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Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo (/pʌmˈpɛoʊ/; born November 10, 1969) is an American actress, known for playing the series protagonist, Meredith Grey, on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2011, she was named the ninth highest paid television actress, earning $7 million. In 2012, she was named the eighth highest paid television actress, earning $9 million. She has extended her contract for 2 more years which would have her involved with the show until the 10th season. Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph, a salesman, and Kathleen Pompeo. Of Irish and Italian descent, she was raised Roman Catholic. Pompeo's grandfather was born in Gesualdo, a village in the Province of Avellino, Italy. Her mother died of a painkiller overdose when Ellen was four, and her father remarried soon after. Her father died on September 1, 2012. She has five siblings: three sisters and two brothers. She was nicknamed the pencil, and Stracciatella (an Italian egg drop soup). For more than two years, she served cocktails and for money 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

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Ellen Pompeo -- I Don't Have SIX TOES!

Ellen Pompeo -- I Don't Have SIX TOES!

Ellen Pompeo is putting her foot down over a growing Internet con-toe-versy ... claiming a photo that surfaced recently -- which appears to show the actress with 6 toes on each foot -- is totally… READ MORE >

Ellen Pompeo & Hubby -- The Grey Area

Ellen Pompeo & Hubby -- The Grey Area

Ellen Pompeo, her husband and her insane baby bump stepped out together in Beverly Hills yesterday -- in an assumed attempt to squash those pesky infidelity rumors.Despite some reports that hubby… READ MORE >

- 1926 days ago
Nicole & Ellen: Shop 'til They Drop

Nicole & Ellen:
Shop 'til They Drop

Nicole Richie and Ellen Pompeo baby bumped into each other at a children's store in Sherman Oaks yesterday.Pregnant celeb express line ... third trimester items or less only. READ MORE >

- 1974 days ago
Pompeo Puts Fans in Check

Pompeo Puts Fans in Check

Some stars get flummoxed when a pile of pushy fans bark too many orders for autographs -- but Ellen Pompeo laid down the law at a "Grey's" event at UCLA.insertBCSinglePlayer(1439820421);She would… READ MORE >

- 2483 days ago
Ellen Pompeo's Grey Area

Ellen Pompeo's Grey Area

That other newly married "Grey's" star, Ellen Pompeo was happy to sign an autograph for a "fan" -- only it wasn't her picture! Awkward! Also in New York, Tyra keeps her hood on to hide her face… READ MORE >

- 2509 days ago
Doctor Doctor, Give Me the News!

Doctor Doctor, Give Me the News!

TMZ tried to get an update from Justin Chambers' "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Ellen Pompeo about his release from a UCLA psych ward on Wednesday. She wasn't exactly thrilled about the… READ MORE >

- 2513 days ago
Watch Grey's Anatomy

Watch Grey's Anatomy

In a rush to leave the house on Wednesday, "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo forgot -- her bra! This time of year can get nippy in L.A.. Ellen then drove off with her headlights on. See Also… READ MORE >

- 2514 days ago
Hottest Videos -- Week of 11/11

Hottest Videos -- Week of 11/11

insertBCSinglePlayer(1308176970);Ellen Pompeo got secretly hitched on November 9 -- so how come she said her wedding would be "soon" when we saw her the following Sunday? Paging Dr. McLiar! READ MORE >

- 2589 days ago
Ellen Pompeo -- Secretly Married!

Ellen Pompeo -- Secretly Married!

Paging Dr. McLiar! TMZ caught up with Ellen Pompeo in NYC and asked her about her "upcoming" wedding to fiance Chris Ivery, to which she replied, "Soon!" How about "last… READ MORE >

- 2591 days ago
"Grey's" Doc Resuscitates '90s Rapper

"Grey's" Doc Resuscitates '90s Rapper

"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and her fiance, Chris Ivery, dined at II Sole Monday night with ... Heavy D?! The diddly, diddly dee?! The trio was spotted getting into their vehicle as they… READ MORE >

- 2662 days ago

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