|Portia de Rossi|
|Date of Birth:||January 31, 1973|
|Birth Place:||Geelong, Victoria Australia|
|Full Name:||Portia Lee James DeGeneres|
|First appearance:||"Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"|
Portia de Rossi - born Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31, 1973 in Horsham, Victoria, Australia - is an Australian actress and model who portrays Lizzie North on ABC's Scandal. She is best known for her role on Ally McBeal as Nelle Porter and as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Arrested Development. She is married to comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Portia grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, and modeled for print and TV commercials as a child. In 1988, at the age of 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known; in 2005, she explained that she had intended to reinvent herself, using the given name of Portia, a character from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and an Italian last name.
She married Ellen, her long-time girlfriend in 2008. Prior to that she was married to a man, an American Sound Engineer, named Mel Metcalfe. They were married in 1996 and divorced in 1999.
Portia has admitted, in an interview she gave to the London Daily Mail, to having struggled with anorexia throughout her teens and young adulthood, from which she credits the love of Ellen DeGeneres for having saved her.
Her first significant role was playing a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens. She attracted international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally McBeal in 1998, she remained with the show until its end in 2002.
From 2007–2008, she appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia McNamara's girlfriend Olivia Lord. In 2009 through 2010, Portia played the high-strung and controlling Veronica Palmer on the ABC show Better Off Ted. In 2011 she appeared with Better Off Ted's cast member Malcolm Barrett, in his music video for "Revenge of the Nerds", spoofing her character Veronica in a cameo (alongside other cast members of the cancelled series).
In October 2012, Portia portrayed Lilly Munster in Mockingbird Lane the NBC reimagination of classic TV Show The Munsters. In July, 2014, ABC confirmed Portia de Rossi would be joining season 4 of Scandal in a recurring role.
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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
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TV Shows and Movies
- Portia's Horse Fuzzy  was in the Season Four episode "The Last Supper". Elizabeth North was riding the horse when Olivia Pope & Associates were investigating her bugged phone.
- Portia de Rossi will be returning to Season Five as a Series Regular 
Click on any or all of the links below to view more information about Portia de Rossi and a full filmography.
- Portia de Rossi on The Ellen Show
- Tough Questions Full Version on Facebook - The Ellen Show
- Portia de Rossi on Zimbio
- Portia de Rossi Dishes On the Scandalous Drama From Hit Show 'Scandal' - Good Morning America
- Episode 413 "Lizzie Bear Revealed” - Shondaland: Revealed
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20090223013952/http://www.advocate.com/issue_story_ektid20037.asp
- ↑ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1325082/Portia-Rossis-Oprah-talking-shocking-details-anorexia-Ellens-love-saved-her.html
- ↑ http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/portia-de-rossi-scandal-1201268000/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/portiaderossi/status/573187156551729152
- ↑ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/scandal-portia-de-rossi-series-795738