Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian and host of the daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres show, which has featured interviews with several prominent viral video stars since its launch in 2003.


In the early 1980s, DeGeneres began performing stand-up comedy at clubs in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1982, she was awarded the title of "Funniest Person in America" by the American cable television network Showtime. In 1989, played the role of impressionist Margo Van Meter in the short-lived television sitcom Open House (shown below, left). From 1994 to 1998, Ellen starred as the neurotic bookstore owner Ellen Morgan in the television sitcom Ellen (shown below, right).

In 2001, DeGeneres starred in the sitcom The Ellen Show as the character Ellen Richmond (shown below, left). In September 2003, DeGeneres began hosting the daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show (shown below, right).

Online History

In December 2006, DeGeneres interviewed Sammy Stephens, the star of the Flea Market Montgomery commercial (shown below, left). On September 14th, 2007, DeGeneres interviewed Daft Hands creator Austin Hall, who performed a live version of the hand dance on the show (shown below, right).

On April 25th, 2012, DeGeneres read several passages from the erotic fiction novel Fifty Shades of Grey (shown below, left). On September 11th, 2014, DeGeneres interviewed Noah Ritter, a five-year old who was nicknamed "Apparently Kid" for starring in a local news segment at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania (shown below, right).

Oscar Selfie

During the Academy Awards ceremony on March 2nd, 2014, DeGeneres approached renowned actress Meryl Streep for a photo opportunity in an attempt to break the record for most retweeted photo, a title previously held by a photo of President Obama and the first lady embracing tweeted after his re-election in November 2012.[13] As DeGeneres and Streep prepared to take the photo, other actors in the audience jumped in to photobomb, which resulted in a group selfie featuring DeGeneres, Streep, Jared Leto, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Lupita N’yongo and her brother, Kevin Spacey, Channing Tatum, and Angelina Jolie.

Social Media Presence

As of October 2014, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has more than 16.6 million Facebook[1] likes, 33.7 million Twitter[2] followers and 10 million YouTube[3] subscribers.

Personal Life

DeGeneres was born on January 26th, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. In February 1997, DeGeneres came out as a homosexual during an interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

DeGeneres has been romantically linked with actresses Anne Heche, Alexandra Hedison and Portia de Rossi. On August 16th, 2008, DeGeneres and de Rossi were married at their home in Beverly Hills, California.

Search Interest

External References

[1] Facebook – The Ellen DeGeneres Show

[2] Twitter – @TheEllenShow

[3] YouTube – TheEllenShow

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