Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is an American television host, comedian, and actor widely known for her daytime talk show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which lasted from 2003 until 2022. She has earned over 30 Emmy Awards for her show and a Primetime Emmy Award for an episode on her sitcom "Ellen." DeGeneres is a lesbian, and her sitcom character explored her LGBT background in multiple episodes.

In 2008, she married Australian actress Portia de Rossi and was previously in a relationship with actress Anne Heche. Her successful comedy and television career has earned DeGeneres a sizable with outlets like Forbes estimating her net worth to be upwards of $380 million. In 2022 DeGeneres ended her daytime show after allegations that she fostered a toxic workplace environment.

The Louisana native started her early career during the 1980s as a stand-up comedian. She gained a name for herself on late-night shows, including "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Her film credits include "Mr. Wrong" in 1996, "EDtv" in 1999, and playing the role of Dori in Disney's "Finding Nemo" in 2003 along with "Finding Dory" in 2016. She was the first actress to win a Saturn Award for a voice performance. Moreover, the star has also appeared on many television shows, including as a judge on "American Idol" during its ninth season.

DeGeneres garnered a positive image across the film and television industry with many accolades and high-profile appearances. She has hosted the Grammy Award, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Academy Awards. President Barack Obama awarded DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. She has the most awards for the Mark Twain Prize and the People’s Choice Awards. Since coming out as a lesbian during an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, DeGeneres has been a longtime activist in the LGBTQ+ community for organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Trevor Project.