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Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen Lee DeGeneres)

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Biography

Metairie, Louisiana, USA
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) to Atlanta, Texas.

After graduating from Atlanta High School in 1976, Ellen attended the University of New Orleans as a communication major, but she dropped out after one semester. Read more...

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Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 2002

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Edtv 1999

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Character: Janet Hall

The Love Letter 1999

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Doctor Dolittle 1998

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Character: Martha Alston

Mr. Wrong 1996

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Character: Herself - Winner: Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host

The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007

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Goodbye Lover 1998

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Character: Herself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series / Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997

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