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de ROSSI, Portia 1973

(Portia deRossi, Portia Di Rossi)


Original name, Amanda "Mandy" Lee Rogers; born January 31, 1973, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; daughter of Barry and Margaret (a medical receptionist) Rogers. Education: Studied law at the University of Melbourne. Avocational Interests: Playing the guitar, reading.

Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager Joan Hyler, Hyler Management, 25 Sea Colony Dr., Santa Monica, CA 90405. Publicist PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials for L'Oreal hair products; worked as a model in Australia.

Awards, Honors: Actor Award, outstanding ensemble in a comedy series (with others), 1998, Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series (with others), 1999, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in the same category, 2000, 2001, all for Ally McBeal; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actress in a comedy or musical series, International Press Academy, 2004, for Arrested Development.


Television Appearances; Series:

Maria Hunter, New York Daze (also known as Too Something ), Fox, 19951996.

Miss Elana Lewis, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, The WB, 19961997.

Nelle Porter, Ally McBeal (also known as Ally ), Fox, 19982002.

Lindsay Bluth Funke, Arrested Development, Fox, beginning 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lana Collins, Perfect Assassins (also known as A Breed Apart ), HBO, 1998.

Jackie Lawrence, The Glow, Fox, 2002.

Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy, Jr. Story, TBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Carolyn, "Veronica's First Date," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997.

Laurel Janus, "Dead Man's Eyes," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002.

Lauren Barnes, "Wish List," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Lauren Barnes, "Final Passage," Mister Sterling, NBC, 2003.

Guest, The View, 2003.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Also panelist on All Star Squares.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, E! RacknRoll: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

(As Portia deRossi) 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Interviewee, All about Ally, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Film Appearances:

Giddy, Sirens, Columbia/TriStar, 1994.

Shauna, The Woman in the Moon, 1995.

Sorority sister Murphy, Scream 2 (also known as Scream Again, Scream Louder, and Scream: The Sequel ), Dimension Films/Miramax, 1997.

Joy, The Invisibles, Visionbox Pictures, 1999.

(As Portia Di Rossi) Carla Sparrow, Girl, KushnerLocke, 1999.

Sarah, American Intellectuals, Oak Island Films, 1999.

Jennifer Kelliho, Stigmata (also known as Toby's Story ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1999.

Gina Tolk, Women in Film, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Tess Donnelly, Who Is Cletis Tout?, Paramount Classics, 2002.

Emily Thompson, I Witness, Promark Entertainment Group, 2003.

Hilary Hunter, The Night We Called It a Day, Miracle Entertainment, 2004.

Kelly, Dead & Breakfast, Ambus Entertainment/Goal Line Productions, 2004.



Behind the "Scream, " Dimension Home Video, 2000.



Bikini, November, 1998, pp. 1819.

Hollywood Reporter, July 15, 1998, p. 4.

People Weekly, November 30, 1998, pp. 8081.

Shape, April 8, 1999, pp. 1216.

TV Guide, December 5, 1998, pp. 3032.

US, January, 1999.


Portia de Rossi Official Site,, February 12, 2004.

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