- Birthday26th Jan, 58
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.
- Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else's expense. And I find that that's just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else's feelings.
- We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common - which is - we all want to be happy.
- I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we're all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose... When you connect with that love and that compassion, that's when everything unfolds.
- I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
Did you know?
- She has won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011.
- She is a vegan who is also a "big animal lover".
- She won the Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for "Best Supporting Actress"; "Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie" from the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards; and the Annie Award from the International Animated Film Association for "Outstanding Voice Acting" for her performance as Dory.
- She was nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award in the "Best Supporting Actress" category.
Family & relationships
Porsche 911 Carrera S
Ellen DeGeneres has been spotted driving her black colored Porsche 911 Carrera S. The 911 is a new generation car which looks very stylish on the road. The car is powered by a 3.8 liter engine that delivers 400hp. There is a choice between a seven speed manual transmission and a dual-clutch seven speed automatic transmission. The car is available in rear wheel drive but is also available in all wheel drive, if ordered. The car has a top speed of 180 mph and can blast from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The car also features a variety of features like improved suspension and electronic powerful steering.
Ellen DeGeneres loves fast cars, as a result of which she bought a Ferrari California. The car is not at all pretty looking but as people say, "it will get the job done." The car has a seven speed double clutch gearbox and a decent luggage space in the back.The car has an impressive top speed of 200 mph and it can hit 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The car has a bit of a bulky feel with the long bonnet but overall it is a brilliant car with lots of safety features. The mileage is not that good and with the steady increase in gas prices you need to be super rich to drive this one.
Porsche Turbo S
Ellen Degeneres drives a metallic black Porsche Turbo S. The talk show host was photographed on January 2013 getting behind the wheels of her Porsche after dining at an upmarket Los Angeles restaurant on a very rainy day. The Turbo aptly lives up to its name and is considered to be one of the most high performance cars from the Porsche stable. A top speed of 315 km/hour is achievable and it takes a little over 3 seconds to touch 100 km/hour after start. The $160,000 car sports a stylish interior fitted with hi-tech gadgets.
Same sex marriage are common these days. And as far love is concerned, it knows no bindings. One fine example is the relationship between Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres. While the world points them as lesbian duo, they are quite proud and happy to enjoy each other's company. Showing the world that fine mid-finger, this lesbian duo got married to each other at a private wedding ceremony held at their home, on the 3rd week of August, 2008. Only close friends and family members were present in the ceremony session.
Wayne Dyer, the American self-help author, officiated the ceremony. Both brides wore designer bridal wear from Zac Posen. Ellen was wearing a chiffon shirt, waistcoat, trousers, and boot, all in white while Portia looked fabulous in the halterneck dress having pale pink and cream color combination. They sat on the floor pillow while Wayne commenced with the ceremony proceedings. After exchanging Neil Lane rings, the couple kissed each other passionately.
Then, a grand cake prepared by Sweet Lady Jane, was cut by the newly formed brides. However, the dining arrangement, as prepared by their personal chef David Silberkleit, was totally vegan. This clearly indicates the couple's strong support for PETA.
However, the long 4-year dating resulted in a fine ending with both being tide to each other through the knot of marriage. We wish a happy married life to the newly wed "same-sex" couple.
The ever bubbly and host of one of the most popular talk shows, Allen DeGeneres, was seen spending some romantic moments in Italy with her sweetheart Portia de Rossi back in the summer of 2008. She was seen having a lot of fun under the sun as the couple indulged into water sports and didn’t step back in showcasing their love to the world. They held hands and even kissed, announcing their deep love for each other to the world while stealing everlasting memories on the trip.
Location: Italy is located on a peninsula that stretches out in the Mediterranean Sea in Southern Europe.
Accommodation: When in Italy, you will never have to struggle for accommodation with numerous options that will make your stay memorable. Enjoy authentic Italian food as you roam around stealing panoramic views. Choose from boutique hotels to Italian apartments or get to stay in villas and farmhouses for a holiday experience like never before.
Main Attractions: There is a lot to explore in Italy because of which millions of tourists visit the place every single year. The craftsmanship and culture of Italy will leave you stunned and so will the mouthwatering cuisines. There are a lot of heritage and cultural sites that are worth a visit. The famous gondola ride in Venice will take you on a romantic ride along the canal, which has been widely publicized all across the globe. Visit the Sistine Chapel and St Peters Cathedral in the Vatican City and relish the paintings and sculptures that are a true image of beautiful art. But, the trip will not be complete if you don’t visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Island of Capri.
