Portia de Rossi
Born Mandy Rogers in Melbourne, Australia, de Rossi acted in TV commercials as a teen and modeled, but entered college to become a lawyer. She changed professions, however, when she was cast as one of the titular beauties tempting the wife of stuffy Hugh Grant in the 1994 comedy "Sirens." Rossi achieved TV fame when she joined the cast of "Ally McBeal" in 1998. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)
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