->''"We must be able to inspire. That's my goal in acting."''

Portia Lee James [=DeGeneres=] (born Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31, 1973) is an Australian actress and model. Known for her marriage to Creator/EllenDeGeneres and her acting roles as Nelle Porter on ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', Lindsay Bluth Fünke on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' and Veronica Palmer on ''Series/BetterOffTed''. Her autobiography, ''Unbearable Lightness'' was acclaimed for casting light on the pressures of stardom (which, in her case, led to a battle with eating disorders).

!! Provides examples of the following tropes:
* FakeAmerican: She's Australian.
* HelloAttorney: She played a sexy lawyer on ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. [[note]]She originally trained to be a RealLife lawyer.[[/note]]
* LipstickLesbian: In contrast to her wife who, while not a ButchLesbian, has a boyish fashion sense.
* {{Typecasting}}: As either a tough businesswoman or a [[DumbBlonde ditzy blonde]]. In some cases (Veronica Palmer), both at the same time.