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Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres

American stand-up comedian, television host and actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (60%), (9%), Canada (5%)

Main connections: Portia de Rossi, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, American Express

Linked to: Pixar, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Tulane University, University of New Orleans




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Ellen DeGeneres was born in 1958 add something


Stand-up comedy - From the 1970s to the 90s, different styles of comedy began to emerge, from the madcap stylings of Robin Williams, to the odd observations of Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres, the ironic musings of Steven Wright, to the mimicry of Whoopi Goldberg, and Eddie Murphy


In 1973, DeGeneres's parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year add something


DeGeneres graduated from Atlanta, Texas High School in May 1976, after completing her first years of high school at Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana add something


In the early 1980s she began to tour nationally, being named Showtime's "Funniest Person in America" in 1982 add something


Television and film work in the late 1980s and early 1990s included roles on television in "Open House" and in the film "Coneheads" add something


By 1981 she was the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans add something


In 1986 she appeared for the first time on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", who likened her to Bob Newhart add something


Peter Chan - In the late 1990s, Chan worked in Hollywood , directing "The Love Letter", which starred Kate Capshaw, Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Selleck


Sharleen Spiteri - She wrote and performed the title track to the 1990s sitcom "Ellen", and once appeared alongside Ellen DeGeneres in the opening credits


In 1992, producers Neal Marlens and Carol Black cast DeGeneres in their sitcom "Laurie Hill", in the role of Nurse Nancy MacIntyre add something


She starred in two television sitcoms, "Ellen" from 1994 to 1998 and "The Ellen Show" from 2001 to 2002 add something


She hosted the Grammy awards in 1996 and in 1997 add something


The next film had DeGeneres hosting an educational look at energy, co-hosted with Nye. The ride first opened on September 15, 1996, as "Ellen's Energy Crisis", but was quickly renamed to the more positive-sounding "Ellen's Energy Adventure" add something


Bill Nye - Nye's Science Guy persona appears alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Alex Trebek in a video at "Ellen's Energy Adventure", an attraction that has played since 1996 at the Universe of Energy pavilion inside Epcot at Walt Disney World


During the fourth season of "Ellen" in 1997, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" add something


In 1997, DeGeneres came out as a lesbian add something


"Ellen" reached its height of popularity in February 1997, when DeGeneres made her homosexuality public on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" add something


The Oprah Winfrey Show - Comedian Ellen DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian during her appearance on the show in 1997 after appearing on a "Time" magazine cover next to the headline "Yep, I'm gay


Laura Dern - She guest-starred on "The West Wing", as a voice on "King of the Hill" and as a lesbian who coaxes Ellen DeGeneres out of the closet in the famous 1997 "The Puppy Episode" of the television series "Ellen"


Oprah Winfrey - Since 1997, when Winfrey played the therapist on an episode of the sitcom "Ellen" in which Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet, Winfrey and King have been the target of persistent rumors that they were gay


After the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California, DeGeneres announced on a May 2008 show that she and de Rossi were engaged, and gave de Rossi a three-carat pink diamond ring add something


DeGeneres returned to series television in 2001 with a new CBS sitcom, "The Ellen Show" add something


Presented after two cancellations due to network concerns that a lavish ceremony following the September 11, 2001 attacks would appear insensitive, the show required a more somber tone that would allow viewers to temporarily forget the tragedy add something


DeGeneres received wide exposure on November 4, 2001, when she hosted the televised broadcast of the Emmy awards add something


DeGeneres launched a daytime television talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in September 2003 add something


Since 2004, DeGeneres has had a relationship with Portia de Rossi add something


In November 2004, DeGeneres appeared, dancing, in an ad campaign for American Express add something


Portia de Rossi - De Rossi and Gregorini broke up in late 2004 because de Rossi began dating Ellen DeGeneres, whom she met backstage at an *awards show


In August 2005, DeGeneres hosted the 2005 Primetime Emmy awards ceremony held on September 18, 2005 add something


In August 2005, DeGeneres hosted the 2005 Primetime Emmy awards ceremony held on September 18, 2005 add something


DeGeneres celebrated her thirty-year class reunion by flying her graduating class to California to be guests on her show in February 2006 add something


In May 2006, DeGeneres made a surprise appearance at the Tulane University commencement in New Orleans add something


On September 7, 2006, DeGeneres was selected to host the 79th Academy awards ceremony, which took place on February 25, 2007 add something


Her most recent American Express commercial, a two-minute black-and-white spot in which she works with animals, debuted in November 2006 and was created by Ogilvy and Mather add something


Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres


In 2007, the commercial won the Emmy award for Outstanding Commercial add something


Thus, although DeGeneres verbally supported the 2007 WGA strike, she did not support it when she crossed the picket line the day after the strike began add something


The show broadcast for a week from Universal Studios Orlando in March 2007 add something


