Portia de Rossi has become one of the major faces of Hollywood glamour. Originally from Australia, Portia de Rossi became one of Oceania’s leading stars, regardless of their language and regional accent. The talented actress started her career in Australia, where she landed several roles in television and movies before moving to Los Angeles, which she quickly bagged many roles in. Portia de Rossi has gone on to appear in a number of popular Italian films such as “Giulietta”, “The Girl With One Red Shoe” and “La Dolce Vita”. Portia de Rossi also had a memorable role as a villainess in the movie “ggies”. Portia de Rossi net worth now is some $4 million according to Portia de Rossi facts.
FULL NAME:Portia Lee James DeGeneres
PROFESSION:Model, Comedian, Author
AGE:48 years old (in 2021)
DATE OF BIRTH:January 31, 1973
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
HEIGHT:5 Feet 8 Inches (1.73 m)
WEIGHT:57 kg (126 lbs)
BODY MEASUREMENTS:33-24-35 Inches
DRESS SIZE:2 (US)
Family & Relatives
Father: Barry Rogers
Mother: Margaret Rogers
Brother(s): Michael Rogers
Sister(s): Not Known
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Boyfriend: Ellen DeGeneres (m. 2008), Mel Metcalfe III (m. 1996–1999)
Children: Not Yet
Portia de Rossi started out her acting career in television, but her breakthrough came in an Italian movie in 1996 called “Maggiavoce a tutte le cielo”. In this movie, Portia de Rossi played the first female vampire on an Italian talk show. Her performance earned her the first ever speaking role on an Italian talk show. Portia de Rossi trivia will tell you that she auditioned for the lead role in this film alongside famed Italian director Mario Giuca. It was Giuca who recommended Portia for the role, not because he felt that Portia was suited for the part, but rather, he believed that she reminded him of a young Elle Macpherson. Portia de Rossi’s impressive resume did not stop with her role on the talk show however, she went on to star in the award winning movie” Roma” in 1997.
After some time off from acting, Portia de Rossi decided to return to the big screen and take on another exciting role. She went on to play a series of different characters in movies including a bad girl in the movie “La Dolce Vita” and a Mafia boss in the movie “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. These roles helped Portia de Rossi builds up an extensive resume which includes parts in TV dramas and theater. Some of her most memorable lines in movies include one in the movie “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where she says; “When you sleep with the girl you love, she comes to town” which is a quote from the Bible.
Portia de Rossi’s impressive acting skills also translated to her ability to speak on various forms of media. She has had guest spots on several popular talk shows including CNN and has even appeared on the cover of numerous magazines including Women’s Weekly. Portia de Rossi has made many friends over the years and continues to chat and socialize with many of them via social networking websites. Portia de Rossi’s net worth is likely made up of earnings from her various endeavors including her television talk show appearances and her various book projects.
Portia de Rossi had also worked as a philanthropist in the past. She is an active member of the Gay and Lesbian community as well as a supporter of equal rights for women. Her philanthropy efforts are focused on providing housing and other assistance to people that being lesbian or gay. She has also given money to organizations that help promote gay and lesbian visibility in the world. Her efforts in this area have earned her the title of a “gay philanthropist celebrity”.
Portia de Rossi has certainly followed in the footsteps of other successful actresses and philanthropists such as Robin Williams and Drew Barrymore, who both began their own successful careers later in life than Portia de Rossi did. However, her personal life and career path do not necessarily mirror that of these other people. In fact, it appears that Portia de Rossi has a much more laid back personality and is rarely interviewed by the press although she has participated in some news events in an attempt to promote her many public speaking skills. Although she has received critical reviews for her movie “autobiographies” and her roles in other movies, de Rossi seems to do well with her on and off the screen work. Whether she should continue with this philanthropic path is something that only time will tell.