This article is all about the renowned contemporary comedian Ellen DeGeneres biography who is best known for hosting a successful daytime talk show. Apart from her television career, the comedian has contributed to several hit movies like Mr. Wrong, EDtv, The Love Letters and much more. Her popularity was at the peak when Ellen released her own album titled Ellen DeGeneres: Taste This (1996).
With her unrehearsed comic style and amazing performances, the comedian has been the favorite of the audiences from all age groups. According to Ellen DeGeneres wiki, she was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the United States of America. Regarding her date of birth, Ellen DeGeneres age is 59 as of now.
The comedian was born as Ellen Lee DeGeneres (birth name) and was raised up in her birthplace i.e. Metairie, Louisiana. She was born as the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (mother) and Elliott Everett DeGeneres (father). Her father used to work as an insurance agent and her mother was a speech therapist by profession. The comedian has a memorable childhood life that she spent with her brother named Vance who is best known for being a musician and also a producer. As everything was going well, her parents were separated in 1974 which made her migrated.
Ellen DeGeneres Education
Talking about her education, the comedian attended Grace King High School which is located in Metairie, Louisiana and later moved to Atlanta High School from where she completed her graduation in May of 1976. After that, she moved to the University of New Orleans and studied communication over there.
Ellen DeGeneres Ethnicity
Talking about Ellen DeGeneres ethnicity, she holds English, German, Irish and French descent.
Career and Professional Life
Ellen started working when she was at the University and used to work in a law firm. She also started working as a waitress at T.G.I and later also gained experience of working as a hostess, bartender, and even house painter.
The 59 years old successful daytime host DeGeneres started working as a stand-up comedy in small coffee houses and clubs. Her humorous nature made her emcee at Clyde’s Comedy Club. Gradually the comedian started gaining popularity and was named as Showtime’s funniest person in America in 1982.
Today, the comedian is one of the established and recognized personality and therefore she has been offered to join the advertising campaigns by numerous brands. Recently on May 24, 2017. DeGeneres was seen appearing as brand new stand up special for Netflix.
Moving to her filmographies, actress DeGeneres has contributed to the films like Finding Dory (2016), Finding Nemo (2003), Goodbye Lover (1999), Dr. Dolittle (1988), Mr. Wrong (1996), Coneheads (1993) and much more.
Apart from these all, DeGeneres has contributed to several television shows and programs like One Night Stand, The Dana Carvey Show, 38th and 39th Annual Grammy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003 to present) and much more. Also, the comedian has presented her skills through voice acting too.
Is Ellen DeGeneres Gay/ Lesbian?
Talking about her sexual orientation, comedian Ellen DeGeneres is lesbian. The fact was revealed in 1997 and the entire world was shocked when they find Ellen coming out as a lesbian. Mother Betty DeGeneres was shocked when she heard that her daughter Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian. But Betty has always supported her daughter and she is one of the active members of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
Romantic Love Life and Affairs
The comedian was having a romantic relationship with Anne Heche (actress) but they split in August of 2000. After that, she was too close to Alexandra Hedison and together they had also appeared on the cover of The Advocate. After separation with Hedison, Ellen started having affair with Portia de Rossi since 2004. The same-sex marriage ban was overturned on May 15, 2008, DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi engaged and later tied their knot in August 2008. Their marriage ceremony was held in their home in Beverly Hills, California.
In 2010, Portia filed a petition in court for the purpose of changing her name legally to Portia Lee James DeGeneres which was later granted by the court on September 23, 2010.
What is Ellen DeGeneres Net worth?
The Day Time Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has a jaw-dropping net worth of $400 million. She is one of the highest paid television hosts around the world as Ellen DeGeneres yearly salary is estimated to be $77 million according to Forbes as of 6/12/17. Apart from her salary, the comedian also makes money through YouTube streaming and income from her own company named Ellen Digital Ventures which is a renowned multi-million-dollar business in the United States. Also, she has been paid a huge amount by Netflix.
Wiki and Facts
Many of the wiki sites including Wikipedia have presented the biography of comedian Ellen. Ellen has retained more than 76 million followers on Twitter which can be reached @theellenshow. Also, you can follow Ellen DeGeneres on Instagram @theellenshow where she has managed to retain more than 50 million followers. To get her latest post and updates, you can Like/Follow Ellen DeGeneres Official Facebook Page.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ELLEN DEGENERES
- Ellen is vegan and has been standing for animal rights.
- She loves Cats and Dogs and has kept them together as pets.
- Her partner De Rossi is too vegan.
- Ellen was named “Special Envoy” for Global Aids Awareness by Hilary Clinton.