Ellen DeGeneres Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career, and More

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is the birth name of Ellen DeGeneres and her nick name is Bell Head. She is an American comedian, actress, TV host, writer, and producer. She starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for The Puppy Episode.

Ellen DeGeneres Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career, and More

Personal Details

Full Name Ellen Lee DeGeneres
Nick Name Ellen, Bell Head
Date Of Birth January 26, 1958
Age 64  years old as of October 2023
Birth Place Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Current Address Beverly Hills, California, United States
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Occupations Comedian, Actress, TV Host, Writer, and Producer
  • Atlanta High School
  • Grace King  High School
College/ University University of New Orleans
Educational Qualification Graduate
Net Worth $500 million as of 2023
Marital Status Married
Famous For  HGTV Host
  • Tv: Open House (1989)
  • Movie: Coneheads (1993)

Physical Appearances

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurement 34-27-35
Height 5 Feet 7 Inches
Weight 59 Kg
Shoe Size 8 US
Dress Size 6 US

Personal Life ( Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Wife, Children)

Father Elliot Everett DeGeneres
Mother (Elizabeth Jane) Betty DeGeneres
Sibling Vance DeGeneres (brothers)
Girlfriends/ Affairs
  • Kat Perkoff (1978-1980)
  • Teresa Boyd (1995)
  • Anne Heche (1997-2000)
  • Alexandra Hedison (2001-2004)
Partner Portia de Rossi ​(married at 2008-present)
Children None

Early life, Family, and Relationship:

Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, USA. Her father Elliot Everett DeGeneres, was an insurance agent, and her mother Betty DeGeneres is a speech therapist, while her brother, Vance, is a musician and a producer. She has a descent that includes French, English, Irish, and German roots and was raised as a Christian Scientist.


She completed her schooling at Atlanta High School and Grace King High School. She pursued her higher education at the University of New Orleans, where she studied communication.

After completing a semester, she worked in a law firm doing clerical work with her cousin Laura Gillen. She also had early jobs, including a stint at J.C. Penney, working as a waitress at TGI Friday, and in various other restaurants.

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Success and career

Ellen started by performing stand-up comedy at small clubs and also coffee houses and eventually in the year 1981 she became the emcee at Clyde’s Comedy club in New Orleans. She was citing Woody Allen and Steve Martin as her main influences at that time.

Ellen was on Netflix’s Relatable after her fifteen years of comedian journey. She has also stated that Lucille Ball and Bob Newhart are among her comedic influences. She was in the Coneheads in the early 1990s and her series of movies for a show named Ellen’s Energy Adventure was part of the Universe of Energy attraction and pavilion at the Walt Disney World’s Epcot and the movie also had Bill Nye, Michael Richards and Alex Trebek featured.

Ellen DeGeneres Unknown Facts:

  • Ellen’s hobbies are playing tennis, watching animal planet, and collecting antique mirror.
  • Her favorite food is Spicy Arrabbiata Pasta.
  • Her sexual orientation is Homosexual (Lesbian).

Ellen DeGeneres Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Career, and More


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