Portia de Rossi

Lowest Rated: 17% Now Add Honey (2015)
Birthday: Jan 31, 1973
Birthplace: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Luxuriantly tressed blonde Portia de Rossi combined her former interest in the law with her subsequent acting career and achieved TV fame when she joined the cast of the Fox TV hit Ally McBeal in 1998. Born Mandy Rogers in Melbourne, Australia, de Rossi acted in TV commercials as a teen and modeled, but entered college to become a lawyer. She changed professions, however, when she was cast as one of the titular beauties tempting the wife of stuffy Hugh Grant in John Duigan's comedy Sirens (1994). de Rossi relocated to Los Angeles and appeared on TV sitcoms Too Something (1995) and Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1996), as well as in the blockbuster horror sequel Scream 2 (1997) as one of the terrorized sorority sisters. After a starring role in the TV crime movie Perfect Assassins (1998), de Rossi joined Ally McBeal in its second season as icy legal hotshot Nelle. The series opened her up to a wider audience, and de Rossi would continue to act in films like The Invisibles and Cursed.After the 2002 demise of Ally McBeal, de Rossi wasted little time in attaching herself to another edgy and successful project. Another critically-acclaimed Fox show, the ensemble sitcom Arrested Development cast the actress as the self-righteous twin sister of Jason Bateman's Michael Bluth. During the cult hit show's three seasons, it earned such a rabid fanbase that it was only cancelled after a massive public outcry. And though de Rossi would spend the ensuing decade starring on other shows, like Nip/Tuck and Better Off Ted, the power of Arrested Development's fanbase would bring it back after a decade, as the entire cast announced in 2012 that they would reunite for a new season of the show, released directly on Netfix.De Rossi came out as a lesbian in 2005. She married beloved talk show host Ellen Degeneres in 2008.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
87% Tab Hunter Confidential Actor 2015
17% Now Add Honey Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Arrested Development Documentary Project Actor 2013
60% Mockingbird Lane Actor 2012
No Score Yet Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life's Purpose (The Shift) Actor 2009
50% Dead and Breakfast Kelly 2005
17% Cursed Zela 2005
No Score Yet The Night We Called It A Day Actor 2005
No Score Yet All the Way Hilary Hunter 2004
No Score Yet I Witness Emily Thompson 2003
No Score Yet America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story Carolyn Bessette Kennedy 2003
No Score Yet Night We Called It a Day Actor 2003
No Score Yet All the Way: The Kidnapping of a Music Legend Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Glow Jackie 2002
23% Who Is Cletis Tout? Tess $65.4K 2002
No Score Yet Mujeres de Película Gina 2001
22% Stigmata Jennifer Kelliho 1999
No Score Yet Girl Carla 1999
No Score Yet The Invisibles Joy 1999
No Score Yet Perfect Assassins Lana Collins 1998
82% Scream 2 Sorority Sister Murphy 1997
74% Sirens Giddy 1994

TV

CREDIT
75% Arrested Development
2003
Lindsay Funke
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
2016
Appearing Guest
  • 2017
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Elizabeth North
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
Guest
  • 2012
89% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
Veronica Veronica Palmer
  • 2010
  • 2009
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Olivia Lord
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
Laurel Janus
  • 2002
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Nelle Porter
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
Carolyn
  • 1997
46% New York Daze
1995-1996
Maria
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher
1998
Elana Lewis

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