Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most famous comedians nowadays. Her show is extra popular and behind her, she has a very long career as a stand up comedian. She is very successful at what she does, proving the fact that Barack Obama has awarded her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to the arts. Ellen also fights for gay rights, after having said that she is gay.
Here are some facts about Ellen DeGeneres that you might don’t know.
- Ellen’s mother, Betty, support Ellen for everything she does. You can see her in the audience in almost every episode of the show.
- Before she became famous, Ellen has worked as a bartender and as a salesman of vacuum cleaners.
- She is an active campaigner for animal rights and she became a vegetarian at the age of 50.
- In 1997, for the first time she revealed that she is gay on TV show. The episode was watched by over 45 million people.
- She never studied at university.
- Ellen is the only woman who was a host at the Oscars and Emmy Awards.
- Surely you have seen the jokes which she makes for celebrity, but in real life, she arranges ‘jokes’ for her wife every day.
- Before she starts with her show, a role in the popular series “Friends” was offered for her, but she refused.
- Section for Dory in the animated film “Finding Nemo”, was written for her.
- Before becoming a comedian, she wanted to be a professional golfer.