Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Mandy 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, Portia found herself giving special notice to a casting director who had seen her in a commercial, and she soon after auditioned for Sirens (1993), a low budget comedy, starring Hugh Grant. She was cast in the role of Giddy, one of the three gorgeous models in the movie. It wasn't until 1997, however, that Portia at last began to attract real attention. She turned an unforgettable role as Murphy in Scream 2 (1997), and in 1998, she joined the cast of "Ally McBeal" (1997) as the "Ice Queen", Nelle Porter. She has also worked on such projects as Stigmata (1999), Girl (1998), and The Invisibles (1999), and she has appeared on several magazine covers, including Shape. After more than a decade of hard work, Portia is finally beginning to win real recognition, not only for her long golden tresses, but also for her wonderful talent.IMDb Mini Biography By: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ellen DeGeneres||(16 August 2008 - present)|
|Mel Metcalfe||(1996 - 1999) (divorced)|
Very long wavy blonde hair
Sang backing vocals on now ex-girlfriend's Francesca Gregorini's album "Sequel" (2003).
Her wedding with Ellen DeGeneres on August 16, 2008, took place at their house in Beverly Hills, California, and was attended by her mother and brother and by Ellen's parents.
Shares a birthday with her grandmother, who was born in 1907.
In September 2010, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted Portia's request to take the last name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres. Portia is now legally known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
Has two nieces named Eva and Perry Rogers. Parents are her older brother Michael and Casey Rogers.
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