Ellen Pompeo Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Friends, Net Worth, Salary and Movies

Ellen Pompeo Biography and Wiki

Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, director, and producer best known for her role Meredith Grey in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on ABC. Pompeo is one of the world’s highest-paid actors since 2017.


Ellen Pompeo Age

Pompeo is 51 years old as of 2020, she was born Ellen Kathleen Pompeo on November 10, 1969, in Everett, Massachusetts, the United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on November 10, every year and her birth sign is Scorpio.

Ellen Pompeo Education

After high school, Pompeo worked as a bartender until her father encouraged her to pursue acting. Her breakthrough moment happened in 2002 when she landed role as the “Midnight Mile” love interest. That marked her first appearance on the big screen.

Ellen Pompeo Height and Weight

Pompeo stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and Weighs 57 kg (126 pounds). He also appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos.

Ellen Pompeo Family

She is the daughter of Joseph E. Pompeo and Kathleen B. Pompeo. Her father was of Italian, English, and Irish descent, while her mother was of Irish ancestry. Pompeo was raised as a Catholic.

Her mother died of a painkiller overdose when Ellen was five, and her father remarried soon after; he later 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.”

Ellen Pompeo Siblings

Pompeo has five older siblings. She has three sisters; Maureen, Kathleen, and Suzanne, and two brothers Joey and Dean.

Ellen Pompeo Husband, Married

Pompeo is married to her husband Chris Ivery. The couple did their wedding secretly on November 9, 2007, at City Hall in New York City, New York with the then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the legal witness to the ceremony. The couple together is blessed with three children.
Pompeo and Ivery met -in a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003 and began dating six months later.

Ellen Pompeo Chris Ivery

Chris Ivery is a music producer based in Los Angeles. Like his famous wife Pompeo, Ivery was born and grew outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The duo apparently grew up 10 minutes away from each other but did not formally meet until years later. Ivery is about 53 years old as of 2020, he was born in 1967 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Ellen Pompeo Children, Kids

Pompeo gave birth to her first child, daughter Stella Luna in 2009. In 2014, she welcomed daughter Sienna May with the help of a gestational surrogate. On December 29, 2016, it was announced that the couple had welcomed their third child, a boy named Eli Christopher.

Ellen Pompeo Son

On December 29, 2016, it was announced that the couple had welcomed their third child, a boy named Eli Christopher. Eli is the couple’s first boy as they are already parents to two daughters, Stella and Sienna.

Ellen Pompeo Salary, Contract

She is one of the highest-paid television actresses, having signed a $20 million annual contract with Grey’s Anatomy in January 2018. Forbes ranked her as the third-highest female and the fifth-highest actor overall on its 2018 list of highest-paid TV actors on television; having estimated earnings of US$ 23.5 million.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pompeo receives $575,000 per episode, a seven-figure signing bonus, and two full backend equity points on the series estimated to bring in another $6 or $7 million. Ellen earns an annual salary of $20 million.

Ellen Pompeo Net Worth

Pompeo has an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars as of 2020. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress for her role in the ABC medical drama series. Through her various sources of income, Pompeo has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Ellen Pompeo Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Ellen Pompeo.

Ellen Pompeo Bio and Wiki

  • Full Names: Ellen Kathleen Pompeo
  • Popular As: Actress
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation / Profession: Actress
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Ellen Pompeo Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 51 years old as of 2020
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Date of Birth: November 10th, 1969
  • Place of Birth: Everett, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: November 10th

Ellen Pompeo Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: 36-26-36 inches
  • Height / How Tall?: 5 ft 7 in  (1.7 m)
  • Weight: 57 kg (126 pounds)
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)
  • Dress Size: 6 (US) or 36 (EU)
  • Breast Size: 36 inches
  • Waist Size: 26 inches
  • Hip Size: 36 inches

Ellen Pompeo Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Joseph E. Pompeo
  • Mother: Kathleen B. Pompeo
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Maureen Pompeo
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband/Spouse: Married to Chris Ivery
  • Dating / Boyfriend: Not Applicable
  • Children: Sons (Eli Christopher) Daughter(s) ( Stella Luna, Sienna May)

Ellen Pompeo Networth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $80 million dollars as of 2020
  • Salary: $575,000 per episode, $20 million annual contract
  • Source of Income: Actress

Ellen Pompeo House and Cars

  • Place of living: Los Angeles, California
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Ellen Pompeo Actress

Pompeo worked as a barmaid in Miami when she started dating fashion photographer Andrew Rosenthal. They both 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.

