Ellen DeGeneres Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ellen DeGeneres Quick Info
Height5 ft 7½ in
Weight59 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 26, 1958
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorBlue

Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, voiceover artist, and producer who has gained recognition for her daytime television variety comedy talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on which a number of celebrities have appeared and some of them are Jennifer Aniston, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Mila Kunis, Chrissy Teigen, Michelle Obama, Ashton Kutcher, and Jason Bateman. In addition to that, she has been cast in several roles in films and shows like Mr. WrongExploring the Reef with Jean-Michel CousteauFinding DoryThe Love LetterDr. DolittleFinding NemoLaurie HillMad About YouWill & Grace, and If These Walls Could Talk 2. Moreover, she was honored with the Golden Globes Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award on January 5, 2020.

Born Name

Ellen Lee DeGeneres

Nick Name

Ellen Degeneres, Alde

Ellen DeGeneres, the American Comedian, TV host and Writer
Ellen DeGeneres, the American Comedian, TV host, and Writer

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Residence

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Ellen DeGeneres attended Grace King High School in Metairie, Louisiana for one year. She shifted to and graduated from Atlanta High School in May 1976.

DeGeneres came back to New Orleans after her high school graduation. She intended to graduate from the University of New Orleans with a major in communication studies. However, she left school after only one semester to earn money through her clerical job at a law firm.

Occupation

Comedian, Television host, Actress, Writer, Producer

Family

  • Father – Elliott Everett DeGeneres (Insurance Agent)
  • Mother – Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Pfeffer (Speech Therapist, LGBT Rights Activist)
  • Sibling – Vance DeGeneres (Older Brother) (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter)
  • Others – Elliott Everett DeGeneres (Paternal Grandfather), Ruth Elodie Martin (Paternal Grandmother), William Dick Pfeffer (Maternal Grandfather), Mildred Morrill (Maternal Grandmother), Roy Gruessendorf (Stepfather) (Salesman), Helen (Maternal Aunt), Audrey (Maternal Aunt)

Manager

Ellen DeGeneres is currently attached to ICM Partners (Talent and Literary Agency), Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genres

Observational comedy, deadpan, social satire, surreal humor, anti-humor

Subjects

American culture, pop culture, sexuality, current events

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171 cm

Weight

59 kg or 130 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ellen DeGeneres has been romantically linked with –

  1. Kat Perkoff (1978-1980) – She was in a relationship with Kat Perkoff who tragically passed away in a car accident in 1980. Perkoff was 23 years old at the time.
  2. Teresa Boyd (1995) – The production manager at 5 Points Production, Teresa Boyd had dated the comedian and actress in 1995 for a short span.
  3. Anne Heche (1997-2000) – The actress had started dating DeGeneres in the year 1997 which garnered widespread media interest owing to the same sex-relationship issue. They separated in August 2000.
  4. Alexandra Hedison (2001-2004) – DeGeneres started dating the photographer, director, and actress, Hedison in 2001, who is also a lesbian by sexuality. However, after three years of dating, the couple separated in 2004.
  5. Portia de Rossi (2004–Present) – The Australian actress, model, and philanthropist, Portia de Rossi and DeGeneres started dating each other in 2004. The couple got married on August 16, 2008, just a few months after the overturn of the same-sex marriage ban in California. However, their marriage got legalized since they got their marriage registration done before November 4, 2008.
Ellen DeGeneres with wife Portia de Rossi attends the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California
Ellen DeGeneres with wife Portia de Rossi attends the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Cajun/French, English, Irish, German, Dutch, and Swiss-German ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Lesbian

Distinctive Features

  • Short Hair
  • Stand-up comic sense
  • Always wears pants and sneakers

Measurements

34-27-35 in or 86-68.5-89 cm

Shoe Size

8 (US) or 5.5 (UK) or 38.5 (EU)

Comedian, TV Host and actress Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, January 2015
Comedian, TV Host and actress Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, January 2015

Brand Endorsements

Ellen DeGeneres has appeared in a number of commercials over the years during her career in Hollywood. She first appeared in the TV commercial of US West Communications (now Qwest) in 1987.

Later, she was featured in TV commercials and voiceover for American Express credit card (2004), both TV and radio commercials for XM satellite radio (2005), TV commercial for Popeye’s chicken, American Express’ Members Project (2007), Covergirl’s Simply Ageless makeup (2009) and “6 AM Sale” and “Coupons in the Old West” for JC Penney (2012).

The actress and TV host has also been seen in the Public Service Announcement (PSA) for The ONE Campaign in 2005.

