up Together
Production/Executive Producer2016 Little Big Shots
Production/Executive Producer2015 One Big Happy
Production/Executive Producer2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Writing/Writer2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Production/Producer2001 The Ellen Show
Writing/Writer1994 Ellen

Additional Information

Full Name: Ellen DeGeneres
Born: Sunday, 01/26 1958 (January) in Metairie (current age: 61 years + 117 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of New Orleans
Employer: Merry-Go-Round, J. C. Penney, T.G.I. Friday's, American Broadcasting Company, American Express, Pixar, CoverGirl
Net worth estimate: 330,000,000 USD
Spouses (current/former): Portia de Rossi
Partner (current/former): Anne Heche, Alexandra Hedison, Portia de Rossi
Siblings: Vance DeGeneres
Mother: Betty DeGeneres
Related to: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Thomas Fairfax
Influenced by/Role models: Woody Allen, Steve Martin, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett
Other names for Ellen DeGeneres (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ellen Lee DeGeneres"
"엘런 드제너러스"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1018, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019