Ellen Pompeo


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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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Grey's Anatomy Dr. Meredith Grey
(2005-2022)
Daredevil Karen Page
(2003)
Old School Nicole
(2003)
Moonlight Mile Bertie Knox
(2002)

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 2005-2022 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Meredith Grey
- Episode #19.1 (2022) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
- You Are the Blood (2022) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
- Out for Blood (2022) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
- Stronger Than Hate (2022) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
- I'll Cover You (2022) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
 2018-2020 Station 19 (TV Series)
Dr. Meredith Grey
- Louder Than a Bomb (2020) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
- Stuck (2018) ... Dr. Meredith Grey
 2017 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Willow
 2015 Taylor Swift: Bad Blood (Music Video short)
Luna
 2005 Life of the Party
Phoebe Elgin
 2004 Art Heist
Sandra Walker
 2004 Friends (TV Series)
Missy Goldberg
- The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) ... Missy Goldberg
 2004 Nobody's Perfect (Short)
Veronica
 2003 Undermind
Flynn
 2003 Old School
Nicole
 2003 Daredevil
Karen Page
 2002 Catch Me If You Can
Marci
 2002 Moonlight Mile
Bertie Knox
 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 In the Weeds
Martha
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

T-shirt and jeans guy's girlfriend for a Citibank card commercial in the late 90s See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 13 Articles | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Twitter

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Chris Ivery  (3 children)

Children:

Ivery, Eli Christopher | See more »

Parents:

Pompeo, Joseph E. | Pompeo (O'Keefe), Kathleen B.

Relatives:

Pompeo, Maureen (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

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.' See more »

Trivia:

Ellen's paternal grandfather, Angelo Pompeo, was an Italian emigrant, born in Avellino. Ellen's paternal grandmother was of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry, and Ellen's mother's family is also of Irish origin. See more »

Nickname:

The Pencil See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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