She has appeared in print ads for American Greetings’ “Cards By Ellen” line of greeting cards (2007), Wyeth’s Advil and Advil PM pain relievers and their Life List contest (2008), Olay’s Simply Ageless makeup (2009-2012), Glaceau Vitamin Water Zero (2010) and Covergirl + Olay’s Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation (2012).

She is the advertising spokesperson for JC Penney.

DeGeneres represents her own line of products on QVC, a home shopping network.

Religion

She grew up as a Christian Scientist but has later dubbed herself as non-religious.

Best Known For

Ellen DeGeneres is best known for hosting the TV talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show which is airing since 2003.

Earlier, she had been known for her role in the popular sitcom Ellen (1994-1998).

First Film

Ellen DeGeneres appeared in a short film in 1990 known as Arduous Moon as herself.

Her first role on the big screen was as a coach in the science fiction comedy film Coneheads (1993).

First TV Show

Ellen DeGeneres first appeared on the small screen in 1989 when she appeared in two episodes of Open House (Irish Series) as Margo Van Meter. The series is the spin-off of the Fox series called Duet (1987-1989).

Personal Trainer

The actress and TV host has been maintaining her charming presence in front of the audience for several years. Even in her late fifties, DeGeneres looks quite young for her age. John Pierre is her personal trainer who charts the daily exercise and workouts for her and her wife, Portia de Rossi.

Apart from the daily workouts, Ellen DeGeneres is a vegan and promotes a vegan lifestyle on her popular talk show. She also features vegan recipes and promotes “Meatless Mondays” on her show.

Ellen DeGeneres Favorite Things

  • Car – Porsche
  • Possession – Nak Armstrong Wedding Ring
  • Accessory – Vintage Gold Ray Ban Aviators
  • Designer – Axel Vervoordt
  • Shoes – Saint Laurent Tennis Shoes
  • Décor – Petite Chérie Annick Goutal Candles
  • Watch – Rolex Daytona
  • TV Series – Orange is the new Black
  • Food – Pasta Arrabbiata
  • BookEckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’
  • Shopping Destination – Galerie Half, Obsolete, Blackman Cruz, Lucca Antiques, and Hallworth Design
  • Place – Los Angeles

Source – ElleDécor.com

Ellen DeGeneres appears during the 'One Big Happy' panel discussion at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California
Ellen DeGeneres appears during the ‘One Big Happy’ panel discussion at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015, in Pasadena, California

Ellen DeGeneres Facts

  1. Owing to her humanitarian work, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton named her a special envoy for the cause of Global AIDS awareness in November 2011.
  2. Her stepfather molested her when she was 15 or 16 years old.
  3. She has been promoting non-violence against animals and has supported the cause of PETA. She has served as a campaign ambassador for Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey project in the year 2010. The aim is to convince people to adopt a turkey instead of eating one on Thanksgiving.
  4. Forbes listed her as the 50th most powerful woman in the world in 2015. She stands second in the list of World Pride list by the same magazine. Her net worth has also been estimated at US$75 million in 2015 by Forbes.
  5. As a writer, she has written two books, “My Point… And I Do Have One“, and “The Funny Thing Is…,” both of which have been tagged as New York Times’ bestseller.
  6. She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 4, 2012, at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  7. As a voice artist, DeGeneres had lent her voice to the role of Dory, a fish with short-term memory in the film Finding Nemo (2003).
  8. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
  9. For Halloween 2020, Ellen dressed up as a nurse (with a superhero symbol on the front).
  10. During the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards, she had won the Daytime Talk Show of 2020 award for her contribution as a talk show host of The Elle DeGeneres Show.
  11. In December 2020, Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi bought a 4.3-acre compound in Montecito, California, for $49 million. The compound is near Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s house.
  12. She announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 in December 2020.
  13. With $84 million in earnings, Ellen was the 12th highest-paid celebrity of 2020 as per Forbes.
  14. In March 2021, Ellen listed her Beverly Hills-based 10,000 square foot mansion for $53.5 million. She initially, bought the property in 2019 for almost $45 million from Adam Levine.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I love love love Ellen. She is the most amazing person I so wish I could meet sometime in my life time. She does so much for others. Just love her. Hey girl keep pranking Matt and now for sure Jimmy Fallon, great idea Ellen. I’ll be watching. Your the best ever. Also you and your special love so so sweet together many many years together. Love Debbie

  2. Ellen is funny, a good comedian. I do not watch her show as a rule. I could see she is tall she is 3 inches taller than me and she also outweighs me by 26 pounds! She could have me on her show and pick me up and carry me around the stage! Easily!!

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