Ellen Pompeo was born on November 10, 1961, in Everett, Massachusetts, as Ellen Kathleen Pompeo. She is an actress, director and producer. She is the daughter of Joesph E. Pompeo and Kathleen B. Pompeo. Ellen is a diva with a charming physiognomy. Her father is of English, Irish and Italian descent, while her mother is of Irish descent.
She was brought up a Roman Catholic. When Ellen Pompeo was five years old, her mother crossed the great divide due to an overdose of painkillers. Her father retired on September 1, 2012.
Ellen attended a popular high school in Everette. She has five beautiful siblings: two brothers and three sisters. In her prime, she was nicknamed Pencil and Stracciatella; a flavored ice cream made in Italy. When Ellen Pompeo entered into a relationship with Andrew Rosenthal, a fashion photographer, she was employed as a barmaid in Miami. Together, Andrew and Ellen moved to New York City in 1995, where she was asked by a casting director to work in various commercials for L’Oreal and Citibank.
When we talk about Ellen Pompeo’s career, she used to be involved in small unconventional films and commercials. In 1966, she appeared on television as a visitor in the NBC police drama Law and Order. She made her feature film debut with a small role in 1999.
In 2000, Ellen Pompeo appeared for the second time in Law and Order and then appeared as a guest star in Strangers with Candy, Strong Medicine, and Friend. In 2001 Pompeo later moved to Los Angeles and starred in the movie Mambo Cafe alongside Thalia. Ellen was selected by director Brad Silberling in 2002 to star in his film Moonlight Mile, in which she plays the comforting love of Jake Gyllenhaal. Jeff Vice of Deseret News commented on her exceptionally enchanting performance. Critics said that her wonderful performance should earn her a prize.
Ellen Pompeo’s Marital life, Husband, And Kids
In 2003, Ellen Pompeo met Chris Ivery in a grocery store in Los Angeles, and the two of them started dating. Finally, in 2007, they closed the wedding knot. Michael Blomberg, the mayor of New York at the time, was the legal witness to this event. Pompeo gave birth to her first child in 2009, she was named Stella. In 2014 Ellen Pompeo announced the arrival of her daughter Sienna through a surrogate mother. On December 29, 2016, it was announced that they had taken in their third child, a child named Eli Christopher.
Ellen Pompeo became more famous in 2005. That was when she got her first starring role in the medical ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy, initiated by the creative Shonda Rhimes. She plays the main and title character of the series, Meredith Grey, a surgical intern at a renowned hospital.
She was recognized by Forbes as the highest-paid TV actress in 2011 and earned a whopping $7 million. In 2005, Grey’s Anatomy was a breakthrough and was well received by numerous television critics. Pompeo received positive feedback for her unprecedented performance at the time of the show’s inception.
Ellen Pompeo’s Salary and Net Worth
In 2011, Ellen Pompeo signed a new contract for Grey’s Anatomy, which eventually catapulted her salary to $200,000 per episode. The contract was extended for two seasons in 2012. In the same year, she was recognized as the eighth highest-paid TV actress and earned $9 million. She also extended her contract for another two years, which allowed her to be engaged for up to the 12 seasons of the series.
Ellen Pompeo finally received 350,000 dollars per episode. On the Forbes list for 2015, she was ranked fourth among the highest-earning television actresses; she earned $11.5 million. At the end of the twelfth season, Pompeo’s contract with the company expired with the original cast and she signed a new contract. She held the fourth position on the Forbes list for 2016, earning a whopping $14 million, which represents a 32% increase in revenues by 2015.
Ellen’s net worth is estimated at approximately $30 million. She is astonishingly wealthy because she has earned a lot from medical television programming. She earns the sum of $350,000 from each episode shown on this show.
As Grey’s Anatomy became more and more popular, Pompeo gained a worldwide reputation among lovers of the program and critics. Her achievement earned her five nominations for the People’s Choice Award, three of which she won. The lucky Ellen Pompeo was nominated as a rival candidate to Dempsey and Oh in the category of preferred TV doctors at the 37th People’s Choice Awards.
The following year she was nominated in the category of preferred TV drama actress; an award she won three times at the 39th, 41st and 42nd People’s Choice Awards. Pompeo was nominated for several other awards for her performance. At the 2006 Satellite Award, she and other cast members who appeared in Grey’s Anatomy won the Best Ensemble Award for television series.
Plastic Surgery, Height
Ellen Pompeo has been accused by some people of having had plastic surgery on her face. This is because of her new facial expression. Speculation is that she has had a thrust to the face and neck. Her neck and jaw area are extremely smooth. Ellen confessed that she feels unhappy every time she appears on TV and looks old.
A striking feature that could easily be recognized in Ellen Pompeo is her height. She has an enchanting appearance because of her enchanting size. That’s why she stands out every time she walks down the red carpet. Her height is 5 feet 7 inches.
Ellen Pompeo – Quick Facts
- She is an asthmatic patient.
- Before delving into acting, she worked as a waitress for two years.
- She lost her mother to the cold hands of death at the age of four.