The Ellen DeGeneres Show TV Series 11 episodes, - creator - 1, episodes, - writer - episodes, - written by - 1 episode, - Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover DeGeneres received several standing ovations for her performance that evening, which included the line: Was initially reluctant to do a love scene with Sharon Stone in If These Walls Could Talk 2 , but Ellen's then-girlfriend Anne Heche , who was directing this particular segment of the film, encouraged her to do it. Ended her four-year relationship with photographer-director Alexandra Hedison. The series was canceled after only four episodes, but Marlens and Black were so impressed with DeGeneres' performance that they soon cast her in their next ABC pilot, These Friends of Mine , which they co-created with David S.
Girls Like You Video short Herself. Show all 36 episodes. Herself - Comedy Teacher. Herself - Talk Show Host. Herself segment "Frankly, Bethenny". Show all 31 episodes. King of Late Night Clinton Foundation Documentary Herself. Herself - Top Ten List Presenter. Show all 16 episodes. Herself - Guest Dancer.
Herself - Guest Judge. Herself - Center Square. Caught in the Camera's Eye Video documentary short Herself. Herself - Guest Comic. Show all 98 episodes.
Show all 12 episodes. Show all 45 episodes. It's Not Political or Anything Video short Herself - Performer. Show all 23 episodes. Herself - Talk Show Host uncredited.
Part of Me Documentary Herself uncredited. Everyman's Journey Documentary Herself. The Stories Behind the Rose The Obama Effect Video documentary Herself. Show all 7 episodes. Silent Stars, Deadly Secrets TV Movie documentary Herself. However, the show was canceled the following season due to declining ratings, after which DeGeneres returned to the stand-up circuit. Redemption as a television artiste came in , when DeGeneres's daytime talk show, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show proved to be both a critical hit and a commercial success.
Along with good ratings, the show has won unprecedented kudos from the industry, winning 15 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons on the air and becoming the first talk show in TV history to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show in its first three seasons. DeGeneres has also made a name for herself as a host of awards shows.
She hosted the Grammy Awards in and , as well as the Primetime Emmy Awards in and In February , she had the ultimate TV awards show gig, hosting the Oscars, which she hosted again in Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Showing all 93 items. Spoke at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Pointed out that many film plots and images in Hollywood are "heterosexist," meaning that the filmmakers allow heterosexual characters to dominate the screen. She would like to see actors and actresses portray more gay and lesbian couples. When Ellen came out as a lesbian on her show in April , ABC's affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama, refused to air the landmark episode.
Some of the show's sponsors, including Chrysler, withdrew their advertisements. Was initially reluctant to do a love scene with Sharon Stone in If These Walls Could Talk 2 , but Ellen's then-girlfriend Anne Heche , who was directing this particular segment of the film, encouraged her to do it.
Ellen eventually gave in. Split with girlfriend Anne Heche on August 16, Ellen made her relationship with Heche red carpet official just 16 days after they met. Prior to this, she'd never gone public with any of her girlfriends. Has written two books, "My Point Daughter of Betty DeGeneres. Ended her four-year relationship with photographer-director Alexandra Hedison. Her surname is French. Was the first female stand-up guest to be called to the "hot seat" on her first guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Is only the second woman to host the Oscars on her own.
The first was Whoopi Goldberg. When she appeared on the April 14, cover of Time magazine, readers' voted it the magazine's best ever. Younger sister of Vance DeGeneres. Quit smoking cigarettes using the Allen Carr method also known as Easy Way. She had been a long time smoker and was having trouble quitting. Ellen's first major league baseball game was at Target Field in Minnesota, home of the Minnesota Twins. Ellen lived in the apartment used in Annabelle While promoting the movie in her show she explained that: That was the building I lived in; where they shot the movie.
I was watching it going: It was scary back then too. Ellen was raised as a Christian Scientist until the age of thirteen when her parents divorced. She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist. Vance stayed with his father.
On a February episode of her show, she told her studio audience of a letter from the New England Historic Genealogical Society confirming she is 15th cousin to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , via their shared common ancestor Thomas Fairfax.
She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans , where she majored in communication studies.
After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with a cousin, Laura Gillen. Her early jobs included working at J. Penney ,  and being a waitress at T. Friday's and another restaurant, a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender. She relates much of her childhood and career experiences in her comedic work. DeGeneres started performing stand-up comedy at small clubs and coffee houses. Ellen's work in the late s and early s included the film Coneheads.
