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Name: Ellen Lee DeGeneres                                                       
Born: 26 January 1958 Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.                                 
Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian,   
actress, and currently the Emmy Award-winning host of the syndicated talk show 
The Ellen DeGeneres Show.                                                       
She has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film       
actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in Edtv and The Love Letter, and   
provided the voice of "Dory" in the Pixar animated hit film Finding Nemo. She   
also starred in two television sitcoms, The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002 and   
Ellen from 1994 to 1998. In 1997 during the fourth season of Ellen, she "came   
out" publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Shortly 
afterwards, her character Ellen Morgan also came out and the series went on to 
explore various LGBT issues as well as the "coming out" process.