Mel Metcalfe, a documentary filmmaker, is the first husband of an Australian-American businesswoman, and former model and actress, Amanda Lee Rogers, professionally known as Portia de Rossi.
His ex-wife is best known for starring as Nelle Porter in the drama series Ally McBeal from 1998 to 2002. She also garnered wide recognition for her portrayal of Lindsay Bluth Fünke in the television sitcom Arrested Development.
While Metcalfe's current age and date of birth has not been disclosed, he was born in the United States and holds American citizenship. His father's name is Melvin M. Metcalfe II. Mel has a brother, Scott Metcalfe, born on May 30, 1963, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Meanwhile, Portia is 48 years old. She was born on January 31, 1973, in Horsham, Victoria, Australia, to Margaret Rogers, a medical receptionist, and Barry Rogers, a part Jewish. She has an older brother, Michael Rogers.
De Rossi grew up in Geelong, Australia, and attended the Geelong Grammar School. After graduation, she went on to study law at the University of Melbourne. The 48-year-old has two nieces; Eva Rogers and Perry Rogers.
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Metcalfe has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Mel Metcalfe III is credited as an actor, cinematographer, producer, editor, and director. He has also worked in the Art Department and the Camera and Electrical Department.
Mel is said to have worked in over 160 movies and television shows as part of the sound department. Some of the notable ones include Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Pretty in Pink, The Terminator, Hoosiers, Tin Men, Adventures in Babysitting, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Fatal Attraction, Pretty Woman, The Three Musketeers, The Lion King, and Anna Karenina.
On the other hand, De Rossi has a staggering $50 million net worth. Her net worth is combined with her wife Ellen Degeneres, who has an eye-watering net worth of $500 million. In addition to their successful career, both are savvy real estate investors, having sold over 20 properties since 2003.
De Rossi and DeGeneres bought a mansion in Montecito, California, for $15.75 million in 2007 and sold it the same year for $20 million. A year later, they paid $29 million for a 9,200-square-foot property in Beverly Hills which they sold for $37 million in 2012.
The couple purchased Brad Pitt's former Malibu home for $12 million in 2011 and sold it a year later for $13 million. The same year, De Rossi and DeGeneres paid nearly $40 million for a lavish Holmby Hills home called the Brody House, selling it for $55 million just six months later.
In October 2020, both put their Bali-Esque Montecito compound for sale at $39.9 million. They had bought the property in early 2019 for $27 million and later expanded the estate by purchasing an adjacent property for $1.9 million. Both also own a $42.5 million Beverly Hills mansion, which they bought from Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo in 2019.
Metcalfe & de Ross were married from 1996 until 1999. While it is not known when the two first met and started dating, de Rossi petitioned for a dissolution of marriage with the Los Angeles Superior Court on February 3, 1999.
In her memoir Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, the 48-year-old Australian actress admitted that she married Mel in order to get a green card to stay in the United States.
However, she remarked that she "didn't get my green card through him — I couldn't do it at the end". After Metcalfe and de Ross divorced, he and Renee Kappos, wife of Portia's older brother Michael Rogers, quickly became a couple and ended up getting married in 2006.
"He had married his longtime girlfriend, Renee, just before leaving Australia and the two newlyweds moved into an apartment in the same Melrose Place-style complex that was home to me and Mel," Portia wrote.
In July 2020, Kappos celebrated their anniversary on her Instagram, posting an image from their wedding with the caption “Happy Anniversary 14 times, my amazing husband @melmmetcalfeiii.....You keep me laughing, and in love – pure gold."
Meanwhile, Portia, who came out as a lesbian in 2005, tied the knot with the comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres in 2008.Two years later, she legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres and became a US citizen in September 2011.