Voice for Equality: Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally McBeal and as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on Fox Television's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning series, Arrested Development. She currently portrays Veronica Palmer on the ABC sitcom Better Off Ted and will reprise her Lindsay Bluth Fünke character in the 2010 film adaptation of Arrested Development. Other film and TV credits include: Veronica's Closet, The Twilight Zone, Nip/Tuck, Scream 2, Stigmata, and Cursed. Learn more here.
Nov 09, 2009 at 10:00 am
In retrospect, I think it was largely due to my struggle about being gay. Everything just didn’t fit, and I was trying to find things I could identify myself with, and it started with my name. I picked Portia because I was a Shakespeare fan (Portia is the character in The Merchant of Venice who comes to the rescue of Antonio and Bassanio in their time of need). De Rossi because I was Australian and I thought that an exotic Italian name would somehow suit me more than Mandy Rogers. When you live in Australia, Europe is so far away and so fascinating, so stylish and cultured and sophisticated.
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