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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).

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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).
disorders). She has since quit acting to focus full time on the art curation company she founded.


Her birth name is Amanda Rogers.


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).

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Portia Lee James [=DeGeneres=] (born Amanda Lee Rogers on January 31, 1973)is 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).


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).

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Portia Lee James DeGeneres [=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).


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).

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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).


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* LipstickLesbianLipstickLesbian: In contrast to her wife who, while not a ButchLesbian, has a boyish fashion sense.



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


* FakeAmerican
* HelloAttorney: She played a sexy laywer on ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. [[note]]She originally trained to be a RealLife lawyer.[[/note]]

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* FakeAmerican
FakeAmerican: She's Australian.
* HelloAttorney: She played a sexy laywer lawyer on ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. [[note]]She originally trained to be a RealLife lawyer.[[/note]]


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 birth name is Amanda Rogers.

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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).

Her birth name is Amanda Rogers.



* {{Typecasting}}: As either a tough businesswoman or a [[DumbBlonde ditzy blonde]].

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* {{Typecasting}}: As either a tough businesswoman or a [[DumbBlonde ditzy blonde]]. In some cases (Veronica Palmer), both at the same time.

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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 birth name is Amanda Rogers.
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* FakeAmerican
* HelloAttorney: She played a sexy laywer on ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. [[note]]She originally trained to be a RealLife lawyer.[[/note]]
* LipstickLesbian
* {{Typecasting}}: As either a tough businesswoman or a [[DumbBlonde ditzy blonde]].
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