The latest news about Portia de Rossi, the star of the television show Arrested Development and the wife of Ellen DeGeneres. Originally born in Australia as Amanda Lee Rogers, the Better Off Ted actress changed her name to sound more exotic. Along with her wife Ellen, Portia is a philanthropist and an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and animal rights. Learn more about Portia de Rossi and other advocates. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.