Her early work included adverts and small independent films. Pompeo made her television debut in 1996 by guest-starring in the NBC legal police drama, Law & Order.

She made her feature film debut in Coming Soon in 1999 and played a small role. She made her second appearance in 200o in Law & Order, and then guest-starred on Strangers with Candy, Friends and Strong Medicine. She then moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and participated in the movie Mambo Café with Thalía.

In 2002, she was selected by director Brad Silberling for a lead role in his film Moonlight Mile, playing Jake Gyllenhaal’s character’s sympathetic love interest. Jeff Vice of Deseret News while applauding the cast made note of her “extremely appealing” output. Pompeo’s performance was also considered worthy of an Academy Award by other commentators.

Also in 2002, she played in the biographical crime drama film Catch Me If You Can. In 2003, she appeared in Old School as Luke Wilson’s love interest.

In 2004, Pompeo portrayed Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Naomi, in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Although her scenes were cut from that film, Pompeo felt grateful that director Michel Gondry selected her for his film.

In 2003, she played the role of Karen Page, Mark Steven Johnson Marvel Entertainment film Daredevil, based on the character of Marvel Comics.

Her other notable film roles include the superhero film Daredevil (2003), the comedy Old School (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy-drama Life of the Party (2005). In addition to her acting career, Pompeo has directed two episodes for Grey’s Anatomy and also founded a production company, Calamity Jane.

Pompeo along with Shonda Rhimes, and the leads of Rhimes’ ABC Thursday line-up show How to Get Away With Murder, Scandal, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington, appeared in an ad campaign for the 2016 US election supporting Hillary Clinton, comparing her to the protagonists of those series.

In the video, the actresses note that Meredith Grey, Annalise Keating, and Olivia Pope are “brilliant” and “complex” women who fight for justice and give voice to the voiceless.

Pompeo, Davis, Rhimes, and Washington each take turns speaking as they praise the presidential candidate and conclude: “Our characters are on television; the real world has Hillary Clinton.”

Hillary Clinton responded to the video with a tweet saying, “Talk about a power lineup. Thank you for being on this team!”

Ellen Pompeo Friends

After making her debut on Grey’s Anatomy, Pompeo played Missy Goldberg during Season 10 of Friends. In the episode titled “The One Where the Stripper Cries,” her character is portrayed as the sexy, former college classmate who both Chandler and Ross had a crush on. The two besties made a pact not to fight over Missy, but Chandler actually made out with her in secret.

Ellen Pompeo Grey’s Anatomy

Pompeo landed her first major role in 2005 on the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy, created by Shonda Rhimes, and she has played the title character and series’ main character, Meredith Grey, a surgical assistance at the fictitious Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital since the show’s pilot episode.

The series was a breakout hit in 2005 and was well received by television critics. At the time of the show’s inception, Pompeo received much positive feedback for her performance, with Newsday’s Diane Werts writing, “star Ellen Pompeo’s newly minted Dr. Grey conveys such substance that you simply can’t stop watching.”

In 2011, Pompeo signed a new contract for Grey’s Anatomy that increased her salary to US$200,000 per episode; she was subsequently named the eighth highest-paid TV actress in 2012, earning $9 million. The contract would have her involved with the show until its 12th season.

In 2013 under her renewed deal, Pompeo earned $350,000 per episode, with additional payment from syndication.

In 2015, she had ranked fourth in the list of highest-paid television actresses again, in the Forbes list, with the earnings of $11.5 million.

Her contract with the company expired again at the end of the twelfth season along with the other original cast members, and she signed a new one with an increased paycheque.

Pompeo held on the fourth spot in Forbes’ list in 2016, bringing in $14 million, a 32% increase in the earnings from 2015.

With the increasing popularity of the show, Pompeo garnered a worldwide reputation among television viewers. Her performance on the series has garnered her five People’s Choice Award nominations, with three wins. At the 37th People’s Choice Awards, Pompeo was nominated against Patrick Dempsey and Oh in the Favorite TV Doctor category, and in the following year, she garnered a nomination in the Favorite TV Drama Actress category, an award that she has won thrice at the 39th, 41st, and the 42nd People’s Choice Awards.

