Ellen Degeneres

By Shelby Moore AVID 8th Period

Early Life

Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana.
She is now 57.
Her father is Elliott Everett DeGeneres. Her mother, Betty DeGeneres. Her brother is Vance DeGeneres.
  • When she was younger she dreamed of being a veterinarian, she gave up later deeming herself as "Not book smart"
  • At a young age she was actually scared of large crowds so she got through the fear with humour. She later became a popular topic in school and other places because of it
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Education

  • She went to Atlanta high school
  • For college she attended University of New Orleans
  • At age 23 she started preforming in comedy clubs
  • On March 2 1982 she entered a competition and won the title "Funniest Person in America."

Early Career

  • On March 2 1982 she entered a competition and won the title "Funniest Person in America."
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Major Events, Awards, and Her Career

  • On the 3rd of April 1991 she won "Best Female Comedian" award.
  • On the 2nd of September 1995 she published her first book.
  • On the 7th of may 1997 she won her first emmy
  • November 4th 2001 she hosted the emmys
  • She voice acted dory from finding nemo in 2003
  • She became a judge on American idol on Febuary 9th 2010
  • 16th of August 2008 Ellen got married to her girlfriend, Portia De Rossi
  • The ellen show first aired in 2003
  • So far she has won 70 awards!
  • She is now a LGBT rights activist

Lgbt activist

  • Ellen DeGeneres is the LGBT face of America
  • She even came out on live television
  • she and President Obama were the leaders when LGBT Americans were asked to name a well-known figure who’s been important in advancing the rights of LGBT people.
  • She is one of the most well known LGBT people. (From survery)
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