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Biographical Information
Date of Birth: January 31, 1973
Birth Place: Geelong, Victoria Australia
Full Name: Portia Lee James DeGeneres
Aliases: Portia DeGeneres
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Green
  • Ellen DeGeneres
Appearance Information
Portrays: Elizabeth North
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.

Career Background

Portia de Rossi has had a widely varied career, captivating audiences in both television and film. In addition to starring as Elizabeth North on Scandal, De Rossi most recently starred in the return of the cult classic show, “Arrested Development,” which aired on Netflix in May 2013. She reprised her role as ‘Lindsay Bluth Funke’ in the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning comedy. De Rossi released her memoir, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, in November 2010 with Atria Books. Her book debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List at No. 3 and was on the list for five weeks.

De Rossi previously starred on ABC’s comedy, “Better Off Ted” as ‘Veronica Palmer.’ She also previously starred as the enigmatic lawyer ‘Nelle Porter’ on FOX’s widely successful show, “Ally McBeal.” De Rossi also starred as a series regular in the fifth season of the popular FX original drama series “Nip/Tuck” as ‘Olivia Lord,’ a holistic medicine practitioner who has problematic relationships with both her girlfriend, Julia, and her out-of-control daughter. De Rossi received her first acting break in the feature film “Sirens,” starring opposite Hugh Grant, Sam Neil and Elle Macpherson, and went on to become an international and critical success.

De Rossi also co-starred alongside Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Allen in “Who Is Cletis Tout?,” as well as Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith in “The Night We Called It A Day.” Some of De Rossi’s other film credits Include “I Witness,” “Scream 2,” “Stigmata,” “Women In Film,” and “The Invisibles.” In 2002, she starred in the television movie “America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr.Story,” in which she portrayed Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.


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Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres

Porita’s - Behind the Scenes Photos


TV Shows and Movies


'Scandal' Style with Costume Designer Lyn Paolo and Portia de Rossi ­- Variety Artisans04:22

'Scandal' Style with Costume Designer Lyn Paolo and Portia de Rossi ­- Variety Artisans


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