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Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, Jr., an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. Her parents divorced when she was 16 years old.... See full bio »

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(2003-2022)
The Oscars Writer
(2014)
Ellen Producer
(1994-1998)
(2003)

Filmography

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  Jekyll (producer) (pre-production)
  Couple Time (TV Movie) (executive producer) (completed)
  Little Funny (TV Series) (executive producer) (completed)
 2021-2022 Family Game Fight (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Kosturos Family vs. The Extinguishers (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Harris Family vs. The Driver Family (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Alongi Family vs. The Lam Family (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Sanchez Family vs. The Chow Family (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Banayan Family vs. The Williams Family (2021) ... (executive producer)
  The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 2,671 episodes, 2003 - 2022) (producer - 1 episode, 2020)
- Anthony Anderson/Kaitlyn Dever/MUNA (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Halle Berry/Sylvan Esso (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Adam Devine/Julianne Hough/Nina Dobrev (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Adam Devine/Julie Bowen/Anders Holm (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2019-2022 Green Eggs and Ham (TV Series) (executive producer - 23 episodes)
- The Mom Who Loved Me (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Sam Who Came in From the Cold (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Guyfall (2022) ... (executive producer)
- You Only Mom Twice (2022) ... (executive producer)
- To Yookia With Love (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2021-2022 Little Ellen (TV Series short) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Tallulah Ties the Knot (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Roughin' It (2022) ... (executive producer)
- The Tooth Will Set You Free (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Express Yourself (2022) ... (executive producer)
- A Fairytale Ending (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Tig Notaro: Drawn (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2021 Ellen's Next Great Designer (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Collection (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Ellen Loves Surprises (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Foley Artists (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Shaping Up With Ellen (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Portia's Art of Design (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021/I Endangered (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2021 All Love with Tabitha Brown (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- What's the Most Out-of-the-Box Boxed Lunch? (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020-2021 Lady Parts (TV Series short) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
 2020 Wildlife Warriors (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2020 The Masked Dancer (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2018-2020 Momsplaining with Kristen Bell (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Getting Honest with Your Kids (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Mommy and Me Takeover (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Never Judge a Mom by Her Sh*t Show (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Dadsplaining (2020) ... (executive producer)
- How to Give the Sex Talk (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2016-2020 Little Big Shots (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- The World Just Touches My Heart (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Lean on Me (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Endless Dreams That Are Reachable (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Together We'll See it Through (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Strong Is The New Pretty (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Let Me in So You Can Win! (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Neighbor vs. Neighbor (2019) ... (executive producer)
- College Staff Showdown (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Gates Family vs. Richardson Family (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Fearless (TV Series short) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
 2019 Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Jolly Old St. Timberlake (2019) ... (executive producer)
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Robert Downey Jr. (2019) ... (executive producer)
- All I Want for Christmas Is Jennifer Aniston (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Press Pause (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Positive Reflection (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Art of Letting Go (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Power of Colors (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Love Languages (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Self-Care Commute (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Ayesha Curry Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Not Great (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
 2019 Jay Shetty Project (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Ellen's Internet Booth of Wonders (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Life's First-Evers with Jeannie (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Wedding Dress Surprise for Military Bride-to-Be (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Jeannie in Disguise Surprises Two Fans (2019) ... (executive producer)
- First Time Surfing (2018) ... (executive producer)
- First Family Vacation (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Do Good Daniels (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Surprise Home Renovation and Prom Dress Shopping (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2017-2019 Go RVing (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Go RVing with tWitch & Allison and Family: Arizona (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Go RVing with tWitch & Allison and Family: Las Vegas (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Go RVing with Macey: Arizona (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Go RVing with Macey: Las Vegas (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Diversitea with Naomi Wadler (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- LGBTQ Rights with Actress Josie Totah (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Olivia Wilde on the Future of Feminism (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Jameela Jamil on Bullying, and Body Positivity (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 A Decent Proposal with Hannah Hart (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Eddie & Tricia (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Splitting Up Together (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Welcome Home (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Go Out the Lights (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Melancholicky (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Pump Station (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Annie, Are You Okay? (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (executive producer)
 2019 The Build-Up (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Surprise Renovation of High School Band Room and More (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Cousins Reveal Apartment and Surprise (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2017-2019 Ellen's Game of Games (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- The Stink Tank Strikes Back (2019) ... (executive producer)
- You Can't Handle the Toothpaste (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Say Hello to My Little Friends (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Special Preview (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2018 Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2017 First Dates (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Wine Makes Me Crazy (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2016 Ellen's Design Challenge (TV Series) (executive producer - 15 episodes)
- The Finale (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Putting the Fun in Multifunctional (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Backstage at the Ellen Show (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Ellen's Choice (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Around the World (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Going There with Ana Gasteyer (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- And Guest Andy Richter (2015) ... (executive producer)
- And Guest Maya Rudolph (2015) ... (executive producer)
- And Guest Jessica St. Clair (2015) ... (executive producer)
- And Guest Jenna Fischer (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 One Big Happy (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Wedlocked (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Tale of Two Hubbies (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Flight Risk (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Crushing It (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Out of the Closet (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Repeat After Me (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Kevin Nealon's Laugh Lessons (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2013 Bethenny (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
 2012 The Smart One (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 In the Dog House (Short) (executive producer)
 2003 Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2001-2002 The Ellen Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 18 episodes)
- Where the Sun Doesn't Shine (2002) ... (executive producer)
- One for the Roadshow (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Gathering Moss (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Shallow Gal (2002) ... (executive producer)
- A Matter of Principal (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2000 Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Ellen (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 21 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (producer - 20 episodes, 1996 - 1997)
- Vows (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- When Ellen Talks, People Listen (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 2 (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Hospital (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
Show Show Writer (22 credits)
Show Show Actress (38 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (244 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (109 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio commercial for XM satellite radio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 9 Interviews | 42 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Ellentube | Facebook | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ellen Degeneres | Ellen

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

Portia de Rossi

Children:

None

Parents:

DeGeneres, Elliott Everett | Betty DeGeneres

Relatives:

Vance DeGeneres (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What goes up must come down, which is why I don't wear tube tops. See more »

Trivia:

Spoke at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Pointed out that many film plots and images in Hollywood are "heterosexist," meaning that the filmmakers allow heterosexual characters to dominate the screen. She would like to see actors and actresses portray more gay and lesbian couples. See more »

Trademark:

Quick comedic pauses See more »

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