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Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor, known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd ("McDreamy") on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. He has also recently appeared in several films, including Sweet Home Alabama, The Emperor's Club, Freedom Writers, Enchanted, Made of Honor, and Valentine's Day. Dempsey was born in Lewiston, Maine, and grew up in Buckfield, Maine, the youngest of three children born to Amanda and William Dempsey. He has Irish ancestry. Dempsey attended Buckfield High School, where is mother was a secretary. He was an adept juggler, tying for second in a national juggling competition. He was also an accomplished skier and while in high school won the Maine state slalom championship. Dempsey spent some of his school years in the town of Turner, Maine, where he attended Leavitt Area High School in the Maine School Administrative District 52 (MSAD #52) for his freshman through junior years. As a child, Dempsey attended Camp Wekeela located in Hartford, Maine Dempsey was diagnosed with dyslexia at age twelve. He told Barbara Walters on her 2008 Oscar special that he thinks dyslexia "made him what he is today."

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Patrick Dempsey Faces Doggone Dilemma

Patrick Dempsey
Faces Doggone Dilemma

"Grey's Anatomy" star and real-life car accident hero Patrick Dempsey is in dire need of rescue himself ... or at least his dogs are, but this story may have a happy ending.Sources close to… READ MORE >

Patrick Dempsey 911 Call -- 'The Car Is Upside Down and Totally Smashed'

Patrick Dempsey 911 Call
'The Car Is Upside Down and Totally Smashed'

TMZ has obtained the 911 call placed moments after "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey rushed to save a teenager, who got into a horrifying car accident in front of the actor's Malibu home last… READ MORE >

- 720 days ago
Patrick Dempsey's Heroic Rescue -- CAR CRASH CARNAGE [PHOTOS]

Patrick Dempsey's Heroic Rescue
CAR CRASH CARNAGE

"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey's rescue mission in Malibu this week was even more badass than we thought -- just take a look at the scene of the accident!!!TMZ broke the story ... a teenage… READ MORE >

- 723 days ago
'Grey's Anatomy' Star Patrick Dempsey Rushes to Save Car Crash Victim

'Grey's Anatomy' Star
Patrick Dempsey Rushes to Save Car Crash Victim

Have no fear ... McDreamy is here ... "Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey came to the rescue of a teenage driver, who crashed and flipped his car in Malibu this week ... TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

- 724 days ago
Renner or McDreamy: Who'd You Rather?

Renner or McDreamy
Who'd You Rather?

"Hurt Locker" stud Jeremy Renner and "Grey's Anatomy" McDreamy Patrick Dempsey both showed up to the same event in L.A. on Thursday.Question is ... See Also Joan Jett vs. Cherie Currie: Who'd You… READ MORE >

- 1493 days ago
Dempsey vs. Cooper: Who'd You Rather?

Dempsey vs. Cooper
Who'd You Rather?

"Valentine's Day" stars Patrick Dempsey, 44, and an orange Bradley Cooper, 35, glowed at their premiere last night.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather Venus vs. Serena Fergie vs. Beyonce  READ MORE >

- 1532 days ago
This Is How He Stays McDreamy

This Is How He Stays McDreamy

Patrick Dempsey aired out his pale white anatomy while on a sleeveless bike ride in L.A. on Thursday.Forget killing off Katherine Heigl or T.R. Knight, for good ratings "Grey's" should show off… READ MORE >

- 1795 days ago
Patrick Dempsey's Wife -- Mad at the Wrong Peeps

Patrick Dempsey's Wife -- Mad at the Wrong Peeps

Patrick Dempsey's wife had some misplaced anger last night outside Rustic Canyon restaurant -- blaming the eatery for "selling them out" to the paparazzi. Only problem: They didn't tip us off… READ MORE >

- 1889 days ago
Patrick Dempsey Is Real Trashy

Patrick Dempsey Is Real Trashy

It's getting pretty McSteamy outside McDreamy's house.Patrick Dempsey's garbage and recycling bins need to be dumped faster than a lesbian storyline on "Grey's Anatomy."The 42-year-old has finally… READ MORE >

- 1985 days ago
McDreamy XY

McDreamy XY

"Grey's Anatomy" doc Patrick Dempsey and "Kyle XY" star Matt Dallas.At 41, Dempsey looks like he could be the 25-year-old newcomer's older brother -- or hunky dad!We're just sayin'! Related… READ MORE >

- 2342 days ago

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