Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born on 10 November 1969, in Everett, Massachusetts USA, of Italian, English and Irish descent. She is an actress and producer, perhaps best known for appearing in the long-running television show called “Grey’s Anatomy”, and also for acting in such movies as “Daredevil”, “Moonlight Mile”, “Undermind” among others. During her career, Ellen has been nominated for and has won numerous awards. Some of them include Satellite Award, Golden Globe Award, Teen Choice Award, People’s Choice Award and others. As she is also trying to build up a career as a producer, there is a high chance that she will become acclaimed not only as an actress.
So how rich is Ellen Pompeo? It is estimated that Ellen’s net worth is over $30 million. Ellen mainly gained this sum of money through her successful career in both the movie and television industries. If she will make her name as a producer, there is little doubt that this sum of money will become even higher.
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth $30 Million
Ellen’s career as an actress began in 1996, when she appeared in the television show entitled “Law & Order”. In 1999 she acted in her first movie, called “Coming Soon”, in which she had an opportunity to work with Bonnie Root, Ryan Reynolds, Mia Farrow, Gaby Hoffman and others. This was the time when Pompeo’s net worth really began growing. Step by step Ellen’s popularity grew and she received more invitations to portray varying roles. She has appeared in such shows as “Strong Medicine”, “Friends”, “Strangers with Candy” and others. All these appearances added a lot to Pompeo’s net worth. In 2002 Ellen portrayed one of the lead roles in the movie called “Moonlight Mile”, which helped her gain more fans.
Three year later Pompeo was cast in one of the most famous television shows, called “Grey’s Anatomy”. During the filming of this show Ellen worked together with Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, Kate Walsh, Chandra Wilson and others. Soon this show became one of the main sources of Ellen’s net worth. Ellen was acclaimed and received a lot of praise for her role in this show. Other television shows and movies that Ellen has appeared in include “The Job”, “Repeat After Me”, “Get Real”, “Art Heist”, “Life of the Party” and others. In 2014 Ellen announced that she is planning to end her career as an actress as soon as “Grey’s Anatomy” ended. Despite this fact, there is still a high chance that she will change her mind and will continue appearing in various shows and movies.
If to talk about Ellen Pompeo’s personal life, it can be said that in 2007 she married Chris Ivery and they have two children. All in all, Ellen is a beautiful and very talented woman, who has portrayed various roles during her career and has achieved a lot. There is no doubt that Ellen has many fans who will support her even if she will decide to really end her career in television and movie industries. Even if she retires from acting, there is a chance that Ellen will focus more on producing and will work on new projects.
In August 2014, she welcomed her 2nd child, a daughter Sienna May Ivery with the help of a surrogate mother, with her husband Chris Ivery.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery on September 15, 2009 in Los Angeles. Child's father is her husband, Chris Ivery.
(November 9, 2007) Married her boyfriend of 4 years Chris Ivery in a civil ceremony in New York City. The only people in attendance were Mayor Michael Bloomberg and First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, who served as witnesses to the ceremony.
Working on the television series Grey's Anatomy (2005) in which she plays the main character. [March 2005]
Ellen's paternal grandfather, Angelo Pompeo, was an Italian immigrant, born in Avellino. Ellen's paternal grandmother was of English and Irish ancestry, and Ellen's mother's family is also Irish.
Was discovered while working at SoHo Bar & Grill in New York City.
Was approached to play the role of Becky in Clerks II (2006), but turned it down because she had just finished the pilot for Grey's Anatomy (2005).
I don't find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living. I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm not a teacher, I'm not working for UNICEF. I don't think I'm some big deal.
On her character Meredith Grey - 'She's smart enough to make her way through medical school but she can't figure out that she can't sleep with strangers all the time.'
"It was the best thing that happened to me all week - to say the very least...I was so flattered. I thanked him and told him how much I hoped we would have a chance to work together one day." - talking about when she was complimented by actor Jake Gyllenhaal shortly after arriving in Hollywood. Just three weeks later, she was working with him on Moonlight Mile (2002)!!