Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer as well as a producer. She is best known for the movies like  Mr. Wrong (1996), The Love Letter (1999), Finding Dory (2016), etc.  In the early 1980s, DeGeneres started her career. Till now, DeGeneres has won many awards including Emmy award and the People’s Choice Awards.

Ellen DeGeneres Early life and Education

Ellen DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, Louisiana, United States. Her mother Betty DeGeneres is a speech therapist and father Elliott Everett DeGeneres an insurance agent. DeGeneres grew up along with her sibling brother Vance DeGeneres who is also a  musician as well as producer. However, in 1973, her parents separated, so she stayed along with her mother and stepfather Roy Grussendorf.

Ellen DeGeneres, Source: successstories.com

In May 1976, DeGeneres graduated from the Atlanta High School and joined the Grace King High School for her higher education. However, just after a semester, she moved to New Orleans. Well, DeGeneres completed her graduation from the University of New Orleans.

Ellen DeGeneres Career

During the 1880s, Ellen DeGeneres started performing the stand-up comedy in the small clubs and coffee houses. In 1981, she became the emcee at Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans. However, in 1982, the Showtime named DeGeneres as the funniest person in America. Well, till now she has appeared in many movies as well as in television which is listed below.


  • Arduous Moon-1990
  • Wisecracks-1991
  • Coneheads-1993
  • Trevor-1994
  • Mr. Wrong-1996
  • Goodbye Lover-1998
  • Dr. Dolittle-1998
  • EDtv-1999
  • The Love Letter-1999
  • Finding Nemo-2003
  • Exploring the Reef-2003
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead-2003
  • My Short Film-2005
  • Unity-2014
  • Finding Dory-2016

Youtube: Finding Dory;


  • Open House-1989-1990
  • One Night Stand-1990-1992
  • Laurie Hill-1992
  • Ellen-1994-1998
  • Roseanne-1995
  • The Dana Carvey Show-1996
  • Mad About You-1998
  • If These Walls Could Talk 2-2000
  • Saturday Night Live-2001
  • On the Edge-2001
  • 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards-2001
  • The Ellen Show-2001-2002
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now-2003
  • Six Feet Under-2004
  • Joey-2005
  • Sesame Street-2007
  • American Idol-2010
  • Christmas in Washington-2010
  • 86th Academy Awards-2014

In 2016, Elen DeGeneres appeared in the The Big Bang Theory. In the following DeGeneres appeared along with Kaley CuocoMelissa RauchMayim BialikSara Gilbert, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsonsand others.

Youtube: Ellen DeGeneres in Big Band Theory

Furthermore, her producing career includes:

  • Bethenny-2012-2014
  • Repeat After Me-2015
  • One Big Happy-2015
  • Ellen’s Design Challenge-2015- present

Furthermore, since 2016 she is working as the producer of Little Big Shots. However, in 2017, DeGeneres produced the series Green Eggs and Ham. Well, in 2018, she will be producing the series Castle Hangnail. Besides this, Ellen DeGeneres has also provided the voices for the video games like 9: The Last Resort, Finding Nemo and Disney Infinity 3.0.

Ellen DeGeneres Personal life

The 59 years old multi-talented actress, television host, writer as well as producer Ellen DeGeneres is already married. Well, in 2008 DeGeneres tied a knot with lesbian Portia de Rossi.

Youtube: Ellen DeGeneres with her lesbian wife Portia De Rossi in their wedding day


Although it has already been a long time that they have married, they do not have any children yet. Hope they will soon welcome a new member in their family. Furthermore, DeGeneres also dated Teresa Boyd (1995),  Anne Heche(1997 – 2000) and Alexandra Hedison (2001 – 2004). Well, regarding her sexuality, she is an open lesbian. Besides this, there are no any rumors of her divorce.

Ellen DeGeneres Net worth

Accounting her financial transaction, Ellen Degeneres has earned a decent amount of money from her acting career. Moreover, she also earns a decent amount of money from her producing, writing and television career. Well, as of 2017, her net worth is $77 million.