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
There's two things I've always wanted to do in my life. One is to host the Oscars. The second is to get a call from Laura Ziskin. You can imagine that day's diary entry. - After receiving a call from Ziskin, producer of the 2007 Oscars, requesting that Ellen host.
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Graduated from Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Texas, in 1976.
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