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Ellen DeGeneres is a Actor, Writer and Executive producer American born on 26 january 1958 at Metairie (USA)

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres
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Birth name Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Nationality USA
Birth 26 january 1958 (61 years) at Metairie (USA)
Awards Hollywood Walk of Fame, Teen Choice Awards, Primetime Emmy Award, Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, Annie Award

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (/dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson likened her to Bob Newhart, and invited her for an onscreen chat after her set; DeGeneres was the first female comedian invited by the iconic host to join him for such a discussion, at a time when such an invitation was widely regarded as one of the most influential endorsements available for a comic. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), appeared in EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated film Finding Nemo (2003), for which she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won a Saturn Award for a voice performance. In 2010 she was a judge on American Idol for its ninth season.

She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterward, her character, Ellen Morgan, also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues, including the coming-out process. This made her the first openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television. In 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi.

DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored three books and started her own record company, Eleveneleven. She has won 13 Emmys, 14 People's Choice Awards, and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Biography

In 2015, Forbes estimated DeGeneres' net worth at US$75 million. In 2015, she was named the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and number two on the World Pride Power list.

She is a fan of the National Football League, and has shown particular support for the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. In 2011, she attended a Saints practice dressed as Packers Hall of Famer Don Hutson.


Sexual orientation and relationships

In 1997, DeGeneres came out as lesbian. The bold disclosure of her sexual orientation sparked clamorous interest by American tabloids. The contentiousness of the media coverage stunted DeGeneres' professional career and left her "mired in depression". That same year, she started a romantic relationship with actress Anne Heche that lasted until August 2000. In her book Love, Ellen, DeGeneres' mother, Betty DeGeneres describes being initially shocked when her daughter came out, but has become one of her strongest supporters; she is also an active member of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Project.

From 2001 to 2004, DeGeneres maintained a close affair with actress/director/photographer Alexandra Hedison. The couple appeared on the cover of The Advocate after their separation had already been announced to the media.



Since 2004, DeGeneres has had a relationship with Portia de Rossi. After the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California, DeGeneres and de Rossi were engaged, and married on August 16, 2008 at their home in Beverly Hills, California where they live with their four dogs and three cats. The passage of Proposition 8 cast doubt on the legal status of their marriage, but a subsequent California Supreme Court judgment validated it because it occurred before November 4, 2008. On August 6, 2010, de Rossi filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. The petition was granted on September 23, 2010.


Veganism and animal rights
DeGeneres is a vegan who calls herself a "big animal lover". De Rossi is a vegan as well. Ellen co-ordinates a vegan outreach website titled 'Going Vegan with Ellen'. She intended to open a vegan tapas bar, Bokado, in Los Angeles, but plans fell through.

The site for The Ellen DeGeneres Show contains a section called "Going Vegan With Ellen," in which she promotes "Meatless Mondays" and features vegan recipes. She has several times invited Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle to speak on her show about the organization's efforts in animal protection legislation. In 2009, PETA named her their "Woman of the Year." In April 2013, she donated $25,000 to stop Ag-Gag anti-whistleblower legislation in Tennessee, which would prohibit undercover investigators from recording footage of animal abuse on farms.

DeGeneres served as campaign ambassador to Farm Sanctuary's Adopt-A-Turkey Project in 2010, asking people to start "a new tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one" at Thanksgiving.


Humanitarianism
In November 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named her a Special envoy for Global AIDS Awareness. On December 3, 2011, DeGeneres opened the show at the David Lynch Foundation's 3rd annual "Change Begins Within" gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to raise funds to bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations suffering from epidemic levels of chronic stress and stress-related disorders. She says: "TM is the only time I have that stillness… it gives me this peaceful feeling, and I love it so much. I can’t say enough good things about it. All the benefits that you can achieve from sitting still and going within—it really is a beautiful experience. David Lynch is such a wonderful man to start this foundation to help people.

