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Ellen Pompeo


Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Kathleen B. (O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and some English, ancestry. Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile (2002), starring alongside Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman and Jake ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Meredith Grey
(2005-2017)
Catch Me If You Can
(2002)
Old School
Old School Nicole
(2003)
Daredevil
Daredevil Karen Page
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Willow
 2015 Taylor Swift: Bad Blood (Video short)
Luna
 2005 Life of the Party
Phoebe Elgin
 2004 Art Heist
Sandra Walker
 2004 Nobody's Perfect (Short)
Veronica
 2003 Undermind
Flynn
 2002 Catch Me If You Can
Marci
 2001 The Job (TV Series)
Sue
- Anger (2001) ... Sue
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Quincy Dunne
- Wednesday Night Fever (2001) ... Quincy Dunne
 2000 Eventual Wife (Short)
Beth
 2000 Mambo Café
Stacie
 2000 Get Real (TV Series)
Nina Adler
- History Lessons (2000) ... Nina Adler
 1996-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Laura Kendrick / Jenna Weber
- Fools for Love (2000) ... Laura Kendrick
- Savior (1996) ... Jenna Weber
 1999 8 1/2 x 11 (Short)
Human Resources Woman
 1999 Strangers with Candy (TV Series)
Lizzie Abrams
- Feather in the Storm (1999) ... Lizzie Abrams
 1999 Coming Soon
Upset Girl
 1995 Do You Have the Time (Short)
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Other Works:

Played a supporting role in the 1995 New York Film Academy silent short "Do You Have the Time?" by director Pete Sprankle. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living. I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm not a teacher, I'm not working for UNICEF. I don't think I'm some big deal. See more »

Trivia:

Had another scene in Daredevil (2003) as Matt Murdock's (Ben Affleck) secretary Karen Page, but it was deleted from the theatrical version of the film. See more »

Nickname:

The Pencil

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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