Ellen DeGeneres

TV Show Host

Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, United States on January 26th, 1958 and is the TV Show Host. At the age of 66, Ellen DeGeneres biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Ellen Lee DeGeneres, Ellen Degeneres, Alde
Date of Birth
January 26, 1958
United States
Place of Birth
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
66 years old
Zodiac Sign
$330 Million
$75 Million
Actor, Comedian, Film Actor, Presenter, Screenwriter, Talk Show Host, Television Actor, Television Presenter, Television Producer, Voice Actor, Writer
Social Media
Ellen DeGeneres Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 66 years old, Ellen DeGeneres has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
34-27-35" or 86-68.5-89 cm
Ellen DeGeneres Religion, Education, and Hobbies
She grew up as a Christian Scientist but has later dubbed herself as non-religious.
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Grace King High School, Atlanta High School
Ellen DeGeneres Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Portia de Rossi ​(m. 2008)​
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Dating / Affair
Kat Perkoff (1978-1980), Teresa Boyd (1995), Anne Heche (1997-2000), Alexandra Hedison (2001-2004), Portia de Rossi (2004
Elliott Everett DeGeneres, Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Pfeffer
Vance DeGeneres
Other Family
Elliott Everett DeGeneres (Paternal Grandfather), Ruth Elodie Martin (Paternal Grandmother), William Dick Pfeffer (Maternal Grandfather), Mildred Morrill (Maternal Grandmother), Roy Gruessendorf (Stepfather) (Salesman), Helen (Maternal Aunt), Audrey (Maternal Aunt)
Ellen DeGeneres Life

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television presenter, writer, and producer.

Ellen appeared on Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated television talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her comedy career began in the 1980s and included an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1986.

DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), EDTV (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and she appeared in the Pixar animated films Finding Dory (2003) and Finding Dory (2016), the first time an actress received a Saturn Award for a voice actor.

In 2010, she appeared on American Idol for the ninth time. Ellen appeared in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2002 to 2002.

In an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997, Ellen came out as a lesbian.

Ellen Morgan came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series continued to explore various LGBT topics, including the coming-out process.

Portia de Rossi, her longtime girlfriend, was married in 2008 to her longtime companion. The Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys have all been hosted by DeGeneres.

Eleveneleven's founder, as well as a production company, A Very Good Production, have published four books and started her own music business.

Ellen DeGeneres, a lifestyle brand, also launched ED Ellen DeGeneres, which includes a line of clothing, accessories, home, baby, and pet products.

She has received 30 Emmy Awards, 20 People's Choice Awards (more than any other individual) and a variety of other accolades for her work and charitable causes.

She was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

Early life and education

DeGeneres was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, to Elizabeth Jane "Betty" (née Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres (1925-2019), an insurance agent. She has one brother, Vance, a singer and producer, and she has one sister, Jennifer. She was raised a Christian Scientist by French, English, German, and Irish descent. In 1973, her parents filed for divorce and were divorced the following year. Her mother married Roy Gruessendorf, a salesman, only a few weeks after. Betty Jane and Ellen went from the New Orleans area to Atlanta, Texas, with Gruessendorf. Vance remained with his father.

DeGeneres was molested by her stepfather when she was 15 or 16 years old. Gruessendorf used her mother's recent breast cancer diagnosis to sexually touch her, saying he should check her breasts for lumps. Eventually, he managed to break into her house and sexually assault her, causing her to run away from home and stay the night in a hospital. DeGeneres told her mother of the abuse a few years ago, but Betty Jane did not believe her, and she stayed married to Gruessendorf for 18 years afterward. She eventually knew that DeGeneres had been lying when his reports of his stepdaughter's behavior were changing. Gruessendorf died in 1997.

DeGeneres graduated from Atlanta High School in May 1976 after attending her first years of high school at Grace King High School in Metairie. She returned to New Orleans to study communication at the University of New Orleans, where she concentrated in communication research. Laura Gillen, a cousin's niece, left school to practice clerical work in a law firm for a year. At TGI Fridays and another restaurant, she began working at J. C. Penney and waitressing. She served as a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender. In her comedic work, she reminisces about her childhood and work experiences.

Personal life

According to Forbes, DeGeneres' 2020 earnings will be $84 million and her net worth at US$370 million, making her the 12th highest-paid entertainer in the world. Forbes named her the world's most influential woman in 2015 and ranked second on the World Pride Power list in 2015. She has more than 76 million followers on Twitter and 51.8 million followers on Instagram as of August 2, 2018, making her the tenth-most followed user on Twitter and the 29th-most followed user on Instagram.

DeGeneres is a fan of football but does not follow one franchise; she has shown her love for the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers, and she attended a 2011 Saints practice session disguised as Packers Hall of Fame member Don Hutson.

DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in 1997. American tabloids were captivated by her sexual orientation. The media coverage stunted her career and left her "mired in depression" and left her "mired in depression." Betty, DeGeneres' mother, tells her book Love, Ellen, she was initially shocked when DeGeneres came out, but she has since become one of PFLAG's leading supporters; she is also a supporter of the Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Campaign. DeGeneres began a romantic relationship with actress Anne Heche that lasted until August 2000. DeGeneres maintained a close friendship with photographer Alexandra Hedison from 2000 to 2004. The couple were featured on The Advocate's front page after their split had already been revealed to the public.

Since 2004, DeGeneres has had a friendship with Portia de Rossi. DeGeneres and de Rossi got engaged and married in August 2008 at their Beverly Hills, California, where they live with their four dogs and three cats after the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California. The passage of Proposition 8 cast doubt on the legal status of their marriage, but a subsequent California Supreme Court decision affirmed it because it occurred before November 4, 2008. De Rossi filed a petition on August 6, 2010 to legally change her name to Portia Lee DeGeneres. On September 23, 2010, the petition was accepted.

DeGeneres has previously described herself as a vegetarian and "big animal lover." De Rossi is also a vegan. "Going Vegan with Ellen" co-ordinated DeGeneres' vegan outreach website. Bokado, a vegetarian tapas bar in Los Angeles, was supposed to open a vegan tapas bar, but plans fell through. The Ellen DeGeneres Show's website used to have a section titled "Going Vegan with Ellen," in which she promoted "Meatless Mondays" and featured vegan recipes. In her 2018 stand-up comedy special Relatable, DeGeneres reported that she had reintroduced fish into her diet and that she had stopped following a vegan diet "for no reason at all" in her last year or two.

Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of DeGeneres, has been invited to speak on behalf of the organization's efforts in animal protection legislation several times. PETA named her their "Woman of the Year" in 2009. She donated $25,000 to stop Ag-Gag anti-whistleblower legislation in Tennessee, which would ban undercover investigators from filming animal cruelty on farms. In 2010, DeGeneres served as a campaign ambassador for Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project, urging people to start "a new tradition" rather than eating one" at Thanksgiving.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named DeGeneres as a special envoy for Global AIDS Awareness in November 2011. DeGeneres opened the show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 3rd annual "Change Begins Within" gala on December 3, 2011, aiming to raise funds to provide Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations suffering from epidemic levels of chronic stress and stress-related disorders. "This is the only time I get this stillness... it gives me this peaceful feeling, and I love it so much." I can't say enough good things about it. It's really a beautiful experience to see all the benefits that you can get from sitting still and going inside. David Lynch is such a kind man to start this foundation to assist others."

President Donald Trump would begin allowing the importation of elephant trophies from Africa in November 2017. DeGeneres conceived a hashtag campaign in response to her brand, ED Ellen DeGeneres, to donate to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. With her brand, she also created a T-shirt, whose proceeds also go to the charity.

De Rossi gave DeGeneres' 60th birthday a permanent gorilla home in Rwanda naming the Digit Fund in January 2018. This donation was part of the "Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund," the Digit Fund's new arm.

DeGeneres attended a football game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys in October 2019, at the invitation of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. While at the game, she was seated next to former President George W. Bush. Her friendly interactions with Bush, caught by stadium cameras, attracted widespread condemnation for same-sex marriage, his government, and his responsibility for the Iraq War and its associated torture and civilian deaths. DeGeneres was chastised for her friendship with Bush, as Actor Mark Ruffalo was one of those who chastised her.

DeGeneres outlined her friendship with Bush in a monologue on her program in reaction to her criticism. During the interview, she maintained that her personal relationships should transcend political divisions and compared her friendship with Bush to her friendships with people who wear fur, something she does not endorse. Michelle Obama, the first lady of DeGeneres, was one of those who defended it.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ten former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show accused DeGeneres of "racism, terror, and coercion," including refusing to advise executives sexually assaulting female employees, providing "inflammatory micro-aggressions and bullying" to or about employees of color, firing employees for medical and bereavement leave, and replacing her own crew with non-union employees. The charges, which were anonymously posted to Buzzfeed News, came after previous reports of hostile and bullying conduct, including a former employee's allegation that DeGeneres fired him for establishing a GoFundMe page to cover medical expenses that weren't covered by their workplace health insurance.

Kevin T. Porter, a comedian and podcaster, opened a thread on Twitter in which he called DeGeneres "notoriously one of the meanest people alive" and urged Twitter followers to share "stories you've heard about Ellen being mean," promising to donate two dollars to the Los Angeles Food Bank for each post. The thread quickly went viral, with many people who had worked closely with DeGeneres or had family and relatives who had noticed her disappearing fingernails and being fired for speaking directly to her.

Telepictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment's affiliate company, and a third-party consultant were sent an interoffice memo in July 2020 announcing an internal probe and a third-party consultant to conduct confidential interviews with current and former employees about their experiences on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres herself released a note to her employees pledging to "correct the problems" going forward. A WarnerMedia probe was launched. "I told everyone in our first meeting that the Ellen DeGeneres Show" would be a place of joy, no one will ever raise their voice, and everyone will be treated with kindness," DeGeneres said. Well, something has changed, but I am surprised to find that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anybody who knows me knows that it's the complete opposite of what I believe and what I aspire for our show.

Following the probe, three executives were fired, and the show promised to take steps to change the culture. During the eighteenth season's opening in September 2020, the DeGeneres apologised once more.


Ellen DeGeneres Career

Film career

Ellen's film Coneheads appeared in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In a film called Ellen's Energy Adventure, which was part of the Universe of Energy attraction and pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot, DeGeneres appeared in a number of films. Bill Nye, Alex Trebek, Michael Richards, and Jamie Lee Curtis appeared in the film. DeGeneres's demise and discovery of herself in an energy-themed Jeopardy was the point of contention, against an old adversary played by Curtis and Albert Einstein. DeGeneres co-hosting an educational glimpse at electricity with Nye was the next film. Ellen's Energy Crisis first opened on September 15, 1996, but Ellen's Energy Adventures was soon given the more exciting name Ellen's Energy Adventure. On August 13, 2017, the ride came to an end.

Television career

DeGeneres' first regular television appearance in a Fox sitcom called Open House was on a short-lived Fox sitcom. Margo Van Meter, an office worker with the Juan Verde Real Estate company, was a character in her role. Alison LaPlaca and Mary Page Keller costarred on the program. Producers Neal Marlens and Carol Black starred DeGeneres in their sitcom Laurie Hill in 1992, as Nurse Nancy MacIntyre. After only four episodes, the series was cancelled, but Marlens and Black were so impressed with DeGeneres' appearance that they soon cast her in their next ABC pilot, These Friends of Mine, which they co-created with David S. Rosenthal.

During its first season, DeGeneres' comedic career became the basis of the sitcom Ellen's sitcom Ellen, named These Friends of Mine. The ABC show was very popular in its first few seasons due in part to DeGeneres' style of observational humour; it was often described as a "female Seinfeld."

Ellen came out as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show in April 1997, when DeGeneres came out as a lesbian. Oprah Winfrey's character came out of the closet to her therapist. "The Puppy Episode" was one of the show's most popular episodes. The series returned for a fifth season, but it failed in viewings and was cancelled.

The Ellen Show, a new CBS sitcom that was cancelled after 13 episodes, brought DeGeneres back to television in 2001. "Why do you keep writing these unfunny quips?" a writer screamed as she approached them in 2007. DeGeneres will re-establish herself as a top talk show host after her sitcoms.

In September 2003, DeGeneres introduced The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a daytime television talk show. One of many celebrity-hosted talk shows debuting at the start of the season, including Sharon Osbourne and Rita Rudner's, has consistently risen in the Nielsen ratings and been lauded for her extensive critical laud. In its first season, it was nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy Awards, four of which included Best Talk Show in its first season. For its first three seasons on television, the show received 25 Emmy Awards. DeGeneres is known for her dancing and singing with the audience at the start of the show and during commercial breaks. With the support of her sponsors, she gives away free tickets and trips to be in her show's studio audience.

In February 2006, DeGeneres celebrated her 30th-year class reunion by flying her graduating class to California to be guests on her show. She gave Atlanta High School a surprise gift of a new electronic marquee sign. DeGeneres made a surprise appearance at Tulane University's May 2006 commencement in New Orleans. She appeared in a bathrobe and furry slippers after George H.W. Clinton and Bill Clinton to the podium. "They told me everyone would be wearing robes," she said. In 2009, Ellen made another commencement address at Tulane.

In March 2007, Universal Studios Orlando broadcast a week from a week. On the Hulk Roller Coaster Ride and the Jaws Boat Ride, DeGeneres were among the skits. In May 2007, DeGeneres was put on bedrest due to a torn ligament in her back. "The show must go on, as they say." She continued hosting her show from a hospital bed, tended to by a nurse. As well as in hospital beds, visitors stayed in hospital beds. DeGeneres hosted her 1000th episode on May 1, 2009, including Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake, and Paris Hilton. In December 2015, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Timberlake stunned DeGeneres with their 2,000th show.

