Ellen Degeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres is an Emmy Award winning talk show host and an outstanding comedian. Some of you may know her as the voice of Dory on Finding Nemo, or even as a judge on American Idol. Whatever you know her from, you probably know that Ellen isn’t afraid to be unique. Ellen talks about being true to yourself. She says, “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”
I chose Ellen for my speech because I grew up watching her show, and she could always make me laugh. She seems like a great role model and she had to overcome a lot of obstacles to become a famous comedian. However, I don’t think I’d like to be Ellen because there
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She had said prior hosting the Oscars that there were two things she’d always wanted to do in her life. One was to host the Oscars, and the other was to get a call from Laura Ziskin, an American film producer. She has accomplished both of these things already.
She was also a fourth judge on American Idol, replacing Paula Abdul. She has even written several hilarious books. She wrote her first book in 1995, titled My Point..and I Do Have One is about her hilarious view on life and the way humans work. In 2004, she wrote The Funny Thing Is.. which contains insight into her sense of humor, including graphs, data, and references. Seriously..I’m Kidding was her third book, which was published recently is about Ellen’s experiences and how she learned from them. She is currently working on filming the 9th season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In addition, I am interested in Ellen because she is a really fantastic role model. I support women’s rights and she is really trying to take a stand for them. She was the 2nd woman to ever host the Oscars on her own, only after Whoopi Goldberg. Seeing as how Whoopi Goldberg is a tremendously funny woman, and very confident in herself, it’s a big deal for Ellen to be only the second woman ever. She is an animal activist and has a huge heart for animals, as do I. She once said, “I believe in treating pets like you’d treat


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