Ellen Degeneres Essay

1236 WordsMar 6, 20125 Pages
Ellen DeGeneres is an Emmy Award winning talk show host and an outstanding comedian. Some of you may know her as the voice of Dory on Finding Nemo, or even as a judge on American Idol. Whatever you know her from, you probably know that Ellen isn’t afraid to be unique. Ellen talks about being true to yourself. She says, “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” I chose Ellen for my speech because I grew up watching her show, and she could always make me laugh. She seems like a great role model and she had to overcome a lot of obstacles to become a famous comedian. However, I don’t think I’d like to be Ellen because there…show more content…
She was the first lead actress in a sitcom to openly acknowledge her homosexuality live on air. It was soon cancelled due to poor ratings. If I were Ellen, I probably would have given up and went home. But instead of being set back, Ellen made the move to the big screen, starring in the 1999 comedy EdTV alongside Matthew McConaughey and the 2000 television production of If These Walls Could Talk 2 with Sharon Stone. Ellen returned to television in 2003, and she became a huge hit with her daytime talk show, self titled The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since its beginning, her show has won 13 total Emmy’s and many People’s Choice Awards. Ellen has had many great accomplishments so far, probably because she has a wonderful personality. She is well-loved by nearly everyone she meets, and it seems like nothing can hold her back. She is always funny and good-humored, even if times are tough. Her optimistic attitude is what makes her so successful. She is extremely generous and kind to guests on her TV show. She is well-known for giving her audience things for free, as well as going out on the street to give away items. Many times, a deserving family who is going through a rough time will be visited by Ellen and given a great reward for all the good things they do in their community. She often has competitions during her show for her viewers to compete against each other, and the winners always get a fabulous prize. Her generosity makes her well-loved among everyone.
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