Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

Australian-American actress
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Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers; 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian-American businesswoman, philanthropist, and former model and actress. She is best known for starring as Nelle Porter on the American drama series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019), and as Elizabeth North on the American political thriller series Scandal (2014–2017). She is currently founder and CEO of the art company General Public.

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Portia de Rossi was born on Wednesday, 31 January 1973 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Her full name at birth was Amanda Lee Rogers. She is best known as an actress. Rossi's country of citizenship (nationality) is Australian. Portia attended high school at Geelong Grammar School. For university, she studied at University of Melbourne Law School. Her religion is listed as Atheist. She is 5' 7½" (171 cm) tall and weighs 122 lbs (55 kg) with a slim build. She has blue eyes and blonde hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $20,000,000 US dollars. Portia de Rossi is 51 years old and her zodiac star sign is Aquarius.

You can find people similar to Portia de Rossi by visiting our lists Actresses from Geelong and Actors from Geelong.

Full name at birth
Amanda Lee Rogers
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Claim to fame
Nelle Porter on Ally, Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Arrested Development
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Date of birth
31 January 1973
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Place of birth
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Actress
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5' 7½" (171 cm)
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122 lbs (55 kg)
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2 / 32
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Residence
United States
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Net worth
$20,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Geelong Grammar School
  • Melbourne Girls Grammar School
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University of Melbourne Law School
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Partner: Ellen DeGeneres (Married)
Dec 2004-
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
It's important to me to find music that feels like my own private experience, music that you think not everybody gets.
  • She garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal playing the character of Nelle Porter in 1998. She remained with the show until its end in 2002 featuring in a total of 50 episodes.
  • She had ex-partner Francesa Gregorini's moniker inked onto her hand while they were dating. She has now had it removed as she is married to Ellen DeGeneres.
  • Chose the name "Portia" because of her love for Shakespeare.
  • Portia briefly studied law at the University of Melbourne until giving it up for an acting career.
  • She got married to Mel Metcalfe in 1996. They divorced in 1999 after just over two years.

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