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Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into.

Everyone is their own kind of lesbian. To think there's a certain way to dress or present yourself in the world is just one more stereotype we have to fit into.

My feelings for Ellen overrode all of my fear about being out as a lesbian. I had to be with her, and I just figured I'd deal with the other stuff later. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that. ---->>>

In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times. They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me. ---->>>

My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it's not the totality of me. ---->>>

I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me. ---->>>

I want young people to see me and think you can be feminine and smart and successful, all at the same time. ---->>>

When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly. ---->>>

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 never, ever, restrict food, and I will never go on a diet ever again.

I never, ever, restrict food, and I will never go on a diet ever again.

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

I really never stopped thinking about Ellen, because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life. ---->>>

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

I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality. ---->>>

I love to work. I really enjoy getting up really early and driving downtown. I just really love the process of acting and being on a series. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Eating disorders are shrouded in secrecy, and there are so many things I felt very ashamed of that I could never talk about. Even though I have fully recovered, there were still things that I needed to go through again and work through. ---->>>

I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been.

I have to be asked, I guess, but I love the idea of marriage. I think it's beautiful. I'm such a romantic, and I always have been.

I want to exude strength and intelligence. ---->>>

I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me. ---->>>

When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear. ---->>>

I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay - which was so annoying! ---->>>

We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting. ---->>>

I did a lot of fast talking as a youth; I was pretty good at it. I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking. ---->>>

I have a very, very healthy relationship with food in that I eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I never restrict quantities or types of food. ---->>>

I've had so many interviews where the last question is, Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay, but that I wasn't going to talk about it. ---->>>

You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy. ---->>>

When I watched Ellen come out in '97, my jaw was on the floor. I thought, There are some people who break the doors down, hold them open, and some people who walk right through. ---->>>

I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress. ---->>>

I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay. ---->>>

Oh, I don't have any fans. Personally? I don't have any. ---->>>

Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress. ---->>>

The first time I was paparazzi'd, I thought I was being investigated for an insurance claim. ---->>>

If you've looked at all the glamour magazines lately, all the covers are actresses. If they are on those covers, they are going to try to emulate models. That's just the way it is. ---->>>

Even if I'm hormonal and I feel like I've got a couple pounds of water weight, I will never starve myself, I will never, ever go on a diet. ---->>>

I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred. ---->>>

I thought, I'm out in my life, that doesn't involve my public life. ---->>>

I was very sexual from a very young age. ---->>>

If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing. ---->>>

It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.

It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.

The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know. ---->>>

When I was 15, I changed my name legally. I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn't fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name. ---->>>

Just look at all the awards shows now. It has turned into a catwalk. You have to be wearing a certain designer, a certain dress, and everyone's critiquing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Australian
Born: 01-31, 1973
Birthplace: in Geelong, Australia
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Occupation: Actress
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Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers; January 31, 1973), also known professionally as Portia de Rossi (), is an Australian and American actress, model, and philanthropist. She appeared as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017 (wikipedia)