Famous Friends of Ellen DeGeneres

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List of famous people who are friends with Ellen DeGeneres, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Every person on this list has either been seen in public with Ellen DeGeneres, or is known to be acquaintances or best friends with Ellen DeGeneres. From the people who have had a falling out with Ellen DeGeneres to Ellen DeGeneres's current best friends and buddies, these are the people that Ellen DeGeneres has or had a relationship with at some point. If you notice that any of Ellen DeGeneres's celebrity friends are missing from the list, you can add them below and make this list of Ellen DeGeneres's friends that much better. This list is made up of many different celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.This list answers the questions, "Who are Ellen DeGeneres's friends?" and "Which celebrities is Ellen DeGeneres friends with?"

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    Jennifer Aniston is good friends with Ellen DeGeneres. The former Friends star hangs out with her gal pal to celebrate birthdays and enjoy casual dinners.

    Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, director, producer, and businesswoman. She is the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
    • Credits: Friends, Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty, Just Go With It, + more
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    Ellen DeGeneres has been spotted joking around with her buddy Katy Perry at the Grammy Awards.

    Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her debut ...more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, The Smurfs, The Muppets, The Smurfs 2, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, + more
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    Ellen DeGeneres and her pal Pamela Anderson bond over their love of animals. Both of these blonde beauties are vegans!

    Pamela Denise Anderson is a Canadian-American actress. In addition to her acting career, she is also a model, producer, author, activist, and former showgirl, known for her roles on the television series Home Improvement, Baywatch, and V.I.P. She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada
    • Profession: Activist, Television director, Nude Glamour Model, Television producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Home Improvement, Scary Movie 3, Scooby-Doo, Baywatch, + more
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    Lady Gaga and Ellen DeGeneres are such good friends that they shared a kiss after Gaga performed on Ellen's talk show in 2011.

    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Men in Black 3, The Muppets, American Idol, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Muppets Most Wanted, + more
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    Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres have been friends for years. In fact, Ophrah's show is where Ellen announced to the world that she was gay.

    Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, The Color Purple, Ocean's Thirteen, Bee Movie, The Butler, + more
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    Katherine Heigl is one of Ellen's many celebrity friends who offered the talk show host their congratulations after marrying Portia de Rossi in 2008.

    Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer and former fashion model. She played Izzie Stevens on ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. She has also starred in ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: West End, Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Knocked Up, Roswell, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It, + more
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    Ellen DeGeneres always has a great time when her friend Justin Timberlake stops by her talk show.

    Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of the ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Social Network, Saturday Night Live, Shrek the Third, Alpha Dog, Bad Teacher, + more
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    Ellen DeGeneres brought her "Friends" Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry together for a mini-reunion in 2013.

    Courteney Bass Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She is best known for her roles as Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends, Gale Weathers in the horror series Scream, and as Jules Cobb in the ABC/TBS sitcom Cougar Town, for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination. Cox also ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama
    • Profession: Performer, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Friends, Scream, Scream 2, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Longest Yard, + more
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    Ellen DeGeneres did push-ups with her friend Michelle Obama when she visited her talk show in 2012.

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American lawyer and writer. She is the wife of the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, she is a graduate of Princeton University and ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Writer, Lawyer
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    In 2014, Ryan Seacrest wrote an article in Vanity Fair praising his good friend Ellen DeGeneres.

    Ryan Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia in December 24th, 1974. Hes a radio host as well as a television host and producer. He has his own production company named Ryan Seacrest Productions. Ryan started his radio career at the early age of 15 while working on a radio station in Atlanta called WSTR ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Dunwoody, Georgia, USA
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Knocked Up, American Idol, Robot Chicken, Shrek Forever After, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, + more
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    John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Comedian, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: I Love the '90s, John Mayer Has a TV Show
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    Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainment’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea Lately, airing weeknights at 11 PM. Consistently the network’s highest rated program, Chelsea Lately offers a ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, Livingston, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: This Means War, Hop, Chelsea Lately, Are You There, Chelsea?, + more
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    Neil Patrick Harris is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, magician, singer, and television host. He is known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series How I Met Your Mother, for which he was nominated for four Emmy Awards, and for his teenage role as the title ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Albuquerque, USA, New Mexico
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: How I Met Your Mother, Starship Troopers, The Smurfs, The Muppets, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, + more
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    Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, model and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and Lindsay Fünke on the sitcom Arrested Development. She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Victoria, Australasia, Horsham, Australia
    • Profession: Comedian, Model, Actor
    • Credits: Arrested Development, Scream 2, Ally McBeal, Better Off Ted, Cursed, + more
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    Matthew Perry is a screenwriter.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Williamstown
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Friends, Scrubs, 17 Again, The Whole Nine Yards, Go On, + more
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    Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)
    • Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    • Profession: Actor, Music video director
    • Credits: The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain, The Patriot, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, + more
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    Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show. Lynch's television cameos include an appearance in the Nickelodeon situation comedy iCarly and the Showtime dark comedy series Weeds. Lynch had a ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: USA, Evergreen Park, Illinois
    • Profession: Comedian, Author, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: Glee, Two and a Half Men, The Fugitive, Wreck-It Ralph, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, + more
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    Jeremy Samuel Piven is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Ari Gold in the comedy series Entourage, for which he won one Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Heat, Cars, Black Hawk Down, Say Anything..., Old School, + more
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    Sean Hayes
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    Sean Patrick Hayes is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, and one American Comedy Award, and earned six Golden Globe nominations.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Monsters University, Grimm, Will & Grace, The Bucket List, Lucas, + more
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    Joely Fisher is an American actress best known for her work on television as Paige Clark on Ellen as well as Joy Stark in the Fox sitcom 'Til Death, and most recently as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag U, and also on stage and in films.more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Burbank, USA, California
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Mask, Superman: The Animated Series, Mixed Nuts, Inspector Gadget, Ellen, + more
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