Ellen Degeneres has made a name for herself as a comedian, television host, and actress. Since first rising to fame in the ‘90s, she’s had numerous successes in her career. She’s hosted the Academy Awards, the Grammy’s and the Primetime Emmys. She’s also written books, started her own record company, Eleveneleven, and won over twenty Emmys. She literally does it all and does it well! Since it’s her birthday, here are things not widely known about the actress turned television host:
10. Odd Jobs
After dropping out of the University of New Orleans after only one semester, the future talk show host got a job doing clerical work with a law firm. Some of the other odd jobs she had during this time included working at J.C. Penny, being a waitress at T.G.I. Friday’s, painting houses, shucking oysters, working as a hostess and a bartender, and selling vacuum cleaners.