Best films

Finding Dory (2016)
(Actress)
Finding Nemo (2003)
(Actress)

Usually with

Joel Gallen
Joel Gallen
(1 films)
Bob Peterson
Bob Peterson
(3 films)
Anne Heche
Anne Heche
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ellen DeGeneres (20 films)

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Actress

Finding Dory, 1h37
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cephalopods, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Alexander Gould, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell
Roles Dory (voice)
Rating72% 3.644763.644763.644763.644763.64476
Taking place six months after the first film, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about "the jewel of Monterey, California", accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7379853.7379853.7379853.7379853.737985
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
Justin Bieber's Believe, 1h33
Directed by Jon Chu
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Justin Bieber, Usher, Ludacris, Mike Posner, Ryan Seacrest, Ellen DeGeneres
Rating17% 0.867290.867290.867290.867290.86729
The sequel to Never Say Never continues to focus on Bieber's rise to international fame as he embarks on his Believe Tour. In new interviews with Bieber, the movie reveals long-awaited answers to questions about his passion to make music, relationships and coming of age in the spotlight as well as never-before-seen concert footage, and behind-the-scenes access. The film also features interviews with Justin's mother Pattie Mallette, mentor Usher Raymond IV, manager Scooter Braun, recording artist Ludacris, as well as others.
Katy Perry: Part of Me, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Autobiographical documentary films
Actors Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Darren Criss, Shannon Woodward, Judy Garland, Adele
Rating59% 2.9540152.9540152.9540152.9540152.954015
The film features interviews with Perry and her loved ones documenting the trajectory of her life, containing various clips from her childhood and teenage years as well as her career and personal life (ranging from December 1999 to March 2012). The film is spliced with performances from her worldwide California Dreams Tour, which had 127 concerts from February 20, 2011 to January 22, 2012. Most of the performances were recorded on November 23, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but also included performances in Tokyo and São Paulo. Some of her friends such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Jessie J make cameos in the film. The documentary includes scenes of Perry dealing with the breakdown of her marriage with English actor/comedian Russell Brand.
The Undefeated, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Pamela Anderson, Joy Behar, Sandra Bernhard, Louis C.K., John Cleese, Ellen DeGeneres
Roles Herself - Interviewing Sharon Osborne (archive footage)
Rating22% 1.115321.115321.115321.115321.11532
The film is constructed in three acts. The film opens with a montage. The first act concerns itself with Palin's experiences as the mayor of Wasilla. The second act is about Palin's half term as governor of Alaska. The third act, titled "From here, I can see November," revolves around her candidacy as vice-president and her rise to national prominence. It goes into detail how she became the darling of the Tea Party movement. The film ends with clips of the Madison rally where Palin challenged Republicans to: "Fight like a girl." The last shot is of Palin saying into the camera, "Mr.
Finding Nemo, 1h40
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney
Roles Dory (voice)
Rating80% 4.0480554.0480554.0480554.0480554.048055
Two ocellaris clownfish, Marlin and his wife Coral, admire their new home in the Great Barrier Reef and their clutch of eggs when a barracuda attacks, knocking Marlin unconscious. He wakes up to find that Coral and all but one of the eggs have disappeared. Marlin names this last egg Nemo, a name that Coral liked.
Pauly Shore Is Dead, 1h22
Directed by Pauly Shore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jaime Bergman, Pauly Shore, Pamela Anderson, Todd Bridges, Camille Anderson, W. Earl Brown
Roles Herself
Rating45% 2.252892.252892.252892.252892.25289
The film begins as an autobiographical look at Shore's early professional successes on MTV and as the star of a series of 90s comedies. Shore's film career leads to his taking a starring role in a vehicle on the Fox network, in which he plays the slacker son of a millionaire. The pilot of the series turns out to be a commercial and critical failure, and Shore becomes a pariah virtually overnight, with his friends distancing themselves from him for fear that it will tarnish their own careers. Shore is ultimately reduced to living in his mother's attic and watching BackDoor Sluts 9 starring his ex-girlfriend, who will no longer see him.
Exploring the Reef, 7minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Documentary films about nature, Children's films
Actors Jean-Michel Cousteau, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould
Roles Dory
Rating69% 3.473083.473083.473083.473083.47308
