Ellen DeGeneres Biography

Updated On Feb 11, 2019 Published On Oct 11, 2015
Facts of Ellen DeGeneres
Date of Birth: 1958 , January-26
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Ellen Degeneres
Birth Name Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Father Elliott DeGeneres
Mother Betty DeGeneres
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Metairie, Louisiana
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Actress
Net Worth 285 million US dollars
Body Measurements 34-26-32 inches
Weight in KG 59 kg
Famous for Comedian
Married Yes
Married to Portia de Rossi (m. 2008)
Education joined the UniversityCo
Awards Outstanding Talk Show
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
Movies Finding Nemo
TV Show The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Siblings Vance DeGeneres
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Ellen DeGeneres, born as Ellen Lee DeGeneres, is a renowned comedian from the United States. She also runs several television shows and is also a great writer and producer. She is popular in the world for being the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Birth, Age, & Education

Ellen DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the United States of America as Ellen Lee DeGeneres, to Betty DeGeneres and Elliott DeGeneres. She is an American and belongs to white ethnicity.

Ellen did her schooling from Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana, and later in May 1976, she finished her graduation from Atlanta High School. Eventually, she majored in communication studies at the University of New Orleans.

Prior to working as a host, she did part-time jobs as a waitress at T.G.I. Friday and later also worked as a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender. 

What is her age?

Born on January 26, 1958, Ellen is 61 years of age, as of 2019.

Marriage & Relationship with wife Portia de Rossi

Ellen is currently married to her wife Portia de Rossi, an Australian and American model and actress. They got married in August 2008, at their private residence in Beverly Hills, California.

The couple reportedly began dating in 2004, which eventually turned into a marital bonding. The duo is already married for over 10 years now. Recently, on occasion of the 9th anniversary, she along with his spouse shared a message together.

Sexual Orientation & Past Affairs

Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian. Before 1996, there was no information about her love affairs and several news channels started to claim that she homosexual.

With the start of 1997, she made it clear to the world that she is a lesbian. But after she claimed these things, she received several criticize from the media and she was also depressed for several years. It also affects so much in her career. After she recovered from this criticism, she started seeing actress Alexandra Hedison.

Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth & Salary

As of 2019, Ellen owns a net worth of around $450 million, but back in 2017, her net worth was around $330 million.

As a host, Ellen makes around $40 million annually from her show. Likewise, her total annual salary is around $70 million. 


Ellen owns several realestate properties across the United States. Apart from her residence in Beverly Hills, she also owns another house in Montecito, which she bought for a total of $27 million. 

Ellen DeGeneres facts on timeline

Born in Metairie, Louisiana

January 26 , 1958

Ellen DeGeneres was born healthily in Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America as Ellen Lee DeGeneres to Betty DeGeneres and Elliott DeGeneres. She is an American and is white. She is of average height and weight. 

Revealed that she is lesbian


Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian. Before 1996, there was no information about her love affairs and several news channels started to claim that she homosexual. With the start of 1997, she made it clear to the world that she is lesbian. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards


Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards and she has also been honored with these awards once in her life and that was in 1997 and that was for Outstanding Writing. Till now she has been nominated in this award for more than dozen times.

Won American Comedy Awards, USA


She has also been honored with American Comedy Awards, USA. She got her first nomination in this award in 1991 and that was for Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic. She won that nomination. She also won this award he following year. 

Won Daytime Emmy Awards


She has been honored with Daytime Emmy Awards several times in her life. She was first nominated in this award in 2004 and that was from three different nominations. That year she won this award for Outstanding Talk Show. 

Won Online Film & Television Association


She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 1998, she won one of the prestigious awards in her life and that was Online Film & Television Association. She won that award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Began dating Alexandra Hedison


After she recovered from this criticism she started seeing actress, Alexandra Hedison. Alexandra Hedison is one of the great photographers from United States. She has also established herself as an actress. She is also a director. 


Broke up with Alexandra Hedison


Her love affairs with Alexandra Hedison finally came to an end in 2004. She began seeing her from the start of 2001. But they called off their relationship after being together for three years. They are still friends. 

Began dating Portia de Rossi


Soon after she called off her relationship with Alexandra Hedison, she was found with Portia de Rossi. Her full name is Portia Lee James DeGeneres and she is an actress from Australia. She is also a model. 

Graduated from Atlanta High School


She received her formal education from Grace King High School, she was there for few years and then she joined Atlanta High School. She was able to complete her education from there. She finally graduated from there in 1976.

Began her career


After completing her education she went on to find some jobs for her. During her early days, she worked as a house painter as well as hostess. Then she began her professional career as a comedian, she used to perform in the coffee houses. 

Began her acting career


Ellen DeGeneres full name Ellen Lee DeGeneres is the renowned actress from Untied States. After working as a comedian in several coffee shops she desired to begin her acting career. Her first acting role was in Coneheads and it was also the comedy movie.