American actress, Ellen Pompeo is best known for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey on the television series Grey’s Anatomy. The character won her a Golden Globe Award nomination for the category of Best Actress - Television Series Drama in 2007. Also, she received positive reviews for her acting in the romantic drama and other roles on notable movies, like Catch Me If You Can, Daredevil and Life of the Party.
Ellen Pompeo was born as Ellen Kathleen Pompeo on 10 November 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts, USA. She is American by nationality belongs to mixed (Italian, Irish, English) ethnic group.
She is the daughter of Kathleen B. (mother) and Joseph E. Pompeo (father). Unfortunately, when Ellen was five years old, her mother died of a painkiller overdose and her father died on 1 September 2012, in 2006.
Ellen was raised along with her five older siblings: three sisters Maureen Pompeo, Kathleen Pompeo, Suzanne Pompeo and two brothers Joey Pompeo and Dean Pompeo in Roman Catholic.
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Actress, Ellen is a happily married woman. She tied a knot to her longtime boyfriend turned husband Chris Ivery. The couple met each other in a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003 and began dating.
After dating for several years, the couple shared those vows of togetherness in 2007, with then New York City.
Ellen Pompeo with her husband Chris Ivery
In 2009, the husband and wife shared their first child, daughter Stella. In 2014, she welcomed their second child Sienna with the help of a surrogate mother. On December 29, 2016, it was announced that they had welcomed their third child, Eli Christopher.
Pompeo suffers from different allergies and asthma. So, she follows a healthy lifestyle, meditates twice a day for 20 minutes each.
Till date, Ellen is living happily with her husband and her blessing children.
The American actress has an estimated net worth of $40 million, as of 2019. She has collected a huge sum of money from her career as an actress. Her worth can be compared to other stars like Graham McTavish, Brian Williams & Devon Aoki.
In addition, she has negotiated an annual salary of $20 million for her role as Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy. Also, she makes $575,000 per episode on the award-winning hospital drama.
In addition, she bought a house in 1930s Los Angeles.
She made her first screen debut in Brad Silverling’s Moonlight Mile in 2002, starring alongside Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Also, she has starred in several independent features, like In The Weeds(2000) and Coming Soon (1999), and Life of the Party (2005).
Since 2005, she has played Dr. Meredith Grey on the TV series Grey’s Anatomy.
Besides, she has won Satellite Award and Teen Choice Award in addition to earning numerous other award nominations.
American actress, Ellen Pompeo is best known for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey on the television series Grey’s Anatomy.
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She gets $575,000 per episode and a seven-figure signing bonus.