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Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Highest Rated: 63% Moonlight Mile (2002)

Lowest Rated: 60% Old School (2003)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1969

Birthplace: Everett, Massachusetts, USA

An effervescent, quirky actress, Ellen Pompeo began her career working in commercials and episodic television guest spots before she hit the showbiz lottery by landing the lead role on the mega-hit television series, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ). Before finding fame as on the small screen, Pompeo landed her first role alongside Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon in a major feature film, "Moonlight Mile" (2002). This led to a small part in Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a more prominent turn in the Todd Phillips directed comedy, "Old School" (2003). Although the latter film raised her profile in Hollywood, artistically satisfying projects were still not presenting themselves. That all changed when Pompeo was offered the title role of Meredith Grey on the medical melodrama, "Grey's Anatomy" in 2005. As a surgical intern at a Seattle hospital struggling to navigate her intense professional and romantic life, Pompeo's emotionally honest performance won over viewers, catapulting her to TV stardom seemingly overnight. The show became a ratings bonanza, garnering Pompeo an impressive fan base and positioning her to enjoy a respectable career in film and on television for years to come.

Highest rated movies

63% Moonlight Mile
60% Old School

Photos

Ellen Pompeo at arrivals for Women In Film 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara, Lancome and Lexus, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA June 13, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo at arrivals for GREY''S ANATOMY at 34th Annual Paleyfest Los Angeles, Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, CA March 19, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo at arrivals for Grand Opening Of Beauty & Essex, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV May 14, 2016. Photo By: MORA/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo (wearing an Elie Saab jumpsuit) at arrivals for 41st Annual The People's Choice Awards 2015 - Arrivals, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA January 7, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo in the press room for 41st Annual The People's Choice Awards 2015 - Press Room, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA January 7, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo (wearing a Lanvin coat) at arrivals for 27 DRESSES Premiere, Mann's Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, January 07, 2008. Photo by: Adam Orchon/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo (wearing a Lanvin coat) at arrivals for 27 DRESSES Premiere, Mann's Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, January 07, 2008. Photo by: Adam Orchon/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo in the press room for 41st Annual The People''s Choice Awards 2015 - Press Room, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA January 7, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo (wearing a Lanvin coat and YSL shoes) at arrivals for 27 DRESSES Premiere, Mann's Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, January 07, 2008. Photo by: Adam Orchon/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo (wearing a Lanvin coat and YSL shoes) at arrivals for 27 DRESSES Premiere, Mann's Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, January 07, 2008. Photo by: Adam Orchon/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo at arrivals for ARRIVALS - The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2007. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection Ellen Pompeo (wearing a Michael Kors dress) at arrivals for ARRIVALS - The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2007. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection Sarah Drew, Kelly McCreary Ellen Pompeo, Camilla Luddington in the press room for 41st Annual The People''s Choice Awards 2015 - Press Room, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA January 7, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo, 'It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)', Season 12, Ep. #19, 04/14/2016, ©ABC Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo (L), Patrick Dempsey (R), 'Perfect Storm', Season 9, Ep. #24, 05/16/2013, ©ABC ART HEIST, Ellen Pompeo, William Baldwin, 2004, ©Sony Pictures MOONLIGHT MILE, Ellen Pompeo, 2002, (c) Walt Disney MOONLIGHT MILE, Ellen Pompeo, Jake Gyllenhaal, 2002, (c) Walt Disney The View, Jenny McCarthy (L), Ellen Pompeo (R), 08/11/1997, ©ABC Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo, 'The Sound of Silence', Season 12, Ep. #9, 02/11/2016, ©ABC

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 39% Life of the Party Phoebe (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 20% Art Heist Sandra Walker (Character) - 2004
60% 86% Old School Nicole (Character) $74.6M 2003
No Score Yet 54% Undermind Flynn (Character) - 2003
63% 66% Moonlight Mile Bertie Knox (Character) $6.8M 2002
No Score Yet 54% In the Weeds Martha (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Dr. Meredith Grey (Voice),
Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director
2005-2024
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019 2023
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010-2011 2013-2014 2016 2018-2021
No Score Yet 93% Station 19 Dr. Meredith Grey (Guest Star) 2018 2020
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2013 2017 2020
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet 55% RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 25% Repeat After Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
33% No Score Yet The Marriage Ref Contestant 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
78% 93% Friends Missy Goldberg (Guest Star) 2004
100% No Score Yet The Job Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2000