Ellen DeGeneres

(26. 1. 1958 - . . )
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres (/dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actress, writer, and television producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003.

Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, who likened her to Bob Newhart, and invited her for an onscreen chat after her set. She was the first comedienne invited by Johnny Carson to join him, a national, and the most influential endorsement available at the time for comics. As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), appeared in EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo (2003), for which she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the only time a voice performance has won a Saturn Award. In 2010 she was a judge on American Idol for its ninth season.

DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored three books, and started her own record company, Eleveneleven. She has won 13 Emmys, 14 People's Choice Awards, and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.