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Bio

Portia de Rossi (born January 31, 1973) is an Australian actress best known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the television series Arrested Development.De Rossi was born Amanda Lee Rogers in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Margaret, a medical receptionist, and Barry Rogers.

A talented student, she studied at Geelong Grammar School and Melbourne Girls Grammar School, then the University of Melbourne Law School, but left before finishing the course to pursue an acting career. She supports Locks of Love, a group that buys wigs for children with medical hair loss.

Her first significant role was playing a young and impressionable model in the Australian 1994 film Sirens. Soon afterwards she moved to Los Angeles and had guest roles on TV shows before landing a role in the film Scream 2. She attracted international attention when she joined the main cast of the Ally McBeal TV series in 1998 playing lawyer Nelle Porter. She remained with the show until its end in 2002.

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When I was 15, I changed it legally. In retrospect, I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn’t fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name. I picked Portia because I was a Shakespeare fan (Portia is the character in The Merchant of Venice who comes to the rescue of Antonio and Bassanio in their time of need). De Rossi because I was Australian and I thought that an exotic Italian name would somehow suit me more than Amanda Rogers. When you live in Australia, Europe is so far away and so fascinating, so stylish and cultured and sophisticated.


Ally McBeal


Ally McBeal is an award-winning American television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia. The series starred Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in a fictional Boston law firm (named Cage, Fish and Associates), filled with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic.

Filmography

# "Nip/Tuck" .... Olivia Lord (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
# "Arrested Development" .... Lindsay Bluth Fünke (53 episodes, 2003-2006)
- Development Arrested (2006) TV episode .... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- Exit Strategy (2006) TV episode .... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- Fakin' It (2006) TV episode .... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- Family Ties (2006) TV episode .... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
- S.O.B.s (2006) TV episode .... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
(48 more)
# Cursed (2005) .... Zela
... aka Verflucht (Germany)
... aka Wes Craven's Cursed (USA: complete title)
# Dead & Breakfast (2004) .... Kelly
# The Night We Called It a Day (2003) .... Hilary Hunter
... aka All the Way (USA: DVD title)
... aka All the Way: The Kidnapping of a Music Legend (USA: DVD title)
# I Witness (2003) (as Portia De Rossi) .... Emily Thompson
... aka Nur tote Zeugen schweigen - I Witness (Germany: DVD title)