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Trivia (13)

Got the role of Nell Porter on Ally McBeal (1997) after Vanessa Marcil was forced to turn it down, due to signing on to Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).

Got her role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001) after Sarah Michelle Gellar turned it down.

Sang backing vocals on now ex-girlfriend's Francesca Gregorini's album "Sequel" (2003).

Shares a birthday with Arrested Development (2003) costar Jessica Walter.

Her wedding with Ellen DeGeneres on August 16, 2008, took place at their house in Beverly Hills, California, and was attended by her mother and brother and by Ellen's parents.

Shares a birthday with her grandmother, who was born in 1907.

Legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres on September 23, 2010, taking the last name of her spouse Ellen DeGeneres.

Has two nieces named Eva and Perry Rogers. Parents are her older brother Michael and Casey Rogers.

First husband Mel Metcalfe left her to be with de Rossi's brother Michael Roger's wife, Renee Kappos. Metcalfe and Kappos eventually married.

Admitted to have married her first husband Mel Metcalfe mainly in order to obtain a Green Card for a permanent stay in the US. De Rossi didn't acknowledge her attraction towards women when they married.

Her father died when she was nine years old.

Started her own art company General Public in May 2017.

Born on a Wednesday at 3:00 AM.