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Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi 1999.jpgPortia de Rossi in 1999.BornAmanda Lee Rogers
31 January 1973
Horsham, Victoria, AustraliaResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.NationalityAustralian AmericanOthernamesPortia Lee James DeGeneresAlmamaterUniversity of MelbourneOccupationActress, model, philanthropistYearsactive1994presentSpouse(s)Mel Metcalfe
(m.1996; div.1999)
Ellen DeGeneres
(m.2008)

Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers, 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian-American model, philanthropist, and actress. She is best known for starring as Nelle Porter on the American drama series Ally McBeal (19982002), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, as Lindsay Bluth Funke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development (20032006, 2013, 20182019), and as Elizabeth North on the American political thriller series Scandal (20142017).[1][2][3][4]

She also portrayed Olivia Lord on the American television drama series Nip/Tuck (20072009) and Veronica Palmer on the American television sitcom Better Off Ted (20092010). De Rossi is married to comedian, actress, and television host Ellen DeGeneres.

Early life

Portia de Rossi, born Amanda Lee Rogers in Horsham, Victoria, Australia,[5] is the daughter of Margaret, a medical receptionist, and Barry Rogers.[6] Her father died when she was nine years old.[7] She grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, and modelled for print and TV commercials as a child. In 1988, at age 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known. In 2005, she explained she had intended to reinvent herself, using the given name of Portia, a character from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and an Italian last name. She was educated at Geelong Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, where she studied law.[8]

Career

De Rossi's first significant role was as a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens. Soon afterward, she moved to Los Angeles and won guest roles on several TV shows and a permanent role in Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, before landing a part in the film Scream 2. During her time in the United States, de Rossi worked diligently to drop her Australian accent.[9]

De Rossi garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter. She remained with the show until its end in 2002. In 2001, she starred in Who Is Cletis Tout? alongside Christian Slater. From 200306, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Funke on Fox Television's Arrested Development. She next portrayed John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story in 2003. That same year, she portrayed an Australian reporter who inspires a protest against Frank Sinatra during a concert tour in The Night We Called It a Day.

In 2005 de Rossi portrayed Zela, a fortune-teller, in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed. From 20072008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia McNamara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord.

In 2009 and 2010, de Rossi played the high-strung and controlling Veronica Palmer on the ABC show Better Off Ted. In 2011, she appeared in Better Off Ted cast member Malcolm Barrett's music video for "Revenge of the Nerds," spoofing her character of Veronica in a cameo alongside other cast members of the cancelled series.[10]

She ranked 69th in Stuff Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women, 31 in Femme Fatales' Sexiest Women of 2003 list, and 24 in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women List in 2004; in late 2006, the magazine Blender listed her as one of the hottest women of film and TV.[11] In May of 2007, she was featured as one of 100 Most Beautiful in a People special edition. TV Guide included her and Ellen DeGeneres in their Power A-List couples in 2007.

In February 2012, it was announced that ABC had ordered a pilot for a new drama series The Smart One, one of whose executive producers was listed as Ellen DeGeneres, and which featured de Rossi in a leading role. The actress was to star as a "brilliant and successful woman who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city Mayor."[12] But The Smart One was not picked up for the 2012-13 season.[13]

Six years after the series was canceled by Fox, filming for a revived fourth season of Arrested Development began on 7 August 2012, and de Rossi reprised her role as Lindsay Bluth Funke. This fourth season consisted of 15 new episodes, which debuted at the same time on Netflix on 26 May 2013. Each episode focused on one particular character, with de Rossi's Lindsay featured in Episode 3, "Indian Takers," and Episode 8, "Red Hairing," and also appearing in several other episodes of the season.[13]

In July 2014, ABC confirmed that de Rossi was joining season 4 of Scandal, in the role of Elizabeth North.[14] De Rossi joined Scandal in the fourth season in a recurring role, before being upped to a series regular for the fifth season. In April 2017, in season six, de Rossi's character, Elizabeth North, was killed off by a golf club attack. De Rossi herself made the decision to depart the Scandal series, saying, "I am incredibly grateful for my time here at Scandal. I will miss playing Elizabeth North but I've made the decision to focus on a business opportunity. Shonda, Betsy and the cast have been incredibly supportive of my decision. I will always love my Scandal family. I'll be watching!" Creator Shonda Rhimes added, "I have been a fan of Portia's for years and it was an honor to have her join our Scandal family."[2]

