She grew up in Grovedale, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria, and modelled for print and TV commercials as a child.In 1988, at the age of 15, Rogers adopted the name Portia de Rossi, by which she remains best known.
The couple has been miserable for years, and recently Portia’s new gig on ‘Scandal’ has only caused more tension between them.
Ellen hates the fact that Portia has a whole new aspect of her life that Ellen isn’t involved in.
But, this recent Ellen and Portia divorce report especially caught our eye.
According to an all new magazine story this week, Portia is leaving Ellen De Generes (shocker) – but this time it is for a MAN!
Soon afterwards she moved to Los Angeles, and won guest roles on several TV shows, and a permanent role in Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, before landing a part in the film Scream 2. From 2003–06, de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's Arrested Development. Kennedy, Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, in the made-for-TV movie America's Prince: The John F. Story in 2003 and an Australian reporter who inspires a protest against Frank Sinatra during a concert tour in The Night We Called It a Day, also in 2003.
During this time in the United States, de Rossi worked diligently to replace her Australian accent with her current American one. In 2005 she portrayed a fortune-teller named Zela in the Wes Craven thriller Cursed.
(It doesn't help that Portia wears heels when in public) I hope that helps.
Ellen De Generes and Portia de Rossi divorce speculation never dies down – seriously, when isn’t the couple fighting and breaking up as of late?
And, apparently, it is the perfect place for Portia to find a shoulder to cry on over her marriage woes – like Matthew Del Negro’s.
No wonder Ellen didn’t like Portia spending hours on set – she knew something like this was going to happen!
She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC television sitcom Better Off Ted, and as Olivia Lord on the television drama Nip/Tuck.