Portia de Rossi

TV Actress

Portia de Rossi was born in Horsham, Victoria, Australia on January 31st, 1973 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 51, Portia de Rossi biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Amanda Lee Rogers
Date of Birth
January 31, 1973
United States, Australia
Place of Birth
Horsham, Victoria, Australia
51 years old
Zodiac Sign
$50 Million
Autobiographer, Film Actor, Model, Television Actor, Writer
Social Media
Portia de Rossi Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 51 years old, Portia de Rossi has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
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Portia de Rossi Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Geelong Grammar School, Melbourne Girls Grammar School
Portia de Rossi Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Mel Metcalfe ​ ​(m. 1996; div. 1999)​, Ellen DeGeneres ​(m. 2008)​
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Dating / Affair
Mel Metcalfe (1996-1999), Guinevere Turner (1999), Francesca Gregorini (2000-2004), Ellen DeGeneres (2004-Present)
Barry Rogers, Margaret
Portia de Rossi Life

Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers, 31 January 1973), better known as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian-American model, philanthropist, and actress.

She is best known for her appearances on the American television drama series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), and as Elizabeth North on the American political thriller series Scandal (2009–2010).

Ellen De Rossi, a comedian, actor, and television presenter, is married to comedian, actress, and television host Ellen DeGeneres.

Early life

Portia de Rossi was born Amanda Lee Rogers in Horsham, Victoria, Australia, the granddaughter of Margaret, a medical receptionist, and Barry Rogers. When she was nine years old, her father died. She grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and appeared in print and television commercials as a child. Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi in 1988, the first female to use it. She told me in 2005 that she intended to reinvent herself by using the given name of Portia, a character from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, as well as an Italian last name. She was educated at Geelong Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, where she studied law.

Personal life

De Rossi was married to documentary filmmaker Mel Metcalfe from 1996 to 1999, who was part of a scheme to get a green card, but she did not go through with the scheme. "It't right for me," she said about her marriage. She confessed that being a young actress she was afraid of being exposed as a lesbian in a 2010 interview with Good Morning America.

de Rossi dated director Francesca Gregorini, Barbara Bach's daughter and Ringo Starr's stepdaughter from 2001 to 2004. Before tabloid photos of the couple were published, she said that the majority of her family and Ally McBeal cast members did not know she was a lesbian. At the time, she refused to discuss the relationship or her sexual orientation.

De Rossi and Gregorini broke up in late 2004 after de Rossi began dating DeGeneres, who she met backstage at an awards show. In 2005, she spoke out about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. When DeGeneres first suggested in 2008, she and DeGeneres became engaged. On August 16, 2008, they were married in Beverly Hills, California, to their mothers and 17 others. 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. In September 2011, she became a United States citizen.

In 2010, de Rossi published Unbearable Lightness: A Journey of Loss and Gain, a memoir about her inner turmoil, which included suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia as well as being misdiagnosed with lupus. While filming Ally McBeal, she had struggled with the eating disorders for four years. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote the book.

Both DeGeneres and de Rossi became vegan in 2008, but DeGeneres later announced that she is no longer vegan in December 2018. Several rescue animals have been adopted by the organization.

While auditioning for one of his films in 2017, actor Steven Seagal revealed himself to her.


Portia de Rossi Career


De Rossi's first significant role was as a young and impressionable maid in the Australian 1994 film Sirens. Soon afterward, 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. During her time in the United States, de Rossi worked to drop her Australian accent.

De Rossi garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter. She remained with the show until its end in 2002. In 2001, she starred in Who Is Cletis Tout? alongside Christian Slater. From 2003 to 2006, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's Arrested Development. She next portrayed John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story in 2003. That same year, she portrayed an Australian reporter who inspires a protest against Frank Sinatra during a concert tour in The Night We Called It a Day.

In 2005 de Rossi portrayed Zela, a fortune-teller, in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed. From 2007 to 2008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia McNamara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord.

