10 Things You May Not Know About Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen's journey started in the 1980s as a stand-up comedian, paving the way for her future success. 

Stand-Up Origins

In 1997, Ellen's sitcom made history when she came out as gay, a pivotal moment for LGBTQ+ visibility on TV. 

Groundbreaking "Ellen" Episode 

Ellen's iconic role as Dory in "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory" received widespread acclaim. 

Voice of Dory 

Known for her love of dance, Ellen made it a signature element on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," inspiring the "Ellen Dance Dare." 

Dancing Dynamo 

Ellen passionately advocates for animal rights and co-founded the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. 

Animal Activism 

In 2016, President Obama honored Ellen for her LGBTQ+ contributions with the highest civilian award. 

Presidential Medal of Freedom 

Ellen's humor shines through in her books, including "My Point... And I Do Have One" and "The Funny Thing Is..." 

Author Extraordinaire 

Becoming CoverGirl's first openly gay spokesperson in 2008 marked a milestone for LGBTQ+ representation. 

CoverGirl Trailblazer 

Ellen and Portia de Rossi's celebrated relationship has been a source of inspiration since their marriage in 2008. 

Love Story 

Known for their generosity, Ellen and Portia support various causes, from disaster relief to health and human rights. 

Philanthropic Power Couple 

Thanks For Reading

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