Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Wrong (1996)

Birthday: Jan 26, 1958

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, USA

From working on stage, Ellen DeGeneres has been able to translate her success with live performances into a television and a budding movie career. She was born in Metairie, LA, the daughter of two devoutly religious Christian Scientists. Her older brother, Vince DeGeneres, is a screenwriter. Her parents split up when she was 13. Shortly after the divorce, she and her mother moved to New Orleans. It was while trying to ease her mother's depression that DeGeneres discovered a talent for funny business. Following high school graduation in 1976, DeGeneres spent a semester at the University of New Orleans, but dropped out to hone her comedic skills. She won Showtime's Funniest Person in America contest in 1982, then moved to San Francisco, one of the centers for standup comedy. Her signature routine was a telephone call to God that had been inspired by a close friend's accidental death in New Orleans. She used the piece during her debut on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in 1986. Deeply impressed, Carson invited her to sit upon his couch, an honor that he bestowed upon only the most gifted comics; she was the first female comic to be so honored by him. Afterward, her career exploded with a cross-country tour and a few specials on cable television. In the early '90s, DeGeneres had offers to star in several new sitcoms, including Friends, but she declined and chose to join the cast of the ensemble sitcom These Friends of Mine. It was unsuccessful, but parent network ABC saw potential and overhauled the show, re-naming it Ellen. Largely based on DeGeneres' comedy, the series ran for four seasons, during which time she garnered two Emmy nominations. In 1997, DeGeneres created a stir with hints that her character on the show was gay and would come out of the closet later that season. As by this time the show's ratings were flagging, it was a gutsy move, one made even more titillating to audiences by rumors that DeGeneres herself was gay. Ellen, the character, did indeed come out of the closet at the end of April 1997. The episode generated high ratings and considerable controversy, for it was the first time an openly gay character starred on a television show. At the same time, DeGeneres herself admitted that she, too, was gay. The show centered on gay themes from then out and was cancelled (the network execs blamed low ratings, but DeGeneres supporters suspected other motives) in 1998. DeGeneres would soon be on TV in an even bigger way, however, hosting the massively successful daytime talk show Ellen beginning in 2003. The upbeat show would become well known for its effervescent style and humorous interviews with celebrities, who famously enter the set while dancing. The show would prove a hugely popular staple of daytime TV, and would run for many seasons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet One World: Together at Home Actor 2020
67% Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Executive Producer 2019
92% Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable Screenwriter Actor 2018
94% Finding Dory Dory $486.3M 2016
No Score Yet Funny Ladies Actor 2004
99% Finding Nemo Dory $380.6M 2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead Herself 2003
No Score Yet Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now Actor 2003
No Score Yet On the Edge Actor 2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Kal Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
No Score Yet Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning Actor Screenwriter 2000
33% The Love Letter Janet 1999
64% EDtv Cynthia 1999
42% Dr. Dolittle Prologue Dog 1998
29% Goodbye Lover Sgt. Rita Pompano 1998
No Score Yet Real Ellen Story Actor 1998
7% Mr. Wrong Martha Alston 1996
No Score Yet Trevor Actor 1994
35% Coneheads Coach 1993
No Score Yet Wisecracks Actor 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Ellen's Game of Games
2017
Host Executive Producer 2020
2019
2018
2017
No Score Yet Little Big Shots
2016
Executive Producer 2020
2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest 2020
2017
2014
2013
2012
2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Host Appearing 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
No Score Yet Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways
2019
Host Executive Producer Screenwriter 2019
100% Green Eggs and Ham
2019
Executive Producer 2019
81% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
2018-2019
Guest 2019
38% Splitting Up Together
2018-2019
Executive Producer 2019
2018
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2019
Guest 2018
No Score Yet First Dates
2015
Executive Producer Producer 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest 2017
62% The Bachelorette
2003
Appearing 2017
2008
20% One Big Happy
2015
Executive Producer Producer 2015
No Score Yet Repeat After Me
2015
Executive Producer Producer 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Appearing 2014
45% The Academy Awards
1978
2014
2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2013
2012
2011
2009
2006
2004
2003
2002
2001
No Score Yet Bethenny Ever After
2010-2012
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing Guest 2012
2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2010
68% American Idol
2002-2016
Host Judge Judge Appearing 2010
2007
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2009
No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance
2005-2019
Judge 2009
No Score Yet Deal or No Deal
2005-2009
Appearing Guest 2008
2007
50% Joey
2004-2006
Herself 2005
55% Emmys
1998-2019
2005
2001
81% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Herself 2004
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Herself 2004
54% The Ellen Show
2001-2002
Executive Producer Ellen Richmond 2002
2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Sister Louise 2001
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
1998
1997
1996
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
Ellen Morgan Producer 1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Therapist Guest 1995
0% Laurie Hill
1992
Nancy MacIntyre 1992
No Score Yet Open House
1989-1990
Margo Van Meter 1990
1989
No Score Yet Ellen's Show Me More Show
2017
Host
No Score Yet First Dates
2013
Executive Producer

QUOTES FROM Ellen DeGeneres CHARACTERS

Dory says: Do you know how it feels to be looking for someone?

Marlin says: Yes...

Dory says: Excuse me? Whoo hoo! Little fella? Hello! Don't be rude. Say hi.

Marlin says: Ha. Hello.

Dory says: His son Bingo...

Dory says: His son Bingo.

Marlin says: Nemo.

Dory says: Nemo! was taken to, um..

Dory says: Nemo! was taken to, um.

Marlin says: Sydney.

Dory says: ..Sydney, yeah. And it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? Come on, little fella. Come on.

Dory says: Sydney, yeah. And it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? Come on, little fella. Come on.

Marlin says: Dory? I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little fella.

