Ellen Pompeo is an American actress and producer who is mostly famous for her portrayal of Dr. Meredith Grey in the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She is one of the highest-paid television actresses after signing a $20 million annual contract with the American Broadcasting Company at the end of 2017.
She has been actively seen in the acting industry since 1995. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ellen Pompeo’s net worth is estimated at $70 million as of 2019. Here is everything you need to know about Ellen Pompeo.
Ellen Pompeo was born on November 10, 1969, in Everett, Massachusetts, US to parent Joseph E Pompeo and Kathleen B Pompeo. She was raised along with her five siblings. She has three sisters and two brothers. She has American nationality and has Italian, Irish, English ethnicity.
There is no much more information regarding her education and school. She worked as a barmaid in Miami before moving to New York City.
Ellen started her career with the guest roles in TV series such as ‘Law & Order’, ‘Strangers with Candy’ and ‘Friends’. She also made debut in the film industry with her small role in the movie ‘Coming Soon’ which was released in 1999.
Later, she played a major role in the romantic drama movie ‘Moonlight Mile’ which was released in 2002. In the same year, she was also cast in the crime-based movie ‘Catch Me If You Can’ alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks in the lead role.
Her acting was appreciated and was cast in the American comedy film ‘Old School’ in a major role. She also played in several other movies including ‘Daredevil’, ‘Art Heist’, ‘Spider-Man 2’, ‘Life of the Party’.
Ellen made her TV debut in 2005 when she has cast off the role of Dr. Meredith Grey in the TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. The role has earned her international popularity and also made her one of the highest-paid TV actresses worldwide.
Recently, she voiced the character of Willow in one episode of ‘Doc McStuffins’, an animated children’s television series.
Net Worth and Earnings
As mentioned above, Ellen Pompeo’s net worth estimated at $70 million. She has amassed such a huge net worth from her acting career. Her major source of income comes from the television series Grey’s Anatomy. According to reports, she earned a total of $300, 000 per episode for season 11 and 12.
For season 13 and 14, she earned $350,000 per episode. Besides, she has also earned a good sum of money from her role in several movies.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about her personal life, she is married to Chris Ivery. The couple met each other for the first time in the grocery store in Los Angeles back in 2003.
They started dating and got married in the year 2007. She has got two children named Stell who was born in 2009 and a second named Sienna, who was born in 2014 with help from a surrogate mother.
The couple welcomed their third child named, Eli Christopher.
Awards and Achievements
Ellen has been nominated for several awards and also won many awards in her career. She was awarded the ‘Satellite Award’ for Best Actress and three ‘People’s Choice Award’ for Favorite TV Drama Actress in the year 2013, 2015 and 2016 for her role in Grey’s Anatomy.
She was also ranked fourth in the list of Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid TV actresses in 2015.
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