People: Ellen DeGeneres

Many of us have watched the movie Finding Nemo and The Ellen Show. But do we know what they have in common?

When I was younger, I watched the movie Finding Nemo. My parents and I loved it. I was rather drawn to the character Dory, she was the funniest and cutest of all fish and she has the wackiest voice. When I grew older I got to know a comedian by the name of Ellen DeGeneres. She has the best talk show ever, her personality shines and she keeps me entertained without fail. I eventually found out that Ellen voiced Dory and thus, she made an impact on my little mind then. Ellen DeGeneres inspires many till this day, hence I decided to dedicate this blog post to talk about her.

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedienne, television host, actress, writer, and television producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has a well-known talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. What Ellen achieves is no easy feat. She has authored three books and started her own record company, Eleveneleven. She has won 13 Emmys, 14 People’s Choice Awards and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

In 1997, Ellen DeGeneres made known to the public that she is lesbian. The frank disclosure of her sexual orientation sparked interest of American Tabloids The contentiousness of the media coverage stunted her professional career and left her “mired in depression”. However, she never let that get in the way of her career for long and on a May 2008 show she announced that she and her long-time girlfriend, Portia de Rossi, were engaged, they married on August 16, 2008.

Ellen Lee DeGeneres is a woman determined to create positive change in not only the LGBT community, in which she keeps dear to her heart, but also to every individual she could possibly reach out to. Hence, she is one of the celebrities best known for her charitable works. Ellen plays a major role in charities and campaigns such as the It Gets Better Project, Humane Society, Red Cross, Declare Yourself, and the ONE Campaign. She has donated a lot of time, money and effort into helping those in need and for that many are inspired to make a difference like her.

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Sarah Lam (2P)

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