Ellen DeGeneres is a well-known American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana.

Early Life and Career

Ellen started her career as a stand-up comic in the early 1980s. Her comedy routine often included observational humor and impersonations of celebrities.

In 1994, Ellen launched her own sitcom called "Ellen," which quickly became popular among audiences. It was during this time that she publicly came out as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Success on Television

After the success of her sitcom, Ellen went on to become a successful daytime talk show host with "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The show premiered in September 2003 and has won numerous awards for its content and humor.

Ellen has also hosted several high-profile events like the Academy Awards ceremony and has had roles in various films such as "Finding Nemo" (as Dory) and "Mr. Wrong."

Philanthropy

Aside from her success in entertainment industry, Ellen actively participates in philanthropic work. She supports causes related to animal welfare, cancer research, children's health and education through The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, Stand Up to Cancer campaign amongst others.

Personal Life

DeGeneres married actress Portia de Rossi in 2008 after four years of dating. Their marriage remains widely regarded as one of Hollywood's most enduring commitments between same-sex partners=

Conclusion

From humble beginnings as a standup comedian to becoming one of the most beloved talk show hosts today – Ellen’s comedic timing combined with compassion has made her an inspiration globally.