Ellen Degeneres

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  • Ellen is Born

    Ellen Degeneres is born in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans.
  • Ellen Becomes Funniest Person in America

    Degeneres wins a national contest to become Funniest Person in America
  • Ellen Goes on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

    After her comedy act, Johnny sat her down to talk to her. This is where her career really started.
  • Ellen Wins Best Female Comedian

    Ellen wins at the 5th Annual American Comedy Awards.
  • Ellen Publishes her First Book

    Ellen Publishes her first book entitled "My Point... And Do I Have One."
  • Ellen's Energy Adventures

    Ellen's Energy Adventures
    Ellen's Energy Adventures opens at EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World in Florida. In this show, she travels back in time with Bill Nye the Science Guy to discover how energy is produced and used.
  • Ellen Comes Out

    Ellen Comes Out
    Ellen officially announces on the Oprah Winfrey Show that she is gay.
  • Ellen Wins Her First Emmy

    Ellen wins her first Emmy Award for best comedy writing for her television show.
  • Ellen Hosts The Emmy's

    Ellen Hosts The Emmy's
    Ellen was invited to host the Emmy Awards after the 9/11 attacks. She was chosen for her ability to amuse the audience while remaining tasteful.
  • Finding Nemo Debuts

    Finding Nemo Debuts
    Ellen stars as Dory in the hit animated Pixar film Finding Nemo.
  • Ellen Signs a Deal with American Express

    Ellen Signs a Deal with American Express
    Ellen signed a deal with American Express to appear in commercials and advertisements for their new national ad campaign.
  • Ellen Hosts the 79th Annual Academy Awards

    Ellen Hosts the 79th Annual Academy Awards
    Ellen recieved the high honor of being invited to host the Oscars.
  • Ellen Signs a Deal with Covergirl

    Ellen Signs a Deal with Covergirl
    Ellen becomes the newest model for Covergirl, doing advertisements for their make up lines.
  • Ellen Gets Married

    Ellen Gets Married
    Ellen marries Portia de Rossi
  • Ellen Becomes a Judge on American Idol

    Ellen Becomes a Judge on American Idol
    Ellen replaces Paula Abdul as the third judge on the wildly popular talent show American Idol.
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    Ellen Gets Her First Television Show

    These Friends of Mine (later named Ellen), Debuts on ABC. It ran for four years and produced 109 episodes.
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    The Ellen Degeneres Show

    Ellen currently has her own talk show. So far, it has over 1,300 episodes and has won nearly thirty Emmy's