Ellen DeGeneres
Doug Inglish/ Warner Bros.
United States
2019

Ellen Digital Network

Ellen
DeGeneres

TV Host

DeGeneres has spent 16 years hosting the Emmy-winning “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and after rumors she’d end her run, the endearing comedian renewed through 2022, taking a larger ownership stake. Her Ellen Digital Ventures has wowed the Internet, and she produces NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Ellen’s Game of Games” and Netflix’s upcoming 13-episode Dr. Suess adaptation “Green Eggs and Ham.” She is joining the creators of hit musical “Come from Away” on a CW drama, just inked four shows with streamer-to-be HBO Max and will host three 2019 NBC holiday specials with “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.” And lest we forget, DeGeneres broke boundaries both in 1986 as the first female comic to chat on “The Tonight Show” and in 1997 with her coming-out sitcom episode.

Career

  • FINDING DORY
  • ELLEN: THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW
  • SPLITTING UP TOGETHER

Education

  • University of New Orleans (LA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Reality TV Impact
  • Women's Impact
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Ellen DeGeneres had one of her most awkward interviews in recent memory Wednesday with Dakota Johnson, with a clip of the pair's exchange about Johnson's birthday party going viral online.The interview began with what was perhaps supposed to be harmless chat: DeGeneres wished Johnson a happy belated birthday and asked her when specifically it was. Right away, Johnson's demeanor seemed to stiffen."It was October 4," she replied, with a tight smile."How was the party? I wasn't invited," DeGeneres said.The "Peanut...

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