Ellen Pompeo

Born Nov 10, 1969

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an American actress, known for playing the series protagonist, Meredith Grey, on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2011, she was named the ninth highest paid television actress, earning $7 million. In 2012, she was named the eighth highest paid television actress, earning $9 million. She has extended her contract for two more years which would have her involved with the show until the 10th season.… Read More

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1969 Birth Ellen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, on November 10, 1969, the daughter of Kathleen B. (née O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo. … Read More


1995 25 Years Old …  Together, they moved to New York City in 1995 where she was approached by a casting director to appear in commercials for Citibank and L'Oreal.
1996 26 Years Old Pompeo’s early work included commercials and small independent films. Pompeo made her television debut in 1996 by guest-starring in the NBC legal police drama, Law & Order. … Read More
1999 29 Years Old Pompeo made her feature film debut in 1999 with the romantic comedy Coming Soon, and went on to play minor roles in films like In the Weeds and Mambo Café but found little success initially. … Read More


2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 32 Years Old 1 More Event
A turning point came in 2002, when Pompeo was selected by director Brad Silberling for a lead role in his film Moonlight Mile, playing Jake Gyllenhaal's character's sympathetic love interest.
2003 33 Years Old 1 More Event
She played the role of Karen Page, in the 2003, Mark Steven Johnson Marvel Entertainment film Daredevil, based on the Marvel Comics character.
2005 35 Years Old Pompeo landed her first major role in 2005 on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Pompeo has been nominated for multiple awards for her performances in Grey's Anatomy. She and the Grey's Anatomy cast won Best Ensemble in a Television Series at the 2006 Satellite Awards. … Read More
Pompeo married producer Chris Ivery in 2007 and the couple have two children together.
2009 39 Years Old In 2009, Pompeo gave birth to her first child a daughter Stella In 2014, welcomed another daughter, Sienna, with the help of a surrogate mother. … Read More


2012 42 Years Old Her mother died of a painkiller overdose when Ellen was five, and her father remarried soon after; he died on September 1, 2012. in 2006, Pompeo told Allure "I think having my mother die at such a very young age – when she was 33 – I appreciate life so much."
2014 44 Years Old In September 2014, Pompeo announced that she will not be acting after Grey's Anatomy ends its run. … Read More
2015 45 Years Old In October 2015, it was announced that Pompeo was developing the Spanish thriller Motivos Personales with London-based company, New Media Vision.
2016 46 Years Old 1 More Event
She held on the fourth spot in Forbes list in 2016, bringing in $14 million, a 32% increase in the earnings from 2015.
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