In February 2012, it was announced that ABC had ordered a pilot for a new drama series The Smart One, one of whose executive producers was listed as Ellen De Generes, and which featured de Rossi in a leading role.

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De Rossi herself made the decision to depart the Scandal series, saying, "I am incredibly grateful for my time here at Scandal.

I will miss playing Elizabeth North but I've made the decision to focus on a business opportunity. " Creator Shonda Rhimes added, "I have been a fan of Portia's for years and it was an honor to have her join our Scandal family." In May 2018, de Rossi announced on The Ellen De Generes Show that she would be retiring from acting, though she later elaborated that she would make an exception for future seasons of Arrested Development.

She was talking about her former girlfriend’s death.

She recalled: Ellen was working as a waitress in New Orleans at that time.

During time in the United States, de Rossi worked diligently to drop her Australian accent. From 2007–2008, de Rossi appeared in Nip/Tuck's fifth season as Julia Mc Namara's girlfriend, Olivia Lord.

De Rossi garnered international attention when she joined the main cast of Ally Mc Beal in 1998, playing lawyer Nelle Porter. In 20, de Rossi played the high-strung and controlling Veronica Palmer on the ABC show Better Off Ted.

In 2005, she explained she had intended to reinvent herself, using the given name of Portia, a character from William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, and an Italian last name.

She was educated at Melbourne Girls Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, where she studied law.

This fourth season consisted of 15 new episodes, which debuted at the same time on Netflix on .

Each episode focused on one particular character, with de Rossi's Lindsay featured in Episode 3, "Indian Takers," and Episode 8, "Red Hairing," and also appearing in several other episodes of the season.

Ellen’s girlfriend had a night out watching Ellen’s brother performing on stage with his band.