From her lowest point, Portia began the painful climb back to a life of health and honesty, falling in love with and eventually marrying Ellen DeGeneres, and emerging as an outspoken and articulate advocate for gay rights and women’s health issues.
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This Australian stunner first made waves as a virginal nude model in the 1994 big-screen comedy Sirens. After a succession of small parts in mostly forgettable films, the actress joined the cast of the hit drama Ally McBeal in 1998 and stayed with the series until it ended. Although she continued to take occasional movie parts, the small screen remained her primary medium, and in 2003 she signed on as part of the ensemble screwball sitcom Arrested Development. Off screen de Rossi has enjoyed a high-profile love life. After a short-lived marriage to a sound engineer, she began dating singer Francesca Gregorini, whom she eventually left for comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
I am not a biography reader and I may even venture to say that this may in fact have been my first biography. It was an impressive one to start with and one that has triggered my taste for exploring biographies in the future.
I was never a mad Ally McBeal fan or a Portia de Rossi fan for that matter so, the fact that I enjoyed this book, I mean, really enjoyed it, is even more surprising. Perhaps 'enjoy' is the wrong word to use here. The book was mind boggling. It was fascinating to delve into the mind of someone so obsessed and addicted. At certain points in the book it made sense that Portia was going down the path of destruction based on the things that were actually going on in her head. Portia was able to effectively communicate, in an explicit way, the link between mind, body and spirit.
Highly recommended. Really worth a read.