A multi-awarded actress known for her impressive acting skills, superior hosting abilities and amazing jokes, Ellen DeGeneres is definitely one of the most influential and controversial celebrities in Hollywood today. She impressed many people because of her courage after she publicly admitted that she was a lesbian some time in 1997 at “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Here is a closer look at this interesting celebrity including how much does Ellen DeGeneres make.
How much money does Ellen DeGeneres make? According to recent reports, her annual salary is close to the $15 million mark. She had already received numerous awards for her excellent hosting job in the TV talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Before that, she played major roles in the TV sitcoms “The Ellen Show” between 2001 and 2002 as well as “Ellen” between 1994 and 1998.
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Her full name is Ellen Lee DeGeneres. She was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana. She was married to fellow actress Portia de Rossi. She already won numerous awards throughout her career including Emmy Outstanding Talk Show Host from 2005 to 2008 for the TV program “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” At the 1991 American Comedy Awards, she won the Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic Award. In 1994, she won the Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special at the 46th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Her career as a stand-up comedienne started in 1981, when she performed as a regular at Clyde’s Comedy Club somewhere in New Orleans. According to her, other great comedians Steve Martin and Woody Allen had influenced her career greatly. She performed at the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1986. After that brilliant performance, her television and film career started as well. Her earlier roles include the 1993 comedy film “Coneheads” and the TV sitcom “Open House” between 1989 and 1990.
From 1994 to 1998, she concentrated in her very own comedy show “Ellen.” After that, she appeared for another sitcom entitled “The Ellen Show” in 2001. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is probably the biggest break in her illustrious career. Aside from her own shows, she also appeared in many other hit television shows including “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Mad About You” and “Six Feet Under.” Likewise, she also starred in programs such as “Women of the Night,” “Will & Grace” and “On the Edge.”Aside from her wonderful TV appearances, she also played excellent roles in various motion pictures including “Mr. Wrong” in 1996, “Goodbye Lover” in 1998 and “Pauly Shore Is Dead” in 2003.