Portia de Rossi

Actress

1/31/1973 (46 years old) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This Australian stunner first made waves as a virginal nude model in the 1994 big-screen comedy Sirens. After a succession of small film roles, the actress joined the cast of the hit dramedy Ally McBeal in 1998 and stayed with the series until it ended. Although she continued to take occasional movie parts, the small screen remained her primary medium, and in 2003 she signed on to the ensemble screwball sitcom Arrested Development. The series was a critical success and achieved a cult following, but it was cancelled by FOX in its third season. De Rossi landed a recurring role as Julia McNamara's lesbian lover on the fifth season of Nip/Tuck, but decided to return to comedy in 2009, starring in the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted. Off screen, de Rossi has had a high-profile love life. After a short-lived marriage to a sound engineer, she dated singer Francesca Gregorini, whom she eventually left for comedian Ellen DeGeneres. She and DeGeneres wed in an intimate Los Angeles ceremony in 2008.

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