What do you do if you're a fifteen year old lesbian named Amanda Rogers who feels destined for something bigger than a suburb a Geelong, Victoria, Australia? It's 1988, you love Shakespeare, you romanticize Italy, you tell your parents Amanda is history and you're legally changing your name to Portia. Not only that, Mr. & Mrs. Rogers suddenly have a high school daughter whose last name is de Rossi. Just because you felt like it. Well, Geelong can't hold you back, and the University of Melbourne Law School can't keep your interest. You land a part in the Australian movie Sirens, then you go Hollywood and appear in Scream 2. Your giant break comes in 1998 when you get the role of lawyer Nelle Porter on Ally McBeal, which you'll play through its end in 2002, without any noticeable difference when your castmates and family learn you're lesbian by seeing tabloid pictures of you and your girlfriend, singer Francesca Gregorini. (Possibly it's connected to your Italian craze because she really was born Countess Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna, daughter of Bond girl Barbara Bach and stepdaughter of Ringo Starr.) After Ally McBeal you star in Arrested Development for three seasons, and by now the whole world has noticed your good looks: You've ranked on the Sexiest Women lists from Maxim, Blender, Stuff and Femme Fatales, then People includes you in their Most Beautiful list. Also by now you've left your Italian for an all-American named Ellen. You've come out. The two of you are named one of TV Guide's A-list Power Couples. Let others say what they will, your frequent appearances on the red carpet together, naturally arm in arm or stealing the occasional happy kiss, do more to promote gay visibility than all the sad, victimy public service announcements combined. Name any American male star who treats his boyfriend like a boyfriend in the celebrity spotlight.