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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)
Cursed
Cursed Zela
(2005)
Scream 2
Scream 2 Sorority Sister Murphy
(1997)
Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal Nelle Porter
(1998-2002)

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 2017 Family Guy (TV Series)
Bonnie Swanson's Prank Call Voice
- A House Full of Peters (2017) ... Bonnie Swanson's Prank Call Voice (voice)
 2014-2017 Scandal (TV Series)
Elizabeth North
- Trojan Horse (2017) ... Elizabeth North
- The Decision (2017) ... Elizabeth North (credit only)
- Dead in the Water (2017) ... Elizabeth North (credit only)
- A Stomach for Blood (2017) ... Elizabeth North (credit only)
- A Traitor Among Us (2017) ... Elizabeth North (credit only)
 2017 Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series)
Dr. Cora Wolf
- Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats (2017) ... Dr. Cora Wolf
- The Book! (2017) ... Dr. Cora Wolf
 2015 Now Add Honey
Beth Morgan
 2014 Sean Saves the World (TV Series)
Jill
- The Joy of Ex (2014) ... Jill
 2003-2013 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- Blockheads (2013) ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- Off the Hook (2013) ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- Señoritis (2013) ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- It Gets Better (2013) ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- A New Attitude (2013) ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke (credit only)
 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Short)
Lily Munster
 2012 The Smart One (TV Movie)
Judith Swann
 2011 Verbal: Revenge of the Nerds (Video short)
Principal Palmer
 2009-2010 Better Off Ted (TV Series)
Veronica Palmer
- Swag the Dog (2010) ... Veronica Palmer
- It's a Party and I'll Lie If I Want To (2010) ... Veronica Palmer
- Mess of a Salesman (2010) ... Veronica Palmer
- Lust in Translation (2010) ... Veronica Palmer
- The Long and Winding High Road (2010) ... Veronica Palmer
 2007-2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Olivia Lord
- Roxy St. James (2009) ... Olivia Lord
- Candy Richards (2008) ... Olivia Lord
- August Walden (2008) ... Olivia Lord
- Duke Collins (2007) ... Olivia Lord
- Dr. Joshua Lee (2007) ... Olivia Lord
 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
 2003 America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (TV Movie)
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Laurel Janus
- Dead Man's Eyes (2002) ... Laurel Janus
 2002 The Glow (TV Movie)
Jackie Lawrence
 1998-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Nelle Porter
- Bygones (2002) ... Nelle Porter
- All of Me (2002) ... Nelle Porter
- What I'll Never Do for Love Again (2002) ... Nelle Porter
- Another One Bites the Dust (2002) ... Nelle Porter
- Tom Dooley (2002) ... Nelle Porter
 2001 Who Is Cletis Tout?
Tess Tobias
 2001 Women in Film
Gina
 1999 Ally (TV Series)
Nelle Porter
- The Blame Game (1999) ... Nelle Porter
- Boy to the World (1999) ... Nelle Porter
- Fool's Night Out (1999) ... Nelle Porter
- Cro-Magnon (1999) ... Nelle Porter
- The Dirty Joke (1999) ... Nelle Porter
 1999 Stigmata
Jennifer Kelliho
 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 Scream 2
Sorority Sister Murphy
 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
 1996 The Woman in the Moon
Shauna
 1994 Sirens
Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)
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Other Works:

) Print ads for L'Oreal Paris' NutriVive shampoo and conditioner. 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:

When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name. See more »

Trivia:

Legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres on September 23, 2010, taking the last name of her spouse Ellen DeGeneres. See more »

Trademark:

Very long wavy blonde hair

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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