Portia de Rossi - Updated Jun 2023

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Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi is a famous Australian-American philanthropist, businesswoman, and former model and actress. Portia de Rossi is popular for starring in the American drama series Ally McBeal.

Early Life

Portia de Rossi’s born name is Amanda Lee Rogers. She was born on 31 January 1973. She is originally from Horsham, Victoria, Australia. Presently, she is 49 years old and her sun sign is Aquarius. Her parents are Margaret (mother) and Barry Rogers (father). Her mother is a medical receptionist.

Sadly, when she was 9 years old, her father passed away. Moreover, in the year 1988, at age 15, she adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known. This personality joined Geelong Grammar School and then she studied law at the University of Melbourne.

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Caption: Portia de Rossi and Ellen in ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Source: YouTube

Portia de Rossi – Professional Life and Career

This personality is famous for starring as Nelle Porter in the American drama series Ally McBeal’. For her work in it, she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development and as Elizabeth North on the American political thriller series Scandal. Currently, she is the founder and CEO of the art company General Public.

Also, she portrayed Olivia Lord on the American television drama series Nip/Tuck and Veronica Palmer on the American television sitcom Better Off Ted. Her 1st significant role was as a young and impressionable maid in the Australian 1994 film ‘Sirens’.

Afterward, she won guest roles on many TV shows and a permanent role in Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher. Then, she landed a part in the film ‘Scream 2.’ Later, she starred in ‘Who Is Cletis Tout?’ (2001), ‘America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story’ (2003), and ‘Cursed’ (2005). In May 2018, this actress announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would be retiring from acting.

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Caption: Portia de Rossi and other cast members of ‘Ally McBeal’. Source: S Moda

Additionally, this actress ranked 69th in Stuff Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women. Similarly, she ranked 31 in Femme Fatales’ Sexiest Women of 2003 list. Also, was ranked 24 in Maxim’s 100 Sexiest Women List in 2004. Moreover, in late 2006, the magazine Blender listed her as one of the hottest women in film and TV.

And, in May 2007, she was featured as one of 100 Most Beautiful in a People special edition. Moreover, in 2007, TV Guide included her and Ellen DeGeneres in their Power A-List couples. In the year 2010, she published her autobiography ‘Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain’.

Portia de Rossi – Relationship Status

From the year 1996 to 1999, De Rossi was married to documentary filmmaker, Mel Metcalfe. In a 2010 interview on Good Morning America, this actress explained that as a young actress, she was fearful of being exposed as a lesbian. She dated director Francesca Gregorini from the year 2001 to 2004. She broke up with Gregorini because she began dating Ellen DeGeneres.

Moreover, in 2008, she and Ellen engaged when DeGeneres proposed. The two were married on 16 August 2008, at their Beverly Hills home, only witnessed by their mothers and 17 other close guests. The couple has adopted several rescue animals.

Furthermore, on 6 August 2010, she filed a petition to legally change her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. And, the petition was finally granted on September 23, 2010. Additionally, in September 2011, she became a United States citizen.

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Caption: Portia de Rossi and Ellen’s picture. Source: OLD NEWS

Portia de Rossi – Body Measurements

Portia is 5 feet 7 inches tall whereas she weighs around 57 kilos. She has a good body figure measuring 33-24-35 inches, chest-waist-hip respectively. In addition, she wears a shoe size of 8 (US) and her dress size is 2 (US). She has a gorgeous pair of blue eyes and her hair is of blonde color.

Social Media

This famous personality has earned more than 1.4 million followers on her ‘@portiaderossi’ Instagram. And, her Twitter account has gained over 324.3K followers.

Net Worth

This personality sure has earned a handsome amount of money through her successful career. Therefore, her net worth is around $50 million as of 2022.