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Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Mandy 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 had seen her in a commercial, and she soon after auditioned for Sirènes (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.

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Jan 31, 1973 In Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986
Latest Project:
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-02-24

3 wins & 6 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Arrested Development
Poster of Ally McBeal
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Scandal Elizabeth North 2012-04-05
Better Off Ted Veronica Palmer 26 episodes, 2009-2010 2009-03-18
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Unknown 2005-08-03
Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Arrested Development Lindsay Bluth F√ľnke 84 episodes, 2003-2019 2003-11-02
The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Ally McBeal Nelle Porter 89 episodes, 1998-2002 1997-09-08
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986