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Ellen Pompeo Biography

Birth Name:
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo
Birth Place:
Everett, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was bartending in New York when she was approached to appear in commercials for Citibank and L'Oreal
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg served as a witness when she married Chris Ivery in New York City in 2007
  • Is a basketball fan and is often seen attending NBA games

Awards

  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Cable TV Actress: winner
  • 2016People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: winner
  • 2015People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: winner
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Sienna May Ivery -- Daughter
  • Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery -- Daughter
  • Joseph Pompeo -- Father
  • Chris Ivery -- Husband
  • Kathleen Pompeo -- Mother
  • Maureen -- Sister
  • Eli Christopher Ivery -- Son