Ellen: Ellen Morgan
Oh, life and art. Shortly after then-sitcom star Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen) came out on The Oprah Winfrey Show, her character, Ellen Morgan, did as well... to a therapist played by none other than Oprah. The memorable episode scored some of the series’ highest ratings, and the sitcom landed a place in history as the first to have a gay character as its lead.
Today, Ellen tweeted, “Happy #NationalComingOutDay! Mama, I hope you’re sitting down... ”