Recently named the “most likable” person in Hollywood, Ellen Degeneres certainly lives up that name to no surprise. She’s energetic, happy, funny and most importantly compassionate to others. There’s something remarkably inspiring about someone who took a leap in her life by being one of the very first celebrities to publicly integrate their very personal life with their very public career which paved the way for others to follow suit. Her determination to be seen as an talented entertainer and wonderful human being translates across all barriers including language and race. Ellen Degeneres will return as the voice of Dory in Disney’s Finding Dory in 2015.

Are you inspired by the courage of others?

Photo courtesy: Michael Thompson