In May 2018, de Rossi announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would be retiring from acting, though she later elaborated that she would make an exception for future seasons of Arrested Development.[15][16]

Personal life

De Rossi and her wife, Ellen DeGeneres, in September 2012

De Rossi was married to documentary film-maker Mel Metcalfe, from 1996 to 1999, initially part of a plan to get a green card, though she did not go through with the plan. She said about the marriage that "it just obviously wasn't right for me."[8] In a 2010 interview on Good Morning America, she explained that as a young actress, she was fearful of being exposed as a lesbian.[17]

From 2001 to 2004, de Rossi dated director Francesca Gregorini, the daughter of Barbara Bach and the stepdaughter of Ringo Starr. She said that most of her family and Ally McBeal castmates did not know she was a lesbian until tabloid pictures of the couple were published.[8] She declined to publicly discuss the relationship or her sexual orientation at the time.

De Rossi and Gregorini broke up in late 2004 because de Rossi began dating DeGeneres, whom she met backstage at an awards show. In 2005, she opened up publicly about her sexual orientation in interviews with Details and The Advocate. She and DeGeneres became engaged when DeGeneres proposed in 2008.[18] They were married at their Beverly Hills home on 16 August 2008, witnessed by their mothers and 17 other guests.[19] On 6 August 2010, Portia filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.[20] The petition was granted on 23 September 2010.[21] She became a United States citizen in September 2011.[22]

In 2010, de Rossi published her autobiography, titled Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, within which she wrote about the turmoil that she had experienced in her life, including suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia and being misdiagnosed with lupus.[23] She had struggled with the eating disorders for four years while filming Ally McBeal.[24][25] To promote the book, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

In 2013, when interviewed about rumors of pregnancy, de Rossi stated that she and DeGeneres were not planning to have children.[26]

DeGeneres and de Rossi both became vegans in 2008, though DeGeneres stated that she is no longer vegan. They have adopted several rescue animals.[27][28]

In 2017, de Rossi tweeted that actor Steven Seagal exposed himself to her while she was auditioning for one of his films.[29][30]

Philanthropy

De Rossi supports a variety of charitable organizations, including Locks of Love, a group that provides human hair wigs (made from donated ponytails) either free of charge or on a sliding scale based on their own guidelines[31][32][33][34] for children with alopecia and other medical conditions that cause hair loss, such as chemotherapy for certain types of cancer.[35]

She has also supported fundraising efforts for FXB International,[36] an African AIDS relief organization, and The Art of Elysium,[37] an art foundation for terminally ill children. An avid animal lover, de Rossi also supports Alley Cat Allies,[38] an organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of cats.[39] De Rossi and DeGeneres are strong supporters of The Gentle Barn,[40] a California sanctuary for abused animals.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes 1994 Sirens Giddy 1995 The Woman in the Moon Shauna 1997 Scream 2 Sorority Sister Murphy 1998 Girl Carla Sparrow 1999 The Invisibles Joy 1999 American Intellectuals Sarah 1999 Stigmata Jennifer Kelliho 2001 Women in Film Gina 2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? Tess Donnelly 2003 Two Girls from Leemore Blind Woman 2003 I Witness Emily Thompson 2003 The Night We Called It a Day Hilary Hunter 2004 Dead & Breakfast Kelly 2005 Cursed Zela 2009 The Shift Denise Moore [41] 2014 Unity Narrator Documentary 2015 Now Add Honey Beth Halloway

