Is Portia de Rossi married? Yes, she is. Her sexual orientation is lesbian and her partner is famous television personality Ellen DeGeneres (born on January 26, 1958). After dating for a long time, the couple celebrated their wedding on August 16, 2008, which was held at their home in Beverly Hills, California
The couple is one of the perfect examples for LGBT communities and has influenced people to come out publicly without any hesitation of their sexual orientation. Portia de Rossi has now legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
Talking about her past relationship, she married filmmaker, Mel Metcalfe, as their plan was to get a green card for Portia. She also dated Italian-American director/ writer Francesca Gregorini (born on August 7, 1968) from 2001 to 2004. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Portia de Rossi:
Who is Portia de Rossi?
Born as Amanda Lee Rogers, she landed the planet on 31 January 1973, which makes her age be 37 years old as of 2020. By profession, she is an Australian-American model, actress as well as a renowned philanthropist. She has gained wide popularity for appearing on the American drama series Ally McBeal as Nelle Porter and on the American television sitcom Arrested Development as Lindsay Bluth Fünke. She also portrayed the role of Elizabeth North on the American political thriller Scandal.
Early Life and Education
Amanda Lee Rogers was born in 1973 and her place of birth is in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Barry Rogers (father) and Margaret Rogers (mother). Her mother is a medical receptionist whereas her father had already died when she was just nine years old.
She spent her childhood days in Grovedale with her family. From her childhood age, she started modeling for print and various television commercials. At the age of 15, she started using the name, Portia de Rossi. Regarding her education, she was enrolled at Geelong Grammar School. For her further studies, she attended the University of Melbourne where she was the student of law faculty.
Career and Professional Life
De Rossi’s made a big breakthrough from her appearance in the Australian 1994 film Sirens as a young and impressionable model. After moving to Los Angeles, she grabbed opportunities to appear on various television shows and finally landed to a permanent role in Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher. After joining the main cast of Ally McBeal, she started gaining international attention in 1998 where she portrayed the role of lawyer Nelle Porter.
She was starred as Tess Donnelly in American-Canadian action comedy film Who Is Cletis Tout? In 2001. In 2003, she appeared in Two Girls from Leemore as a blind woman, human rights-themed thriller I Witness as Emily Thompson and Australian–American comedy-drama film The Night We Called It a Day as Hilary Hunter.
The following year, she appeared as Kelly in musical zombie comedy film Dead & Breakfast which was sable to receive nomination for a Saturn Award. She was starred as Zela in American-German werewolf body horror film Cursed which was released on February 25, 2005, in the United States. She portrayed the role of Beth Halloway in the 2015 Australian comedy film Now Add Honey.
De Rossi has also appeared in multiple television programs like To Something as Maria Hunter, Ally McBeal as Nelle Porter, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher as Elana Lewis, The Twilight Zone as Laurel Janus, Veronica’s Closet as Carolyn, The Twilight Zone as Laurel Janus, Arrested Development as Lindsay Bluth Fünke, Better Off Ted as Veronica Palmer, Sean Saves the World as Jill, Santa Clarita Diet as Dr. Wolf and others.
Portia de Rossi is married to comedian/ television host Ellen DeGeneres since August 16, 2008. They are happy with their conjugal life ad are one of the biggest celebrities having a same-sex marriage. There were rumors that De Rossi was pregnant but this information was declined by Portia. She is a vegan and with her partner, she has already adopted multiple rescue animals.
Portia de Rossi stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 8 inches or 173 cm. She weighs about 57 kilograms or 126 lbs making her balanced as per her tall height. She has a perfect body measurement of 33-24-35 inches or 84-61-89 cm where she is blessed with long blonde wavy hair. De Rossi’s dress size and feet size are 2 and 8 respectively as per the United States measurement.
Salary and Net worth
Australian=-American model/ actress Portia de Rossi has an estimated net worth of 21 million USD. She is active in the entertainment industry from her childhood days. She has been supporting various charitable organizations like Locks of Love and FXB International. Being an avid animal lover, she has been supporting Alley Cat Allies. She is also strongly supporting The Gentle Barn.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Portia de Rossi is prepared by various wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. Join her on Twitter @portiaderossi where she has amassed more than 350k followers now. She is also active on Instagram@portiaderossi/ where she has garnered more than 1.5 million followers.