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Portia de Rossi


Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied law. Although she studied diligently, in 1993, ... See full bio »

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Arrested Development
Arrested Development Lindsay Bluth Fünke
(2003-2013)
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal Nelle Porter
(1998-2002)
Cursed
Cursed Zela
(2005)
Stigmata
Stigmata Jennifer Kelliho
(1999)

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 2015 Now Add Honey
Beth Morgan
 2014 Sean Saves the World (TV Series)
Jill
- The Joy of Ex (2014) ... Jill
 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Movie)
Lily Munster
 2012 The Smart One (TV Movie)
Judith Swann
 2011 Revenge of the Nerds (Video short)
Principal Palmer
 2009 The Shift (Video)
Denise Moore (as Portia De Rossi)
 2005 Cursed
Zela
 2004 Dead & Breakfast
Kelly - The Bride
 2003 Two Girls from Lemoore
Blind Woman
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day
Hilary Hunter
 2003 I Witness
Emily Thompson (as Portia De Rossi)
 2003 Mister Sterling (TV Series)
Lauren Barnes
- Final Passage (2003) ... Lauren Barnes
- Wish List (2003) ... Lauren Barnes
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Laurel Janus
- Dead Man's Eyes (2002) ... Laurel Janus
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Jackie Lawrence
 2001 Women in Film
Gina
 1999 American Intellectuals
Sarah
 1999 The Invisibles
Joy
 1998 Astoria (TV Movie)
 1998 Perfect Assassins (TV Movie)
Lana Collins
 1998 Girl
Carla Sparrow (as Portia Di Rossi)
 1997 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Carolyn
- Veronica's First Date (1997) ... Carolyn
 1996-1997 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (TV Series)
Elana Lewis
- Jamapalooza: Part 2 (1997) ... Elana Lewis
- Jamapalooza: Part 1 (1997) ... Elana Lewis
- Nick on Wheels (1997) ... Elana Lewis
- Pain in the Schneck (1997) ... Elana Lewis
- My Mother the Star (1997) ... Elana Lewis
 1995-1996 New York Daze (TV Series)
Maria Hunter
- Eric's Book (1996) ... Maria Hunter
- Donny's Mother (1996) ... Maria Hunter
- Evelyn's Blouse (1996) ... Maria Hunter
- Basketball Story (1996) ... Maria Hunter
- The Jacket (1995) ... Maria Hunter
 1993 Sirens
Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: Sang backing vocals on ex-girlfriend Francesca Gregorini's album, "Sequel". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Portia De Rossi | Portia Lee James DeGeneres | Portia Di Rossi

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later. See more »

Trivia:

Admitted to have married her first husband Mel Metcalfe mainly in order to obtain a Green Card for a permanent stay in the US. De Rossi didn't acknowledge her attraction towards women when they married. See more »

Trademark:

Very long wavy blonde hair

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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