Author(s): Ellen DeGeneres
Everyone loves Ellen! She is a beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer. Her distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, film and in the literary world. DeGeneres' hit syndicated talk show, THE ELLEN DEGENERES show, is now in its eighth season and has earned a total of 29 Daytime Emmy awards. Additionally, DeGeneres has won 11 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host, Favorite Funny Female Star and Favorite Talk Show. She's hosted the Oscars and served as a judge on AMERICAN IDOL. Her previous books were both New York Times bestsellers. SERIOUSLY ...I'M KIDDING is a look at Ellen's life through her humour.
Four fun facts about Ellen: 1: Before she got her start in comedy, Ellen worked as a vacuum cleaner saleswoman and an oyster shucker in New Orleans. 2: There is a ride featuring Ellen DeGeneres at Walt Disney World's Epcot park - Ellen's Energy World. 3: Oprah Winfrey played Ellen DeGeneres' therapist on the 1997 "coming out" episode of ELLEN. 3: Ellen used to love "Hot Sox" - tall, glittery socks popular in the early 70s. But after moving to small-town Texas, she decided to give them away: "I'm going to a place where they have gun racks on the back of the pickup trucks...I just have to get rid of anything weird," she told THE NEW YORK TIMES.