Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

  • Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Mr. Wrong (1996)
  • Birthday: Jan 26, 1958
  • Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, USA
  • From working on stage, Ellen DeGeneres has been able to translate her success with live performances into a television and a budding movie career. She was born in Metairie, LA, the daughter of two devoutly religious Christian Scientists. Her older brother, Vince DeGeneres, is a screenwriter. Her parents split up when she was 13. Shortly after the divorce, she and her mother moved to New Orleans. It was while trying to ease her mother's depression that DeGeneres discovered a talent for funny business. Following high school graduation in 1976, DeGeneres spent a semester at the University of New Orleans, but dropped out to hone her comedic skills. She won Showtime's Funniest Person in America contest in 1982, then moved to San Francisco, one of the centers for standup comedy. Her signature routine was a telephone call to God that had been inspired by a close friend's accidental death in New Orleans. She used the piece during her debut on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in 1986. Deeply impressed, Carson invited her to sit upon his couch, an honor that he bestowed upon only the most gifted comics; she was the first female comic to be so honored by him. Afterward, her career exploded with a cross-country tour and a few specials on cable television. In the early '90s, DeGeneres had offers to star in several new sitcoms, including Friends, but she declined and chose to join the cast of the ensemble sitcom These Friends of Mine. It was unsuccessful, but parent network ABC saw potential and overhauled the show, re-naming it Ellen. Largely based on DeGeneres' comedy, the series ran for four seasons, during which time she garnered two Emmy nominations. In 1997, DeGeneres created a stir with hints that her character on the show was gay and would come out of the closet later that season. As by this time the show's ratings were flagging, it was a gutsy move, one made even more titillating to audiences by rumors that DeGeneres herself was gay. Ellen, the character, did indeed come out of the closet at the end of April 1997. The episode generated high ratings and considerable controversy, for it was the first time an openly gay character starred on a television show. At the same time, DeGeneres herself admitted that she, too, was gay. The show centered on gay themes from then out and was cancelled (the network execs blamed low ratings, but DeGeneres supporters suspected other motives) in 1998. DeGeneres would soon be on TV in an even bigger way, however, hosting the massively successful daytime talk show Ellen beginning in 2003. The upbeat show would become well known for its effervescent style and humorous interviews with celebrities, who famously enter the set while dancing. The show would prove a hugely popular staple of daytime TV, and would run for many seasons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

67% Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Executive Producer 2019
92% Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable Screenwriter Actor 2018
94% Finding Dory Dory $486.3M 2016
No Score Yet Ellen Degeneres: All of Me - Unauthorized Actor 2013
No Score Yet Funny Ladies Actor 2004
99% Finding Nemo Dory $380.6M 2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead Herself 2003
No Score Yet Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now Actor 2003
No Score Yet On the Edge Actor 2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Kal Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning Actor Screenwriter 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
33% The Love Letter Janet 1999
64% EDtv Cynthia 1999
43% Dr. Dolittle Prologue Dog 1998
29% Goodbye Lover Sgt. Rita Pompano 1998
No Score Yet Real Ellen Story Actor 1998
7% Mr. Wrong Martha Alston 1996
No Score Yet Trevor Actor 1994
35% Coneheads Coach 1993
No Score Yet Wisecracks Actor 1993

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Green Eggs and Ham
2019
Executive Producer
  • 2019
83% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
2018
Guest
  • 2019
38% Splitting Up Together
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Ellen's Game of Games
2017-2018
Host Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Host Appearing
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet First Dates
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
63% The Bachelorette
2003
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2008
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2007
21% One Big Happy
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Repeat After Me
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Appearing
  • 2014
48% The Academy Awards
1988
  • 2014
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2010
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Host Judge Appearing Judge
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance
2005
Judge
  • 2009
No Score Yet Deal or No Deal
2005-2009
Appearing
  • 2008
50% Joey
2004-2006
Herself
  • 2005
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Herself
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Herself
  • 2004
55% The Ellen Show
2001-2002
Executive Producer Ellen Richmond
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Sister Louise
  • 2001
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
  • 1998
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
Ellen Morgan Producer
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Guest Therapist
  • 1995
0% Laurie Hill
1992
Nancy MacIntyre
  • 1992
No Score Yet Ellen's Show Me More Show
2017
Host

