In 1997 she came out as gay and became an advocate for LGBT rights. Ellen has her own talk show and she is also a gay/lesbian role model. Her show first show started in 2001 but unfortunately ended due to bad ratings and poor views. Then, in 2003 her daytime show became a success. Ellen is also an actress and has starred in numerous movies such as Coneheads, Mr.Wrong, Finding Nemo, and Finding Dory.