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Ellen Pompeo posts 'Orange is the New Black'-inspired photo

Ellen Pompeo posts 'Orange is the New Black'-inspired photo

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Ellen Pompeo and her "Grey's Anatomy" co-stars did their best impression of the ladies of "Orange is the New Black."
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Ellen Pompeo may quit acting after 'Grey's Anatomy' ends

Ellen Pompeo may quit acting after 'Grey's Anatomy' ends

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Ellen Pompeo has portrayed Dr. Meredith Grey on 10 seasons of "Grey's Anatomy," and says she "doesn't have a strong desire to act" after the series ends.
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Kate Burton to return on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Kate Burton to return on 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) --"Scandal" star Kate Burton will reprise her role as Ellis Grey, mother to Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), on the season 11 premiere of "Grey's Anatomy."
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'Grey's Anatomy' actress Sarah Drew pregnant with second child

'Grey's Anatomy' actress Sarah Drew pregnant with second child

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) --Sarah Drew and her husband Peter Lanfer are expecting their second child together.
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Caterina Scorsone promoted to series regular on 'Grey's Anatomy'

Caterina Scorsone promoted to series regular on 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) --Caterina Scorsone has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming season of Shonda Rhime's drama "Grey's Anatomy".
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Sandra Oh prepares to depart from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Sandra Oh prepares to depart from 'Grey's Anatomy'

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Cast members have nothing but good things to say about Sandra Oh as the actress prepares to leave "Grey's Anatomy" after ten seasons.
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'Grey's Anatomy' signs Paul James in possibly recurring role

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- 'Greek,' 'Torchwood' alum Paul James joins 'Grey's Anatomy' cast.
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Ellen Pompeo signs two-year 'Grey's Anatomy' deal

Ellen Pompeo signs two-year 'Grey's Anatomy' deal

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- It's a good day for "Grey's Anatomy" fans.
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Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo told USA Today she was disappointed by what she called a lack of diversity at Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast.
'Hunger Games,' Katy Perry win big at People's Choice Awards

'Hunger Games,' Katy Perry win big at People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "The Hunger Games" won five People's Choice Awards, while pop star Katy Perry scooped up three prizes in Los Angeles.

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Sandra Bullock set for People's Choice humanitarian honor

Sandra Bullock set for People's Choice humanitarian honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock is to be presented with the Favorite Humanitarian award at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were nominated for the Favorite Movie People's Choice Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Grey's Anatomy' 'What if?' episode to air

'Grey's Anatomy' 'What if?' episode to air

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- ABC says an episode of its Seattle-based medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" will feature Meredith imagining totally different lives for herself and co-workers.
'Potter,' 'Glee' lead People's Choice nominations

'Potter,' 'Glee' lead People's Choice nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" and TV's "Glee" led the field when People's Choice Award nods were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Actress Ellen Pompeo attends the premiere of the film "27 Dresses" in Los Angeles on January 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Ellen Kathleen Pompeo (born November 10, 1969) is an American actress, known for playing the title role of Meredith Grey on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph, a salesman, and Kathleen Pompeo. Pompeo is of Irish and Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic. Her grandfather was born in Gesualdo, a village in the Province of Avellino, Italy. Her mother died when Ellen was four years old due to a painkiller overdose, and her father remarried soon after her mother's death. She has five older siblings, three sisters and two brothers. She was nicknamed the pencil and Stracciatella (which is a cream flavoured ice cream with solid dark chocolate inside).

For more than two years, she served cocktails in Miami, where she met fashion photographer Andrew Rosenthal, with whom she was romantically linked for some time. In 1996, she was bartending at the SoHo Bar & Grill in New York City's Upper West Side when an agent approached her to appear in commercials. Subsequently, she appeared in commercials for Citibank and L'Oréal. She began her career with minor roles on television shows like Strangers with Candy, Friends and Law & Order and a handful of others.

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