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DeGeneres found success in the mid-'90s when she came out on her sitcom, Ellen, but subsequent poor ratings led ABC to cancel the series in 1998. And though she tried her hand at sitcom success again in 2001 with CBS' The Ellen Show, the series only lasted one season. But the comedienne danced her way back into viewers' hearts in 2003 with her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and a voice-over role in the hit Pixar film, Finding Nemo. Award shows love her as well she picked up four Daytime Emmys for her talk show hosting duties, and hosted both the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2005 and the Academy Awards in 2007. DeGeneres recently celebrated her first anniversary with wife Portia de Rossi, and a new gig: permanent judge for American Idol.
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