Ellen DeGeneres is an American actress. Additionally, she is a well known comedian and an advocate for LGBTQ rights. She is a daughter to Betty DeGeneres and Elliot Everett DeGeneres and was born in Metairie, Louisiana.
How old is Ellen DeGeneres?
So, she was born in January 26th,1958. Therefore, she is 66 years old. Her mother remarried when she was 16 years old to a salesman called Roy Gruessendorf. The family moved to Atlanta, Texas.
She dated Anne Heche (actress) for years. However, they broke up in 2000 despite publicly announcing their will to get married and even buying house in Los Angeles together. Again, she started dated actress Portia de Rossi in December 2004 and in August 16,2008 they got married .This was after California legalized gay marriages. Rossi legally changed her name in 2010 to Portia Lee James DeGeneres after legal permission to do so.
Where did Ellen DeGeneres study?
Ellen attended Atlanta high school and graduated in 1976. She then joined university of Orleans but after one semester as a communication major she dropped out of school.
DeGeneres had a dream of becoming a veterinarian but since she was not good in school gave up on the idea. She began performing in 1981 at local coffeehouse and in 1986 she got her breakthrough when acting on a tip from Jay Leno. A booking agent was sent to caught her from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. DeGeneres earned distribution of being the only female comic to appear on The Tonight Show being hosted by Johnny Carson.
She began to be hosted in talk shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and The Late Show with Jay Leno among others. She had a success in her own prime time sitcom self titled television series known as Ellen. She openly acknowledged her homosexuality in 1997 and the show faced strong criticism. However, Ellen was cancelled in 1998 the following season because of the declining rate. In 2001,The Ellen Show was launched but cancelled due to poor rating. In 2003, The Ellen DeGeneres Show was a commercial successs with good rating with many awards.
The estimation of her net worth is about $380million.
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Accident and death of her ex-girlfriend
Anne Heche was a girlfriend to DeGeneres but broke up in 2000. Her vehicle drove into her neighbors house and was engulfed in flames. Therefore, she passed away on august 5,2022 in Los Angeles .
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