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Portia de Rossi

Birth Date: January 31, 1973 / Age: 45
Birth Place: Melbourne, Australia

Biography: Portia de Rossi (b. 31 January 1973) is an Australian actress, working in the United States. She was born Amanda Lee Rogers in Melbourne, Victoria and grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong. She took on her present name at the age of 15.

Her first significant role was as a young, impressionable model in the 1994 film Sirens. She also had a role in Scream 2, and played regular lawyer Nelle Porter on the popular series Ally McBeal. In 2001 she starred in Who is Cletis Tout? with Christian Slater. As of 2004 she stars as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's critically acclaimed Arrested Development.

In December of 2004 De Rossi became involved with popular comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Earlier, she had been involved in a longterm relationship with singer Francesca Gregorini (née Countess Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savingniano di Romagnia), the daughter of actress Barbara Bach and a stepchild of Ringo Starr. According to press reports, the two women reportedly had been planning to cement their relationship in a commitment ceremony or marriage before De Rossi met Degeneres. De Rossi has officially announced that she is dating Ellen, and is a lesbian.

Biography Credit: Wikipedia

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Starring/Leading Roles

Arrested Development (2003) ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Ally McBeal (1997) ... Nelle Porter (1998-2002)

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