Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi
  • Real nameAmanda Lee Rogers
  • Date of birthJanuary 31, 1973
  • Age47 years
  • Zodiac signAquarius
  • BirthplaceHorsham, Australia


Parents and family

  • Father
    Barry Rogers
  • Mother
    Margaret Rogers

Siblings

  • Brother
    Michael Rogers

Portia de Rossi spouse

Ellen DeGeneres
Wife
since 2008

Portia de Rossi kids

Portia de Rossi doesn't have kids

Bio

Portia de Rossi is noted for her acting credits as well as for extensive philanthropic work. Hailing from Australia, she drew her first breath as Amanda Lee Rogers in the family of medical worker Margaret and Barry Rogers. She was raised alongside brother Michael.

Portia started her path to success with modeling and starring in commercials. She studied law at University of Melbourne but made up her mind to relocate to Los Angeles in the 1990s to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. De Rossi debuted on TV in the Too Something series in 1995 and gained popularity along with SAG Award after portraying Nelle Porter in Ally McBeal. Afterwards, she embarked on roles in Arrested Development, Nip/Tuck, Better Off Ted and Scandal series. Moreover, the celebrity is famed for her big screen appearances in Sirens, Girl, I Witness plus The Night We Called It a Day.

In 2018, Portia de Rossi announced her retirement from acting and the desire to dedicate all her time to General Public, her art curation and publishing company. Additionally, she supports various charitable organizations.

In 1996, de Rossi tied knots with filmmaker Mel Metcalfe in order to get a green card. After the dissolution of their marriage in 1999, the man got hitched to Portia’s former sister-in-law Renee Kappos. From 2001 to 2004, the star was romantically linked to Francesca Gregorini.

Portia and Ellen DeGeneres got acquainted at a party in 2000, but their relationship started only in 2004 after they bumped into each other at an awards ceremony. The sweethearts got hitched on August 16, 2008, at a low key ceremony at their home. In 2010, de Rossi officially changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. The couple doesn’t have kids but they take care of 4 dogs and 3 cats.

A curious fact: on the 15th anniversary of their relationship, Ellen wanted to surprise her spouse and hired a plane to fly a banner featuring number 15 and a heart. However, the banner turned out to be so small that Portia couldn’t see what was written on it.

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