Portia De Rossi, born Amanda Lee Rogers, is an Australian-American actress, model, and philanthropist born on January 31, 1973 in Horsham, Victoria, Australia. Nowadays, she is also known as Portia De Rossi DeGeneres as she was married to famous TV personality and host Ellen DeGeneres. She first acted on screen in 1994 in John Duigan’s film Sirens by which she played the role Giddy. A year after, she was cast in The Woman in the Moon as Shauna and was also hired to play Maria Hunter in the TV series Too Something. She further gained attention when she was cast in the TV sitcom Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher from 1996 to 1997. Later on, she became more famous when she played as Nelle Porter in Ally McBeal and worked together with Calista Flockhart. In 2003, she also had a significant role in Arrested Development and became notable in 2008 when she decided to go for a vegan diet together with her wife Ellen.
Portia once suffered an eating disorder called Anorexia Nervosa, but through the help of medications and rehab and with the assistance of Ellen, she was able to conquer it. Nowadays, she is living a healthy lifestyle and is very focused on her plant-based diet.
Now, does Portia go to the gym? Well, according to the actress, she detested exercises and going to the gym. “I hate the word exercise,” Portia said. “I am allergic to gyms. But I don’t think that ‘formal’ exercise in a gym is the only way to achieve a healthy, toned body. I have discovered that enjoyable daily activities that are easy, like walking, can be equally beneficial. I have noticed on my daily walk with my dogs that I rarely see an overweight person walking a dog, whereas I see many overweight people walking on treadmills in a gym.”
Now, that’s something to ponder.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 41)
Height: 170 cm | 5 feet, 7 Inches
Weight: 57 kg | 126 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 10A | 32A
Waist Size: 64 cm | 25 in
Waist: 83 cm | 33 in