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Ellen DeGeneres

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) ... See full bio »
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 2016 Finding Dory (filming)
Dory (voice)
 2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ellen DeGeneres
- Judge Me Tender (2010) ... Ellen DeGeneres (voice)
 2005 Joey (TV Series)
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- Joey and the Sex Tape (2005) ... Ellen DeGeneres
 2005 My Short Film (Short)
 2004 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Ellen DeGeneres
- Parallel Play (2004) ... Ellen DeGeneres
 2003 Finding Nemo
Dory (voice)
 2001 Reaching Normal
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Sister Louise
- My Uncle the Car (2001) ... Sister Louise
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Kal (segment "2000")
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Prologue Dog (voice)
 1996-1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Ellen DeGeneres
- Flip (1998) ... Ellen DeGeneres
- Ellen, or Isn't She? (1996) ... Ellen DeGeneres (as Ellen Degeneres)
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Nancy Bloom
- The Finale (1998) ... Nancy Bloom
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Sgt. Rita Pompano
 1996 9 (Video Game)
The Octopus Lady (voice)
 1996 Mr. Wrong
Martha Alston
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Dr. Whitman
- The Blaming of the Shrew (1995) ... Dr. Whitman
 1994 Trevor (Short)
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 1993 Coneheads
 1992 Laurie Hill (TV Series)
Nancy MacIntyre
- The Babysitter (1992) ... Nancy MacIntyre
- Much Ado About Nancy (1992) ... Nancy MacIntyre
- The Birds, the Bees and the Elephants (1992) ... Nancy MacIntyre
- Walter and Beverly (1992) ... Nancy MacIntyre
- The Heart Thing (1992) ... Nancy MacIntyre
 1990 Arduous Moon (Short)
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Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (179 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (45 credits)

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TV commercial "6 AM Sale" (I Love Lucy twin beds spoof) for JC Penney. See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 9 Interviews | 25 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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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. See more »


When she appeared on the April 14, 1997 cover of Time magazine, readers' voted it the magazine's best ever. See more »


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