Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003. Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s and included a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong, EDtv, and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo and Finding Dory; for Nemo, she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won a Saturn Award for a voice performance. In 2010, she was a judge on American Idol for its ninth season. She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
|Birth name:||Ellen Lee DeGeneres|
|Born:||January 26, 1958, Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up, television, film, books|
|Alma mater:||University of New Orleans|
|Genres:||Observational comedy, satire, surreal humor, anti-humor, deadpan|
|Subject(s):||American culture, pop culture, sexuality, current events|
|Parent(s):||Betty DeGeneres (mother), Elliot DeGeneres (father)|
|Relative(s):||Vance DeGeneres (brother)|
|Twitter:||Ellen DeGeneres's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Ellen DeGeneres's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Ellen DeGeneres's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Ellen DeGeneres's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian who starred on the sitcom Ellen in the '90s then went on to host the popular talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has had roles in such films as Mr. Wrong, EDtv, and The Love Letter, and she voices the character Dory in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.
She worked as a bartender and house painter and was a waitress at TGI Friday's.
She released a live comedy album called Ellen DeGeneres: Taste This in 1996.
In 2005, she appeared in an episode of the sitcom Joey alongside Matt LeBlanc.
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