On January 26 Ellen DeGeneres was born…

On January 26, 1958 Ellen DeGeneres was born. 

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Ellen DeGeneres
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The comedian first attained stardom by starring in the sitcom “Ellen” from 1994 to 1998, and eventually hosting her own syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” since 2003. Through out her career she’s guest starred in a variety of television shows including but not limited to “Will & Grace,” “Roseanne,” and “Mad About You.” In addition, she’s had supporting roles in the films “Coneheads,” “Dr. Dolittle,” “Finding Nemo,” and “If These Walls Could Talk 2.” Furthermore, Ellen and her work has won 25 Emmy Awards. 

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
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Since 2008, she’s been married to her long-time girlfriend Portia de Rossi.

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