In May 2007, DeGeneres was placed on bed rest due to a torn ligament in her back add something


American Express - In 2007, a two-minute black-and-white ad entitled "Animals" starring Ellen DeGeneres won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial


Portia de Rossi - "TV Guide" included her and Ellen DeGeneres in their Power A-List couples in 2007


Ugly Betty - Not to be outdone, a February 17, 2007 episode of "MADtv" has Ellen DeGeneres interviewing an actress on her talk show who plays "Ugly Betty", with Salma Hayek always pointing out how ugly she is


Pamela Anderson - In September 2007, Anderson told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that she was engaged


Kate Schellenbach - She appeared on screen on a show first aired on December 4, 2007, playing the bongos with host Ellen DeGeneres


They were married on August 16, 2008, at their home, with nineteen guests including their mothers add something


DeGeneres began working with Cover Girl Cosmetics in September 2008, for which she has been criticized, as her animal-friendly values clash with Procter and Gamble's animal testing add something


The passage of Proposition 8 cast doubt on the legal status of their marriage, but a subsequent California Supreme Court judgment validated it because it occurred before November 4, 2008 add something


Joshua Radin - Radin played his song "Today" along with five other songs for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi at their August 16, 2008 wedding


Ellen went on to make another commencement speech at Tulane in 2009 add something


On September 9, 2009, it was confirmed that DeGeneres would replace Paula Abdul as a judge of the ninth season of "American Idol" add something


So What (Pink song) - After reuniting with Hart in January 1, 2009, Pink told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview on DeGeneres' syndicated talk show that she found it "funny" to perform the song when he was in the audience and especially enjoyed the bit where she sang the line "You're a tool"


Poker Face (Lady Gaga song) - On May 12, 2009, Gaga performed "Poker Face" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" while wearing a gyroscope on her head, designed by theatrical hat designer Nasir Mazhar and playing the piano while standing on the stool


O, The Oprah Magazine - The second shared cover is with fellow daytime host Ellen DeGeneres on the December 2009 issue


DeGeneres served as campaign ambassador to Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project in 2010, asking people to start "a new tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one" at Thanksgiving add something


She made her "American Idol" debut on February 9, 2010 add something


On May 26, 2010, Ellen announced on her show that she was starting her own record label entitled "eleveneleven" add something


On July 29, 2010, DeGeneres and Fox executives announced that the comedienne would be departing from the series after one season add something


Lacey Brown - March 18, 2010. mjsbigblog with Ellen DeGeneres on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", along with several in New York, including "the Wendy Williams Show" and the "Late Show with David Letterman", where she performed "What a Wonderful World"


Katie Stevens - On April 16, 2010, she appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" where she performed "Over the Rainbow"


Greyson Chance - On May 12, 2010, DeGeneres' announcement of Chance's booking, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", was broadcast at different times across the U.S. and posted to her website


In 2011, she attended a Saints practice dressed as Packers Hall of Famer Don Hutson add something


On a February 9, 2011, episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", DeGeneres told her studio audience via a letter from the New England Genealogical Society that she is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's 15th cousin via their shared common ancestor Thomas Fairfax add something


In November 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named her a Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness add something


On December 3, 2011, DeGeneres headlined the third annual Change Begins Within gala for the David Lynch Foundation held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. add something


Jack Whitehall - In May 2011, he made his d├ębut appearance on a U.S. chatshow, interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"


Draft:Street King Immortal - In an appearance with singer Nicole Scherzinger on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", hosted by comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres, on May 24, 2011, 50 Cent and Scherzinger performed their single "Right There", and 50 Cent revealed that the album was only a single song away from completion


Charlie Puth - In October 2011, Ellen DeGeneres announced that she had signed Puth and Emily Luther to her label, eleveneleven, after seeing their cover of Adele's "Someone Like You"


In Spring 2012, DeGeneres becomes the spokesperson for J.C. Penney in a tour and advertising campaign add something


CoverGirl - In early 2012, a CoverGirl commercial starring Sofia Vergara and Ellen DeGeneres began airing on national television


Jackie O (radio host) - In January 2012, Jackie was criticised by gay rights activists, who accused her of homophobia after she complained on air that she no longer liked her middle name, Ellen, because it "sounds a bit lez" - an apparent reference to US comedian Ellen DeGeneres


Charlie Puth - On January 25, 2012, they came back to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and performed Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and an original written by Puth titled "Break Again"


Portia de Rossi - In February 2012 it was announced that ABC had ordered a pilot for a new drama series "The Smart One", executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres which would feature de Rossi in a leading role


Finding Dory - According to the report by "The Hollywood Reporter" published in August 2012, Ellen DeGeneres was in negotiations to reprise her role of Dory


