Ellen Degeneres


One of the largest female names within comedy, Ellen DeGeneres is also a television host, actress, writer and producer. Having voice acted for Pixar, hosted some of the most prestigious events including the Grammy Awards and even set up her own record label, there’s not much that this widely celebrated woman can’t do. A natural and charismatic host, comedian and activist, Ellen makes for one of the most lighthearted yet insightful after-dinner speeches.

Beginning her very early career as a retail assistant and waitress, Ellen often refers to anecdotes from this time period as an extremely successful comedian. She began her stand up journey performing at small clubs and coffee houses before becoming the MC for Clyde’s Comedy Club and touring nationally. By 1984 she was named the funniest person in America by Showtime.

Also a popular actress and voice actress, Ellen has appeared in films such as Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Disney’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory as well as Dr.Dolittle. She has won countless awards for her contributions including the Saturn Award and the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Best known for her career in television, some of her highlights include the launch of her own sitcom, coming out as a lesbian on The Oprah Winfrey Show whilst her sitcom character also came out to Oprah Winfrey as well as releasing her own daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show which has now received over 25 Emmy Awards.

Along with her career in media, Ellen has also hosted a variety of prestigious events including the Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards. She has also released her own lifestyle brand, ED Ellen DeGeneres, which supports charities such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife choice as well as her own record label, Eleveneleven, which focuses on signing YouTube vocalists.

Dubbed the 50th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and number two on the World Pride Power List, Ellen has established herself as one of the most influential female role models in society. With a passion to make a change, Ellen can discuss topics such as the LGBT+ community, animal rights and humanitarianism whilst still remaining light-hearted and comical. Guaranteed to leave her mark and a lasting impression on any event, Ellen is a sure bet when booking an events host for your next event.

To book Ellen Degeneres as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Ellen is known to cover the following topics:

  • TV & Radio Presenter
  • LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Adversity