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Beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer, Ellen DeGeneres’ distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, in film and in the literary world.
Ellen DeGeneres has made a home for herself in the daytime arena with her hit syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The show, now entering its ninth season has recently won the Daytime Emmy® for “Outstanding Talk Show.” The show has earned a total of 35 Daytime Emmy® Awards during its eight seasons. Additionally, DeGeneres has won eleven People’s Choice Awards and most recently, DeGeneres won the Teen Choice Award for “Choice Comedian” and for the third year in a row. DeGeneres also won the Johnny Carson Producers of the Year Award in Variety Television from the Producers Guild in 2005 and 2006. Additionally, the show has won a Genesis Award and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was launched in September 2003 to great success and critical acclaim. In its freshman year, the show won four Daytime Emmy®s, including Outstanding Talk Show, after garnering a record twelve nominations.
DeGeneres announced in May 2010, that she was starting a record label that she named, eleveneleven. DeGeneres and Telepictures are partners in this new venture, which will find new acts and platform them on the talk show with the first release of 12- year-old Internet singing sensation, Greyson Chance.
DeGeneres has been included in Forbes top five “Most Influential Woman in Media” and was voted “Best Daytime Talk-Show Host” by Parade.com readers. In addition, DeGeneres has been voted “Favorite TV Personality” by The Harris Poll’s annual favorite television star list beating out Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno. DeGeneres was included in MSNBC’s “Power players who shape your TV habits.” DeGeneres also was honored with Television Week’s Syndication Personality of theYear and voted number one in Oxygen’s “50 Funniest Women Alive” special in the company of such comedic legends as Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin. She has also been included in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.
DeGeneres made magazine history when she became the second person to share the cover of O Magazine with Oprah Winfrey. The Holiday December 2009 issue featured four unique covers and was one of the best selling issues in the magazine’s history.
DeGeneres also served as the fourth judge on “American Idol” during its ninth season. The judging panel included Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi.
Most recently, DeGeneres became the face and spokesperson for vitaminwater zero. The on-going national print and commercial campaign launched in February 2010.
In 2008, DeGeneres became the newest face for CoverGirl. The national print and commercial campaign for Simply Ageless Foundation premiered in December 2008. The campaign continued when DeGeneres launched Simply Ageless Serum Primer and Foundation with a new print and commercial campaign in December 2009.
DeGeneres also hosted four one-hour variety specials for TBS. The specials featured performances by top talents from the worlds of comedy and music. DeGeneres most recently hosted her fourth TBS special, “Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special as part of “A Very Funny Festival: Just for Laughs” in Chicago. The special was hosted from the famous Chicago Theater with guests including, Grammy®-winning group Lady Antebellum and DJ Nick Cannon. The highly reviewed special aired on TBS.
DeGeneres had the honor of hosting the highly rated 79th Annual Academy Awards® and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety or Music Program. This follows her 2005 stint hosting the Primetime Emmy® Awards, which marked her third time hosting the show. Her performance hosting the 2001 award show garnered her rave reviews for providing a perfect balance of wit with heartfelt emotion to the post-September 11th telecast audience. DeGeneres won an American Comedy Award for her inaugural effort hosting the show in 1994. Additionally, DeGeneres co-hosted “American Idol”’s very successful “Idol Gives Back” special that raised money for children in extreme poverty in America and Africa.
In addition to her stints hosting the Oscar®s and the Primetime Emmy® Awards, DeGeneres served as host for an array of industry events including the 38th and 39th Annual Grammy® Awards, for which she earned an Emmy® nomination.