Ellen Pompeo Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Children, Net Worth, and Now

Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, director, and producer best known for her role in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

Ellen Pompeo Biography

Ellen Pompeo (Ellen Kathleen Pompeo) is an American actress, director, and producer best known for her role in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

Ellen Pompeo Career

Pompeo worked as a barmaid in Miami when she started dating fashion photographer Andrew Rosenthal. They both moved to New York City in 1995 where she was approached by a casting director to appear in various ads for Citibank and L’Oreal.

Ellen’s early work included adverts and small independent films. Pompeo made her television debut in 1996 by guest-starring in the NBC legal police drama, Law & Order. She made her feature film debut in 1999 in Coming Soon, playing a small part. She made her second appearance in 200o in Law & Order, and then guest-starred on Strangers with Candy, Friends, and Strong Medicine. She then moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and participated in the movie Mambo Café with Thalía.

In 2002, she was selected by director Brad Silberling for a lead role in his film Moonlight Mile, playing Jake Gyllenhaal’s character’s sympathetic love interest. Jeff Vice of Deseret News while praising the cast made note of her “extremely appealing” performance. Pompeo’s performance was also considered worthy of an Academy Award by other commentators.

In the same year, she appeared in the biographical crime drama film Catch Me If You Can. In 2003, she appeared in Old School as Luke Wilson’s love interest. She played the role of Karen Page, in 2003, Mark Steven Johnson Marvel Entertainment film Daredevil, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 2004, Pompeo portrayed Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Naomi, in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Although her scenes were cut from that film, Pompeo felt grateful that director Michel Gondry selected her for his film.

Her other notable film roles include the superhero film Daredevil (2003), the comedy Old School (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy-drama Life of the Party (2005). In addition to her acting career, Pompeo has directed two episodes for Grey’s Anatomy and also founded a production company, Calamity Jane.

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Pompeo along with Shonda Rhimes, and the leads of Rhimes’ ABC Thursday line-up shows How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Viola Davis, and Kerry Washington appeared in an ad campaign for the 2016 US election supporting Hillary Clinton, comparing her to the protagonists of those series.

Ellen Pompeo Age

Ellen is 52 years old. She was born on November 10, 1969, in Everett, Massachusetts, United States.

Ellen Pompeo Height

She stands at a height of  5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.

Ellen Pompeo Measurements

  • Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
  • Weight: 57 kg (126 pounds)
  • Bra Size: 34B
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)
  • Dress Size: 6 (US) or 36 (EU)
  • Body Measurements: 36-26-36

Ellen Pompeo Family

She is the daughter of Joseph E. Pompeo and Kathleen B. Pompeo (née O’Keefe). Her father was of Italian, English, and Irish descent, while her mother was of Irish ancestry. Pompeo was raised as a Catholic. Pompeo has five older siblings. She has three sisters; Maureen, Kathleen, and Suzanne, and two brothers Joey and Dean.

Pompeo’s mother died of a painkiller overdose when Ellen was five, and her father remarried soon after; he later 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.”

Ellen Pompeo Husband

Pompeo is married to Chris Ivery and has three children. She met Chris Ivery in a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003 and began dating six months later. They got married in 2007, with the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as the legal witness to the ceremony.

Ellen Pompeo Children/Kids

In 2009 was when Pompeo gave birth to her first child, daughter Stella Luna. In 2014, she welcomed daughter Sienna May with the help of a gestational surrogate. On December 29, 2016, it was announced that Pompeo and Chris Ivery had welcomed their third child, a boy named Eli Christopher.

Ellen Pompeo Friends

Pompeo played Missy Goldberg during Season 10 of Friends after making a debut on Grey’s Anatomy. In the episode titled “The One Where the Stripper Cries,” her character is portrayed as the sexy, former college classmate on who both Chandler and Ross had a crush on. The two besties made a pact not to fight over Missy, but Chandler actually made out with her in secret.

Ellen Pompeo Grey’s Anatomy

In 2005, Pompeo landed her first major role on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes, and has played the title character and series’ protagonist, Meredith Grey, a surgical intern at the fictional Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital since the show’s pilot episode.

In 2011, Pompeo signed a new contract for Grey’s Anatomy that increased her salary to US$200,000 per episode; she was subsequently named the eighth highest-paid TV actress in 2012, earning $9 million. The contract would have her involved with the show until its 12th season.

