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Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi

The Art of Compassion
25th Anniversary Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Honorary Committee

Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi has had a widely varied career, captivating audiences in both television and film.

de Rossi currently stars in the ABC comedy Better Off Ted. The show, from 20th Television, is a single-camera office comedy that centers on a moral guy trying to do right in an amoral world. The show will premiere its second season on Dec. 8, 2009.

de Rossi recently starred as a fifth season series regular on the FX popular original drama series Nip/Tuck as Olivia Lord, a holistic medicine practitioner who has problematic relationships with both her girlfriend, Julia, and her out-of-control daughter.

de Rossi starred as Lindsay Bluth Funke in the critically acclaimed Fox comedy Arrested Development.  The show won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2006 and a SAG Award in 2005.

On the big screen, de Rossi starred in Wes Craven’s Cursed opposite Christina Ricci, Chris Ver Wiel’s Who is Cletis Tout opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Tim Allen, Paul Goldman’s The Night We Called it a Day opposite Dennis Hopper and Melanie Griffith, Wes Craven’s Scream 2, Rupert Wainwright’s Stigmata, Bruce Wagner’s Women in Film, Noah Stern’s The Invisibles, and Michael Goorjian’s Ambition to Meaning with Wayne Dyer. de Rossi also starred on the small screen on Fox’s hugely successful show Ally McBeal as the enigmatic lawyer Nelle Porter.

de Rossi received her first acting break in the feature film Sirens, directed by John Duigan, starring opposite Hugh Grant, Sam Neill, and Elle Macpherson.  The film was an international and critical success.

de Rossi was born in Australia and currently resides in Los Angeles.

For information about the Honorary Committee, please contact:

Patricia Howard

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