Portia De Rossi
Birth Name: Portia De Rossi
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, AU
Though many assumed that de Rossi was American, she was actually born Amanda Lee Rogers in Horsham, the largest city in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia on Jan. 31, 1973. Her father, Barry, died when she was nine, so her mother, Margaret, struggled to put her and her brother through boarding school on her limited secretary salary. At age 11, de Rossi became involved with modeling as a child and soon began acting in television commercials. She eventually earned enough money to rent her own apartment while still a teenager, but endured brutal evaluations of her body and worth by agents and photographers, which resulted in a slow-building obsession to be thin. At 15, she legally change...
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