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The Latest Portia de Rossi Gossip and News

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The Latest Portia de Rossi Gossip and News
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Born:

Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31, 1973 in Geelong, Australia.

Romantic History:

Married to Mel Metcalfe from 1996 to 1999.

Portia married her longtime love Ellen De Generes in August of 2008.

Known For:


Her 1997 role as the "Ice Queen", Nelle Porter on Ally McBeal.

Vocal Talents:

Sang backup vocals on now ex-girlfriend Francesca Gregorini's album "Sequel".

Health Issues:

Portia admits that she has struggled with eating disorders her entire life. She bravely spoke of her battle in the April 2006 issue of Vogue magazine.

At one point, she even dropped down to a frightening 82 pounds. Portia credits her recovery to the love and support of girlfriend Ellen De Generes.

Quotes From Portia de Rossi:

"I love body parts, especially hands."

"I knew that I was gay, I knew it. I just couldn't see myself as a gay woman, even though that's where my heart was."

"I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot. She took my breath away. That had never happened to me in my life."

"I saw Ellen and my knees were weak. It was amazing. And it was very hard for me to get her out of my mind after that. Then when I saw her that night, we started talking, and that's that. "

"People might find me attractive, but it's also my job to prove that I can be intelligent."

"I love being able to wear dresses and clothes that make me feel feminine and beautiful, and I love the fact that I don't have to all the time; I can wear a tank and jeans."

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