QUOTES FROM Ellen DeGeneres CHARACTERS

Dory
Do you know how it feels to be looking for someone?
Marlin
Yes...
Dory
Excuse me? Whoo hoo! Little fella? Hello! Don't be rude. Say hi.
Marlin
Ha. Hello.
Dory
His son Bingo...
Dory
His son Bingo.
Marlin
Nemo.
Dory
Nemo! was taken to, um..
Dory
Nemo! was taken to, um.
Marlin
Sydney.
Dory
..Sydney, yeah. And it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? Come on, little fella. Come on.
Dory
Sydney, yeah. And it's really, really important that we get there as fast as we can, so can you help us out? Come on, little fella. Come on.
Marlin
Dory? I'm a little fella. I don't think that's a little fella.
Janet
You can't fuck a letter, Helen.
Janet
I love opera...I do! I listen to it when I vacuum all the time.
Janet
I love opera... I do! I listen to it when I vacuum all the time.
Dory
Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?
Marlin
No I don't wanna know.
Dory
[singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.
Marlin
Dory, no singing.
Dory
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.
Marlin
Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.
Dory
Sorry.
Dory
P. Sherman street Wallaby 42 Sidney
Dory
P Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.
Dory
Es-cap-ay. That's funny, it's spelled just like 'Escape'.
Dory
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Swimming, swimming, swiming. What do you when you swim? Swim.
Dory
I'm Dory.
Nemo the Clownfish
I'm Nemo
Dory
Nemo. Thats a nice name.
Dory
I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least i think it does. Hmm...where are they?
Dory
I have short term memory loss. It runs in my family, or at least I think it does. Hmm...where are they?
Marlin
Somethings wrong with you, really.
Dory
No, no, no eating here tonight your on a diet!
Dory
(Murmurs) Yes i'm a natural blue.
Dory
[murmurs] Yes I'm a natural blue.
Dory
We goin' in there?
Marlin
Yup.
Dory
P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney?
Dory
I suffer from short term memory loss.
Marlin
I don't believe this..
Dory
No! Really, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well, at least I think it does...... hmm..... where are they?
Dory
No! Really, it's true! I forget things almost instantly. It runs in my family! Well, at least I think it does... hmm.... where are they?
Dory
Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming!
Dory
P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney!
Dory
You got a problem, buddy? Huh? Huh? Do ya, do ya, do ya?
Dory
*gasp* Duck!
Marlin
That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!!!!!
Marlin
That's not a duck, it's a PELICAN!
Dory
"When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming.."
Dory
When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming.
Dory
Hey, Conscience, there's a light.
Marlin
Yeah, I see it too.
Dory
What do you think it is?
Marlin
I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. {Predator fish lights up} Good feelings gone.
Marlin
I..don't...know. But..I'm beginning...to feel all..happy inside. [predator fish lights up] Good feelings gone.
Dory
Okay, that one was a little tougher. He either said we should go to the back of the throat or he wants a root beer float.
Marlin
Of course he wants us to go there! That's eating us! How do I taste, Moby!? Huh!? Do I taste good!? You tell him I'm not interested in being lunch!
Marlin
Dory. If it wasn't for you, I never would made it here. So thank you.
Dory
Hey! Hey, wait a minute. W-w-wait! Where are you going?
Marlin
It's over, Dory. We were too late. Nemo's gone and I'm going home.
Dory
No...no, you can't! Stop! Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me so long before. And if you leave...I just, I remember things better with you. I do. Look, P. Sherman, 42...40...2...agh! I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I, I look at you and...and I'm home. Please. I don't want them to go away. I don't want to forget.
Marlin
I'm sorry, Dory, but I do.
Dory
Hey look over there!
Squirt
I know that dude! It's the Jellyman!
Dory
Well go on then! Jump on him!
Crush
So, What brings you on this fine day to the EAC, huh?
Marlin
Dory and I need to get to Sydney. [remembering Dory] Dory! [gasping] Dory! Is she ok?
Crush
Oh our little blue? She is somewhat down there.
Dory
Dory! Dory! Dory!
Dory
A boat hey I've seen a boat! It passed by now two moments ago. It went...uh this way it went this way follow me!
Marlin
Right a minute! RIGHT A MINUTE! What is going on? You already told me which way the boat was going?
Dory
I did? Oh no.
Marlin
Is this some kind of practical joke because it's not funny and I'm not funny! I'm a clownfish!
Dory
Yes yes I can see that listen I'm so sorry you see, I suffer from short-term memory loss.
Marlin
Short-Term Memory Loss? I DON'T BELIEVE THIS!
Dory
Hen conscience, am I dead?
Marlin
Dory, do you see anything?
Dory
AHH! Something's got me!
Marlin
That's was me! I'm sorry.
Dory
Huh! Who's that?
Marlin
"Who's that?" Who could it be? It's me!
Marlin
'Who's that?' Who could it be? It's me!
Dory
Are...are you my conscience?
Marlin
Yeah...yeah...yeah...yeah I'm your conscience. We haven't spoken for a while. How are you?
Dory
Hmmm... can't complain.
Dory
[speaking whale] Wwwwweeeee neeeeeeeed tooooooo fiiiiiind hiiiiis sooooon. Caaaan youuuuuu pleeeeeease give us direeeeections? Come Baaaaaaack!
Dory
P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.
Janet
Janet: I had a date with a pilot last night. Couldn't get my seat back in the upright position. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? No, you wouldn't.
Janet
I had a date with a pilot last night. Couldn't get my seat back in the upright position. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? No, you wouldn't.
Dory
Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming,
Dory
[singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.
Nemo the Clownfish
Are you all right?
Dory
I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...
Dory
I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember...
Dory
I don't know where I am... I don't know what's going on. I think I lost somebody but I, I can't remember... and I can't remember.
Nemo the Clownfish
It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, We can look together.
Nemo the Clownfish
It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, We can look together.
Nemo the Clownfish
It's OK, it's OK. I'm looking for somebody too. Hey, we can look together.
Dory
I'm Dory.
Nemo the Clownfish
I'm Nemo.
Nemo the Clownfish
I'm Nemo.
Dory
Nemo?... that's a nice name...
Dory
Nemo?That's a nice name.
Dory
Nemo? That's a nice name.
Dory
'I shall call him squishy, he shall be mine and he shall be my squishy'
Dory
[sees a very small baby jellyfish] I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy Come on, Squishy Come on, little Squishy.
Dory
"What is it with men and asking for directions?"
Dory
What is it with men and asking for directions?
Dory
Just keep swimming.
Dory
This is the Ocean, silly, we're not the only two in here