Aug 222013
 

images-23The star and executive-producer of the daytime talk show hit The Ellen DeGeneres Show now in its 10th year and drawing 3.5 million viewers daily, will soon be back on the silver screen. She recently signed on to Finding Dory, a reprise of her role as a charmingly forgettable blue tang fish in Disney-Pixar’s $921 million grossing film Finding Nemo. The 55-year-old CoverGirl is also a social media superstar. Her YouTube channel’s 1.7 billion views and 18 million Twitter followers have made her a hit with young viewers.

The star and executive-producer of the daytime talk show hit The Ellen DeGeneres Show now in its 10th year and drawing 3.5 million viewers daily, will soon be back on the silver screen. She recently signed on to Finding Dory, a reprise of her role as a charmingly forgettable blue tang fish in Disney-Pixar’s $921 million grossing film Finding Nemo. The 55-year-old CoverGirl is also a social media superstar. Her YouTube channel’s 1.7 billion views and 18 million Twitter followers have made her a hit with young viewers.

Television host Ellen DeGeneres supports numerous organizations, and has won many awards for her charitable efforts.

Recently, DeGeneres learned about an organization called The Gentle Barn, a home and hospital for animals that have been abused. On her website, DeGeneres urges her viewers to donate.  Both ellen and Portia support the Gentle Barn.images-1

With Ben Affleck, DeGeneres launched the”Small Change Campaign” to benefit Feeding America. Ellen supports the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund through the American Red Cross.

Degeneres’ Ellen for the Cure campaign, run during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month on her television show, supportsSusan G. Komen for the Cure. She often gives out prizes and donations on her show.

 

Born on: 26th Jan 58

Born in: United States

Marital status: Married

Occupation: Stand-up comedian and actress

It is difficult to be funny, especially when thousands of people are anticipating laughing immediately after you crack a joke. But Ellen does it and does it with style. Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American, and an actress by profession. She is also a TV host and comedian. Ellen has a lot of credits to her name, which include being the host of the 79th Academy awards, The Prime Time Emmys, acting in a list of movies and also lending her voice for the character of Dory in the movie Finding Nemo. She also won herself a Saturn Award for the same. Ellen has recently been in the midst of things that make her the hot topic of discussion. She has also been the judge of American Idol for a year and not to mention her own hugely successful talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she is the host.

 

Ellen Lee DeGeneres gets an annual salary of $45million dollars, although she earns $85 million in total per annum. Her sources of income are varied though. Her talk show The Ellen DeGeneres show is one of the most watched talk shows in the US. Ellen is also currently a co- judge in the famous reality show, American Idol. She has replaced the famous Paula Abdul. Ellen is married to actress Portia de Rossi.

 

Ellen is a generous spender, and she has various real estates to her name. Ellen’s latest manor purchase is reportedly worth $30million and that is where she got married to Portia De Rossi in 2008. The estate is built on a 3 acre plot and covers an area of about 15,000 square feet.

 

Also, to add to the already existing property, Ellen bought the surrounding houses in the neighborhood and also paid a huge sum of money in redecorating and renovating the mansion. The amount totaled to a staggering $78million. And the best part about it being that to see the entire property; you have to be on a chopper. Apart from the size, the house is packed with amazing stuff, concierge service, swimming pool, fitness centre, work station and valet parking to name a few.

 

Ellen was born in Metairie, Louisiana, to Elliot De Generes, an insurance salesman. Her mother was a real-estate agent. After her parents got divorced, the family moved to Texas. Ellen graduated from Atlanta High School and thereafter, went to the University of New Orleans for a major in communications. However, she dropped out before the commencement of the 2nd semester. Ellen has been in a relationship with Portia de Rossi since 2004 and when the ban on same sex marriage was lifted in California, she got married to her on August 16, 2008. Now days, she hosts her talk show and keeps herself busy with numerous other media works.

llen DeGeneres has supported the following charities:

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