Born on January 26, 1958 (62 years), Ellen DeGeneres is a remarkable American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host mainly known for her talk show called ‘The Ellen Show.’ She was born to actors, Elizabeth Jane and Elliot Everett DeGeneres in Metairie, Louisiana. Her father was an insurance agent and her mother was a speech therapist. She has a brother named Vance who is a music producer. Her parents got divorced in 1974 and her mother then married Roy Gruessendorf after which, DeGeneres also moved in with them. She later revealed that her stepfather had molested her when she was 15 years old.
Ellen DeGeneres Body Measurements
DeGeneres is 5ft 7in tall (170 cm) and weighs 59 kgs (130lbs). Her bust is 34 inches, waist is 26 inches, and hips are 34inches. She wears a 32B bra while her shoe size is 8 (US size). She has brown colored hair and blue eyes.
Ellen DeGeneres Career Details
DeGeneres did a lot of odd jobs and worked as a waitress, house painter, and bartender in the late 1970s. She then slowly started doing stand-up comedy and was appreciated for her comedy routines often. She started traveling across the US and the Showtime cable network called her the ‘Funniest Person of the Year’ in 1972. In 1986, she performed at ‘The Tonight Show Starring Johny Carson’, and her career took off from here. DeGeneres also appeared in various television shows such as ‘One-night stand’ (1989), ‘Laurie Hill’ (1992), and ‘Open House’ (1990). She then starred in a show called ‘These Friends of Mine’ in 1994 but the name of the show was changed to ‘Ellen’ in the coming season. Her performance in this show earned her nominations for Golden Globes, Emmy, and American Comedy awards. She has also starred in movies like ‘Conheads’ in 1993, ‘Mr. Wrong’ in 1996 and ‘Finding Nemo’ in 2003 (voiceover).
She launched ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in 2003 and it has been successfully running ever since. Her show won more than 20 Emmy Awards in the first five seasons. Other than that, DeGeneres has also emceed in award shows like the Academy Award in 2007 and 2014. In 2018, her comedy special ‘Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable’ premiered on Netflix and was appreciated by the viewers.
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth, House And Cars
DeGeneres has an estimated net worth of $330 million and it is believed that she makes almost $87.5 million before tax every year. She owns multiple properties all over the US. She owns a $6.7 million ranch in Montecito, an $18.6 million contemporary home in Santa Barbara, and a fancy architectural house in Beverly Hills. DeGeneres currently lives in a mansion in Montecito, California which is worth $27 million. It is a Balinese style mansion and the area is spread across 8.24 acres of land. The main house is spread across 8188 sq ft of living space with five bedrooms and ten bathrooms.
Is Ellen DeGeneres Dating Or Married?
DeGeneres has been one of the few celebrities who have been very vocal about her sexual orientation. She came out as a lesbian in 1997 and her revelation was covered widely by the media so much so that it took a toll on her career as well as mental health.
She started dating actress Anne Heche in 1997 but they broke up in 2000. She then was rumored to be dating photographer/director Alexandra Hedison from 2000 to 2004. In 2004, she started dating Portia de Rossi and they got married in 2008 at their home in Beverly Hill, California, US. They live together with their four dogs and three cats. DeGeneres’ wife Rossi filed a petition in August 2010 to officially change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres and her petition was granted in September 2010.
Ellen DeGeneres Humanitarian Work
DeGeneres is a strong advocate for animal rights and has been practicing veganism for many years. She was named the ‘Woman of the Year’ by PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) in 2009 and 2010 she was a campaign ambassador for Adopt-A-Turkey Project. In this campaign, she encouraged people to adopt a turkey instead of eating one at Thanksgiving.
Through ‘The Ellen Show’, she supports various charities and funds focused on different issues like animal abuse, cancer awareness, child abuse, and so on. In November 2011, she was named a special envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. DeGeneres also stood against Donald Trump’s announcement that he would allow the importation of elephant trophies from Africa. She started the hashtag campaign and also donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to stop it.