Entertainment Portia De Rossi says she has quit acting

07:00  17 may  2018
07:00  17 may  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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PORTIA de Rossi has revealed on wife Ellen DeGeneres’ show that she has quit acting in order to pursue her own business venture. De Rossi said she plans to dedicate her time to her own art curation and publication company called General Public.

Actor Portia de Rossi alleged in a tweet that Steven Seagal once unzipped his pants in front of her . De Rossi , who has appeared in Ally McBeal and Arrested Development, said that the alleged behavior occurred during an audition.

Portia de Rossi, right, pictured with her wife Ellen DeGeneres. © Getty Images Portia de Rossi, right, pictured with her wife Ellen DeGeneres. Australian actor Portia de Rossi has announced she has quit acting in order to start her own business.

The former actress and model appeared alongside her wife Ellen DeGeneres on American television to make the shock announcement.

De Rossi was raised in Grovedale, near Geelong, before studying law at the University of Melbourne. She left Australia at the age of 21 to pursue a career in acting, snapping up roles in films such as Scream 2 and Stigmata.

However, she is best known for playing Lindsay Bluth Funke on the award-winning TV comedy Arrested Development.

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Ellen Degeneres is allegedly quitting from her daytime show for Portia De Rossi . "Ellen's contract is up in 2017 and she has told her staff that she does not know if she is going to renew it," the said . And Portia told her that she has already interviewed everyone there is to interview and the act just

Actress Portia de Rossi alleged on Wednesday that action star Steven Seagal ‘unzipped his pants’ De Rossi 's acting credits include hit shows like Scandal, Arrested Development, and Ally McBeal. Blair Robinson (right) says she quit after a day working for Seagal because 'he wanted and expected

"I made this decision about 18 months ago," she said on Wednesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres show. "Shonda Rhimes wrote me off Scandal; it was fine. I called Mitch Hurwitz – who's the creator of Arrested Development – and I said if there is a season five I won't be doing it because I've quit acting.

"He seemed really understanding, he totally got it, we had a great conversation... then he wrote me into five episodes [of the upcoming season]. Don't know how it happened, but yes, I am on season five."

After announcing her new career direction, de Rossi was presented with a farewell gift from the Arrested Development team: a $US50,000 cheque. The money will go towards DeGeneres's African charity that aims to save endangered gorillas.

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Ellen Degeneres has reportedly prevented Portia de Rossi from continuing her acting career because she ’s extremely insecure when it comes to her marriage, it has been alleged. If Ellen quits coffee, Portia needs to quit , too. It’s Ellen’s world and what she says , goes.”

Ellen DeGeneres is allegedly being 'pressured' to quit her talk show by her wife Portia De Rossi . "And Portia told her that she has already interviewed everyone there is to interview and the act just She surprises me all the time," she said . "It's what anyone experiences when you find that person

"What it means is they want you to do season six," DeGeneres joked.

"I'm yours," de Rossi said. "Once a Bluth, always a Bluth."

Portia and Ellen. © REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Portia and Ellen. The former actor will now focus her time and energy on a startup that reproduces paintings using 3D printing technology. She says her company will allow people to buy quality art for a reasonable price without resorting to a flat, poster version.

De Rossi has always been an intensely private person who prefers to shun the Hollywood spotlight. In 2003, she told Fairfax Media she doesn't like doing interviews because she hates her personal life being scrutinised.

"It sounds so trite, but my private life is mine," she said. "When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, about the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly. When I hear celebrities talking about their marriages or other things that are intensely personal, I cringe. I just think, 'Keep it to yourself.' It's like desperate attention-seeking."

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