Janet says: You can't fuck a letter, Helen.

Janet says: I love opera...I do! I listen to it when I vacuum all the time.

Janet says: I love opera... I do! I listen to it when I vacuum all the time.

Dory says: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?

Marlin says: No I don't wanna know.

Dory says: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.

Marlin says: Dory, no singing.

Dory says: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.

Marlin says: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.

Dory says: Sorry.

Dory says: P. Sherman street Wallaby 42 Sidney

Dory says: P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

Dory says: Es-cap-ay. That's funny, it's spelled just like 'Escape'.

Dory says: Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming, swiming. What do you when you swim? Swim.

Dory says: I'm Dory.

Nemo the Clownfish says: I'm Nemo

Dory says: Nemo. Thats a nice name.

Dory says: I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least i think it does. Hmm...where are they?

Dory says: I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least I think it does. Hmm...where are they?

Marlin says: Somethings wrong with you, really.

Dory says: No, no, no eating here tonight your on a diet!

Dory says: (Murmurs) Yes i'm a natural blue.

Dory says: [murmurs] Yes I'm a natural blue.

Dory says: We goin' in there?

Marlin says: Yup.

Dory says: P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney?

Dory says: I suffer from short term memory loss.

Marlin says: I don't believe this..

Dory says: No! Really, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well, at least I think it does...... hmm..... where are they?

Dory says: No! Really, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well, at least I think it does... hmm.... where are they?

Dory says: Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming!

Dory says: P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney!

Dory says: You got a problem, buddy? Huh? Huh? Do ya, do ya, do ya?

Dory says: *gasp* Duck!

Marlin says: That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!!!!!

Marlin says: That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!

Dory says: "When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming.."

Dory says: When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming.

Dory says: Hey, Conscience, there's a light.

Marlin says: Yeah, I see it too.

Dory says: What do you think it is?

Marlin says: I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. {Predator fish lights up} Good feelings gone.

Marlin says: I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. [predator fish lights up] Good feelings gone.

Dory says: Okay, that one was a little tougher. He either said we should go to the back of the throat or he wants a root beer float.

Marlin says: Of course he wants us to go there! That's eating us! How do I taste, Moby!? Huh!? Do I taste good!? You tell him I'm not interested in being lunch!

Marlin says: Dory. If it wasn't for you, I never would made it here. So thank you.

Dory says: Hey! Hey, wait a minute. W-w-wait! Where are you going?

Marlin says: It's over, Dory. We were too late. Nemo's gone and I'm going home.

Dory says: No...no, you can't! Stop! Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me so long before. And if you leave...I just, I remember things better with you. I do. Look, P. Sherman, 42...40...2...agh! I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I, I look at you and...and I'm home. Please. I don't want them to go away. I don't want to forget.

Marlin says: I'm sorry, Dory, but I do.

Dory says: Hey look over there!

Squirt says: I know that dude! It's the Jellyman!

Dory says: Well go on then! Jump on him!

Crush says: So, What brings you on this fine day to the EAC, huh?

Marlin says: Dory and I need to get to Sydney. [remembering Dory] Dory! [gasping] Dory! Is she ok?

Crush says: Oh our little blue? She is somewhat down there.

Dory says: Dory! Dory! Dory!

Dory says: A boat hey I've seen a boat! It passed by now two moments ago. It went...uh this way it went this way follow me!

Marlin says: Right a minute! RIGHT A MINUTE! What is going on? You already told me which way the boat was going?

Dory says: I did? Oh no.

Marlin says: Is this some kind of practical joke because it's not funny and I'm not funny! I'm a clownfish!

Dory says: Yes yes I can see that listen I'm so sorry you see, I suffer from short-term memory loss.

Marlin says: Short-Term Memory Loss? I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!

Dory says: Hen conscience, am I dead?

Marlin says: Dory, do you see anything?

Dory says: AHH! Something's got me!

Marlin says: That's was me! I'm sorry.

Dory says: Huh! Who's that?

Marlin says: "Who's that?" Who could it be? It's me!

Marlin says: 'Who's that?' Who could it be? It's me!

Dory says: Are...are you my conscience?

Marlin says: Yeah...yeah...yeah...yeah I'm your conscience. We haven't spoken for a while. How are you?

Dory says: Hmmm... can't complain.

Dory says: [speaking whale] Wwwwweeeee neeeeeeeed tooooooo fiiiiiind hiiiiis sooooon. Caaaan youuuuuu pleeeeeease give us direeeeections? Come Baaaaaaack!

Dory says: P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

Janet says: Janet: I had a date with a pilot last night. Couldn't get my seat back in the upright position. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? No, you wouldn't.

Janet says: I had a date with a pilot last night. Couldn't get my seat back in the upright position. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? No, you wouldn't.

Dory says: Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming,

Dory says: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.

Nemo the Clownfish says: Are you all right?

Dory says: I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...

Dory says: I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...

Dory says: I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember.

Nemo the Clownfish says: It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, We can look together.

Nemo the Clownfish says: It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, We can look together.

Nemo the Clownfish says: It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, we can look together.

Dory says: I'm Dory.

Nemo the Clownfish says: I'm Nemo.

Nemo the Clownfish says: I'm Nemo.

Dory says: Nemo?... that's a nice name...

Dory says: Nemo?That's a nice name.

Dory says: Nemo? That's a nice name.

Dory says: 'I shall call him squishy, he shall be mine and he shall be my squishy'

Dory says: [sees a very small baby jellyfish] I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy Come on, Squishy Come on, little Squishy.

Dory says: "What is it with men and asking for directions?"

Dory says: What is it with men and asking for directions?

Dory says: Just keep swimming.

Dory says: This is the Ocean, silly, we're not the only two in here