Portia Lee James DeGeneres, professionally known as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian American, actress, philanthropist, and model. She is known for 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 DeGeneres since 2008.
Early Life And Education Of Portia de Rossi
She was born Amanda Lee Rogers on 31st January 1973, in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. She is the daughter of Margaret and Barry Rogers. Her mother was a medical receptionist. Her father died when she was nine years old.
She was raised by her mother in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria. As a child, she modeled for print and TV commercials. She adopted the name Portia de Rossi at the age of 15. The name became famous and best known in the future.
She studied law at Melbourne Girls Grammar School and the University of Melbourne.
Portia de Rossi's 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 renowned after movie Ally McBeal in the 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 also done roles for the 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.
Portia de Rossi's Net Worth
Portia de Rossi's net worth is $20 million at present. Her partner, Ellen DeGeneres possesses the net worth of $ 400 million.
Portia de Rossi's 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 the 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 surname.
De Rossi married a doc u mentary filmmaker Mel Metcalfe in 1996 with a purpose of getting a green card The relationship ended with a divorce in the year 1999. In 2010 she had stated that she was very feared of being called as a lesbian.
In the 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 the 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 the month of September.
In 2010 she had also published a magazine in which she had a deal with all the details and experiences in her life from her childhood disease anorexia nervosa to her sexual details.
by abhishek, 30 May, 2014