On the ninth season of American Idol, DeGeneres replaced Paula Abdul as a judge. "Hollywood Week" got her career off after the contestant auditions. According to the media, DeGeneres has also signed a deal to be a judge on the show for at least five seasons. On February 9, 2010, she made her American Idol debut. However, DeGeneres and Fox executives reported on July 29, 2010 that the comedian would leave American Idol after one season. "I didn't feel like the right fit for me," DeGeneres said in a tweet.

During the 2017–2018 television season, DeGeneres first appeared on Ellen's Game of Games. Based on games played on her talk show, the series premiered on December 18, 2017 and will continue in January. It will be available for four seasons until May 2021, with its cancellation announced in January 2022.

In 2018, the New York Times praised DeGeneres as she faced the prospect of renewing her talk-show contract while still looking for other outlets for her creativity, including her Netflix comedy special Relatable, which mocks her kind image. They reported that they were both happy to be nice and that the host was always smiling. DeGeneres — who admits she has always been overly sensitive — was worried about how her followers would react if she no longer wanted to dance. "He was a very afraid man, he couldn't hear or engage with anything unpleasant," her Christian Scientist upbringing included her father's mental health.

Following the conclusion of the twentieth season in 2022, DeGeneres announced on May 12, 2021, she would cancel her talk show. On May 26, 2022, the show aired its final episode, with Jennifer Aniston, Pink, and Billie Eilish as guests, while Portia de Rossi and other members of DeGeneres' family sat in the audience.


Ellen DeGeneres is attempting to make a comeback as she craves to entertain again after getting pushed off daytime  TV following toxic workplace claims

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 15, 2024
Ellen DeGeneres decided to return to show business because she is an 'artist' who feels the urge to 'entertain,' it has been claimed. The 66-year-old comedian is preparing for her comeback tour Ellen's Last Stand... Up, which begins next week in Spokane, Washington. She last toured in 2018 - four years before her daytime talk show ended amid a blizzard of allegations about its 'toxic' work environment.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi look happy as they arrive at the comedienne's last Los Angeles show on her stand-up tour

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 14, 2024
Ellen DeGeneres looked happy as she headed into the Largo at the Coronet venue in Los Angeles on Thursday night for her final gig there. The former talk show host, 66, performed a week of shows at the intimate venue in West Hollywood to warm up for her massive 27-date North American comedy tour. She is calling it Ellen's Last Stand… Up and claims the shows will be the 'last opportunity' for fans to see DeGeneres live on stage in her 'final curtain call,' People reported. 

Kim Kardashian shows support for Ellen DeGeneres as she heads to her comeback comedy gig - two years after toxic workplace scandal ended talk show

www.dailymail.co.uk, June 6, 2024
Kim Kardashian was among the stars showing their support for Ellen DeGeneres' comeback comedy gig in LA on Wednesday - two years after the end of her popular daytime talk show.

Ellen DeGeneres Is On the Outset Ellen DeGeneres Is Outspoken Up is a girl from 'F**ked Up'

perezhilton.com, January 8, 2023
Emily Ratajkowski has some thoughts after an old interview with Taylor Swift from The Ellen DeGeneres Show went viral on TikTok this week! If you didn't know, the 33-year-old singer appeared on the daytime talk show in 2012, and host Ellen DeGeneres gifted her with a slide show of famous guys, including Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, and Rob Lowe. When the comedian tells Taylor to ring the bell everyone she came across one of the guys she dated, the Lavender Haze artist looked visibly uncomfortable and begged her to stop the segment, saying:

Anne Heche Said About Ellen DeGeneres In her Soon-to-Be-Published Memoir, she shared her concern about her dating Ellen DeGeneres

perezhilton.com, September 16, 2022
Anne Heche wrote about how it was like for her to date Ellen DeGeneres in an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir. Anne died tragically earlier this year after smashing her car into a Los Angeles home, as you probably recall. After spending nearly a week in a coma, the fiery wreck will claim her life. On August 12, she was announced dead at a hospital near Mar Vista, and she received a special award for donating her organs.

Ellen DeGeneres 'Will Not Be Invited’ To Ex Anne Heche's Funeral

perezhilton.com, August 15, 2022
Ellen DeGeneres may have expressed her condolences after her ex-girlfriend Anne Heche tragically died last week, but that doesn't mean they were on good terms. According to reports, she would not be included in the late film star's funeral. The Volcano actress died on Friday after a fiery car accident in Los Angeles the week before. After her vehicle struck a house in Mar Vista that was lit on fire, she suffered serious burns and a brain injury. According to California law, the 53-year-old was declared brain dead on Friday and was removed from life support on Sunday after an organ transplant was discovered on Sunday.
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