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Ellen Pompeo: Journey of Television’s Most Beloved Actresses

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is a popular American actress and producer who was born in the year 1969 on the 10th of November. She is considered as one of the highest-paid actresses around the globe since 2017; Ellen Pompeo has made numerous appearances in the year-end lists of Forbes. The accolades that are received by her are Screen Actors Guild Award which also includes the nominations for the most named award, a Golden Globe Award.

Ellen was born in Massachusetts, Everett. Ellen later moved to 2 different places, including New York City and Miami. Pompeo was seen by a popular casting director who was discovered by her and managed to sign for L’Oreal for an ad campaign. Ellen Pompeo completed her debut on-screen with legal drama Law & Order of NBC, also seen in television shows as a guest-starred, which include the medical drama Strong Medicine, Strangers with Candy, and the sitcom Friends.

Stepping in Hollywood

Ellen Pompeo made her feature movie debut in the year 1999 with the romantic comedy named Coming Soon and was also seen in movies where she did minor roles, including In the Weeds and Mambo Café but managed to find initial success. In 2002, a turning point came in Ellen’s acting career, when she managed to gain wide recognition across the world for her impressive starring role in the drama named Moonlight Mile by Brad Silberling.

Ellen has then cast in the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy premiered on ABC, which helped her a lot in gaining global recognition for her wonderful portrayal of the titled character named Dr. Meredith Grey. The role on the longest-running series accumulated her to win the Guild Award for Screen Actors. The role became widely popular, which made Ellen one of the most renowned stars in the television industry. 

Pompeo was later marked as on rank 4th in the year 2016 by Forbes as the highest-paid television actress, who made earnings of around 14.9 million dollars. By 2018, Ellen became the fifth highest-paid actress around the world with the earing of all most 23.6 million dollars. 

Movies by Ellen Pompeo

Let’s find out how many movies she did and in which year Do You Have the Time as Woman in 1995, 8 ½ x 11 as Human Resources Woman and Coming Soon as Upset Girl in 1999, Eventual Wife as Beth, Mambo Café as Stacy, and In the Weeds as Martha in 2000, Catch Me If You Can as Marci, and Moonlight Mile as Bertie Knox in 2002, Old School as Nicole, Undermind as Flynn, and Daredevil as Karen Page in 2003, Nobody’s Perfect as Veronica, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as Naomi, and Art Heist as Sandra Walker in 2004, Life of the Party as Phoebe Elgin in 2005. 

Television Series by Ellen Pompeo

Law & Order in 1996 as Jenna Weber and once again in 2000 as Laura Kendrick, Strangers with Candy as Lizzie Abrams in 1999, Get Real as Nina Adler in 2000, The Job as Sue and Strong Medicine as Quincy Dunne in 2001, Friends as Missy Goldberg in 2004, Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Meredith Grey started in 2005 to the present, Repeat After Me as Herself in 2015, Doc McStuffins as Willow (voice) in 2017, Station 19 as Dr. Meredith Grey in 2018, and later in 2020, RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars as Herself in 2019.

Production and Awards

Grey’s Anatomy as a Producer from 2017 to present and Station 19 as a Co-executive producer from 2018 and present. Ellen Pompeo got nominated and awarded 19 awards in total, in which she managed to win 9.


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