DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958, in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Pfeffer, a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. She has one brother, Vance, a musician and producer.
She is of French, English, German, and Irish descent. She was raised as a Christian Scientist until age 13. In 1973, her parents filed for separation and were divorced the following year.
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