Ellen DeGeneres - this name needs no introduction. We know her as the host of The Ellen Show, but that his not it. Her work throughout the years has changed the lives of thousands, and she is still trying to outreach peoples with her shows and various means.
Coming out on se*uality and risking the whole career, is something most of would never dare, but Ellen did, and now she is aspiring us to be who we are and live our life just like her, unapologetically. Just as she loves her fans and followers, she also loves and cares about the other beings - Ellen is an animal right activist, a vegan and a humanitarian, who is endeavoring to make this world a better place to live in.
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres, the most amazing woman whom we all just adore, was born on May 30, 1930, in Metairie, Louisiana, the United States and she grew up there along with her brother, Vance who is now a musician and a producer.
Her parents Elliot Everett DeGeneres and Elizabeth Jane ended their marriage in 1973, and her mother married another man shortly after the separation. Talking about her educational background, Ellen DeGeneres went to Grace King School for first years of high school and Atlanta High School for a second.
Then she moved to New Orleans where she attended the University of New Orleans and majored in communication studies.
Ellen DeGeneres Career: Shows, TV, Movies
Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most beloved people of America and in her long run career, she has appeared in numerous work, and each time she made her appearance we couldn't love her more.
Let us look at some of the prominent works by Ellen in the entertainment industry. She began her career in the early 1980s as a stand-up comedian. Then in 1986, she made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Ellen starred in a very popular sitcom from 1994 to 1998, Ellen. Then, since 2003 she has been hosting a syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen Show which is one of the most popular shows on the television. Ellen also did some movies which include Mr.
Wrong in 1996, EDtv in 1999 and The Love Letter in 1999. However, her most loved character is Dory in the movie Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, where she gave her voice. Dory is a friendly fish suffering from short term memory loss.Coming Out on her Se*uality Even today when America has legalized gay marriage, people are reluctant to open about their se*uality.
You can just imagine the pressure and backlash Ellen DeGeneres had to go through when she came out as who she is. It spared a lot of controversies, and in her recent visit in Ellens show, Oprah Winfrey revealed that she even received a death threat from peoples for letting that happen in her show.
And Ellen had to go through even more. The constant controversy coverage from media affected her professional career and left her mired in depression. However, Ellen took the courage of living her life unapologetically and live just as who she is.
And, now she stands in the success where people rarely reach.
Ellen DeGeneres Wife: Portia De Rossi
Ellen and Portia are the ultimate couple goals, who can't be more perfect and adorable. It has already been more than a decade, and they are still basking in the happiness of their marriage.
We hope this will continue until the end of time. However, before meeting her soulmate, Ellen dated a few other personalities back then. From 1997-200, Ellen was in a romantic relationship with actress Anne Heche. Then she was in a close affair with Alexandra Hedison, who is an actress, director and photographer from 2000 to 2004.
Then in 2004, when Ellen met Portia and rest is the history. Ellen and Portia at their wedding After four years of togetherness, Ellen and Portia got engaged and got married in August 2008 after the overturning of the same-se* marriage ban in California.
Who is Portia De Rossi?
Portia De Rossi is an Australian-American actress and model who was married to Mel Metcalfe, a documentary filmmaker from 1996 to 1999. The marriage was a part of a plan to get a green card, but things didn't go as she had planned.
On her marriage with Mel, she said it obviously wasn't right for me. In her interview with Good Morning Amerca in 2010, she said as a young actress; she was fearful of being exposed as a le*bian. Then from 2001 to 2004, she dated Francesca Grehorini.
During that time, she declined to discuss the relationship or her se*ual orientation publicly. After the breakup, she started seeing Ellen DeGeneres. https://www.instagram.com/p/BuF3U1ZFou6/
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth
Ellen DeGeneres has remained as an actress, host, television personality, executive producer, an author, and numerous other engagement.
She receives million as executive producer of shows like Little Big Shots and Splitting Up Together and from licensing fees of PetSmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond. Finding Dory, the animated movie in which she was the main character, was lauded by critics and audiences and it earned $1.029 billion worldwide.
The net worth was earned her the spot as the 15th highest paid celebrity, and that is just her net worth. Her worth is $275 million, which is just enough to capture a spot on Forbes' Americas' Richest Self-Made Women List.
Ellen DeGeneres home in Beverly Hills, California
Ellen DeGeneres Merchandise
In the summer of 2015, Ellen launched her lifestyle brand under the name ED by Ellen. Later the brand name was changed to ED Ellen DeGeneres to incorporate the licensing arm of her brand.
There are numerous amount of collections in her brand like apparel, shoes, accessories, pet, baby and home items. Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Portia, both are great animal lovers. So, in February 2017, she launched dog collection at PetSmart, and a cat line was also introduced later that year.
Then again in November 2017, a brand was launched, a collection to benefit Ellen's #BeKindToElephants campaign featuring a tee and baby one piece, donating 100% of the proceeds to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Ellen DeGeneres created a line with her brand to benefit the newly created Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, a member of the Digit Fund to launch a line of tees and footwear to help gorillas.
Ellen DeGeneres Books
Ellen DeGeneres: Instagram and Twitter
Ellen is one of the most influential people in the world, and her followers in social media just prove the point.
As of March 2019, she has 77 million followers on Twitter making her the 7th most followed person on Twitter. And on Instagram, she is in the 26th position of most followed people. https://www.instagram.com/p/BtwX7DWlCJW/