Cousteau is narrating about the ocean. As he starts talking about coral reefs, Dory starts bothering him by entering the frame. The scene then cuts to an anemone that Nemo and Marlin come out of and Cousteau sighs for not being able to do his documentary. The scene cuts to real Cuttlefishes, which Dory tries to speak to. When Cousteau tells Dory to stop it, the scene cuts to a live Spanish dancer. This makes Marlin think of dancing and soon all three animated fish are dancing to some music. This infuriates Cousteau so much that he yells "Stop!" and proceeds to make a quick rant about the water cycle, concluding that "Everyone, everywhere, affects the ocean!". Dory expresses amazement and at first, Cousteau is satisfied, but when it is revealed that she was listening to the Echo inside a Conch shell, Cousteau loses his temper and starts ranting in French. For a few seconds, a cartoon still image of Cousteau appears while Musak-style music plays, on a title card which reads "Please Stand By.
The Laramie Project, 1h37
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Nestor Carbonell, Clancy Brown, Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Dylan Baker, Jeremy Davies
Roles elle-même (images d'archives) (non créditée)
Rating72% 3.648593.648593.648593.648593.64859
En 1998, les membres d'une compagnie de théâtre new-yorkaise se rendent à Laramie, dans le Wyoming, trois semaines après le meurtre brutal d'un étudiant homosexuel de 21 ans, Matthew Shepard. Ils espèrent ainsi comprendre comment un acte d'une telle violence a pu être commis et quelles réactions suscite le crime au sein de la population locale.
If These Walls Could Talk 2, 1h32
Directed by Anne Heche, Martha Coolidge, Jane Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins, Michelle Williams, Chloë Sevigny
Roles Kal
Rating70% 3.548723.548723.548723.548723.54872
Ce film raconte l’histoire de trois couples de femmes de 1961 à 2000. Chaque duo vit son homosexualité à sa manière et aussi en fonction des mœurs de son époque.
The Love Letter, 1h28
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Kate Capshaw, Blythe Danner, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Selleck, Tom Everett Scott, Gloria Stuart
Roles Janet Hall
Rating54% 2.7021552.7021552.7021552.7021552.702155
Helen MacFarquhar (Kate Capshaw), a middle-aged bookseller, having recently divorced and after sending her daughter off to summer camp, and her nagging ex-husband trying to convince her to pay for some of their daughter's activities is ready to move on to the next stage in her life. One morning, as she is going through the mail, she discovers an anonymous blue love letter, without an envelope and a name. Having discovered this letter in her mail, in her bookstore, she naturally thinks it is for her. But the only question is, who is it from? At first, she thinks it is from George Matthias, the local fireman, but decides it couldn't be him, after trying to give him subtle hints ("have you ever been 'on fire?'") Not having any idea who may be the writer of the love letter, she just puts it away in her purse and tries to forget about it.
EDtv
EDtv (1999)
, 2h2
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television, La téléréalité
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Hurley, Dennis Hopper, Ellen DeGeneres
Roles Cynthia Topping
Rating60% 3.049363.049363.049363.049363.04936
EDtv starts off with the television channel True TV commencing interviews for a TV show that shows a normal person's life 24/7. This idea was thought up by a TV producer named Cynthia (Ellen DeGeneres). They interview Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey) and his brother, Ray (Woody Harrelson). When the producers see the interview Cynthia decides to use Ed and interviews only Ed. So now they start airing the show, which they call Ed TV. The show is a total failure at first, as only boring things happen and the main producers want to pull the plug, except for Cynthia.
Goodbye Lover, 1h37
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen DeGeneres, Don Johnson, John Neville
Roles Stg. Rita Pompano
Rating57% 2.851132.851132.851132.851132.85113
Sandra, jeune agent immobilier en pleine ascension, a toutes les chances de réussir. Néanmoins, Jake, son mari, est alcoolique. Ce dernier ne doit son poste dans une agence de publicité qu'à la protection de son frère, qui la dirige. Afin de sauver leur couple et de mener une existence agréable, Sandra se lance dans une diabolique machination. Elle n'hésitera pas à faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour y arriver... Elle avait tout prévu, sauf l'imprévisible !
Dr. Dolittle, 1h25
Directed by Betty Thomas
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Children's films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Sandra Bullock, Ossie Davis, Eileen Ryan, Oliver Platt, Candice Bergen
Roles Prologue Dog
Rating54% 2.700942.700942.700942.700942.70094
Young John Dolittle talks to his dog (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), who explains dogs sniff each other's butts as a way of greeting, and John does so when meeting his new principal. This behavior concerns his father (Ossie Davis), who hires the local minister to perform an exorcism. When John is scared his dog attacks the minister, and his father gives the dog up for adoption. The incident greatly upsets John and he stops talking to animals.