Emmy-winning talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. Her father, insurance salesman Elliot De Generes and her mother, a real-estate agent, were divorced when she was 16 years old. Her mother remarried, and her new husband, salesman Roy Gruessendorf, moved the family (which included Ellen's brother) to Atlanta, Texas...See full bio »
1997The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Herself - Winner: Best Writing in a Comedy Series/Nominee: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series/Nominee: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
199648th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Herself - Nominee: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series/Best Performance in a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Best Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Really, he called me that? Ellen Degenerate? I've been getting that since the fourth grade. I guess I'm happy I could give him work. [When told in an interview that, after she revealed her homosexuality, Jerry Falwell called her 'Ellen Degenerate'].
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Ellen's first major league baseball game was at Target Field in Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Twins. She answered two questions right about Joe Mauer and got a Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer jersey.
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