Learn some facts about  Ellen DeGeneres 

Ellen Lee Degeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, United States.

Ellen Degeneres' 11th cousin is Madonna.

Ellen lent her voice to the part of Dory, who’s a character in the popular movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.”

She first publicly came out as a lesbian in February, 1997, on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

In 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi.

Read more about her and some of her famous quotes here.