Ellen DeGeneres Overview

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Born: January 26, 1958

Daytime television would lack laughter and dancing had Ellen DeGeneres focused her efforts on pursuing her initial goal of becoming a veterinarian. Luckily for her enthusiastic fans, however, Ellen found her comedic streak and has been entertaining audiences for decades. Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Ellen owes her career in comedy to a case of stage fright. While delivering a speech at a public event, Ellen was struck by nerves and resorted to humor as a coping mechanism. She had the... See All

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