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Ellen Degeneres (uncredited)

Ellen DeGeneres

Beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer, Ellen DeGeneres' distinctive comic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearances through her work today on television, in film and in the literary world. Ellen DeGeneres has made a home for herself in the daytime arena with her hit syndicated talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The show entered its ninth season on September 12, fresh off winning the Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Talk Show." During its eight seasons, the show has earned a total of 35 Daytime Emmy Awards. Additionally, DeGeneres has won 12 People's Choice Awards and most recently, the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Comedian" for a third consecutive year.

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2012 Mark Twain: Scenes from the Red Carpet

The Kennedy Center presented the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Ellen DeGeneres on Monday, October 22, 2012. Watch the cast arriving on the red carpet.