- Full Name: Ellen Lee DeGeneres
- Net Worth: $285 Million
- Occupation: host of talk show, comedian, voice actor
- Marital Status: married (Portia de Rossi)
- Ethnicity: French, Irish, English, German
Ellen Degeneres Net Worth – Symbolizes Her Success
Early Life Of Ellen Degeneres
Ellen was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana, U.S. she is a popular comedian, TV host, TV producer, writer and actress. Her mother Elizabeth Jane was a speech therapist and her father, Elliott Everett DeGeneres was an insurance agent. Vance, her only brother is a musician as well as a producer. She graduated in 1976 from Atlanta High School. She attended the University of New Orleans with a major in communication studies. She has done a lot of jobs in her life like a clerical job at a law firm, selling clothes at Marry-Go-Round chain store, became a waitress at T.G.I. Friday’s and some other restaurant, a hostess, a house painter, a bartender and also working at J.C. Penney. Ellen DeGeneres net worth is now touching the peak.
Start Of Performing Comedy
Initially Ellen DeGeneres started doing stand-up comedy at small coffee houses and clubs. She cites Steve Martin and Woody Allen to be her main influence. In the early 80’s she started her tours nationwide and became the funniest person in America in the year 1982.
Career Of Ellen Degeneres
Ellen is a talented comedian, actress, producer and host whose net worth is around $285 million with an annual salary of $70 million. After doing nationwide tours she became so much more confident and started her career with enthusiasm. The performance on The Tonight Show gained several TV and film roles for her. ‘Ellen’ was the name of her first own-created sitcom. The show aired on ABC for five seasons furnished 109 episodes. The rating of the show boosted when in a magazine Ellen revealed the fact of her being Lesbian in 1997. Very soon after the episode went on air Ellen DeGeneres was officially invited on Oprah Winfrey show.
She used to launch another daytime talk show with the name ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’. Currently the show is the most watched daytime show in the country. Until February 2014, 1800 episodes of the show have been aired in 11 seasons. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has earned 33 Daytime Emmys and has been watched by 4 million viewers daily.
She also served as a judge in the 9th season of American idol in place of Paula Abdul. In her successful career she has hosted Academy Awards as well as Primetime Emmys she won a Primetime Emmy for the same.
Dory was a famous character in the Disney film ‘Finding Nemo’ to whom Ellen Lent her voice. For her performance as Dory, she received:
- The Saturn Award
- Annie Award
- Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
She was nominated for ‘Chicago Film Critics Association Award’ too for the category of Best Supporting Actress for the same performance. She also gave her voice for the dog in the prologue of the feature film Dr. Dolittle of Eddie Murphy. The surprising thing that happened about Saturn Award was winning the acting award for a voice performance.
Personal Life Of Ellen
In 1997 Ellen shocked everyone by boldly announced she is a lesbian. While talking about Ellen DeGeneres wife, we come to know about Portia de Rossi. But now for some years they are not as happy as they pretend to be. There are three dogs and four cats in the Ellen DeGeneres house.
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