In 2009 and 2010, de Rossi played the high-strung and controlling Veronica Palmer on the ABC show Better Off Ted. In 2011, she appeared in Better Off Ted cast member Malcolm Barrett's music video for "Revenge of the Nerds", spoofing her character in a cameo alongside other cast members of the series.

She ranked 69th in Stuff Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women, 31 in Femme Fatales' Sexiest Women of 2003 list, and 24 in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women List in 2004; in late 2006, the magazine Blender listed her as one of the hottest women of film and TV. In May 2007, she was featured as one of 100 Most Beautiful in a People special edition. TV Guide included her and Ellen DeGeneres in their Power A-List couples in 2007.

In February 2012, it was announced that ABC had ordered a pilot for a new drama series The Smart One, one of whose executive producers was Ellen DeGeneres, and which featured de Rossi in a leading role. The actress was to star as a "brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister – a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor." But The Smart One was not picked up for the 2012–2013 season.

Six years after the series was canceled by Fox, filming for a revived fourth season of Arrested Development began in August 2012, and de Rossi reprised her role as Lindsay Bluth Fünke. This fourth season consisted of 15 new episodes, which debuted on Netflix on 26 May 2013. Each episode focused on one particular character, with de Rossi's Lindsay featured in Episode 3, "Indian Takers", and Episode 8, "Red Hairing", and also appearing in several other episodes of the season.

In July 2014, ABC confirmed that de Rossi was joining season 4 of Scandal, in the role of Elizabeth North. Her recurring role was upgraded to a series regular for the fifth season. In April 2017, in season six, de Rossi's character was killed off in a golf club attack. De Rossi herself made the decision to depart the series.

In May 2018, de Rossi announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would be retiring from acting, though she later elaborated that she would make an exception for future seasons of Arrested Development.


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www.dailymail.co.uk, May 1, 2024
A much loved throwback TV commercial featuring former model Tziporah Malkah speaking Italian has resurfaced on social media. Fans have gone wild over the 25-year-old spot which was created for the Australian made Leggo's brand. In the ad, which originally aired in 1999,  Tziporah, 50, previously known as Kate Fischer, can be seen telling viewers how best to prepare a bowl of pasta.

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www.dailymail.co.uk, April 27, 2024
The Duchess of Sussex has sent out 50 jars of jam from the first batch, many of which have gone to her exclusive Montecito pals - but who is in the running for the top five jars? As Instagram posts trickle in showing the ruby-red jam set amid bright yellow lemons, fans are able to paint a picture of the type of customer Meghan wishes to appeal to - but which lucky people received the very first jars of the product?

Ellen DeGeneres celebrates her 66th birthday with a grueling workout in her home gym: 'This is what 66 looks like'

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 27, 2024
Ellen DeGeneres celebrated her 66th birthday by getting in a strenuous workout in her new home gym. On Friday, Ellen's fitness session, which included a lot of strength training, was posted on Instagram by show host Portia De Rossi. At the start of the clip, Ellen is seen doing dumbbell presses as she asks her model spouse: 'Are you saying this is what 66 looks like?'

Watch As Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Celebrate Ellen DeGeneres' Surprise Vow Renewal With Portia De Rossi!

perezhilton.com, February 2, 2023
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been keeping a very low profile ever since the release of their Netflix docuseries and Spare, but they made an exception this week! While attending Portia de Rossi's 50th birthday party on Tuesday, the royals were seen having a "wonderful time" — which turned into a surprise vow renewal with Ellen DeGeneres. Aw! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were delighted to attend the bash, according to an insider who spoke with Page Six on Thursday. They shared:

Anne Heche Once ‘Warned’ Portia De Rossi Against Dating Ellen DeGeneres!

perezhilton.com, August 19, 2022
Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres really weren’t on good terms before her tragic death!! In a resurfaced clip of Anne’s podcast, Better Together, with co-host Heather Duffy, the Volcano alum recalled warning Portia de Rossi against dating Ellen, whom she dated for several years prior!And not only did Portia totally ignore her advice, but it sounds like she might have been as attention-seeking as the former talk show host!
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