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Portia de Rossi

Highest Rated:   88% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
Lowest Rated:   16% Cursed (2005)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
88% 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 Arrested Development
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life's Purpose (The Shift)
  • Actor
2009
50% Dead and Breakfast
  • Kelly
2005
16% 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
21% 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
81% Scream 2
  • Sorority Sister Murphy
1997
73% Sirens
  • Giddy
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Scandal
2012
  • Elizabeth North
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
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
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Lindsay Funke
  • 2013
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
88% Better Off Ted
2009-2010
  • Veronica Veronica Palmer
  • 2010
  • 2009
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • 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
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Nelle Porter
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998

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