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Portia De Rossi

Portia De Rossi has had a widely varied career, captivating audiences in both television and film. She recently starred as a fifth-season series regular on the FX popular original drama Nip/Tuck as Olivia Lord, a holistic medicine practitioner who has problematic relationships with both her girlfriend, Julia, and her out-of-control daughter.

De Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Funke in the critically acclaimed Fox comedy Arrested Development. The show won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2006 and a SAG Award in 2005. De Rossi is best known for her portrayal of enigmatic lawyer Nelle Porter on Fox's hugely successful Ally McBeal.

On the big screen, she starred in Wes Craven's Cursed, opposite Christina Ricci, Chris Ver Wiel's Who is Cletis Tout?, opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Allen, Paul Goldman's The Night We Called It a Day, opposite Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith, Wes Craven's Scream 2, Rupert Wainwright's Stigmata, Bruce Wagner's Women in Film, Noah Stern's The Invisibles and Michael Goorjian's Ambition to Meaning, with Wayne Dyer.

De Rossi received her first acting break in the feature film Sirens, directed by John Duigan and opposite Hugh Grant, Sam Neill and Elle Macpherson.

Born in Australia, she currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Portia De Rossi Facts

Birth NameAmanda Lee Rogers
BirthdayJanuary 31, 1973 (50)
BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia
Height5' 7½" (1m71)  How tall is Portia De Rossi compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Arrested Development (2003) tv as Lindsay Bluth F√ľnke
I Witness (2003) as Emily Thompson
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001) as Tess Donnelly
Women in Film (2001) as Gina
Ally McBeal (1997) tv user recommendation as Nelle
Sirens (1994) as Giddy (breakthrough)
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