Ellen DeGeneres

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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.

3 Mar, 2014

People cover

Magazine Cover

ellenDeGeneres appears on the cover of People to discuss learning from failure, finding true love, and accepting sadness.

I’ve found true love – and it rocks.

15 Feb, 2014

Tammy

DeGeneres interviews screenwriters McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone on the movie release of Tammy and how she felt about working with him.

You know what it was kinda great. I mean I thought at first I was like that is a lot of time together but it actually worked out cause he is really smart.

3 Feb, 2014

Good Housekeeping interview

Interview
1011-ellen-degeneres-on-chair-mdnDeGeneres sits down with Good Housekeeping for a one-on-one interview.

Well, I’m definitely happier than I’ve ever been. I assume tomorrow I’ll be happier than today, because things are great. I have a great career and I have wonderful fans who really are supportive and loyal — because I’m not hiding anything from them. So, on the spectrum of happiness, I’m pretty high up there.

4 Sep, 2012

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame

DeGeneres receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Television. Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest serve as guest speakers at the ceremony.

It is amazing. I spent my entire career trying to conduct myself in a certain way making sure no one walks all over me only to get to a point where people are going to walk all over me. It means so much to me that everyone showed up.

Ellen DeGeneres speech during her star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

12 Sep, 2011

Ellen DeGeneres interview

Seacrest interviews DeGeneres during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about Chaz Bono’s sex change.

I don’t understand why it is such a big deal to people what other people do with their lives. Feeling like he was not in the right body and now he is. He is going out on television and trying to live his life and people are upset about it. I think it is a brave thing to do.

1 Dec, 2009

O Magazine Interview

Interview

DeGeneres talks about the work that goes in to her talk show Ellen:

It’s a lot of work to put a brand-new monologue and a brand-new show on the air and find comedy every single day. It’s challenging and it’s the hardest thing I have ever done, but it’s the best-suited thing for me. The more relaxed I get and the more confident I feel, the more I get to play and be myself and say whatever I feel like saying and not worry about whether I’m being a good interviewer. Although sometimes, I admit, you’re talking to people and you’re like, Oh please, have something to say! But in general I’m just more and more confident that if I’m myself, people are going to enjoy it more.

16 Sep, 2008

Face of Covergirl

DeGeneres reveals she will be the face of Covergirl on her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres show.

You know how I always like to share what’s going on in my life with you all, and I was going to give you some news and, unfortunately, rumors started circulating all over the Internet. I am the new face of CoverGirl.

17 Aug, 2008

DeGeneres, de Rossi marry

Marriage

ellen_portia_9DeGeneres and de Rossi marry in an intimate ceremony at their home in Los Angeles. Both ladies wear Zac Posen and exchange rings by Neil Lane. Their ceremony is witnessed by 19 guests while exchanging handwritten vows, and features arrangements by L.A. florist Mark’s Garden

She’s taught me lessons about myself, and I feel like I’ve taught her. We’ve both changed and grown, and we just feel like, Oh, okay, this is completion.

21 Jun, 2008

DeGeneres, de Rossi engaged

ellen_240DeGeneres and de Rossi get engaged. Rossi is seen wearing a marquis cut diamond set with pink diamonds. The couple has not shared any intimate details about their upcoming nuptials.

I can’t wait to be married. I feel like it is long overdue. And I think someday people will look back on this like women not having the right to vote and segregation and anything else that seems ridiculous like we all don’t have the same right.

Wins Emmy

Emmy

ellenxDeGeneres wins an Emmy for outstanding daytime talk show host for the fourth year in a row.

I never take this for granted. I know every single year people joke about it.

26 Jan, 1958

Ellen DeGeneres born in Jefferson Parish, LA

Birth

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is born in Jefferson Paris, LA, to Elliott and Betty DeGeneres.  She has one sibling, Vance.  She moves with her mother to Atlanta, Texas as a teenager.  Her high school education includes Grace King High School and Atlanta High School.

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