Ellen Pompeo Biography

Updated On Dec 26, 2017 Published On Nov 20, 2015
Facts of Ellen Pompeo
Date of Birth: 1969 , November-10
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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In 2003, Ellen began dating Chris Ivery. Chris Ivery is a music producer. The couple dated for a long time and they married on 9th November 2007 and as a loving spouse, they welcomed two children. There is no any sign of them getting divorced.

Before she began her acting career, Ellen used to serve cocktails in Miami and that time, she met fashion photographer Andrew Rosenthal and they began their love affairs since then. Two years later, she moved to New York City and since then she has been actively involved in acting.

Her first acting role was in commercials and small independent films in 1996; she finally won her first television debut from the television series, Law & Order. She gained popularity as an actress after appearing in the movie, Moonlight Mile.

For her role in the Grey's Anatomy, she earned the salary of $350,000 per episode in 2012. Her present net worth is around $30 million.

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Born in Everett, Massachusetts

November 10 , 1969

Born as Ellen Kathleen Pompeo in Everett, Massachusetts, United States of America to Kathleen B. (née O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, Ellen was raised in the upper middle class family. She is an American and is of Italian, English, and Irish descent.

Her mother died

1975

Ellen Pompeo mother was Kathleen B. (née O'Keefe) and she was of Irish descent. Kathleen B. (née O'Keefe) was a normal house wife and she was also the patient of some disease. Due to heavy use of painkiller, she left this world when Ellen was just five. 

Began dating Andrew Rosenthal

1995

After the completion of her education, she began working in some clubs in Miami. She began serving cocktails and during that time, she met her first love Andrew Rosenthal. Andrew Rosenthal is a fashion photographer and they began their love affairs since then. 

Began her acting career

1996

After serving cocktails in Miami for about two years, she she moved to New York City and since then she has been actively involved in acting. Her first acting role was in commercials and small independent films and in 1996; she finally won her first television debut from the television series, Law & Order. 

Feature film debut

1999

After she made her television appearance in the television series, Law & Order, then she guest appeared in several television series. Finally in 1999, she won her first feature film role and that was in the movie, Coming Soon. 

Appeared in Grey's Anatomy

2005

 She gained popularity as an actress after appearing in the movie, Moonlight Mile. She also made big break in her life after she began appearing in the television series, Grey's Anatomy. She has been playing the role of Dr. Meredith Grey since 2005. 

Began dating Chris Ivery

2003

It seems like her love life with fashion photographer Andrew Rosenthal came to an end after she moved to New York City to begin her acting career. Since 2003, Ellen began dating Chris Ivery. Chris Ivery is a music producer.  

Married to Chris Ivery

November 9 , 2007

After being in love with Chris Ivery for about four years, she decided to make this love life even stronger and they announced their wedding in 2007. These love affairs finally entered into the married life on 9th of November 2007. 

First child, Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery

September 15 , 2009

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2009. She and her husband, Chris Ivery welcomed their first child together on 15th of September and it was a daughter named, Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery. Stella was in good health when she was born. 

Second child, Sienna May Pompeo Ivery

2014

She also became mother for the second time in her life and that time it was via a surrogate mother. She and her husband, Chris Ivery became parents for the second time in their life in August 2014 and that time it was also a baby girl named Sienna May Pompeo Ivery. 

Won People's Choice Awards, USA

2013

People's Choice Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor for everyone in the film industry to be honored with this award. She has also been honored with this award and that was in 2013 and 2015.

Won Satellite Awards

2006

In 2006, she got her first nomination in Satellite Awards and that was from her role in the television series, Grey's Anatomy. At the end of this award ceremony, she was honored with this award for Best Ensemble, Television. 

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

2007

Till now, she has been nominated in the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three different time and all those three times she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She has won this award once and that was in 2007.