Ellen Lee DeGeneres known as Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, an actor, writer, producer, and TV personality. She is best known for creating the comedy show “Ellen,” which aired from 1994 to 1998. She is also well-known for hosting the syndicated talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which ran from 2003 to 2021. At her highest point, Ellen’s talk show compensation was almost $60 million. She also established the lifestyle company ED Ellen DeGeneres, which sells a range of goods for the home, baby, pet, and fashion.
Ellen DeGeneres Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $600 M|
|Full Name Ellen Lee DeGeneres|
|Birth Date January 26, 1958|
|Age 64 years|
|Birthplace Metairie, Louisiana|
|Profession Comedian, Actress, Host, Writer, Producer|
|Husband Portia De Rossi|
Ellen DeGeneres Early Life
On January 26, 1958, DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana. Ellen’s father Elliott worked as an insurance agent in a local firm, and Ellen’s mother Elizabeth was a speech therapist in a hospital. Her brother Vance, is a musician and record producer and works with her also. Her parents divorced when she was a teenager, and she reportedly used creative ways to make her mother laugh to help her get through the difficult time. After her parents’ divorced in 1974, her mother remarried and relocated to Atlanta, Texas, with her new husband and Ellen from New Orleans. In 1976, Ellen traveled back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans after receiving her high school diploma from Atlanta. She left after one semester in order to work as a secretary at a legal company. She also worked at J.C. Penney, TGI Fridays, as a house painter, hostess, and bartender in addition to other jobs.
Ellen DeGeneres Early Career
With all these odd jobs she was doing, Ellen began experimenting with stand-up comedy programs at coffee shops and small clubs in town. By 1981, Ellen was employed as the emcee at Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans. In the early 1980s, she started touring the country with her stand-up performance. She was voted the Funniest Person in America by Showtime in 1984. In 1989, she was cast in her first regular TV role on the Fox sitcom “Open House.” She was hired in a role on the incredibly fleeting sitcom “Laurie Hill” in 1992. DeGeneres won the hearts of the producers, who chose her for their upcoming ABC series, “These Friends of Mine.” In its second season, the program was called “Ellen.”
Ellen DeGeneres Career Success
In April 1997, when DeGeneres revealed she was a lesbian on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Ellen’s” popularity reached its peak. After Ellen’s ratings was dropped as a result of ABC’s reduced promotion, the program was cancelled in May 1998. DeGeneres resumed her stand-up career when her series was canceled. With “The Ellen Show,” a CBS sitcom that was canceled after 13 episodes, she made a comeback in 2001. She provided the Dory voiceover for “Finding Nemo” in 2003. In the 2012 film “Finding Dory,” she played same character once more.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” debuted with its first ever program in the year 2003. One of the most popular chat shows on daytime television today. The program garnered 25 Emmy Awards in in its first three seasons. Her 2000th performance was in December 2015. DeGeneres joined the panel of judges for “American Idol” in 2010. She took Paula Abdul’s spot. It “didn’t feel like the right match for me,” she said after leaving after one season. DeGeneres started hosting “Ellen’s Game of Games” on NBC in the 2017–2018 television season, which builds on the games featured on her talk show.
Ellen DeGeneres Awards and Achievements
Ellen has hosted many award shows like the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored four books and started her own record company, “Eleveneleven”, as well as a production company, “A Very Good Production.” Ellen has won the Mark Twain Prize for the incredible American Humor. Ellen also has 20 People’s Choice Awards, more than any other person, and numerous other famous awards for her notable Characters and charitable efforts. Ellen is the recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom in year 2006. She is the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award at the Golden Globes for her performance on television in 2020, becoming the first recipient.
Ellen DeGeneres Partner
In 1997, DeGeneres came out as a lesbian and she started dating Anne Heche, a famous actress in the same year up until August 2000. DeGeneres was romantically linked to famous actress Alexandra Hedison from 2000 to 2004. She began dating actress Portia de Rossi in 2004 and they got married in their Beverly Hills home in August 2008.
Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Ellen DeGeneres is $600 million as of 2022. Between $75 million and $90 million is DeGeneres’ annual income. Portia de Rossi and Ellen Degeneres are seasoned real estate investors. Since 2003, the pair has acquired and sold more than 20 homes. DeGeneres and de Rossi sold homes for $6.98 million, $15.5 million, and $23 million, respectively, just in 2019.