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Ten surprising facts you need to know about Ellen DeGeneres

February 18, 2018
First published on:February 15, 2018
by Jessica Gomez

A comedian and actress best known for her popular television show- The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen DeGeneres was named as the Funniest Person in America in 1982. Here we present top ten interesting facts about Ellen DeGeneres.

 

In 1994, Ellen started her career by starring in her own sitcom- Ellen as the show ran for more than four years. So without any delay, let’s move into the topic that presents ten interesting facts about Ellen DeGeneres.

Top ten facts you need to know about Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres was born on 26 January 1958 in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of New Orleans, but after one semester, she left the school to do clerical works.

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Ellen DeGeneres- Will appear in brand new stand up special

It was officially announced in 2017 that Ellen would appear in a new stand up special for Netflix. When she was asked about the news, then she replied: It’s been 15 years that I did a stand-up special. 15 years. I’m writing it now, and I can’t just wait. I’ll keep you posted where and when I’m gonna shoot the Netflix special. I’m very much excited for you to see it.

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Ellen DeGeneres- Molested by her father

When Ellen was young, her mother was fighting breast cancer, and during the period of recovering her mother form the diseases, she experienced molestation by her stepfather. When Ellen was asked about his behavior, then she replied that he wanted to feel Ellen’s breast to make sure what a healthy chest felt alike.

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Ellen DeGeneres- Started as stand-up comedian

Talking about the beginning of Ellen’s career, she began performing at coffee houses and small clubs as a stand-up comedian. And finally, in the year 1981, she started a tour to nationally and internationally as she was the emcee at Clyde’s Comedy Club.

Youtube: Ellen DeGeneres in a very early Stand-Up Appearance

At that period, Ellen’s cites Steven Martin and Woody Allen were her main influences. She was named as one of the Showtime’s Funniest Person in America of the 80s.

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Ellen DeGeneres- A college dropout

As per the report to the Inquisitr, this comedian Ellen is a college dropout as she never went to college. But in the year 2009, she earns an honorary doctoral degree from Tulane University which is located in New Orleans and in the same year, he delivered a speech at University’s commencement.

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Ellen DeGeneres- Has made a History

Yes, history. When Ellen came out herself as a gay, she made history. Some of the people say that she paved the way for her characters on televisions and gay celebrities. She even was awarded by Barack Obama by the medal of freedom- an American’s highest civilian honor.

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Youtube: Ellen DeGeneres saying I m gay

At present, she is living a happy married life with Portia and they have been married for a decade. There's 15 years of age difference between the couple, but we know that Love can happen to anyone at any time.

Ellen DeGeneres- Past relationships

When Ellen was in her 20s, she was in a relationship with Kat Perkoff- the owner of the lesbian bar. Her relationship with Kat helped Ellen to come up with a new comedic fodder. Sadly, Kat died in an accidental collision on the night of June 26, 1980. Ellen still feels guilty about behaving dismissively that night.

Youtube: Ellen DeGeneres has dated

Ellen had a very public romantic relationship with Anne Heche but unfortunately, the relationship ended after 3 years.

Ellen DeGeneres- Not the funny one among her Family members

It's true that Ellen was not the funny one. Her brother was more comedic then her. During Ellen’s childhood, she spent most of her time outside, like riding bikes, exploring what the city offers and much more.

When she was just 13 years old, her parents got separated and then she started showing off her comic side. She used her sense of humor just to move through a hard time.

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Ellen DeGeneres- Has a ride at Disney

Ellen has a ride at Disney named Ellen’s Energy Adventure. The ride is thrilling adventure and fun which incorporate some education. Well, the premise is about when Ellen falls asleep when she watches Jeopardy- and we get to explore Ellen’s dream of competing on the game show with the help of the Science Guy- Bill Nye.

Talking about the nest iteration ride, it imagines time traveling, learning about the formation of fossils, and greeting dinosaurs. Ellen’s ride is the part of Disney’s Epcot theme park.

Ellen DeGeneres- Vegan and Animal Lover

When Ellen was young, she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian but didn’t believe herself that she was good enough to be on that path and still, she remained as an animal lover. When she married Portia de Rossi, they only served vegan food- no any dairy products or animal, at their marriage reception.

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At present, they live on a farm with different breeds of animals. Even sometimes, Ellen features and promotes vegan recipes on her website and show as well. And in the year 2009, PETS named Ellen as Woman of the Year.

Ellen DeGeneres and Madonna- Eleventh Cousin

Ellen and Madonna are eleventh cousins as they share the same 10th greatest great-grandfather. Not only Madonna’s families but also Ellen’s families stayed in Nova Scotia after their immigration for France- their hometown.

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In late 1700, Ellen’s family left for Louisiana, whereas Madonna’s family, in the 1870s left Canada to head to heat in Michigan.



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