St. Barts vacation
Allen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi enjoyed the holiday season of 2010 in St. Barts. They went for a boat ride and shopping as well as fetched a lot of attention while walking on the streets hand in hand. The couple’s love filled holiday contained a lot of affection, as they roamed around the island in a fun mood.
Location: St. Barts is an island of paradise located in France.
Accommodation: This holiday destination is famous amongst the rich. One can rent a villa or plan a stay at one of the many luxury hotels present in St. Barts. The stay will be coated with comfort that will intoxicate your senses, forcing you to come back year after year.
Main Attractions: Being one of the most beautiful islands present on the face of this earth, St. Barts will unfurl a truly magnificent holiday experience. The tropical island with its scenic beauty makes hearts melt as tourists walk on palm dotted beaches under the blue sky. Enjoy a variety of water sports and savor French food at the idyllic location that comes complete with sun, beach and sand for a truly whimsical experience.
One campaign is an international non-profit organization that aims at bringing uniformity in government funding for international aid programs. A coalition of 11 advocacy organizations, One Campaign endeavors to fight global AIDS and poverty. Over 45 celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres support ONE campaign. Ellen DeGeneres has been associated with numerous charities including One Campaign. She recently launched " Small Change Campaign" to raise funds for her charity. Though the exact amount of donation by Ellen DeGeneres to ONE campaign remains a mystery, she often urges her viewers to donate generously towards this noble cause. Ellen DeGeneres is also known to highlight the cause during her numerous television shows and she gives donations and prizes during her shows that mostly go as funding towards various programs initiated by One Campaign.
Society for Animal Protective Legislation
Society for Animal Protective Legislation endeavors to provide a humane treatment to animals. Founded in 1951, Society for Animal Protective Legislation is the legislative division of The Animal Welfare Institute and it works for passage of laws that ensure comprehensive care for wild animals. Ellen DeGeneres love for animals has motivated her to contribute towards Society for Animal Protective Legislation. She often visits a care center for animals and contributes towards general upkeep of the animals. Ellen DeGeneres strongly advocates the cause of animals on her shows and urges her viewers to contribute generously towards this cause. Her contributions in kind though remain unaccounted for. Ellen DeGeneres often highlights the plight of stray animals in her shows and urges generous viewers to think rationally on the need to preserve and care for animals.
Family Health International
Family Health International works towards improving the standards of reproductive health across the world by promoting safe and affordable contraceptive methods. Ellen DeGeneres association with Family Health International is owing to her personal interest in women health care. Recently she supported Susan G. Komen through this initiative in her Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign. Her viewers are the primary source of contribution towards this charity and she also contributes in kind and cash towards the cause. Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign during October gave Ellen DeGeneres an opportunity to highlight and promote the cause of human health particularly women.
Project Cuddle is an international non profit organization that cares for abandoned babies and ensures that they find a loving home. Ellen DeGeneres has been associated with Project Cuddle and supports the charity with kind and cash donations. She highlights the cause of abandoned babies on her various shows and motivates needy parents to adopt these abandoned babies. Ellen DeGeneres finds time to feature in promotional videos promoted by the charity and ensures that the abandoned child gets due recognition and care.
Adidas Superstar “Shell Toe” sneakers
Ellen is very fond of wearing Adidas superstar shell toe sneakers. These are basically basketball shoes manufactured by the leading sports giant, Adidas. It has the famous rubber shell toe while the upper part is all-leather made. The Adidas Superstar sneakers are sported by almost 70% of the NBA players.
Ellen has been seen quite a number of times carrying a Hermes Birkin handbag. The bag has been designed by Birkin, the famous French fashion house that is renowned for lifestyle accessories and luxury goods. The Birkin products are world renowned for their quality and price.
Rolex Daytona Everose Watch
Ellen's love for watches is aptly reflected in her choices of watches. She is mostly spotted wearing a Rolex Daytona Everose Watch. Made from the specially designed Everose gold alloy, the Rolex Daytona Everose has an eighteen karat gold case with a bracelet having a black dial. The watch offers a perfect reason for Ellen DeGeneres to wear it on all her social gatherings.
Comme Des Garçons
Ellen DeGeneres is very particular when it comes to choosing her clothes. She has been spotted many times wearing the shirts by Comme Des Garcons. This long sleeve striped shirt also seems to have caught the fancy of Ellen DeGeneres. Crew neck line and the use of cotton in the manufacturing process has made clothes by Comme Des Garcons a favorite with increasing number of women and the American actress is no exception to this.