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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 November 1969Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameEllen Kathleen Pompeo
Nickname The Pencil
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Gyllenhaal. She received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of an outspoken young woman carrying a silent burden that's breaking her heart.

Pompeo starred opposite Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell in the wildly successful Old School (2003) and, before that, in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

Pompeo has starred in several independent features, including In the Weeds (2000) and Coming Soon (1999), and Life of the Party (2005). Since 2005, she has played Dr. Meredith Grey on the television series Grey's Anatomy (2005).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mia

Spouse (1)

Chris Ivery (9 November 2007 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Is a native of Boston.
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.
Before Grey's Anatomy (2005), she auditioned for a television pilot called "Secret Service". That show was not picked up by any television network.
She is the youngest of 6 - she has 5 siblings who are all at least 8 years older than her. One of them is Maureen Pompeo.
Suffers from asthma.
Her mother died when she was only 4 years old. Her father is Joseph Pompeo, a salesman.
Married to music producer Chris Ivery. After they started dating they learned that they both grew up in Boston, 10 miles from each other.
Had a part in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), which was deleted from the final cut.
Was approached to play the role of Becky in Clerks II (2006), but turned it down because she had just finished the pilot for Grey's Anatomy (2005).
Was discovered while working at SoHo Bar & Grill in New York City.
Ellen's paternal grandfather, Angelo Pompeo, was an Italian immigrant, born in Avellino. Ellen's paternal grandmother was of English and Irish ancestry, and Ellen's mother's family is also Irish.
Working on the television series Grey's Anatomy (2005) in which she plays the main character. [March 2005]
(November 9, 2007) Married her boyfriend of 4 years Chris Ivery in a civil ceremony in New York City. The only people in attendance were Mayor Michael Bloomberg and First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, who served as witnesses to the ceremony.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on September 15, 2009 in Los Angeles. Child's father is her husband, Chris Ivery.
In August 2014, she welcomed her 2nd child, a daughter Sienna May Ivery with the help of a surrogate mother, with her husband Chris Ivery.

Personal Quotes (2)

"It was the best thing that happened to me all week - to say the very least...I was so flattered. I thanked him and told him how much I hoped we would have a chance to work together one day." - talking about when she was complimented by actor Jake Gyllenhaal shortly after arriving in Hollywood. Just three weeks later, she was working with him on Moonlight Mile (2002)!!
On her character Meredith Grey - 'She's smart enough to make her way through medical school but she can't figure out that she can't sleep with strangers all the time.'

Salary (5)

Grey's Anatomy (2005) $200 .000 / episode
Grey's Anatomy (2005) $200,000 /episode (2007-)
Grey's Anatomy (2005) $200,000 /episode (2007-08)
Grey's Anatomy (2005) $275,000 /episode (2009-10)
Grey's Anatomy (2005) $350,000 per episode (2012-2013)

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