|Born||Ellen Lee DeGeneres
January 26, 1958
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
|Salary||$15million dollars (The Ellen Degeneres Show)|
|Height||5' 7½" (1.71 m)|
Ellen DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian and television star. She has appeared in the sitcom Ellen and is the host of The Ellen Degeneres Show. She is a lesbian and her coming out caused a controversy among many people that watched her television series. Since 2004, DeGeneres has been in a relationship with Australian actress Portia de Rossi. They were married on August 16, 2008. She has joined the judges panel on American Idol starting with its ninth season.
- "DeGeneres and de Rossi wed". The Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/degeneres-and-de-rossi-wed/2008/08/17/1218911444587.html. Retrieved 2008-08-18.