Ellen Pompeo: News

There are not many doctors who have caught the imagination of patients all over the world like Dr. Meredith Grey. She has fascinated everyone with her growth from a surgical intern to a resident at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital (formerly known as Seattle Grace Hospital). One might ask, what/who makes Dr. Grey that special? Ellen Pompeo. Why? Because she is the one who brought Dr. Meredith Grey to life on a screen. Born on November 10, 1969, in Everett, Massachusetts, Pompeo was the youngest of five children. Her journey as an actress began in New York City in 1995 after an agent spotted her. An ad campaign for L'Oreal was her first assignment. In 1996, she made her television debut in an episode of ‘Law & Order.’ Three years later, she made her feature film debut with ‘Coming Soon’ in 1999. Pompeo’s first lead role was in the film ‘Moonlight Mile’ (2002). Despite the film being a commercial failure, her performance was considered Academy Award-worthy by many. In 2005, she was cast as Dr. Meredith Grey in Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ The show that was renewed for its 18th season in 2021 made her one of the best-paid actors in Hollywood. Pompeo has won various accolades for her portrayal of Dr. Grey. She shared a Screen Actors Guild Awards with the cast of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2007. She also has three People's Choice Awards to her name (2013, 2015, and 2020).

03 Apr 2024

Grey's Anatomy

'Grey's Anatomy' renewed for historic Season 21!

Grey's Anatomy fans, rejoice!

24 Feb 2023

Grey's Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo's Meredith finally bid goodbye to 'Grey's Anatomy'

All good things come to an end and after nearly two decades, Ellen Pompeo's role as Meredith Grey saw a conclusion. She essayed the role for 19 seasons and has gone through the entire gamut of her character.

19 Nov 2022

Grey's Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo bids adieu to 'Grey's Anatomy's Meredith Grey

In an unexpected turn of events, Ellen Pompeo announced her departure from Grey's Anatomy in January.

02 Dec 2020


'Juno' star announces he's transgender Elliot Page, Hollywood lends support

The Juno actor, who hogged headlines for playing a teenager tackling an accidental pregnancy and got an Oscar nomination for the performance, has come out as transgender.

22 Sep 2020

Ellen DeGeneres

'Ellen DeGeneres' Season 18 starts, host addresses toxicity allegations

Celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres started the 18th season of her famous and controversial talk-show The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a monologue and renewed vigor.

09 Sep 2020


'Grey's Anatomy' shooting resumes; Ellen Pompeo thanks healthcare-workers

Grey's Anatomy is back to ABC Prospect Studios to shoot its 17th season, which is heavily focused on the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

01 Sep 2020


Executive producer Lassner speaks on 'Ellen' controversy in cryptic video

Ellen DeGeneres is having a hard time, and hard times call for cryptic tones that make you sound melancholic, yet reveal nothing crucial about your thoughts.

19 Aug 2020

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres fires 3 executive producers accused of sexual harassment

Ellen DeGeneres has finally stood up to the pride of her show.

04 Aug 2020


'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to continue, celeb-host 'isn't giving up'

Ellen DeGeneres isn't quitting her show, producers in a meeting with other staff members recently clarified.