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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( /dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, for which she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice performance won a Saturn Award. She was a judge on American Idol for one year, having joined the show in its ninth season. She also 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, DeGeneres came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly afterwards, 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. She has won thirteen Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

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Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Drop $26.5 Million On Astounding Cali Mansion

Ellen & Portia
Drop $26.5 Million On Astounding Cali Mansion

It's the kinda house 99.999% of the world will never see ... let alone OWN -- but TMZ has learned, Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi just purchased this $26.5 million mansion in Santa… READ MORE >

Ryan Seacrest Unloads Fabled Mansion

Ryan Seacrest
Unloads Fabled Mansion

Ryan Seacrest has just sold the mansion he called home before upgrading to Ellen DeGeneres' sick pad ... TMZ has learned.The 8,000 square foot house -- which has a detached nightclub -- was listed… READ MORE >

- 702 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres -- Downsizing & Out in Beverly Hills

Ellen & Portia de Rossi
Downsizing & Out in Beverly Hills

After selling their old mega-compound to Ryan Seacrest for $49 million, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are really downsizing ... into a cozy $18 million mid-century modern Beverly Hills… READ MORE >

- 805 days ago
Ellen DeGeneres Estate: Ryan Seacrest Officially Proud Owner

Ellen DeGeneres Estate
Ryan Seacrest Now Officially the Proud Owner

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- 806 days ago
Ryan Seacrest Buys Ellen DeGeneres' Estate for $49 Million

Ryan Seacrest
Buys Ellen DeGeneres' $49 Mil Estate

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- 807 days ago
Seal Sings on Ellen -- 'LET'S STAY TOGETHER'

Seal Sings on 'Ellen'
'LET'S STAY TOGETHER'

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- 919 days ago
Seal To Ellen: The Wedding Ring Stays On

Seal to Ellen:
The Wedding Ring Stays On

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- 920 days ago
Seal to Ellen:  The Show Must Go On

Seal to Ellen
The Show Must Go On

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- 920 days ago
Eddie Murphy -- I'm Not Mad at 'SNL' Anymore

Eddie Murphy
I'm Not Mad at 'SNL' Anymore

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Ellen DeGeneres: Thanks For Caring, TMZ!!

Ellen DeGeneres
Thanks For Caring About My Heart, TMZ

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