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5. Received a letter from the New England Genealogical Society stating that she is a distant cousin of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
4. Was at first reluctant to do a love scene with Sharon Stone in the 2000 lesbian-themed dramedy If These Walls Could Talk 2, but her then-girlfriend Anne Heche -- who had a director's credit on the TV movie -- eventually convinced Ellen to do it.
Fish Out of Water
3. Provided the voice for the Finding Nemo character Dory.
2. Was the first female comedian invited to sit on the couch with legendary Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1986 after performing her routine.
Woman of Many Talents
1. Among the jobs she had before making it in showbiz were legal associate, vacuum salesperson, TGI Fridays waitress, house painter, oyster shucker and sales clerk.
5 Things You Don't Know About Ellen DeGeneres
This comedienne and talk show host is set to host the Academy Awards broadcast for her second time on Sunday. Here are five things you probably don't know about Ellen DeGeneres!