Portia De Rossi Net Worth

Portia De Rossi Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Portia de Rossi net worth is
$20 Million

Portia de Rossi Wiki Biography

Amanda Lee Rogers was born on 31st January 1973, in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. As Portia de Rossi, she is a model and an actress, probably best known for her roles as Nelle Porter in the TV series “Ally McBeal”, and as Lindsay Fünke on “Arrested Development”. She is currently playing the role of Elizabeth North in the television series “Scandal”. However, she is also known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres, the spouse of prominent US TV host Ellen DeGeneres.

So just how rich is Portia de Rossi? Her net worth has been estimated by sources at $20 million. Her earnings are mostly the result of her work in television, and other areas of the entertainment industry. The actress’ salary for “Ally McBeal” was estimated to be $2.4 million a year. Portia and her partner, Ellen DeGeneres, are known for their love for expensive homes. In 2013, the couple sold a 26-acre ranch located in Hidden Hills (Santa Monica Mountains) for $10.9 million and a Beverly Hills apartment house for $844,000. In the same year, they bought a $26.5 million mansion in Montecito, California. The house is a 10,522 square foot estate built in 1928, with ocean views from almost all places, seven bathrooms, six bedrooms, a pool and nine fireplaces. Portia de Rossi drives a black Range Rover.

Portia De Rossi Net Worth $20 Million

Portia de Rossi changed her name when she was only 15. After a short career as a model, the Australian got her first role, which started her acting career, in 1993, in the comedy film “Sirens”, which made her move from Australia to Los Angeles. After several small parts, she became famous playing Nelle Porter in the television series “Ally McBeal” and now she continues to score major roles in television series. The television industry brings the biggest part of Portia’s income from appearances in other successful television series too, such as “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”, “Better off Ted”, “Arrested Development”, and “Scandal”, in which she is now permanent cast.

Portia has also appeared in several films, such as “Scream 2”, “Stigmata”, “Dead & Breakfast”, and “Now Add Honey”. All have added to her net worth

She was on the covers of famous magazines, including Entertainment Weekly, in 2013, Rolling Stone, and Shape, in 1999. Again, contributions to her net worth were substantial.

In 2010, Portia de Rossi had her book published; “Unbearable Lightness” is an autobiography in which the actress talks about her health problems caused by an eating disorder, and about her relationship with her wife Ellen. The book produced another addition to her net worth.

In her personal life, Portia was married to Mel Metcalfe between 1996 and 2001, and after they divorced she had a relationship with Francesca Gregorini, Ringo Starr’s stepdaughter. In 2004 she started dating Ellen DeGeneres, and after the couple married in 2008, Portia changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. The couple is considered one of the most powerful in the entertainment industry and their combined net worth is estimated to be $270 million.

Portia de Rossi is also known for her charity support. Some of the organizations which benefit from her involvement in charity are Locks of Love (an AIDS relief organisation from Africa) and Alley Cat Allies (an organisation who works to protect and improve cats’ lives).

Full NamePortia de Rossi
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1973
Place Of BirthHorsham, Australia
Height5 ft 7 in (1.708 m)
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Model
EducationGeelong Grammar School, University of Melbourne, Geelong Grammar School, University of Melbourne
SpouseEllen DeGeneres (m. 2008), Mel Metcalfe (m. 1996–1999)
ParentsMargaret Rogers, Barry Rogers, Margaret Rogers, Barry Rogers
SiblingsMichael Rogers
PartnerFrancesca Gregorini, Francesca Gregorini
NicknamesAmanda Lee Rogers , Mandy Rogers , Portia Lee James DeGeneres , Portia Di Rossi , Portia De Rossi , Portia DeRossi
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, TV Land Future Classic Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance ...
NominationsSatellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Musical or Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Musical or Comedy Series
MoviesScream 2, Who Is Cletis Tout?, Stigmata, Mockingbird Lane, Dead & Breakfast, Now Add Honey, Cursed, I Witness, The Shift: Deluxe Edition, Sirens, The Glow, The Night We Called It a Day, America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, Perfect Assassins, American Intellectuals, Girl, Interrupted, Arr...
TV ShowsArrested Development, Better Off Ted, Ally McBeal, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, Scandal, Ally, Too Something, Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, Ally McBeal, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, Scandal, Ally, Too Something
1Very long wavy blonde hair
1When 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.
2When 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.
3You 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.
4When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly.
5I 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.
6I 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.
7I'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.
8Just 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.
9Oh, I don't have any fans. Personally? I don't have any.
10People might find me attractive, but it's also my job to prove that I can be intelligent.
11Supermodels are over, and the new picture girl has become the television actress.
12The first time I was paparazzi'd, I thought I was being investigated for an insurance claim.
13We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting.
14I stumbled into acting and just loved it. I deferred law school-and I'm still deferred.
15I thought, I'm out in my life, that doesn't involve my public life.
16I was very sexual from a very young age.
17If I was 14 and knew some gay people, I wouldn't nearly have had the struggle I had. Our world is definitely changing.
18It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine.
19I 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.
20I 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.
21I never, ever, restrict food, and I will never go on a diet ever again.
22I ran into Ellen at a photo shoot. She took my breath away. That had never happened to me in my life.
23I really never stopped thinking about Ellen, because I just haven't felt that kind of energy with anyone in my life.
24I 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.
25I don't even like watching sex scenes in movies. I have a slight prudish side to me.
26I had a hell of a time convincing people I was gay - which was so annoying!
27I 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.
28I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.
29I want young people to see me and think you can be feminine and smart and successful, all at the same time.
30When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear.
31If 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.
32The 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.
33Even 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.
34My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it's not the totality of me.
35I 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.
36I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me.
37I try to be feminine, yet intellectual and smart at the same time. You don't see enough of that.
38I want to exude strength and intelligence.
39Everyone 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.
40My 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.
41I 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.
42I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay.
43In 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.
1Admitted to have married her first husband Mel Metcalfe mainly in order to obtain a Green Card for a permanent stay in the US. De Rossi didn't acknowledge her attraction towards women when they married.
2First husband Mel Metcalfe left her to be with de Rossi's brother Michael Roger's wife, Renee Kappos. Metcalfe and Kappos eventually married.
3Has two nieces named Eva and Perry Rogers. Parents are her older brother Michael and Casey Rogers.
4In September 2010, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted Portia's request to take the last name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres. Portia is now legally known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
5Shares a birthday with her grandmother, who was born in 1907.
6Her wedding with Ellen DeGeneres on August 16, 2008, took place at their house in Beverly Hills, California, and was attended by her mother and brother and by Ellen's parents.
7Shares a birthday with Arrested Development (2003) costar Jessica Walter.
8Sang backing vocals on now ex-girlfriend's Francesca Gregorini's album "Sequel" (2003).
9Got her role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001) after Sarah Michelle Gellar turned it down.
10Got the role of Nell Porter on Ally McBeal (1997) after Vanessa Marcil was forced to turn it down, due to signing on to Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).


