Ellen DeGeneres is an American television host, comedian, and actress born in 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. She is the host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Previously, she was the star of the comedy show Ellen. During her career, DeGeneres has earned 14 People’s Choice Awards as well as 13 Emmy Awards. She came out as a lesbian in 1997 on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is married to actress Portia de Rossi.