Melvin M. “Mel” Metcalfe, III is a native of the United States, however, the precise year of his birth is an unanswered question. He is a film producer as well as a cinematographer and actor well-known for his work on films such like “Holiday On The Moon” (1994), “The Art Of The Doll Maker” (1999), and “The Priestess” (2011). He is also known as the husband of a fashion model and actor Portia de Rossi.
Early Life, Family, Nationality, Ethnicity
Mel M. Metcalfe III was raised by his father, Melvin M. Metcalfe II, and his mother and mother, whose names haven’t been made public. Details about the professions of his parents is not available. He has a brother known as Scott Metcalfe. He is of American citizenship and is a member of the White Caucasian ethnic group.
Connection relationship Portia de Rossi
Mel M. Metcalfe III was married to Portia de Rossi back in the year 1996. After three years, the couple split their ways and split in 1999. The divorce was later revealed in her autobiography book, “Unbearable Lightness:
“A Story of Loss and Gain” (2010) The story explains that the couple split up because her husband had left her and left to Renee Kappos, the wife of Portia de Rossi’s brother Michael Rogers. In addition, Portia admitted that she got married to him in exchange for a green card.
After the separation, Mel and Renee walked down the aisle in July 2006. They recently had their 14th wedding anniversary celebration.
On the other side, Portia de Rossi came out as gay after she began with the director Francesca Gregorini in 2001.
The couple broke up in 2004 after Portia began to be romantically engaged to Ellen DeGeneres; they exchanged their wedding vows on the 16th of August 2008, and she then altered her name back to Portia Lee James DeGeneres.
Portia de Rossi made her television debut as Giddy in the romance-drama drama “Sirens”, written and directed by John Duigan. Then, she moved back to her home in the United States and settled in Los Angeles, California to further pursue her acting career.
Then she was offered the principal part in the role of Maria Hunter in the Fox sitcom “New York Daze” (1995-1996) as well as Shauna in the movie “The Woman In The Moon” (1996). From 1996 to 1997, she appeared in the role of Elana Lewis on The WB sitcom “Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher”.
In 1997, she starred in the role of Carolyn on”Veronica’s Closet,” an episode of the NBC comedy “Veronica’s Closet”, and she was cast as Sorority Sister Murphy in the film slasher “Scream 2”.