Scandal2014-2016TV SeriesElizabeth North
Now Add Honey2015Beth Morgan
Sean Saves the World2014TV SeriesJill
Arrested Development2003-2013TV SeriesLindsay Bluth Fünke
Mockingbird Lane2012TV MovieLily Munster
The Smart One2012TV MovieJudith Swann
Revenge of the Nerds2011Video shortPrincipal Palmer
Better Off Ted2009-2010TV SeriesVeronica Palmer
Nip/Tuck2007-2009TV SeriesOlivia Lord
The Shift2009VideoDenise Moore (as Portia De Rossi)
Dead & Breakfast2004Kelly - The Bride
Two Girls from Lemoore2003Blind Woman
The Night We Called It a Day2003Hilary Hunter
I Witness2003Emily Thompson (as Portia De Rossi)
Mister Sterling2003TV SeriesLauren Barnes
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story2003TV MovieCarolyn Bessette Kennedy
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesLaurel Janus
The Glow2002TV MovieJackie Lawrence
Ally McBeal1998-2002TV SeriesNelle Porter
Who Is Cletis Tout?2001Tess Tobias
Women in Film2001Gina
Ally1999TV SeriesNelle Porter
Stigmata1999Jennifer Kelliho
American Intellectuals1999Sarah
The Invisibles1999Joy
Astoria1998TV Movie
Perfect Assassins1998TV MovieLana Collins
Girl1998Carla Sparrow (as Portia Di Rossi)
Scream 21997Sorority Sister Murphy
Veronica's Closet1997TV SeriesCarolyn
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1996-1997TV SeriesElana Lewis
New York Daze1995-1996TV SeriesMaria Hunter
The Woman in the Moon1996Shauna
Sirens1993Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)


Ally McBeal2000TV Series performer - 1 episode


Donkey Punch2009Short special thanks


Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Audience
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
It Got Better2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Arrested Development Documentary Project2013DocumentaryHerself
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
The Mark Twain Prize: Ellen DeGeneres2012TV MovieHerself
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHerself
The Conversation2012TV SeriesHerself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2010TV SeriesHerself
The View2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHerself
23rd Annual Genesis Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2009TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHerself
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHerself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHerself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Behind the Fangs: The Making of 'Cursed'2005Documentary shortHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Wendy Williams Is on Fire 42005TV Movie documentaryHerself (Interview at VH1 Big in 04)
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHerself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Behind the 'Scream'2000Video documentary shortHerself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
All Star Squares1999TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
The 1999 Annual Los Angeles Ovation Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
MADtv1999TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Annual Museum of TV and Radio Honors. A Salute to Jerry Seinfeld and David E. Kelly1998TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHerself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryNelle Porter - Ally McBeal) / Lindsay Bluth Fünke (Arrested Development
The Ultimate Hollywood Blonde2004TV Mini-SeriesHerself

Won Awards

2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearArrested Development (2003)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalArrested Development (2003)
2004Future Classic AwardTV Land AwardsArrested Development (2003)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesAlly McBeal (1997)

Nominated Awards

2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesArrested Development (2003)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesArrested Development (2003)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesArrested Development (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or MusicalArrested Development (2003)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesArrested Development (2003)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesAlly McBeal (1997)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesAlly McBeal (1997)

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