Finding Nemo - According to the report by "The Hollywood Reporter" published in August 2012, Ellen DeGeneres was in negotiations to reprise her role of Dory


On August 2, 2013, it was announced that Ellen will host the Academy awards on March 2, 2014 for the second time add something


Chris Kluwe - On the January 18, 2013 The Ellen Degeneres Show, Ellen Degeneres inducted Kluwe as the first inductee in her Hall of Fame for his support of same-sex marriage


Finding Nemo - In April 2013, Disney announced the sequel, "Finding Dory", confirming that Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks would be reprising their roles as Dory and Marlin, respectively


Finding Dory - In April 2013, Disney announced the sequel, "Finding Dory", for November 25, 2015, confirming that Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks would be reprising their roles as Dory and Marlin, respectively


Albuquerque, New Mexico - The fictional character Gru jokingly said that he originated from Albuquerque on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on 29 May 2013


Pamela Anderson - In October 2013, Anderson said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she and Salomon were "friends with benefits"


A selfie orchestrated by DeGeneres during the March 2, 2014 broadcast is the most retweeted tweet ever add something


Her line of home products, initialized as E.D., for Ellen DeGeneres, began being offered on QVC on October 24, 2014 under the name E.D. on Air. add something


Stevie Brock - On January 9, 2014, The Cream Pies recorded a humorous musical tribute to television talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and posted it on their YouTube channel


Elisha Cuthbert - In February 2014, Cuthbert signed on to play the female lead in Liz Feldman and Ellen DeGeneres' new NBC sitcom pilot "One Big Happy"


Nick Zano - In February 2014, Zano signed on to play the male lead in Liz Feldman and Ellen DeGeneres' NBC lesbian-themed comedy pilot "One Big Happy"


Twitter - A selfie orchestrated by 86th Academy *awards' host Ellen DeGeneres, during the March 2, 2014 broadcast is the most retweeted image ever


Selfie - On March 2, 2014, Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a group selfie while hosting the 86th Academy Awards ceremony


Ashton Kutcher - In May 2014, Kunis confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres that she and Kutcher were engaged and expecting their first child together


Mila Kunis - In May 2014, Kunis confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres that she and Kutcher were engaged and expecting their first child together


Wendi McLendon-Covey - In 2015, McLendon-Covey was cast as host on the ABC reality comedy series, "Repeat After Me" produced by Ellen DeGeneres


Don't Tell Me (Madonna song) - In 2015, TV show host Ellen DeGeneres re-created "Don't Tell Me" video with herself as a backup dancer


Dress You Up - In 2015, while appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as part of promotion for her thirteenth studio album, "Rebel Heart", Madonna and host Ellen DeGeneres sang the song during a revival of DeGeneres' bathroom concert series


Ewa Kopacz - Kopacz has been described as one of the leaders of the European Union, and was ranked as the world's 40th most powerful woman by "Forbes" magazine in 2015, placing her ahead of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Ellen DeGeneres


Jussie Smollett - Smollett officially confirmed his status as a gay man during a backstage interview with Ellen Degeneres in March 2015


Bitch Better Have My Money - On September 9, 2015, Ellen DeGeneres lip synced the song on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" as part of a standard comedy bit with host Jimmy Fallon


She reprised the role of Dory from Finding Nemo in the 2016 sequel, Finding Dory add something


Gilmore Girls - On April 7, 2016, Melissa McCarthy officially announced to Ellen DeGeneres on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she would be returning for the revival


Melissa McCarthy - On April 7, 2016, Melissa McCarthy officially announced to Ellen DeGeneres on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she would be returning for the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix


Miley Cyrus - On October 27, 2016 Cyrus confirmed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the ring she is wearing is indeed an engagement ring and that she is engaged to Liam Hemsworth


As of May 2017, it has been retweeted over 3,4 million times add something


The series had a preview episode on December 18, 2017 with regular episodes beginning the following January add something


Britney Spears - In January 2017, Spears received four wins out of four nominations at the 43rd People's Choice *awards, including Favorite Pop Artist, Female Artist, Social Media celebrity as well as Comedic Collaboration for a skit with Ellen DeGeneres for "The Ellen_DeGeneres Show"


In January 2018 for Ellen's 60th birthday, Ellen's wife, Portia de Rossi, gifted Ellen a permanent gorilla home in Rwanda built in her namesake for the Digit Fund add something


As of August 2, 2018, DeGeneres has more than 76 million followers on & Twitter and 55,8 million followers on & Instagram, making her the seventh most followed user on Twitter and the 28th most followed user on Instagram add something


On September 4, 2018, $TCL (TCL_Corporation), announces it's extension as the Official TV of The Ellen DeGeneres Show for a fifth consecutive season add something


Walmart - In September 2018, Walmart partnered with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to launch a new brand of women's apparel and accessories called EV1