Born on January 26, 1958 in Louisiana, Ellen DeGeneres is a famous American actress and television presenter. If it is by the stand-up that the young woman starts her career, the television catches up very quickly. In 1996, the actress was entrusted with the reins of her own television series called Ellen. During the episodes, she does not hesitate to reveal her homosexuality to the viewers who, from then on, attach themselves to this frank and simple woman. In 2003, she began to host her own talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
On the private side, Ellen DeGeneres lives a story with actress Anne Heche, before she leaves her after three years of relationship to marry a cameraman. Destroyed by the breakup, the facilitator is struggling to recover from this failure. After a depression, she falls in love with the actress and photographer Alexandra Hedison, which she separates some time later. In 2004, Ellen DeGeneres made a romance with Portia de Rossi, the actress known for her role in the Ally McBeal series. The two women unite in 2008, as soon as the state of California authorizes same-sex marriage.
Ellen DeGeneres was born on the 26th of July, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana and is amongst the most renowned comedians in the United States. She is a famous comedian. She also acted in her own sitcom, Ellen. In the year 1997, Ellen became a devoted advocate of LGBT rights as she serves as a prominent lesbian/gay role model. She has also hosted her talk show under the title The Ellen DeGeneres Show which also won several awards. In 2008, Ellen married girlfriend Portia De Rossi.
What is Ellen DeGeneres Famous For?
She is famous for her hit talk show, Ellen. Since the starting day of the show, the show has managed to grab the attention of its viewers which led to winning the Daytime Emmy Award and People’s Choice Awards.
In addition to this, being a super hit combination of being funny and kind, Ellen DeGeneres also became very popular in hosting award ceremonies and telecasts. Her major achievement in this aspect includes hosting the Grammys awards in 1996 and 1997; Prime time Emmys in the year 2001 and 2005 as well as the Academy Awards in 2007 and 2014. Additionally, she was also a part of American Idol in 2005 replacing Paula Abdul.
Her career achievements also include offering her voice to the animated box office all-time hit – Finding Nemo. In which her voice used for the friendly little blue-colored fish, Dory. In the subsequent year, Ellen also entered in the nominations of Emmy Awards for her special stand-up comedy – Ellen DeGeneres; Here and Now.
Several Books and Television Series
In addition to this, Ellen DeGeneres has also written several books which include My Point … and I Do Have One (1995), Seriously … I’m Kidding (2011), and Home (2015). Though her film work came to a slow growth after her talk show took off however, she continued working behind the scenes as an executive producer for various television series like One Big Happy (2015), Repeat After Me (2015), Little Big Shots (2015), Bethenny (2012-2014) and HGTV reality competition show, Ellen’s Design Challenge. In 2016, she came back to the studio for the production of Finding Dory. The film released in 2016. In the same year, Ellen DeGeneres got the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Barack Obama. The award was for her contributions in the field of arts.