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Ellen DeGeneres Bio
Ellen DeGeneres, host of her very own daytime TV talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” is also knows as the voice of the character of “Dory” in the blockbuster animated film, “Finding Nemo.”
Ellen completed a critically acclaimed 35-city U.S. standup comedy tour called “Here and Now,” which took her to comedy clubs around the country and culminated in HBO’s highest-rated comedy special of the season. She also served as a guest Center Square for two weeks at a time this past year on the syndicated game show “Hollywood Squares.”
A pioneer and television icon, Ellen DeGeneres made history in April 1997, when her on-screen persona, ‘Ellen Morgan’ from the series “Ellen,” became the first openly gay leading character on television. Her groundbreaking legacy, however, began in 1986 during her first appearance on “The Tonight Show” when she became the first and only woman to be summoned by Johnny Carson to sit down with him after her performance.
Ellen DeGeneres’s career began as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans, which led to national recognition in 1982 when her videotaped club performances won Showtime’s “Funniest Person In America.” Soon after moving to Los Angeles, she filmed her first HBO Special “Young Comedians Reunion,” followed by 1986’s “Women of the Night” and 1989’s “Command Performance: One Night Stand” for which she received a Cable Ace nomination. DeGeneres was also named “Best Female Standup” at the 1991 American Comedy Awards.
Ellen DeGeneres’s foray into network television began with a role on Fox’s “Open House.” She then took a spot on ABC’s “Laurie Hill” until she was offered a leading role on “These Friends of Mine” by ABC, which after its first season, became “Ellen.” The show garnered record ratings with DeGeneres receiving Emmy nominations each season in the “Best Actress” category. In 1997 she was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award. In the same year she earned an Emmy for writing the critically acclaimed “Puppy Episode” when her character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers. She recently starred in CBS’s, “The Ellen Show.”
In the course of producing and starring in “Ellen,” DeGeneres received numerous accolades including The People’s Choice Award in 1995, two Golden Globe nominations and two Screen Actors Guild nominations. Her other television credits include Executive Producing and starring with Sharon Stone in the Emmy nominated “If These Walls Could Talk II” for HBO as well as a guest appearance on the “Larry Sanders Show,” for which she received another Emmy nomination.
Ellen DeGeneres’s feature film credits include Disney/Pixar’s animated blockbuster “Finding Nemo,” Ron Howard’s “EDTV”, “The Love Letter” from Dreamworks, New Regency’s “Goodbye Lover,” “Coneheads” and “Mr. Wrong” in which she starred with Bill Pullman.
DeGeneres has also served as host for several industry events including the 38th and 39th Annual Grammy Awards, for which she earned an Emmy nomination, the 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, receiving an American Comedy Award, the VH1 Honors, which garnered her a Cable Ace Award, VH-1 “Diva’s Las Vegas” and The Saturday Night Live Christmas Special.”
In July 2000, DeGeneres returned to standup embarking on a three-month tour of major theatres across the country that culminated in her critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated special “The Beginning.”
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