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The true lesbian icon, a very famous talk show host, actor as well as a stand-up comedienne, along with being a winner of eleven Emmy's, is none other than Ellen DeGeneres. After recovering from a period of great depression, Ellen has become one America's most famous celebrities. Her character Ellen Morgan, from her sitcom show Ellen, was loved many, and she also got widely acclaimed for it. Starring in many hits films, hosting her second hit talk show - The Ellen Show, and representing the gay community, Ellen has simply become talk of the town!Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born on the 26th of January, in the year 1958, in the area called Metairie, situated in the state of Louisiana, USA. Her mother, Betty, was a speech therapist, and her father, Elliott DeGeneres, was an insurance agent, whereas, her one and only sibling, her brother Vance DeGeneres is a producer as well as a musician. Until the age of thirteen, Ellen DeGeneres had been brought up as a Christian Scientist. Her parents got divorced in 1974, and her mother remarried a salesman, named Roy Gruessendorf. Soon, Ellen, along with her mother, shifted from New Orleans to Atlanta, TX, with Gruessendorf. However, her brother, Vance, stayed back with their father in New Orleans. Reaching a later stage in life, Ellen DeGeneres disclosed in an interview with Allure magazine that her step-father had molested her during childhood.
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Ellen attended Grace King High School, located in Metairie, LS, and did her graduation from Atlanta High School in May of 1976. She did her major in communications from the University of New Orleans, for which she had o move back to New Orleans, as it was situated there. Before climbing the stair to stardom, a few of Ellen's early work experiences include: clerk in a law firm; sales girl at Merry-Go-Round chain store; waitress at two restaurants; a house painter; a bartender and a hostess. Influenced by Woody Allen and Steve Martin, Ellen's next step taken was to perform at small clubs and coffeehouses as a stand-up comedienne, and soon she became Clyde's Comedy Club's compere in New Orleans. Touring on a national scale in the 1980s, Ellen DeGeneres had been named as the Showtime's Funniest Person in America in 1982. Her early screen work, both on television as well as in films, started in the late 1980s, which started with her appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, continued to Open House, and then finally moved to the world of movies, such as the Coneheads film. She has also rendered her services as a voice over artist when she provided the voice of Dory in Pixar's animated film Finding Nemo.
As Ellen DeGeneres started to be referred as the female Seinfeld, her humor and comedy material developed into the key factor behind the success of her first sitcom, Ellen, which aired from 1994 to 1998. Her show gained the peak popularity in the year 1997, when DeGeneres declared about herself being a homosexual on the show called Oprah Winfrey Show. It was after this moment that Ellen DeGeneres' picture got printed on the on the cover of Time magazine, proclaiming, "Yep, I'm gay." This was the time when DeGeneres was seeing Anne Heche. Her next popular show was The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It is very popular among the middle-aged women of America, who tune in to it on a daily basis.
After her break-up with Anne Heche, DeGeneres went into severe depression. Her next affair was with photographer Alexandra Hedison in 2001, but that also lasted for a short time. Finally, Ellen met Portia de Rossi, and she started dating her. Ellen and Portia got married in the year 2008. It was a small gathering at their home.
Ellen DeGeneres has quite a list of accomplishments. A few can be mentioned, such as, she won Showtime's Funniest Person in America Contest in 1982, then she appeared on the Johnny Carson show and was the only female comedian to be invited to sit on the "couch" with Johnny after only one appearance, she also got the chance of hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards twice, along with hosting the 79th Academy Awards Sunday in 2007, and more. The woman has won numerous awards, including, People's Choice Awards: Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host, Daytime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Talk Show, Outstanding Talk Show Host, and loads more.