Occupation:Actor, Comedian, Talkshow Host
Birthday:January 26, 1958
Ellen DeGeneres is an actress, comedian, and talkshow host from Louisiana. After graduating high school, Ellen worked several odd jobs and started performing stand-up comedy in New Orleans, and eventually became the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club. She later appeared in films and series, including the sitcom Ellen, which was built around her as its star. It was during the run of Ellen that Degeneres came out as gay--as did her character on the show. Her fame grew exponentially after she began her own talk show, The Ellen DeGenerous Show, which debuted in 2003. Ellen has since accrued many awards including: 5 Teen Choice Awards, 14 People’s Choice Awards, and 27 Emmy Awards.