Woman of the Moment: Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi has a lot going on these days, with the return of Arrested Development.

Photo courtesy of Brian Bowen Smith/Copious Management, LA Confidential

How You Know Her:With her dazzling blonde hair and delicate frame, Portia de Rossi can single-handedly command the attention of any room she enters. And yet, she is often best known for the company she keeps, both personally and professionally. On TV, she plays the wife of idiotic psychiatrist turned aspiring actor Tobias Funke (David Cross) on the cult favorite Arrested Development. In real life, de Rossi is married to comedian and daytime-talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.


What You Don't Know:

__While de Rossi and DeGeneres are now one of the most famous lesbian couples in America, de Rossi was incredibly private about her sexuality for most of her life. "The first time I was paparazzi'd, I thought I was being investigated for an insurance claim," she once told Details. "I just don't share a lot of my life with close friends, much less strangers." Prior to AD, de Rossi played a blonde-bombshell lawyer on another quirky comedy, Ally McBeal.


Current Project:

__Feel free to indulge in a 15-episode viewing binge (a la House of Cards) of Season 4 of Arrested Development, thanks to our new favorite content provider, Netflix.

—Dayna Clark. Follow her at @DaynaMichele.

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