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Ellen Pompeo was born Ellen Kathleen Pompeo on 10th of November 1961 in Everett, Massachusetts. She is an actor, director, and a producer. She is the daughter of Joesph E. Pompeo and Kathleen B. Pompeo. Ellen is one diva who possesses an enchanting physiognomy. Her father is of English, Irish, and Italian descent, while her mother has an Irish origin.
She was brought up as a Roman Catholic. When Ellen Pompeo was five years old, her mother crossed the great divide as a result of a painkiller overdose. Her father passed on to glory on the 1st of September, 2012.
Ellen attended a popular high school in Everette. She has five beautiful siblings: two brothers and three sisters. In her heydays she was nicknamed the pencil and stracciatella; a flavoured ice cream made in Italy. When Ellen Pompeo got into a relationship with Andrew Rosenthal; a fashion photographer, she was employed as a barmaid in Miami. Together, Andrew and Ellen relocated to New York City in 1995 where she was told by a casting director to feature in diverse commercials for L’Oreal and Citibank.
Talking about the career of Ellen Pompeo, she was earlier involved in small unconventional films and advertisement. In the year 1966, she made her appearance on television by starring as a visitor in the NBC legal police drama, Law and Order. Playing a minute part, she made her feature film debut in the year 1999.
In the year 2000, Ellen Pompeo featured for the second time in Law and Order and then appeared as a guest star on Strangers with Candy, Strong Medicine, and Friend. In 2001, Pompeo later relocated to Los Angeles and has featured in the movie Mambo Cafe alongside Thalia. Ellen was selected by director Brad Silberling to play a lead role in his movie Moonlight Mile in 2002; playing Jake Gyllenhaal’s character’s comforting love interest. Jeff Vice of Deseret News made comments on her exceptionally enchanting performance. According to critics, her lovely performance should earn her an Award.
Ellen Pompeo’s Marital life, Husband, And Kids
In 2003, Ellen Pompeo met Chris Ivery in a Los Angeles grocery store and they began dating. They eventually tied the nuptial knot in 2007. Michael Blomberg; the then New York city’s mayor was the legal witness to the occasion. Pompeo delivered her first child in 2009, she was named Stella. In 2014, through a surrogate mother, Ellen Pompeo announced the arrival of daughter Sienna. On the 29th of December 2016, it was made known that they had welcomed their third child, a child christened Eli Christopher.
Ellen Pompeo became more famous in 2005. This was when she got her first major role in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy; which was initiated by the creative Shonda Rhimes. She actually plays the series’ lead and title character, Meredith Grey, a surgical trainee at a prestigious hospital.
She was recognized as the highest paid TV actress in 2011 by Forbes, earning a whopping sum of $7 million. In 2005, Grey’s Anatomy was a breakthrough hit and was well accepted by numerous television critics. Pompeo received positive feedbacks for her unparalleled performance at the time of the show’s foundation.
Ellen Pompeo’s Salary and Net Worth
In 2011, Ellen Pompeo signed a new deal for Grey’s Anatomy which eventually catapulted her salary to US$ 200,000 per episode. The deal was renewed for two seasons in 2012. In the same year, she was recognized as the eight highest paid TV actress, earning $9 million. She further extended her contract for two more years, which would have her engaged in the show until its 12 seasons.
Ellen Pompeo eventually started getting paid $350,000 per episode. On the Forbes list of 2015, she was ranked fourth in the list of the highest-earning television actresses; earning $11.5 million. At the end of the twelfth season along with the original cast members, Pompeo’s contract with the company expired and she signed a new contract. She held onto the number fourth position on the Forbes’ list of 2016, bringing in the whopping sum of $14 million, which is about a 32% increase in the earnings of 2015.
The net worth of Ellen is estimated to be around $30 million. She is stupendously rich because she earned a lot from the medical TV program. She earns the sum of $350,000 from every episode featured in.
As Grey’s Anatomy gained more fame, Pompeo garnered for herself a worldwide reputation among lovers of the program and critics. Her performance has earned her five People’s Choice Award nominations, from which she won three. The fortunate Ellen Pompeo was nominated as an opposition to Dempsey and Oh in the preferred TV Doctor category at the 37th People’s Choice Award.
In the following year, she got nominated in the preferred TV Drama Actress category; an award she has clinched three times at the 39th, 41st, and the 42nd People’s Choice Award. Pompeo has been nominated for several other awards because of her performances. At the 2006 Satellite Award, she and other cast members who featured in Grey’s Anatomy clinched the award for Best Ensemble in Television Series during the 2006 Satellite Awards.
Plastic Surgery, Height
Ellen Pompeo has been accused by some individuals of having done plastic surgery on her face. This is because of her new facial looks. According to speculations, she did face and neck thrust. There is an extraordinary smoothness in her neck and jawline. Ellen confessed that she feels miserable each time she appears on TV looking old.
One prominent feature that could be easily noticed in Ellen Pompeo is her height. She possesses an enchanting look due to her adorable height. This is why she stands out whenever she hits the red carpet. The measurement of her height is 5 feet 7 Inches.
Ellen Pompeo – Quick Facts
- She is an asthmatic patient.
- Before delving into acting, she worked as a waitress for two years.
- She lost her mother to the cold hands of death at the age four.