Ellen DeGeneres is a famous American comedy television host, talk show host, and actor. She stars in the popular sitcom Ellen on ABC. Ellen DeGeneres was born noon, New York City. She has been married to Robert DeGeneres since 1984 and they have three children.
Ellen was a good friend of Barker, who was a stand up comic who had a long career on stage and screen. In the early 1980s, she also became a popular television personality on the television program Who’s The Boss. Ellen first appeared on one of her series appearances as herself in an episode of The Stepford Wives. This role earned Ellen a second writing career that would last for several years.
In the first season of her talk show Ellen featured numerous guest stars such as: Will Ferrell, David Spade, and John Tutturro. The humor on Ellen centered around her wacky family and she often took a deep interest in her mother. Ellen was also very concerned about her weight, which became an issue for her on her sitcom. Her weight loss became a topic of discussion in her memoir Something Good! She was asked to participate on a special Oprah Winfrey show to discuss her weight loss.
Ellen DeGeneres began her talk show career on New Year’s Day, 1999. After her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show, she decided to take on a new role on her talk show. On this episode she was referred to as a mother pleaser, a change that delighted millions of viewers. Ellen began to gain recognition for her unique brand of comedy. She became a familiar name in late night TV as she became one of the main characters on her hit talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
After her short stint on the talk show she decided to move to her second full time show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She gained more popularity with her appearance on her new talk show, where she showcased her own unique brand of comedy. Ellen seemed to relish the chance to speak about weight issues and the struggles of being a single mom. Throughout her many appearances on her popular daytime television shows, Ellen gained more recognition as a comedic actress.
Ellen DeGeneres returned to her signature style of funny voices and distinctive delivery in her second feature film The Social Network. Her animated daughter was another major draw to this film as she played the role of Yahoo! Answers’ resident “geek” cat. Her voice acting career continued to soar with the release of her third animated feature The Princess and the Frog.