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Ellen Kathleen Pompeo

Also Known As: "stracciatella", ""The Pencil""
Birthplace: Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph E Pompeo and Kathleen Bernadette Pompeo
Wife of Private
Sister of Private; Private; Private and Private

Occupation: Actress
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo (/pʌmˈpɛoʊ/, born November 10, 1969)[1] is an American actress and producer. She rose to fame for her portrayal of Meredith Grey in the long-running hit ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2005–present).

She was "discovered" as an actress while working at SoHo Bar & Grill in New York City.


Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born in Everett, Massachusetts, to Kathleen B. (O'Keefe) and Joseph E. Pompeo, a salesman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather, immigrant Angelo Pompeo, born in Avellino); Irish, and some English ancestry.

Her mother died of a painkiller overdose when Ellen was four, and her father remarried soon after; he died on September 1, 2012.[8] She has five siblings: three sisters and two brothers. She was nicknamed the pencil, and stracciatella (an ice cream flavor).[9]

Pompeo began dating music producer Chris Ivery in 2003. They married on November 9, 2007, with former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as the legal witness to the ceremony.[34] Pompeo and Ivery have two daughters: Stella Luna (born September 2009)[35] and Sienna May (born August 2014, via surrogacy).[36]

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    • 2. Ellen Pompeo Quietly Weds in New York – Weddings, Ellen Pompeo :
    • 3. Posted by Andrea at 12:29 pm. "Ellen Pompeo's Father Dies". Bitten and Bound. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
    • 4. "Obituaries 09-13-2012 | Charlestown Patriot-Bridge". 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
    • 5. "Descendants of Mary Coffey and Dennis O'Keefe:Information about Ellen Pompeo". 1969-11-10. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
    • 6. The Inner Actor: Ellen Pompeo: strength and tenacity from a challenging early life
    • 7. ELLENPOMPEO.NET – Ellen Pompeo Fansite
    • 8. Sep 6, 2012 @ 6:00AM (2012-09-06). "Actress Ellen Pompeo’s Father Passes Away". Radar Online. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
    • 9. Bried, Erin: "Anatomy lesson", Self, February 2006
    • 10. "Ellen Pompeo Biography". People. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
    • 34."Ellen Pompeo Quietly Weds in New York" People, November 14, 2007
    • 35. "Exclusive: Ellen Pompeo Welcomes a Baby Girl!" US Magazine, September 23, 2009
    • 36. Webber, Stephanie (October 2, 2014). "Ellen Pompeo Secretly Welcomed a Second Daughter With Chris Ivery". Us Weekly. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
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Ellen Pompeo's Timeline

November 10, 1969
Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States