The show revolved around DeGeneres' falling asleep and finding herself in an energy-themed version of Jeopardy! The next film had DeGeneres co-hosting an educational look at energy with Nye. The ride first opened on September 15, , as Ellen's Energy Crisis , but was quickly given the more positive-sounding name Ellen's Energy Adventure. The series was canceled after only four episodes, but Marlens and Black were so impressed with DeGeneres' performance that they soon cast her in their next ABC pilot, These Friends of Mine , which they co-created with David S.
DeGeneres' comedy career became the basis of the successful sitcom Ellen , named These Friends of Mine during its first season. The ABC show was popular in its first few seasons due in part to DeGeneres' style of observational humor ; it was often referred to as a "female Seinfeld.
Her character on the sitcom also came out of the closet to her therapist , played by Oprah Winfrey. The series returned for a fifth season but experienced falling ratings due to ABC's cutting back on promoting the show. DeGeneres returned to stand-up comedy and later re-established herself as a successful talk show host. One of several celebrity-hosted talk shows surfacing at the beginning of that season, including those of Sharon Osbourne and Rita Rudner , her show has consistently risen in the Nielsen ratings and received widespread critical praise.
The show has won 25 Emmy Awards for its first three seasons on the air. DeGeneres is known for her dancing and singing with the audience at the beginning of the show and during commercial breaks.
She often gives away free prizes and trips to be in her show's studio audience with the help of her sponsors. DeGeneres celebrated her thirty-year class reunion by flying her graduating class to California to be guests on her show in February Bush and Bill Clinton to the podium, she came out in a bathrobe and furry slippers.
Ellen then went on to make another commencement speech at Tulane in The show broadcast for a week from Universal Studios Orlando in March In May , DeGeneres was placed on bed rest due to a torn ligament in her back. She continued hosting her show from a hospital bed, tended to by a nurse, explaining "the show must go on, as they say. Her role started after the contestant auditions, at the beginning of "Hollywood Week". However, on July 29, , DeGeneres and Fox executives announced that the comedian would be leaving American Idol after one season.
In a statement, DeGeneres said that the series "didn't feel like the right fit for me". Starting in the television season DeGeneres began hosting the game show Ellen's Game of Games on NBC which is based, and expands on games played on her talk show. The series had a preview episode on December 18, with regular episodes beginning the following January. DeGeneres received wide exposure on November 4, , when she hosted the televised broadcast of the Emmy Awards.
Presented after two cancellations due to network concerns that a lavish ceremony following the September 11 attacks would appear insensitive, the show required a more somber tone that would also allow viewers to temporarily forget the tragedy. DeGeneres received several standing ovations for her performance that evening, which included the line: This was three weeks after Hurricane Katrina , making it the second time she hosted the Emmys following a national tragedy.
She also hosted the Grammy Awards in and in On September 7, , DeGeneres was selected to host the 79th Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on February 25, And I want to put this out there: If there weren't blacks, Jews and gays, there would be no Oscars, or anyone named Oscar, when you think about that.
A selfie orchestrated by 86th Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres during the broadcast is the second-most retweeted tweet ever. The resulting photo of twelve celebrities broke the previous retweet record within forty minutes and was retweeted over 1.
Ellen launched her lifestyle brand under the name ED by Ellen in the summer of DeGeneres' dog collection at PetSmart was launched in February ,  and a cat line was introduced later that year. She also provided the voice of the dog in the prologue of the Eddie Murphy feature film Dr.
In , the commercial won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial. DeGeneres began working with CoverGirl Cosmetics in September , for which she has been criticized, as her animal-friendly values clash with Procter and Gamble's the maker of CoverGirl Cosmetics animal testing. The beauty campaign was DeGeneres' first. In spring , DeGeneres became the spokesperson for J. Penney in a tour and advertising campaign. DeGeneres represents a line of products on QVC , a home shopping network.
Her line of home products, initialized as E.
Ellentube is the video destination for Ellen. Find the best and exclusive show content, user submitted videos, celebrity interviews, games, giveaways, and more. Ellen DeGeneres, Producer: Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an Born: Jan 26, The latest Tweets from Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow). Comedian, talk show host and ice road trucker. My tweets are real, and they’re spectacular. CaliforniaAccount Status: Verified.