Ellen Pompeo Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an American actress. One of the world’s highest-paid actors since 2017, she has made multiple appearances on the Forbes’ year-end lists. Her accolades include a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Pompeo moved to Miami and then New York City, where a casting director discovered her and signed her for an ad campaign for L’Oreal. She made her screen debut with NBC’s legal drama Law & Order, then guest-starred in other television shows, including the comedy Strangers with Candy, the medical drama Strong Medicine and the sitcom Friends. She made her feature film debut in 1999 with the romantic comedy Coming Soon, and went on to play minor roles in films like In the Weeds and Mambo Café but found little initial success. A turning point came in her career in 2002, when she was noticed for her role in Brad Silberling’s romantic drama Moonlight Mile.

Pompeo was then cast in ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, and gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey. The role on the long-running series earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award. The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses. In 2016, she was ranked fourth in the list of highest paid TV actresses by Forbes, with earnings of $14.9 million; she became the third highest-paid female and the fifth highest-paid actor overall in 2018 with earnings of $23.6 million. She was also the highest-ranked actress from a drama series on the list.

Pompeo’s other film roles include the comedy Old School (2003), the superhero film Daredevil (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy drama Life of the Party (2005). In addition to her acting career, she has directed two episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and founded a production company, Calamity Jane. She has been married to music producer Chris Ivery since 2007; they have three children.

Ellen Pompeo Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Ellen Pompeo Wiki and Biography
NameEllen Kathleen Pompeo
Nick-nameThe Pencil, Meredith
Date Of Birth10 November 1969
Age53 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / OccupationActress, Director, Producer (Hollywood)
Mother TongueEnglish
ReligionNot Known
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height / Weight5’5″ / 50kg
First Movie8 ½ x 11 (1999)
DebutFilm: LDo You Have the Time
Money Factor$22 million/film (USD)
Ellen Pompeo Family and Relatives
FatherJoseph Pompeo
MotherKathleen Pompeo
SistersMaureen Pompeo
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandChris Ivery (m. 2007)
DaughtersStella Luna Pompeo Ivery, Sienna May
SonsEli Christopher
Boyfriends/ AffairsNot Known


Ellen Pompeo Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters165 cm
Height in Meters1.65 m
Height in Feet Inches5’5″
Body Measurement36-25-36
Chest Size36 inches
Waist Size25 inches
Hips Size36 inches
Eye ColourGreen
Hair ColourLight Brown
Ellen Pompeo Favorites
Favorite ColourBlue
Favorite ActorNot Known
Favorite ActressNot Known
Favorite FoodSalami, Pizza, Salads and Beet Roots.
Favorite MoviesNot Known
Sexual OrientationStraight
Ellen Pompeo Education School and Colleges
Education QualificationGraduation
SchoolEverett High School
College / UniversityNone
OthersNot Known


Ellen Pompeo Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceEverett, Massachusetts,, USA
Home TownEverett, Massachusetts,, USA
Present ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA
House AddressNot Known
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known
Ellen Pompeo Awards, Honours, Achievements
Academy Award (Oscar)Not Known
Golden Globe AwardNot Known
Screen Actors Guild AwardNot Known
ControversiesNot Known
Ellen Pompeo Social Media
FacebookNot Known

Early life

Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, on November 10, 1969. Her father was born in Gesualdo, Italy, and was of Italian, English, and Irish descent; and her mother of Irish ancestry. She was raised as a Catholic.Her mother died of an accidental painkiller overdose when she was four. Her father remarrie d soon after; he died on September 1, 2012. In 2006, Pompeo said, “I think having my mother die at such a very young age—when she was 39— appreciate life so much. She has five older siblings: three sisters and two brothers. She was nicknamed “the pencil”, and “stracciatella” (gelato flavor). She worked as a bartender in Miami when she started dating her then boyfriend. They moved to New York City in 1995, where she was approached by a casting director to appear in ads for Citibank and L’Oreal.

Personal life

Pompeo met Chris Ivery in a Los Angeles grocery store in 2003. They began dating after 6 months of friendship and got married in 2007, with the New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as the legal witness to the ceremony.They have two daughters and a son together.

Pompeo heavily criticized media reports suggesting that she suffered from an eating disorder, calling the media irresponsible for promoting such rumors. In a 2007 issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, she said that she was worried about the young girls who look up to her: “I don’t want them to think I starve myself or don’t eat, and that to be like me that’s what they have to do.”

Pompeo, along with Shonda Rhimes and the leads of Rhimes’ ABC Thursday line-up shows, Scandal’s Kerry Washington and How to Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis, appeared in an ad campaign for the 2016 US election supporting Hillary Clinton, comparing her to the protagonists of those series. In the video, the actresses note that Olivia Pope, Annalise Keating and Meredith Grey are “brilliant” and “complex” women who fight for justice and give voice to the voiceless. Rhimes, Davis, Pompeo, and Washington each take turns speaking as they praise the presidential candidate and conclude: “Our characters are on television; the real world has Hillary Clinton.” Clinton responded to the video with a tweet saying, “Talk about a power lineup. Thank you for being on this team!”

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