Ellen DeGeneres

 

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and television producer.  She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003.

Ellen DeGeneres is a vegan who calls herself a “big animal lover” and co-ordinates a vegan outreach website titled ‘Going Vegan with Ellen’ and promotes meatless Mondays.  In 2009, PETA named her their “Woman of the Year.”  In April 2013, she donated $25,000 to stop Ag-Gag anti-whistleblower legislation in Tennessee, which would prohibit undercover investigators from recording footage of animal abuse on farms.

DeGeneres served as campaign ambassador to Farm Sanctuary‘s Adopt-A-Turkey Project in 2010, asking people to start “a new tradition by adopting a turkey instead of eating one” at Thanksgiving.

In  2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named her a Special envoy for Global AIDS Awareness.

 

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