Portia de Rossi

Australian-American actress Portia de Rossi

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.
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Ellen DeGeneres Cries After Receiving the "Best" Birthday Gift From Portia de Rossi - E! Online
Google News - 20 days
E! Online Ellen DeGeneres Cries After Receiving the "Best" Birthday Gift From Portia de Rossi E! Online Ellen DeGeneres burst into tears after receiving the "best" birthday gift from Portia de Rossi. Portia appeared on Thursday's episode of The Ellen Show and surprised her wife with a very special 60th birthday present. "It's your 60th birthday and this ... Ellen DeGeneres Can't Help But Cry At Portia De Rossi's Birthday GiftHuffPost Ellen DeGeneres' Birthday Bonanza: a Jimmy Kimmel Surprise & a Touching Gift from Portia de RossiPEOPLE.com Ellen DeGeneres' Wife Portia de Rossi Makes Her Cry With 60th Birthday GiftEntertainment Tonight Just Jared -Today.com -ABC News -TIME all 81 news articles »
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Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities slash home prices as the holidays approach
LATimes - 3 months
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still a few discounts to be had. In Montecito, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi appear to have lowered expectations on their Italian villa-style home. Originally offered at $45 million, the romantic weekend retreat and its ...
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Ellen DeGeneres reels in a new spot on the Carpinteria coastline
LATimes - 4 months
Ellen DeGeneres, who has history when it comes to fixing up and selling homes, appears to have found her next project. The daytime talk show host and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have purchased a home in Carpinteria for $18.6 million. Set along roughly 80 feet of sandy beach, the gated estate...
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Ellen DeGeneres Lists Lavish Home for $45 Million
Wall Street Journal - 11 months
The host of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have a history of lucrative high-end home flips.
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Ellen Says Goodbye To Obama On His Last Day As President And Now We're Sobbing
Huffington Post - about 1 year
President Barack Obama ― say that as many times as you can today before you have to put former in front of it ― was a frequent guest on talk shows throughout his time in office, but he always had a special affinity for Ellen DeGeneres.  To pay a final tribute to the man who helped make her marriage to now-wife Portia de Rossi legal, Ellen dedicated her show to Obama on Thursday with a look back at the time she spent with him and first lady Michelle Obama over the past eight years.  Although he only appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” twice, once when he was just starting his run for president and another time for a sit-down with DeGeneres in 2016, there’s always been clear respect between the two. In November, Obama awarded the comedian the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her advocacy in the LGBT community and ability to make “you laugh about something, rather than at someone.” Of course, it wasn’t all tears and schmaltz from the talk show host. In typ...
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Ellen DeGeneres is thankful for having Portia de Rossi as her wife
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Ellen DeGeneres never misses a moment to express her love for wife Portia De Rossi with whom she has been married for nine years. The couple, who loves to keep their life highly private, have appeared together at the White House for the presidential award for Medal of Freedom. DeGeneres was nominated for the prestigious award for her role in encouraging the LGBT community and inspiring millions to lead a life full of positivity.
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Ellen DeGeneres Was Denied Entry Into The White House For The Silliest Reason
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Just because you’re one of the most beloved talk show hosts in America ― and you’re receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor ― doesn’t mean you can just walk right into the White House.  Ellen DeGeneres learned that the hard way on Tuesday, while heading to President Barack Obama’s current home to receive her Presidential Medal of Freedom. “They haven’t let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID,” the actor and comedian tweeted hours before the very important ceremony. “#NotJoking.” They haven't let me in to the White House yet because I forgot my ID. #NotJoking#PresidentialMedalOfFreedom pic.twitter.com/sHocwqChKV — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 22, 2016 DeGeneres was one of 21 people invited to the White House to be honored by the president with the Medal of Freedom ― considered the highest civilian award one can receive in the United States. She was honored alongside some of the most revered and groundbreaking performers, ...
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6 other couples that will restore your faith in a post-Brangelina world
Yahoo News - over 1 year
It's hard to accept the end of a relationship like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.  The two gave us Mr. and Mrs. Smith, what might be the greatest celebrity portmanteau ever (Brangelina) and the fiercest red carpet couple appearances.  But please do not give up on love. Love is far from dead. It's very much alive, blossoming within the thousands of other high-profile power couples in the world we can look up to in awe. Here are six beams of light and love to turn to during the dark days ahead.  SEE ALSO: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Image: APAP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais There really isn't much to be said here that can't be felt by simply looking at photos of the POTUS and the FLOTUS. Whether it's their smiles, slow dances or fist-bumps, the couple are absolutely goals. Through thick and thin, they are by each other's side. Plus once a feature film is created about your first date, you will be on favorite co...
