Ellen DeGeneres reveals wife Portia de Rossi is joining Scandal

Thursday July 24, 2014

Portia de Rossi will star in the fourth season of political thriller Scandal, it has been revealed.

The Australian-American actress' wife, TV host phenomenon Ellen DeGeneres, confirmed the exciting news via her Twitter account on Wednesday. "So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on 'Scandal'. Oops."

The official Twitter account for Scandal then swiftly confirmed this news: "We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season!"

It is not known which role the 41-year-old will take on nor how many episodes of the show she will appear in.

Nevertheless she and 56-year-old Ellen must be delighted with the news, being avid fans of the Washington D.C.-based drama starring actress Kerry Washington.

"Portia and I watch every single week, and we're always trying to figure out who the bad guy is," admitted comedian Ellen on an April episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Portia, a Melbourne University law graduate-turned-thespian, is most recognised for her roles in TV series Ally McBeal and Arrested Development, as well as the ABC show Better Off Ted.

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