She has also been nominated for several other awards for her performances in the show. In 2006, Pompeo and the Grey’s Anatomy cast won Best Ensemble in a Television Series at the 2006 Satellite Awards. During the 2007 ceremony, she was named Best Actress in a Television Drama Series.

At the 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards, Pompeo was among the Grey’s Anatomy cast members awarded the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series accolade and received nominations in the same category in 2006 and 2008.

She received the Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series nomination at the 64th Golden Globe Awards and the program won Best Drama Series at the same ceremony.

In 2007, Pompeo and the female cast and team of Grey’s Anatomy won the Women in Film Lucy Award, which honors those “whose work in television has positively impacted attitudes toward women.”

In 2007, show-business awards reporter Tom O’Neil commented that Pompeo was overdue for an Emmy Award nomination for her role in Grey’s Anatomy.

The opinion was echoed by subsequent critics, including the Los Angeles Times ‘ Mary McNamara who suggested that Pompeo, “who has worked extremely hard and against all narrative odds to finally make Meredith Grey an interesting character” should have been nominated for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

During the twelfth season of the show, Western Gazette’s Alex Hawkings gave her the credit for carrying the series and reiterating that it was time she finally won an Emmy Award.

In 2009, readers of O’Neil’s awards website, The Envelope, included Pompeo in their 2009 nominations for Best Drama Actress in the site’s Gold Derby TV Awards.

Pompeo expressed her lack of interest in acting after Grey’s Anatomy ends its run. In a September 2011 interview, Pompeo said, “I definitely feel myself transitioning. I don’t find acting terribly empowering.” Since then, she has been involved in other projects as a producer and had also made her directorial debut with a Grey’s Anatomy episode, from the thirteenth season.

In January 2018, Pompeo renewed her contract for Grey’s Anatomy, agreeing for two more seasons; she became the highest-paid actress in a television drama series, earning more than $20 million a year with the new deal.

Pompeo receives a sum of $575,000 per episode under her new contract and was promoted to the rank of producer for the series, which was approximated to earn her a distinct $6 million to $7 million per year.

She was also listed as co-producer for the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff titled “Station 19” and received office space for her production company, Calamity Jane at Walt Disney Studios.

Ellen Pompeo And Patrick Dempsey

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey played a romantic relationship in Grey’s Anatomy as Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd respectively. Dempsey left Grey’s Anatomy in 2015. Fans wanted to believe that Dempsey and Pompeo were together in real life, but that’s not true.

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have not spoken since Dempsey left ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2015.

The news that Pompeo and Dempsey had not talked at all since he left the show comes as quite a shock to fans. In December 2018, Pompeo told Jada Pinkett Smith the story on an episode of Red Table Talk.

There were rumors that Pompeo never liked Dempsey during their acting for about 11 years. Although Dempsey is no longer on-screen with Meredith, we can at least be happy that both Dempsey and Pompeo are in successful marriages in real life.

Pompeo married music producer Chris Ivery in 2007. The pair have three children together. She does not post any pictures of her and her real-life husband on social media, so it’s hard to say whether they are happily married. Pompeo has shared in interviews that he is very supportive of her.

Dempsey was married twice. He is currently married to Jillian Fink and also has three children with his wife. Fink filed for divorce in 2015, but the couple later reconciled and have been together ever since.

While we can no longer catch Dempsey on Grey’s Anatomy, we can see Pompeo every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Ellen Pompeo Plastic Surgery, Botox

There has been a number of rumors proposing that Pompeo may have given Botox injections and lip fillings to maintain her attractive feature. Blogger also predicted that Pompeo was doing nose surgery after discovering that the star had some differences in his face.

However, Pompeo said she’s not a fan of Botox or plastic surgery and hasn’t undergone either of the two. She shares that she’s gotten some perspective on her physical appearance with age.

She was furious at gossip that she had liposuction to get her body better after eating chaos. She once again denied plastic surgery and said she lost weight during pregnancy by exercising.

Ellen Pompeo Anorexia

Pompeo has numerous allergies and asthmaPompeo and her husband own two toy poodles because they don’t shed: “I have asthma, so those are the only kinds of dogs I can have.” She follows a healthy lifestyle, meditates twice a day for 20 minutes each, and does so inside her trailer in between takes as well.

