Ellen Pompeo

Inside Biography

Ellen Pompeo is an actress and producer most notable to the audiences for her portrayal of Dr. Meredith Grey in the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She has signed a $20 million annual contract with the American Broadcasting Company in late 2017 becoming one of the highest paid television actors of the year.

Ellen Pompeo has been actively involved in the acting fraternity ever since 1995. She appears on screen with the same effortless beauty and cool endeavor that she is so well known for. She has also been known for her endeavors in Coming Soon, Law and Order and Moonlight Mile.

Ellen Pompeo's net worth is $40 million at present. Her salary in 2018 is $20 million. She was honored on October 13, 2007, by the National Italian American Foundation for her achievement in entertainment at a black-tie gala in Washington, D.C.

Early Life Of Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo was born on the 10th of November 1969 in Everett, Ma s sachusetts. She is the daughter of Kathleen B. Pompeo (née O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo. Her father was of Italian, English, and Irish descent, while her mother was of Irish ancestry

She grew up in a Catholic community. When Ellen was five,  Her mother died of a painkiller overdose, and her father died on September 1, 2012.

In 2006, Pompeo told Allure "I think having my mother die at such a very young age – when she was 33 – I appreciate life so much."

She has five older siblings: three sisters(Maureen, Kathleen, and Suzanne) and two brothers(Joey and Dean).

Pompeo worked as a barmaid in Miami in her early days. At the time, she started dating fashion photographer Andrew Rosenthal. They moved to New York City in 1995 where she was approached by a casting director to appear in various ads for Citibank and L'Oreal.

Ellen Pompeo's Career

Ellen Pompeo started her work with several commercials and small films before finding a role in the NBC legal police drama Law and Order. She then appeared in the film debut for Coming Soon which made her noticed to her fans.

She was then called upon to guest star in Strangers with Candy, Friends, and Strong Medicine. She was then cast in the main role of Moonlight Mile and then played roles in the films like Daredevil and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. She has five siblings.

Ellen Pompeo has been known best for her portrayal of her major role of Meredith Grey in the series of the ABC Grey’s Anatomy. For this role, she has won several awards. She has also had some stints as a producer which she is well known about.

Ellen Pompeo's Net Worth, Salary, And Social Media Involvement

Ellen Pompeo's net worth is $40 million at present. She has earned a huge amount of salary from her career. Her salary in 2018 is $20 million as per the online sources. 

Her endeavors in Grey’s Anatomy has basically led her to attain such a huge amount of money. She has a yearly salary that ranges in a million dollars and has been hugely appreciated for the acting skills she has portrayed and the changes she has brought to the people of the industry.

Ellen Pompeo can be followed on social networking sites and is hugely liked and respected by her fans around the world.

Ellen Pompeo's Awards And Achievements

Ellen Pompeo has been nominated for several awards and has won many awards in her career. Some of her notable honors are listed below:

Year Association Category Result Work
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV-Breakout Female Nominated Grey's Anatomy
2006 Satellite Awards Best Ensemble in Television Won Grey's Anatomy
2007 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Doctor  Nominated  Grey's Anatomy
2013 People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actress Won  Grey's Anatomy

Ellen Pompeo's Personal Life

Ellen Pompeo's personal life details are well-known factors of her life. She is a married person and has been married to her husband Chris Ivery. They met at a grocery store in Los Angeles in 2003. They began dating and got married in the year 2007 and the relationship of the couple has been getting along pretty well ever since.

The wedding took place among friends and family. She has two children with him. Their first child is Stell and she was born in 2009. Their second daughter is named Sienna and she was born in the year 2014 with help from a surrogate mother.  The entire family is doing pretty well as of now.

by Bchrome, 26 Oct, 2016

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