Television

Year Title Role Notes 19951996 Too Something Maria Hunter Main cast; 22 episodes 19961997 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Elana Lewis Main cast; 22 episodes 1997 Veronica's Closet Carolyn Episode: "Veronica's First Date" 1998 Astoria TV Movie 1998 A Breed Apart Lana Collins TV Movie 19982002 Ally McBeal Nelle Porter Main cast; 89 episodes 1999 Ally Nelle Porter Main cast; 12 episodes; Ally McBeal spin-off 2002 The Glow Jackie Lawrence TV Movie 2002 The Twilight Zone Laurel Janus Episode: "Dead Man's Eyes" 2003 America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy TV Movie 2003 Mister Sterling Lauren Barnes 2 episodes: "Wish List" and "Final Passage" 20032006,
2013,
2018-2019 Arrested Development Lindsay Bluth Funke Main cast; 70 episodes 20072009 Nip/Tuck Olivia Lord Recurring cast (Season 5); 10 episodes 20092010 Better Off Ted Veronica Palmer Main cast; 26 episodes 2012 Mockingbird Lane Lily Munster Pilot 2014 Sean Saves the World Jill Episode: "The Joy of Ex" 20142017 Scandal Elizabeth North Recurring (Season 4), Main cast (Seasons 56)[42] 2017 Santa Clarita Diet Dr. Wolf 2 episodes: "The Book!" and "Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats" 2017 Family Guy Bonnie Swanson (prank call voice) Episode: "A House Full of Peters"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result 1999 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, and Gil Bellows Ally McBeal Won 2000 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, and Gil Bellows Nominated 2001 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Greg Germann, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard, Lucy Liu, Peter MacNicol, and Gil Bellows Nominated 2004 TV Land Award Future Classic Award Shared with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Jeffrey Tambor, Mitchell Hurwitz (executive producer), and David Nevins (executive producer) Arrested Development Won Golden Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical Nominated 2005 Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Won Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walters Nominated 2006 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walters Nominated 2014 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, John Beard, Michael Cera, David Cross, Isla Fisher, Tony Hale, Ron Howard, Liza Minnelli, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and Henry Winkler Nominated

References

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Portia de Rossis Religion and Political Views

Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi and born Amanda Lee Rogers, was born in Horsham, Victoria, Australia and was raised outside Melbourne in Geelong, Victoria.

One can only assume that de Rossi is non-religious. I couldnt find a shred of information on her religious upbringing or her current views on religion or spirituality. Not a thing.

Melbourne isnt a particularly religious place, with over 20% of the population claiming to adhere to no religion,1 and Im guessing her family joined that crowd. On top of that, de Rossis wife Ellen DeGeneres, is in the non-religious, albeit spiritual, category. Maybe they share some views? But were just speculating here.

If you find anything on de Rossis spiritual outlook, let us know in the comments. Otherwise, well assume non-religious.

The Politics of Sexuality

It doesnt appear that de Rossi is interested in engaging in partisan politicsshe doesnt talk about Obama or any other politicians and she doesnt engage in any issues either. Except one: gay marriage.

After the California Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the state in 2008, de Rossi married her partner, Ellen DeGeneres. And although their marriage remains legal, the opportunity for other gay couples to follow suit was again made illegal later that year with the passage of Proposition 8. About the law, de Rossi said,

[Proposition 8] takes away peoples right to have what everybody in this country should have. Because its really not a religious issue or moral issue, its just simply a civil rights issue. And the fact that the majority can get to vote on the rights of a minority seems very un-American to me.2

And shes not impressed with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillards view on the issue either. De Rossi, who became an American citizen in 2011,3 said about her home country,

I always thought Australia would pass this equal rights law long before America would, and Im a little bit disappointed with the new Prime Minister.4

In the slightly less partisan category, she has also spoken out against the ultra-thin female body image promoted by Hollywood and the modeling industry in light of her own past struggle with anorexia.5

Without anything else to go on, it seems that de Rossi is socially liberal, and so well tentatively put her in the liberal category for now. Again, if you know anything else, keep us updated in the comments.

Religion in Melbourne Australia. Living in Melbourne. [?]The View Portia De Rossi. YouTube. [?]Portia De Rossi Becomes An American Citizen. Starpulse. [?]De Rossi disappointed by Gillards gay marriage stance. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. [?]De Rossi disappointed by Gillards gay marriage stance. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. [?]
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