Portia de Rossi was bornon 31 January 1973 in Horsham, Victoria, Australia, Australian, American, is Actor, Writer, Model. Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally by her pseudonym Portia de Rossi, is a famous Australian-American model, actress and philanthropist. She changed her name legally at the age of 15 taking the name ‘Portia’ from the Shakespearean play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and adopted the Italian title ‘de Rossi’ which she found to be very glamorous. Portia believes that it was the most daring thing she has ever done and she stated that the urgency to change her name was triggered by her inner conflict with her sexual identity. Portia began her journey in the film industry with the romance, comedy and drama movie ‘Sirens’ with Hugh Grant. She has also acted in several American sitcoms and Television movies and comedy series like ‘Too Something’ as Maria Hunter, ‘Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher’ as Elana Lewis, ‘Arrested Development’ as Lindsay Bluth and also gave (prank call voice) as Bonnie Swanson. However, she gained massive popularity playing the role of a Boston- based lawyer Nelle Porter in the Ally Mc Bill comedy drama TV series. Her character provides the main comic relief in the series.
As of her sexuality, Portia came out in public as a lesbian in 2005 and went on to marry Television host, comedian, producer and writer, Ellen DeGeneres, in 2008
Portia was born on 31st January 1973 in Horsham regional city, in the Wimmera region of Western Victoria to Barry Rogers and Margaret Rogers, and raised in Geelong, Australia