How are they all up in the hills looking so young all the time? Where is the source of this fountain of youth?
Talk show host and comedian Ellen Degeneres tweeted that she was turning 60 on 26 January, and apparently she can’t believe it either.
We get it. You’re shook. We’re shook too. In fact, the entire celebrity-following world is shaken to its very core with the revelation that Ellen DeGeneres is (about to turn) 60 fucking years old.
“I can’t believe I’m going to be 60 this week!” she said, and you know what? Neither can we, Ellen. Are you sure you’re not actually turning 50? 40? A very accomplished 28-year-old?
Now we want to be absolutely clear here: getting older is not a bad thing. This isn’t intended to be a ‘looks like someone’ heading for retirement’ post.
It’s just here to register our absolute shock – and everybody else’s – that Queen Ellen DeGeneres is a sexagenarian.
It’s not like her age was a secret. It’s not like you couldn’t Google and find out her exact birth date (January 26, 1958). It’s just that she’s sort of ageless, with the incredible bouncy humour of a sprightly 22-year-old.
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres, born January 26, 1958 is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, and included a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), appeared in EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016); for Nemo, she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won a Saturn Award for a voice performance. In 2010, she was a judge on American Idol for its ninth season.
She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. During the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her character, Ellen Morgan, also came out to a therapist played by Winfrey, and the series went on to explore various LGBT issues, including the coming-out process. This made her the first openly lesbian actress to play an openly lesbian character on television. In 2008, she married her longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi.
DeGeneres has hosted the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys. She has authored four books and started her own record company, Eleveneleven, as well as a production company, A Very Good Production.