Portia de Rossi

Australian Actress
Born Jan 31, 1973

Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsay Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development. She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted and Olivia Lord on Nip/Tuck.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on January 31, 1973.


1988 15 Years Old In 1988, at the age of 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known. … Read More


1994 - 1996 2 More Events
1998 25 Years Old She garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter. … Read More
2000 27 Years Old From 2000 to 2004, de Rossi dated director Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Starr. … Read More
2001 28 Years Old In 2001, she starred in Who Is Cletis Tout? with Christian Slater.


2003 30 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2003–06, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's Arrested Development.
2004 31 Years Old De Rossi and Gregorini broke up in late 2004 because de Rossi began dating DeGeneres, whom she met backstage at an awards show. In 2005, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. She and DeGeneres became engaged when DeGeneres proposed with a three-carat diamond ring. They were married at their Beverly Hills home on 16 August 2008, witnessed by their mothers and 17 other guests.
2005 32 Years Old In 2005 she portrayed a fortune-teller named Zela in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed.
From 2007–2008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia McNamara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord. … Read More
In a 2010 interview on Good Morning America, she explained that as a young actress, she was fearful of being exposed as a lesbian.


2013 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The season consists of 15 new episodes which debuted at the same time on Netflix on 26 May 2013. … Read More
2014 41 Years Old In July, 2014, ABC confirmed de Rossi was joining season 4 of Scandal.
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