Ellen Pompeo Biography
Name - Ellen Pompeo
Date of Birth - 10 November 1969
Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Nickname - The Pencil
Height - 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Ellen Pompeo photo gallery
Ellen Pompeo made her major studio screen debut in Brad Silberling's Moonlight Mile (2002), starring alongside Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman and Jake Gyllenhaal. She received outstanding reviews for her portrayal of an outspoken young woman carrying a silent burden that's breaking her heart.
A native of Boston, Pompeo starred opposite Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell in the wildly successful Old School (2003) and, before that, in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
Prior to Moonlight Mile (2002), Pompeo starred in several independent features, including In the Weeds (2000) and Coming Soon (1999), and she can also be seen in the upcoming Life of the Party (2005).
More information on Ellen Pompeo
Is a native of Boston.
Had another scene in Daredevil (2003) as Matt Murdock's (Ben Affleck) secretary Karen Page, but it was deleted from the theatrical version of the film.
Before "Grey's Anatomy" (2005), she auditioned for a television pilot called "Secret Service". That show was not picked up by any television network.
She is the youngest of 6 - she has 5 siblings who are all at least 8 years older than her. One of them is Maureen Pompeo.
Suffers from asthma.
Her mother died when she was only 4 years old. Her father is Joseph Pompeo, a salesman.
Engaged to music producer Chris Ivery [November 13, 2006]. After they started dating three years ago, they learned that they both grew up in Boston, 10 miles from each other.
Had a part in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), which was deleted from the final cut.
She's engaged to music producer Christopher Ivery.
Personal quotes from Ellen Pompeo
"It was the best thing that happened to me all week - to say the very least...I was so flattered. I thanked him and told him how much I hoped we would have a chance to work together one day." - talking about when she was complimented by actor Jake Gyllenhaal shortly after arriving in Hollywood. Just three weeks later, she was working with him on Moonlight Mile (2002)!!
On her character Meredith Grey - 'She's smart enough to make her way through medical school but she can't figure out that she can't sleep with strangers all the time.'
Ellen Pompeo Filmography
"Grey's Anatomy" .... Dr. Meredith Grey (61 episodes, 2005-2007)
- Didn't We Almost Have It All? (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Meredith Grey
- Testing 1-2-3 (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Meredith Grey
- The Other Side of This Life: Part 1 (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Meredith Grey
- The Other Side of This Life: Part 2 (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Meredith Grey
- Desire (2007) TV Episode .... Dr. Meredith Grey
Life of the Party (2005) .... Phoebe Elgin
Art Heist (2004) .... Sandra Walker
... aka Golpe maestro (Spain)
"Friends" .... Missy Goldberg (1 episode, 2004)
- The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) TV Episode .... Missy Goldberg
Nobody's Perfect (2004) .... Veronica
Undermind (2003) .... Flynn
Old School (2003) .... Nicole
Daredevil (2003) .... Karen Page
... aka Daredevil: A Daring New Vision (USA: director's cut (DVD title))
Catch Me If You Can (2002) .... Marci
Moonlight Mile (2002) .... Bertie Knox
"The Job" .... Sue (1 episode, 2001)
- Anger (2001) TV Episode .... Sue
"Strong Medicine" .... Quincy Dunne (1 episode, 2001)
- Wednesday Night Fever (2001) TV Episode .... Quincy Dunne
In the Weeds (2000) .... Martha
"Get Real" .... Nina Adler (1 episode, 2000)
- History Lessons (2000) TV Episode .... Nina Adler
"Law & Order" .... Jenna Weber / ... (2 episodes, 1996-2000)
... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
- Fools for Love (2000) TV Episode .... Laura Kendrick
- Savior (1996) TV Episode .... Jenna Weber
Eventual Wife (2000) .... Beth
"Strangers with Candy" .... Lizzie Abrams (1 episode, 1999)
- Feather in the Storm (1999) TV Episode .... Lizzie Abrams
Coming Soon (1999) .... Upset Girl
8 1/2 x 11 (1999) .... Human Resources Woman
"Grey's Anatomy" (special thanks) (1 episode, 2006)
- Straight to the Heart (2006) TV Episode (special thanks)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (special thanks)
Moonlight Mile: A Journey to Screen (2002) (TV) (special thanks)