In 2013 under her renewed deal, Pompeo earned $350,000 per episode, with additional payment from syndication. In 2015, she was ranked fourth in the list of highest-paid television actresses again, in the Forbes list, with the earnings of $11.5 million. Her contract with the company expired again at the end of the twelfth season along with the other original cast members, and she signed a new one with an increased paycheque. Pompeo held on the fourth spot in Forbes’ list in 2016, bringing in $14 million, a 32% increase in the earnings from 2015.

With the increasing popularity of the show, Pompeo garnered a worldwide reputation among television viewers. Her performance on the series has garnered her five People’s Choice Award nominations, with three wins. At the 37th People’s Choice Awards, Pompeo was nominated against Dempsey and Oh in the Favorite TV Doctor category, and in the following year, she garnered a nomination in the Favorite TV Drama Actress category, an award that she has won thrice at the 39th, 41st and the 42nd People’s Choice Awards.

She has also been nominated for several other awards for her performances in the show. In 2006, Pompeo and the Grey’s Anatomy cast won Best Ensemble in a Television Series at the 2006 Satellite Awards. During the 2007 ceremony, she was named Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.

At the 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards, Pompeo was among the Grey’s Anatomy cast members awarded the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series accolade, and received nominations in the same category in 2006 and 2008.

She received the Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series nomination at the 64th Golden Globe Awards and the program won Best Drama Series at the same ceremony.

In 2007, Pompeo and the female cast and crew of Grey’s Anatomy received the Women in Film Lucy Award, which honors those “whose work in television has positively influenced attitudes toward women.” In the same year, show-business awards reporter Tom O’Neil commented that Pompeo was overdue for an Emmy Award nomination for her role in Grey’s Anatomy.

In January 2018, Pompeo renewed her contract for Grey’s Anatomy, agreeing for two more seasons; she became the highest-paid actress in a television drama series, earning more than $20 million a year with the new deal. Pompeo receives a sum of $575,000 per episode under her new contract and was promoted to the rank of producer for the series, which was estimated to earn her a separate $6 million to $7 million annually.

She was also listed as co-producer for the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff titled “Station 19” and received office space for her production company, Calamity Jane at Walt Disney Studios.

Ellen Pompeo Anorexia

Pompeo suffers from several allergies and asthma. Pompeo and her husband own two toy poodles because they don’t shed: “I have asthma, so those are the only kinds of dogs I can have.” She follows a healthy lifestyle, meditates twice a day for 20 minutes each, and does so inside her trailer in between takes as well.

She heavily criticized media reports suggesting that she suffered from an eating disorder, calling the media irresponsible for promoting such rumors.

In a 2007 issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Pompeo said that she was worried about the young girls who look up to her: “I don’t want them to think I starve myself or don’t eat, and that to be like me that’s what they have to do.” In 2018, she told People that she and her family had adopted a vegan diet.

Ellen Pompeo Movies And Tv Shows

Ellen Pompeo Movies | Ellen Pompeo Film

Year

Title

Role

1995
Do You Have the Time
Woman
1999
8 ½ x 11
Human Resources Woman
1999
Coming Soon
Upset Girl
2000
Eventual Wife
Beth
2000
In the Weeds
Martha
2000
Mambo Café
Stacy
2002
Moonlight Mile
Bertie Knox
2002
Catch Me If You Can
Marci
2003
Old School
Nicole
2003
Daredevil
Karen Page
2003
Undermind
Flynn
2004
Nobody’s Perfect
Veronica
2004
Art Heist
Sandra Walker
2004
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Naomi
2005
Life of the Party
Phoebe Elgin

Ellen Pompeo Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1996–00
Law & Order
Jenna Weber / Laura Kendrick
Episodes: “Savior” and “Fools for Love”
1999
Strangers with Candy
Lizzie Abrams
Episode: “Feather in the Storm”
2000
Get Real
Nina Adler
Episode: “History Lessons”
2001
The Job
Sue
Episode: “Anger”
2001
Strong Medicine
Quincy Dunne
Episode: “Wednesday Night Fever”
2004
Friends
Missy Goldberg
Episode: “The One Where the Stripper Cries”
2005–present
Grey’s Anatomy
Dr. Meredith Grey
323 episodes
Lead role
2015
Repeat After Me
Herself
Episode 8
2017
Doc McStuffins
Willow (voice)
Episode: “Toy Hospital: Camille Gets Over the Hump/Willow’s Wonky Whiskers”
2018
Station 19
Dr. Meredith Grey
Episode: “Stuck”
2018
RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars
Herself
Guest Judge (season 4)

 

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