She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002.
During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans, where she majored in communication studies. By 1981, she was the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans.
After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with a cousin, Laura Gillen. De Generes cites Woody Allen and Steve Martin as her main influences at this time.
The headline screams, “220 Million Divorce: Portia Leaves Ellen For A Man! Or not so lucky man once Ellen De Generes tracks him down?When Ellen met Portia she said it was the first time she had felt in every pore of her body she wanted to be with someone for the rest of her life Ellen is living with and is married to Portia De Rossi.Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi divorce speculation never dies down – seriously, when isn’t the couple fighting and breaking up as of late?Despite knowing a lot of things Bill does not know how much a bag of pizza rolls costs, as he originally guessed they would be around ...Natalie Portman explained her reason for keeping her baby's gender a secret during her 2016 pregnancy with daughter Amalia, telling Ellen 'I maybe didn't want to tell everyone in the whole world' Wednesday.Ellen spoke out against the president's son on her show on Wednesday in response to his complaint earlier in the week about being told to follow her on Twitter, which he thinks the Deep State was behind.'Our house…it's there right now, but no one can get in to check on it.Ellen and Portia have been squabbling and drifting apart for some time.But for Portia to leave Ellen for a man is the culmination of Ellen’s worst fears.” Is this really the end of Ellen and Portia?In 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi.De Generes has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys.We basically just had to get out and leave the gates open for the fire trucks and we're right in it…we're right there,' she told Extra.Ellen is living with and is married to Portia De Rossi.