55 Amazing Ellen DeGeneres Moments for her 55th Birthday

On Saturday Jan. 26, the queen of daytime, the most popular lesbian on the planet, the funny lady, the animal lover and the prankster, Ellen DeGeneres, turns 55, and we at SheWired have lovingly –if not obsessively—compiled 55 amazing Ellen moments from her early days of stand-up to her coming out to her daily silliness on her wildly popular talk show. It’s Ellen after all. She’s worth it.
By: Boo Jarchow and Tracy E. Gilchrist
January 24 2013 3:07 PM

On Saturday Jan. 26, the queen of daytime, the most popular lesbian on the planet, the funny lady, the animal lover and the prankster, Ellen DeGeneres, turns 55. We at SheWired have lovingly--if not obsessively—compiled 55 amazing Ellen moments from her early days of stand-up to her coming out to her daily silliness on her wildly popular talk show. It's Ellen after all. For all the visibility she's brought to the LGBTs she deserves at least 55 things. 

Relive the magic with us below! 

55. Ellen looks back at the last 10 birthdays she has celebrated on the show:

54. Ellen attempts the romantic comedy ingénue role in Mr. Wrong: 

53. Ellen does stand-up and mistakes the gender of an audience member:

52. Ellen gives the Tulane commencement speech in 2009: 

51. Ellen takes over a driver's ed class:

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50. Ellen and Britney Spears don old-timey clothes and Christmas carol together: 

49. Ellen's JCP commercials are the best thing about the 2012 Oscars' ceremony: 

48. Ellen helps prepare Dakota Fanning for driving:

47. Ellen goes clubbing with Paris Hilton:

46. Ellen rocks the 'Miley' cut: 

45. Ellen has a cameo in Breaking Dawn:

 

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44. Ellen's mom says $#*!:

43. Ellen and Steve Carell get revenge on each other:

42. Ellen and Rebel Wilson do Salt-n-Pepa:

41. Ellen's fans stage a flashmob to protest JCP haters:

40. Ellen and Katy Perry play Taboo:

39. Viewers submit childhood photos of Ellen:

 

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38. Ellen and Marisa Tomei 'hoop' together:

37. Ellen's mom finds some photos from Ellen's early days:

36. Ellen returns to her first job:

35. Ellen and Brad Pitt do good - visit the 9th Ward:

34. Ellen addresses her JC Penney critics:

33. Ellen and Portia play The Newlywed Game:

 

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32. Ellen and Portia have a fashion showdown:

31. Ellen is Sofia Vergara:

30. Ellen addresses Sarah Palin's stance on gay marriage:

29. Ellen and Katy Perry sing 'I Kissed a Girl' in the bathroom:

28. Ellen and Portia get a GLAAD: 

27. Ellen's animal-filled American Express commercial:

 

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26. Ellen, well Dory, speaks whale:

25. Ellen learns to speak chimp:

24. Ellen reads 50 Shades of Grey - offers advice: 

23. Ellen with an adorable yorkie puppy:

22. Ellen scares Julianna Marguiles with a snake and Julianna drops the b*tch bomb:

21. Ellen chats with "I love Jesus but I drink a little" Gladys:  

 

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20. Mariah Carey borrows Ellen's suit:

19. Ellen and Jennifer Aniston test the vibrating bra together:

18. Ellen and Rosie discuss being "Lebanese" on Rosie's show:

17. Ellen paints Kate Winslet's boobs in Titanic - the lost scenes:

16. Ellen and Portia play 'Aw Snap' in their yard:

 

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15. Ellen gets her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: 

14. Ellen hosts the Oscars: 

13. Ellen wins the Mark Twain Prize

12. Portia does Marilyn for Ellen's birthday:

11. Ellen and P!nk sign 'So What' in the bathroom:

 

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10. Ellen scares the crap out of Taylor Swift:

9. Ellen is a CoverGirl:

8. Ellen delivers her first monologue for the  The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Sept. 2002: 

7. Ellen hosts the 2001 Emmys in the wake of 9/11. 

6. Ellen and Anne Heche give an infamous interview to Oprah:

 

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5. Ellen calls God on The Tonight Show in 1986:

4. Ellen comes out on her sitcom, Ellen, in 'The Puppy Episode,' part 1:

3. Ellen comes out on her sitcom, Ellen, in 'The Puppy Episode," part 2: 

2. Ellen and Portia get married in 2008: 

1. Ellen on the cover of Time magazine in 1997: 

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