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American actress


Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is known for playing the title role of Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Ellen Pompeo Info

Birth nameEllen Kathleen Pompeo
Date of BirthNovember 10, 1969
Place of BirthEverett, Massachusetts, United States
Spouse (s)Chris Ivery (2007–present)
ChildrenStella Luna
Years active1996–present
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 It is challenging. I have my days where I feel really guilty that I've been here every day if I have to work a lot. But... I am so lucky to live in a country where a girl like me can make this kind of living, achieve her dreams and reach her goals. And I don't think anywhere else in the world can girls have the freedom that we do here to have these amazing careers and be mothers. 
— Ellen Pompeo finds juggling career and parenting challenging / February 18, 2012
 A lot of people couldn't understand why I wouldn't take my maternity leave. I felt like I needed to work while I had this opportunity. The writers and producers were really gracious and wrote my scenes so I could preshoot them. 
— Ellen Pompeo on taking only four months of maternity leave / March 17, 2010
 I got pregnant and I was like, ‘Oh God, it worked! Oh, no!' Will I know how to do everything right? Of course, nobody does everything right, but as long as your baby is the priority, that's the best you can do. 
— Ellen Pompeo on taking only four months of maternity leave / March 17, 2010
 [Chris] loves dressing her up like him. He's like, 'Everybody look - we look-alike!' So he goes out and buys her clothes that look like his clothes. 
— Ellen Pompeo on her husband, record producer Chris Ivery dressing her new born baby like him / February 04, 2010
 I have an amazing baby nurse, I couldn't do it without her. 
— Ellen Pompeo / February 04, 2010

 It's a huge lifestyle change, and I take that very seriously, [Chris and I] enjoy our life so much. We go to Europe and sleep in. So when I have the baby, I won't feel like we've missed any fun, reckless times together, like staying up all night drinking champagne and having sex until five in the morning and not having to get up until two in the afternoon. 
— Ellen Pompeo On motherhood / 2008