Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

Highest Rated: 74% Sirens (1994)

Lowest Rated: 15% Cursed (2005)

Birthday: Jan 31, 1973

Birthplace: Horsham, Victoria, Australia

A willowy blonde with a deft touch in comic roles, Portia de Rossi excelled at presenting the highs and lows of wealthy and powerful women in such television series as "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) and "Arrested Development" (Fox, 2003-06). A former child model, she endured personal hardships regarding her weight and self-esteem while making her way into acting; supporting parts in minor television series preceded her star-making turn as a steely lawyer on "McBeal." De Rossi showed a lighter side as the flighty Lindsay Bluth-Fünke on "Development" before returning to a variation of her iron mistress persona on the short-lived cult favorite "Better Off Ted" (ABC, 2009-2010) and moving into no-nonsense drama with a supporting role in Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal" (ABC 2012- ). Despite the success of these performances, she was best known to the general public as the spouse of talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, but her onscreen talent made her a favorite among comedy fans of all stripes.

Highest rated movies

Dead & Breakfast
Who Is Cletis Tout?
Now Add Honey




17% 36% Now Add Honey Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 84% Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life's Purpose Denise Moore (Character) - 2009
15% 30% Cursed Psychic (Character) $19.3M 2005
53% 59% Dead & Breakfast Kelly (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 79% America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 28% The Night We Called It a Day Hilary Hunter (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 32% I Witness Emily Thompson (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 43% Night We Called It a Day Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 19% The Glow Jackie Lawrence (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 57% Women in Film Gina (Character) - 2001
23% 51% Who Is Cletis Tout? Tess Donnelly (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 44% The Invisibles Joy (Character) - 1999
22% 63% Stigmata Jennifer Kelliho (Character) $50.0M 1999
No Score Yet 75% Girl Carla Sparrow (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 44% Perfect Assassins Lana Collins (Character) - 1998
74% 41% Sirens Giddy (Character) $5.8M 1994


No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2016 2018-2020 2022
No Score Yet 0% Ellen's Next Great Designer Guest 2021
74% 85% Arrested Development Lindsay Funke (Character) 2003-2006 2013 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Bonnie Swanson's Prank Call Voice (Guest Voice) 2017
93% 73% Scandal Lizzie Bear (Character),
Elizabeth North (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet Guest 2012
89% 94% Better Off Ted Veronica (Character) 2009-2010
75% 81% Nip/Tuck Olivia Lord (Guest Star) 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mister Sterling Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
50% 80% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2002
61% 75% Ally McBeal Nell Porter (Character) 1998-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Unknown (Character) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Something Maria Hunter (Character) 1995-1996
22% 41% Sean Saves the World Unknown (Guest Star)