After booking a L’Oreal ad, Pompeo made her TV debut in NBC’s Law & Order. She went on to guest star in other TV shows, including Strangers with Candy, Strong Medicine, and Friends. Her film debut was in the 1999 romantic comedy Coming Soon. After a string of minor roles, the actor gained recognition for her role in Moonlight Mile — before getting cast on Grey’s Anatomy, which has been airing since 2005.
Ellen Pompeo has been among the world’s highest paid actors since 2017. She has snagged a Screen Actors Guild Award and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award, among other accolades.
- Full name: Ellen Kathleen Pompeo
- Birthday: Nov. 10, 1969
- Height: 5 feet 7 inches
- Hometown: Everett, Massachusetts
- Net worth: $80 million
- Relationship status: Married to Chris Ivery
- Kids: Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery, Sienna May Pompeo Ivery, and Eli Christopher Pompeo Ivery
- Fun facts: She appeared in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video; Pompeo has five older siblings; she was discovered by her agent at a bar.