She insisted "The show must go on!" when laid up with a torn back ligament and interviewed guests from a hospital bed on the set.
She followed two former US presidents to the podium at a Tulane University commencement in New Orleans wearing a bathrobe and furry slippers. "They told me everyone would be wearing robes," she said.
She was picked to voice the character Dory, a fish with short-term memory loss, in the animated movie "Finding Nemo" after the film's director said she typically changed the subject five times before finishing a sentence on her show.
She's a TV talk show host, a standup comic, a multiple-time award show host (and Emmy winner), the new American Idol judge, and an advocate for human and animal rights. And funny as hell.
Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres, for making life a whole lot more fun and reminding WOOFers everywhere to stay a puppy at heart!