Portia de Rossi

BirthDay:

31 Jan 1973

BirthPlace:

Geelong, Victoria, Australia

BirthName:

Amanda Lee Rogers

Bio:

Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied law. Although she studied diligently, in 1993, Portia found herself giving special notice to a casting director who saw her in a commercial, and she soon auditioned for Sirens (1993), a low budget comedy starring Hugh Grant. She was cast in the role of Giddy, one of the three gorgeous models in the movie. It wasn't until 1997, however, that Portia at last began to attract real attention. She turned an unforgettable role as Murphy in Scream 2 (1997), and in 1998 she joined the cast of Ally McBeal (1997) as the "Ice Queen", Nelle Porter. She has also worked on such projects as Stigmata (1999), Girl (1998), and The Invisibles (1999), and she has appeared on several magazine covers, including Shape. After more than a decade of hard work, Portia is finally beginning to win real recognition, not only for her long golden tresses, but also for her wonderful talent.
Filmography

Actor ( 57 credits )

Unity (2015) Narrator (voice)
Now Add Honey (2015) Beth Morgan
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013) Herself
Scandal (2012)  Lizzie Bear (3 episodes, 2014)
The Conversation (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Better Off Ted (2009)  Veronica Palmer (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Behind the Fangs: The Making of 'Cursed' (2005) Herself
Cursed (2005) Zela
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Dead & Breakfast (2004) Kelly - The Bride
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Night We Called It a Day (2003) Hilary Hunter
I Witness (2003) Emily Thompson (as Portia De Rossi)
Two Girls from Lemoore (2003) Blind Woman
Arrested Development (2003)  Lindsay Bluth Fünke (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
Nip/Tuck (2003)  Olivia Lord (10 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2013)
Mister Sterling (2003)  Lauren Barnes (2 episodes, 2003)
Tussen de sterren (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Twilight Zone (2002)  Laurel Janus (1 episode, 2002)
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001) Tess Tobias
Women in Film (2001) Gina
Stigmata (1999) Jennifer Kelliho
American Intellectuals (1999) Sarah
The Invisibles (1999) Joy
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Ally (1999)  Nelle Porter (12 episodes, 1999)
All Star Squares (1999)  Herself - Panellist
Girl (1998) Carla Sparrow (as Portia Di Rossi)
Scream 2 (1997) Sorority Sister Murphy
Ally McBeal (1997)  Nelle Porter (89 episodes, 1998-2002)
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Veronica's Closet (1997)  Carolyn (1 episode, 1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1996)  Elana Lewis (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Woman in the Moon (1996) Shauna
MADtv (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
New York Daze (1995)  Maria Hunter (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Extra (1994)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Sirens (1993) Giddy (as Portia De Rossi)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Biography (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)