Ellen Degeneres Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Biography & More

Ellen Degeneres profile

Real NameEllen Lee DeGeneres
NicknameBell Head
ProfessionAmerican comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weightin Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Figure Measurements 33-27-34
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlonde
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 January 1958
Age (as in 2017)59 Years
Birth PlaceMetairie, Louisiana, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
SignatureEllen Degeneres Signature
HometownMetairie, Louisiana, U.S.
SchoolGrace King High School, Metairie, Louisiana
Atlanta High School, Atlanta, Georgia
CollegeUniversity of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Educational QualificationsPursued Major in Communication Studies (Dropout)
DebutFilm Debut: Coneheads (1993)
TV Debut: Open House (1989)
FamilyFather- Elliott Everett DeGeneres (Insurance agent)
Mother- Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer AKA Betty DeGeneres (Speech therapist)
Ellen DeGeneres with her mother
Brother- Vance DeGeneres (Musician & Producer)
Ellen DeGeners with her brother Vance
Sister- N/A
HobbiesCollecting antique mirrors, playing Tennis, watching 'Animal Planet'
Controversies • On August 15, 2016, Ellen DeGeneres posted a photoshopped version of the now-famous snapshot of Olympic runner Usain Bolt glancing back at his competitors during the 100-meter semifinal race in Rio. In the morphed image, DeGeneres appears to be riding on his back. She captioned the image, "This is how I’m running errands from now on". However, this act of light humour was not taken in the way it was intended to be. Many twitteratis accused the comedian of racism, saying the image of a white woman on a Black man's back is offensive.

• With Quantico star Priyanka Chopra as a guest on "The Ellen's Show", Ellen made some remarks that made Priyanka's fans angry. During the talk show, Ellen asked her that how did she manage to win the Miss World pageant with ‘that hand wave’; DeGeneres compared her wave to ‘unscrewing of a light bulb’. The comedienne-host even joked that it was a "miracle" that Priyanka made it this far.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodSpicy pasta arrabbiata
Favourite TV SeriesOrange is the new black
Favorite WatchRolex Daytona
Girls, Affairs and More
Sexual orientationHomosexual (Lesbian)
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAnna Heche, Actress & Director (1997-2000)
Ellen Degeneres dated Anna Heche
Alexandra Heddison, Actress & Photographer (2001-2004)
Ellen Degenres dated Alexandra Heddison
SpousePortia de Rossi (Actress/Model)
Ellen Degeneres spouse Portia de Rossi
Marriage Date16 August 2008
Style Quotient
Car Collection 1997 Porsche Carrera 911, Porsche Targa 4S, Porsche 993
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$345 million

Ellen Degeneres posing at an event

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ellen Degeneres

  • Does Ellen Degeneres smoke: Not Known
  • Does Ellen Degeneres drink alcohol: Yes
  • Ellen DeGeneres is of French, Irish, English and German descent.
  • Before making it big in the entertainment industry, Ellen worked as a bartender, a waitress, a paralegal, a vaccum cleaner saleswoman and a painter.
  • Ellen DeGeneres began performing stand-up in 1981 and was named Showtime’s “Funniest Person in America” the following year.
  • She is the 11th cousin of Singer-Actress Madonna.
  • When Degeneres appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1986, she became the first female comedian ever to be asked to sit on the “hot seat.”
  • In 1997, Ellen came out publicly as a lesbian. For this display of courage, almost 20 years later, President Barack Obama honored her with the Medal of Freedom. In a speech to honour Ellen’s contribution, she was referred to as someone who “lifted spirits” and “brought joy”.Ellen Degeneres awarded the Medal of Freedom by president Barack Obama
  • Ellen was the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo.
  • In 2005, Ellen set up a ‘Hurricane Katrina’ relief fund that raised $7 million.
  • She finds herself unfortunate to have turned down a role in the renowned American Sitcom- Friends.
  • Because of her love for music, Ellen launched her own record label, eleveneleven, in 2010.
  • In November 2011, the then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, named Ellen DeGeneres a Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness.
  • Ellen also received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2012.
  • In March 2014, host Ellen tweeted a “selfie” of herself with a number of stars in attendance at the year’s edition of Academy Awards. However, the picture crashed the servers of Twitter as it was re-tweeted a record 3 million times.
  • Ellen once hosted the popular singing reality show- American Idol.