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1 Ellen DeGeneres By: Bridget O’Brien

2 Brief Background Born January 26, 1958 in Louisiana Majored in Communication at the University of New Orleans Worked odd-end jobs including TGI Friday’s Funny girl to all of her friends Starts stand-up at Clyde’s Comedy Club in New Orleans

3 The road to Ellen First stand-up appearance 1986 on the Tonight Show Open House and Laurie Hill Ellen starts in 1994

4 The truth comes out… Ellen DeGeneres comes out to TIME. “Ellen Morgan” comes out to “Susan” "Puppy Episode"

5 Controversy and success Backlash from Anti- Gay groups “It’s like the whole thing is written just to satisfy the gay community.” ABC pulls Ellen May, 1998

6 Homosexuality and sitcoms Ellen spawns homosexuality on television Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Friends TIME, “a departure from the normal run of things in the 90’s” Will and Grace

7 … and America 10% statistic “A lot” of people with negative feelings “I grew up uncomfortable.”

8 Into a dark period… No work Failed relationship “Everyone hates me now”

9 … the light shines bright Emmy Award Peabody Award The People’s Choice Award Two Golden Globe nominations Two Screen Actors Guild nominations

10 What the future holds Short-lived series, The Ellen Show Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning The Beginning

11 Where Ellen has taken Ellen Finding Nemo The Ellen DeGeneres Show Various Awards $65 million

12 Bibliography The Advocate (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n750- 1/ai_ )http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n750- 1/ai_ bztv (http://bztv.typepad.com/instanthistory/2006/04/ellen_confirms_. html)http://bztv.typepad.com/instanthistory/2006/04/ellen_confirms_. html CNN (http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9705/01/ellen.out.reax/index.ht ml)http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9705/01/ellen.out.reax/index.ht ml Notable Biographies (http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ca-Ge/DeGeneres- Ellen.html)http://www.notablebiographies.com/news/Ca-Ge/DeGeneres- Ellen.html Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_DeGeneres You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIBbRDINw8) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLsAnKmeGQ&mode=relat ed&search=)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIBbRDINw8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pLsAnKmeGQ&mode=relat ed&search


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