Ellen Pompeo is a renowned American actress who is popularly known for the role she plays as Dr. Meredith Grey in a TV series known as Grey’s Anatomy. In America, she is one of the most paid television actresses. She got discovered of the potential in her to be one of the best actresses by a casting director who gave her an offer to appear in an advertisement known as L’Oreal. Her worldwide popularity came through a medical drama series known as Grey’s Anatomy in 2005 and with her career, she has earned many awards. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Ellen Pompeo in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Ellen Pompeo was born on 10th November in 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts in the United States. She was born to her parents Kathleen B Pompeo and Joseph E Pompeo and was raised as a Roman Catholic. She had two brothers and three sisters and later lost her mother who died while she was at the age of five years due to an overdose of painkillers. Her father then married again after a short while and then later died in the year 2012. Before she moved to New York City where she started her career, she used to work as a barmaid in Miami.
Ellen Pompeo met her first husband in the year 2003 in a grocery store who was known as Chris Ivery which led to a very romantic relationship. They got engaged and then got married to each other in 2007. They have three children known as Eli Christopher, Stella, and Sienna in which their second born was born with help of the surrogate mother.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Her first appearance in television was in the year 1996 where she debuted on a series known as Law and Order. She then featured in another different film in the year 1999 known as Coming Soon from which she then reappeared in the previous film known as Law and Order in the year 2000 and got a guest appearance in Strangers with Candy, Strong Medicine, and Friends.
She then got a lead role in the year 2002 where she featured in Moonlight Mile playing the role of Jake Gyllenhaal for love interest. In 2003, she then featured in Old School, Catch Me If You Can, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in which she played the role of an ex-girlfriend of Jimmy Carrey. She then also featured in other films such as ‘Life of a Party’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, and ‘Undermind’.
She continued gained much popularity and in 2005 she got a major role for the medical series drama known as Grey’s Anatomy where she played the role of Meredith Grey. This series got much popularity through being well received by the public. She later renewed her contract to two more seasons. After the contract on Grey’s Anatomy, the interest on acting came to an end and she decided to get to other areas through which she ventured into film production. She has directed some episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and also Be Still, My Soul.
She is a winner of many awards such as Best Ensemble in Television, Satellite Awards, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Best Actress-Drama Series and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Ellen Pompeo has an estimated net worth of $50 Million. Earning an annual salary of $20 Million has been one of the best things to contribute towards her net worth. In addition, she has earned much with much of her net worth being contributed by the Grey’s Anatomy series.
Ellen Pompeo is one of the most influential characters in Television. She suffers some challenges despite her success such as health issues including allergies and asthma. She is a lover of pets.