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The Crucial Lesson Ellen DeGeneres Finally Learned About Relationships
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Beyoncé Game, Set, Slayed Wimbledon In White To Cheer On Serena Williams
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In the grand tradition of Beyoncé distracting everybody on the sidelines of sporting events, Queen Bey attended the Wimbledon women’s singles championship match on Saturday with husband Jay Z in tow to support Serena Williams.  The two were spotted seated behind Williams’ mother in the stands on day 12 of the tournament at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Wearing coordinated white ensembles, Bey paired her lacy Self Portrait frock with dark circular glasses and a braided ponytail, while Jay opted for a classic white tee and black baseball cap.  Williams went on to win the match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber, securing her seventh Wimbledon win and 22nd Grand Slam singles title, a feat matched by only one other woman in the history of the sport. Card-carrying BeyHive members will also, of course, remember that Williams made a cameo in Beyoncé’s music video for “Sorry,” where she twerked in a black leotard as the singer watched. “I’ve known Be...
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi Adopt a 'Kid'
ABC News - about 2 years
The daytime talk show host announced the news on her show.
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Tony Hale Teases A More Bluth-Centric Season Of 'Arrested Development'
The Huffington Post - about 2 years
Heeeeeeey, brother. Beloved by many but watched by few, "Arrested Development" was resurrected by Netflix in 2013, seven years after Fox pulled the plug on the criminally low-rated sitcom. Where were you then, America?! But the fourth season of the cult series -- the first on the streaming service -- provoked a mixed response, due largely to its frustrating narrative structure. Each episode centered around a single character, severely decreasing the amount of big family scenes, which remain some of the strongest in the series' history. (The chicken dance, anyone?) We sat down recently with actor Tony Hale, who plays Byron "Buster" Bluth, the baby of the Bluth family, to discuss what's in store for the series fifth season, his all-time favorite Buster scene and how the Bluths will be more united than ever.   Once described as "odd and alienating" in our all-time favorite episode, "Public Relations," Buster quickly made his mark, participating in some of the series' most m...
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Khloe Kardashian Slays On Our First Best-Dressed List Of 2016
Huffington Post - about 2 years
We may only be a few days into 2016, but Hollywood is already dialing up the heat in the fashion department.  At the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night, Portia De Rossi looked stunning in a white dress-turned-jumpsuit, while Dakota Johnson was adorable as ever in a matching crop top and long skirt. But our favorite look of the week belongs to Khloe Kardashian, who rocked a black jumpsuit that flattered her amazing figure.  Check out the best-dressed stars below and let us know if you agree with our picks.  Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519350194&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults=100&responsive=true&ratio=wide&align=center&relatedMode=2&relatedBottomHeight=60&companionPos=&hasCompanion=false&autoStart=false&colorPallet=%23FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1...
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Ellen DeGeneres Explains Why 'I'm Gay' Is Such A 'Scary' Thing To Say Out Loud
Huffington Post - over 2 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Portia de Rossi
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 41
    In July, 2014, ABC confirmed de Rossi was joining season 4 of Scandal.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 40
    In 2013, de Rossi announced that she and DeGeneres were not planning to have children.
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    The season consists of 15 new episodes which debuted at the same time on Netflix on 26 May 2013.
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  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, de Rossi published her autobiography Unbearable Lightness which talks about the turmoil that she has experienced in her life, including suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia and being misdiagnosed with lupus.
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    On 6 August 2010, Portia filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
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    In a 2010 interview on Good Morning America, she explained that as a young actress, she was fearful of being exposed as a lesbian.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    TV Guide included her and Ellen DeGeneres in their Power A-List couples in 2007.
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    In May 2007, she was featured as one of 100 Most Beautiful in a People special edition.
    From 2007–2008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia McNamara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    In 2005 she portrayed a fortune-teller named Zela in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed.
  • 2004
    Age 31
    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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 30
    She portrayed John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story in 2003 and an Australian reporter who inspires a protest against Frank Sinatra during a concert tour in The Night We Called It a Day, also in 2003.
    From 2003–06, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's Arrested Development.
  • 2001
    Age 28
    In 2001, she starred in Who Is Cletis Tout? with Christian Slater.
  • 2000
    Age 27
    From 2000 to 2004, de Rossi dated director Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Starr.
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  • 1998
    Age 25
    She garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter.
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  • 1996
    Age 23
    De Rossi was married to documentary film-maker Mel Metcalfe, from 1996 to 1999, initially part of a plan to get a green card, though she did not go through with the latter.
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  • 1994
    Age 21
    Her first significant role was playing a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 15
    In 1988, at the age of 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Age 0
    Born on January 31, 1973.
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