Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most influential women in America. In 2007, she was placed by Forbes ranked 17 of the 20 richest women in entertainment business and this year she hosted for the second time the Academy Awards. But success did not come overnight. She has fought hard and had to take a lot especially after their outing.
The beginnings of her career
Ellen DeGeneres was born in 1958 in Metairie, near New Orleans. After her parents divorced, she moved with her mother and the new husband to Atlanta. She studied for a semester communication sciences, however, the study broke off and held you with odd jobs. During this time, she worked as a bartender, among other things, started her career. She performed in small clubs as a stand-up comedian and was selected in a competition for “funniest person in America” in 1982. It was followed by several appearances on television. Among other things, she was a guest on The Tonight Show of Johnny Carson in which she was asked the first woman after an appearance on his sofa. In 1989, began her television career with the sitcom Open House.
Breakthrough and Outing
The big breakthrough came with that produced by her and named after her sitcom Ellen. In the episode The Puppy Episode (The Outing) they outed as a lesbian in 1997. Despite Emmy Award and good ratings the sitcom was canceled after conservative Christians boycotted the show and in major advertisers were bailed out. Then DeGeneres came with supporting roles in various films and television productions and toured until 2001 as a stand-up comedian by the United States, as larger deals failed to materialize.
The big comeback
With the sitcom The Ellen DeGeneres Show returned to television and 2001. In the same year she hosted the presentation of the Emmy Awards, which were overshadowed by the September 11 attacks. In 2003, she was heard in the animated film Finding Nemo, as the voice of forgetful Dory. The writer has come only through DeGeneres’ Art on the figure of the fish and he had asked to speak this also.
In 2003 she came the final breakthrough and Ellen started her own talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has won numerous Emmys. In 2007, she hosted for the first time then the Academy Awards and this year she was awarded this honor. She made it to the Oscar evening even bring to crash with a group photo Twitter. Surrounded by stars like Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt the image has become the most shared Tweet and even surpassed US President Obama in the list of the most widely Twitter photos.