Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo

Highest Rated: 64% Moonlight Mile (2002)

Lowest Rated: 60% Old School (2003)

Birthday: Nov 10, 1969

Birthplace: Everett, Massachusetts, USA

An effervescent, quirky actress, Ellen Pompeo began her career working in commercials and episodic television guest spots before she hit the showbiz lottery by landing the lead role on the mega-hit television series, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ). Before finding fame as on the small screen, Pompeo landed her first role alongside Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon in a major feature film, "Moonlight Mile" (2002). This led to a small part in Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" (2002), opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a more prominent turn in the Todd Phillips directed comedy, "Old School" (2003). Although the latter film raised her profile in Hollywood, artistically satisfying projects were still not presenting themselves. That all changed when Pompeo was offered the title role of Meredith Grey on the medical melodrama, "Grey's Anatomy" in 2005. As a surgical intern at a Seattle hospital struggling to navigate her intense professional and romantic life, Pompeo's emotionally honest performance won over viewers, catapulting her to TV stardom seemingly overnight. The show became a ratings bonanza, garnering Pompeo an impressive fan base and positioning her to enjoy a respectable career in film and on television for years to come.

Highest rated movies

Moonlight Mile
Old School




No Score Yet 39% Life of the Party Phoebe (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 20% Art Heist Sandra Walker (Character) - 2004
60% 86% Old School Nicole (Character) $74.6M 2003
No Score Yet 54% Undermind Flynn (Character) - 2003
64% 66% Moonlight Mile Bertie Knox (Character) $6.8M 2002
No Score Yet 53% In the Weeds Martha (Character) - 2000


84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Dr. Meredith Grey (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2016 2019 2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010-2011 2013-2014 2016 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010-2011 2014 2016-2017 2020
No Score Yet 45% Station 19 Dr. Meredith Grey (Guest Star) 2018 2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013 2017 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
70% 63% RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 25% Repeat After Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
33% 100% The Marriage Ref Contestant 2011
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
82% 94% Friends Missy Goldberg (Guest Star) 2004
100% No Score Yet The Job Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
67% No Score Yet Get Real Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2000