Why Famous: Ellen Pompeo is one of the highest paid actresses on American television, having starred in the hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" since 2005.
Pompeo originally planned to be a film actress and earned critical acclaim in the 2002 film "Moonlight Mile" before being cast in the Shonda Rhimes created series opposite Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and an ensemble cast.
Pompeo has directed two episodes of the series and became a co-executive producer in 2018.
- 2007-11-09 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in NYC, New York
- 2005-03-27 TV medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" created by Shonda Rhimes starring Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh debuts on ABC
- 2013-01-10 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)