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Portia de Rossi Biography

Portia de Rossi
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Birth Nation: Australia
  • Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
  • Name: Portia de Rossi
  • Birth Name: Portia Lee James DeGeneres
  • Father: Barry Rogers
  • Mother: Margaret Rogers
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Birth Place/City: Horsham, Victoria, Australia
  • Profession: Acting, Modelling
  • Working For: Actress
  • Net Worth: $20 Million USD
  • Body Measurements: 32A-24-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
  • Breast Size: 32 in
  • Waist size: 24 in
  • Hip Size: 32 in
  • Neck Size: 7.3
  • Shoe Size: 10
  • Weight in KG: 58.3 kg
  • Famous for: Actress
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Ellen DeGeneres , Mel Metcalfe (m. 1996)
  • Divorce: Ellen DeGeneres (m. 2008), Mel Metcalfe (m.1999)
  • Education: University of Melbourne
  • Awards: TV Land Award for Future Classic
  • Movies: Dead & Breakfast
  • TV Show: Mister Sterling,Better off Ted
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Portia de Rossi’s full name is Lee James DeGeneres us an Australian American actress, philanthropist and also a model. She was born 31st January 1973 in Horsham, Victoria in Australia. She is knownFor her roles on television.She has also done role the ABC series Nip/Tuck.She has been married to American comedian, television actress and host Ellen DeGenere

Career

She first did a role as a model in 1994 film Sirens.She after moving to California did several other TV shows and various characters.She got a permanent role where she replaced her accent with American accent.She was internationally reknowned after movie Ally McBeal in year 1998.She had done this show until 2002.She has also worked in award winning series like Arrested Development.In 2005 she did a thriller movie Cursed.In 2010 and 2011 in movie Better Off Ted and also in a music video.She has been ranked in various magazines as the top 100 sexiest ladies in different years repeatedly with different ranks.In 2012, ABC had released a new drama film in which she had done the lead role.This actress was among the most successful and brilliant in her time. She has alos done roles for fourth season of Fox channels presentation Arrested Development which had begun on 2012 August.This season consists of new episodes and focuses on new faces in each new episode and she has appeared as various other faces in this season.

Personal Life

De Rossi,born Amanda lee Rogers was born in Victoria ,Australia.She is the daughter of Margaret who was a medical receptionist and her father Barry Rogers.She was nine when her father died. She spent her childhood in Victoria and had also modeled for some TV commercials.In year 1998 when she was 15 years old she changed her name to Portia de Rossi.IN 2005 she clarified that she had changed her name as she wanted to invent herself as a character from The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare) and an Italian Sur name.

De Rossi married a documentary film maker Mel Metcalfe in 1996 with a purpose of getting a green card The relation ended with a divorce in year 1999. In 2010 she had stated that she was very feared of being called as a lesbian. In year 2004 she dated a singer Francesca Gregorini. They broke up in late 2004 as she had begun dating Ellen DeGeneres.She opened about herself in an interview with all details even sexually.DeGeneres had proposed Rossi with a three carat diamond ring.They married in year 2008 in presence of their mothers and 17 other people too.In 2010, she legally changed her name to Poria Lee James DeGeneres in month of September. In 2010 she had also published a magazine in which she had deal with all the details and experiences in her life from her childhood disease anorexia nervosa to her sexual details.

  • Last modified : 30 May, 2014
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