November 10, 1969
51 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
36-26-36 in | 91.5-66-91.5 cm
57 kg | 126 lbs
9 US | 39.5 EU
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., on November 10, 1969, is an American actress.
Young Ellen Pompeo first started her career as a model in adverts.
She was discovered while working at SoHo Bar & Grill, in New York City (1995).
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film Coming Soon (1999) in role as Upset Girl.
She got her television debut in NBC police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order (1996) in episode "Savior", in role as Jenna Weber.
Her breakthrough performance came as Bertie Knox in romantic drama movie Moonlight Mile (2002).
She landed her directorial debut with a Grey's Anatomy episode "Be Still, My Soul", in thirteenth season.
Life of the Party (2005) comedy drama in role as Phoebe Elgin, opposite Eion Bailey and Clifton Collins Jr.
Catch Me If You Can (2002) biographical crime opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken
Old School (2003) comedy with Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell
Daredevil (2003) superhero opposite Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell
Undermind (2003) psychological thriller with Sam Trammell, Erik Jensen and Susan May Pratt
Art Heist (2004) action thriller opposite William Baldwin and Abel Folk
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey in ABC medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy (2005- ) also she won three People's Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress.
She guest starred as Missy Goldberg in NBC sitcom Friends (2004) in episode "The One Where the Stripper Cries".
She voiced Willow in animated children's television series Doc McStuffins (2017) in episode "Toy Hospital: Camille Gets Over the Hump/Willow's Wonky Whiskers".
She was guest judge in reality competition television series RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (2019) in season 4.
Has three older sisters: Maureen, Kathleen, Suzanne and two older brothers, Joey and Dean.
Has Italian, English and Irish ancestry.
Featured in music video for Taylor Swift "Bad Blood" (2015).
Launched her own production company, Calamity Jane in 2011.
She won the National Italian American Foundation Special Achievement in Entertaining in 2007.
She won the GLSEN Respect Award for LGBTQ Community's Supporter in 2018.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and New York, United States.
She married Chris Ivery in 2007, they have two daughters and a son.