She heavily criticized media reports suggesting that she suffered from an eating disorder, calling the media irresponsible for promoting such rumors.

In a 2007 issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Pompeo said that she was worried about the young girls who look up to her: “I don’t want them to think I starve myself or don’t eat, and that to be like me that’s what they have to do.” In 2018, she told People that she and her family had adopted a vegan diet.

Ellen Pompeo House

Actress Pompeo has worked with interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard on a stunning renovation of a 1930s Los Angeles villa for her young family. Located in the Los Feliz neighborhood, Los Angeles the 16,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa was crafted by the architect Paul Revere Williams for Antonio Moreno, a silent-film matinee idol. Pompeo and Ivery acquired the property in 2009.

Ellen Pompeo Sells Spanish Villa

Pompeo sold her 1920s Spanish villa located high on an aerial double lot in the ancient Whitley Heights area in the foothills up Hollywood for a tad less than $2.8 million in 2018. Property records show the buyer as Sandra J. Brant, an ex-wife of modern art-collecting industrialist Peter Brant.

Pompeo bought 2,500-square-foot two-bedroom and two-bathroom residence that she acquired nearly 13 years ago for $1.35 million.

Ellen Pompeo sold her Hamptons retreat

Pompeo also sold her Hamptons retreat in New York. She had designed and built this modern farmhouse in 2013 as her Hamptons retreat, but she said goodbye in 2017 as a new family purchased the property.

Located on more than 8 acres of land in Sag Harbor, New York, the fit-for-HGTV home is 2,400 square feet of interiors filled with warmth, style, and sleek accents.

“The house was sold with the entire contents, including furnishings, pillows, kitchen contents, artwork, and even an iPad,” Gundersen said.

Ellen Pompeo Phone Number | Address

Ellen Pompeo’s show production

Grey’s Anatomy
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: 818-560-1000

Ellen Pompeo’s Agent

Tony Lipp
Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424-288-2000

Ellen Pompeo’s Publicist

Jennifer Allen
PMK/HBH Public Relations
700 San Vicente Avenue
Suite G-910
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: 310-289-6200

Ellen Pompeo’s Attorney

Steve Warren
Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Sloane & Richman
450 North Roxbury Drive
8th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-271-8777

Ellen Pompeo On Ellen


Ellen Pompeo Movies And Tv Shows


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

 Tv Shows

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

Ellen Pompeo Awards

  • 2006 Satellite Awards – Best Ensemble in Television – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild – Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2007 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Drama Series – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2007 National Italian American Foundation – Special Achievement in Entertaining – Her Self
  • 2013 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite TV Drama Actress – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2015 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Dramatic TV Actress – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2015 Taormina Film Fest – Taormina Arte Award – Herself
  • 2016 People’s Choice Awards – Favorite Dramatic TV Actress – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards – LGBTQ Community’s Supporter – Herself

Frequently Asked Questions About Ellen Pompeo

Who is Ellen Pompeo?

Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, director, and producer best known for her role in Meredith Grey in the medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

How old is Ellen Pompeo?

Pompeo is an American national born on November 10, 1969, in Everett, Massachusetts. She is 51 years old as of 2020.

How tall is Ellen Pompeo?

Pompeo stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in or 1.7 m.

Is Ellen Pompeo married?

Pompeo is married to a music producer Chris Ivery. The duo met -in a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003 and began dating six months later. They got married in 2007. The couple is blessed with three children. The family resides in Los Angeles.

How much is Ellen Pompeo worth?

Pompeo has an approximate net worth of $80 million. This amount has been accrued from her leading roles in the entertainment industry.

How much does Ellen Pompeo make?

According to our reliable sources, Ellen earns an annual salary of $20 million. She signed a $20 million annual contract with Grey’s Anatomy in January 2018.

How much does Ellen Pompeo make per episode?

She is one of the highest-paid television actresses, having signed a $20 million annual contract with Grey’s Anatomy in January 2018. According to reliable sources, Pompeo receives $575,000 per episode.

Where does Ellen Pompeo live?

She is a resident of Los Feliz neighborhood, Los Angeles, USA, we shall upload pictures of her house as soon as we have them.

Is Ellen Pompeo dead or alive?

Pompeo is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of her being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is Ellen Pompeo now?

Pompeo is still an active participant in the creative entertainment industry, she is best known for her role Meredith Grey in the ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy and can be seen every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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