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TV Personality, American Idol Judge


Ellen Lee DeGeneres hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She is also a judge on American Idol from its ninth season onwards. Ellen has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. She starred in the movie Mr. Wrong and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. Ellen has won twelve Emmys and numerous awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Ellen DeGeneres Info

Birth nameEllen Lee DeGeneres
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1958
Place of BirthMetairie, Louisiana, U.S.
Spouse (s)Portia de Rossi (2008–present)
Years active1981 – present
MediumStand-up comedy, television, film
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 People are constantly asking Portia and me if we are going to have children. We thought about it. We love to be around children after they've been fed and bathed. But we ultimately decided that we don't want children of our own. There is far too much glass in our house. 
— Ellen DeGeneres doesn't want children / October 21, 2011
 Ten years ago today, the world changed. I hope everyone finds time to remember those we lost… and to tell someone that you love them. 
— Ellen DeGeneres on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 attacks / September 11, 2011
 I'm thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling. 
— Ellen DeGeneres about the recently passed same-sex marriage bill in New York / June 25, 2011
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 I’m definitely invited to the wedding now! Between the Packers winning the Super Bowl and this, I’m having a good week. Let me know if you need me to plan the bachelorette party. Because I found some straws that are shaped like. . . well never mind. 
— Ellen DeGeneres saying she is related to Kate Middleton / February 12, 2011
 I'm glad I don't have to do that anymore. It's so hard to tell people that they aren't good. Every time I tried to think of some funny way, or some kind of way, to say it and I don't have any of that pressure anymore. 
— Ellen DeGeneres is glad to get out of American Idol / February 05, 2011
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 Ben Affleck was on the show today & showed me a picture of his abs. I can’t remember anything he said after that. 
— Ellen DeGeneres in a twitter tweet / September 16, 2010
 It was an energy that just didn’t feel right to me. I just couldn’t do it… I couldn’t hurt their feelings. I couldn’t be completely honest, which is what that show is supposed to be. 
— Ellen DeGeneres hated hurting feelings of participants while judging on American Idol / September 14, 2010
 I have people I would like. But I’m not gonna tell you. 
— Ellen DeGeneres knows her choice of replacement for Simon Cowell in American Idol / May 06, 2010
 I’m mentioning names to them. And hopefully they’ll listen to me. Then if that happens, I’ll say to you that’s who I wanted. 
— Ellen DeGeneres knows her choice of replacement for Simon Cowell in American Idol / May 06, 2010
 I love my iPad. I love my iPod. I love IHOP, if you have anything to do with that. 
— Ellen DeGeneres apologizing to Apple for airing an iPhone spoof ad on her show / May 06, 2010