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.
3 wins & 6 nominations.
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||Unknown||2014-02-24|
|Better Off Ted||Veronica Palmer 26 episodes, 2009-2010||2009-03-18|
|Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||Unknown||2005-08-03|
|Arrested Development||Lindsay Bluth Fünke 84 episodes, 2003-2019||2003-11-02|
|The Twilight Zone||Unknown||2002-09-18|
|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|