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Aside from her starring role on Grey’s Anatomy, we like to remember Ellen Pompeo as the only non-beer-chugging character on the wildly successful Old School—where she held her own on the big screen alongside comedy heavyweights McHottie Luke Wilson, McDashing Vince Vaughn and McWitty Will Ferrell.
Her ever-so-popular portrayal of Meredith Grey earned Pompeo a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 and countless—perhaps fanatical—fans. Along with her fellow Grey’s Anatomy cast members, she also received the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Television Drama.
A Boston native, Pompeo made her major studio film debut in Brad Silberling’s Moonlight Mile, alongside the McScrumptious Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon. She went on to star in the wildly successful Old School as wall as in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can, opposite the McSexy Leonardo DiCaprio.
Prior to Moonlight Mile, Pompeo had starred in several independent features, including In the Weeds and Coming Soon.
“It’s a striking display – equal parts briskness, vulnerability and goofiness – and coupled with her looks which combine Meg Ryan winsomeness with Kate Hudson warmth it’s not hard to see why Shonda Rhimes elected to build a show around her.
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more”I enjoy everything about her, even her spit-ups and her poops. She is the light of my eye and my husband’s too.
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Because her eyes POP!!
Because people wanna share their awards with her!
Because Justin says she’s a broad!
Because her cast mates LOVE her!
Because she has a laugh that grabs you straight away!
Because she photographs well!!
Because her eyes are alive and pull you in!
Because to Patrick her eyes have a light behind them!
Because ‘She’s really beautiful and has a great laugh that’s infectious!’
Because to Patrick she’s endearing!
Because Meredith has a big heart!
Because Meredith will always be there for you!
Because Ellen is hardcore!
Because Ellen isn’t into typical Hollywood!
Because Ellen’s gonna have a secret wedding!
Because Ellen has found the man she is going to marry!
Because it’s wonderful to work with Ellen!
Because critic’s thought she gave a Emmy worthy performance!
Because she’ll get an Emmy this year for sure!
Because she doesn’t want to support something unless she can really contribute!
Because Ellis said Meredith is a Force of Nature!
Because she steps up and does things, even if she doesn’t want to!
Because Meredith is happy and in love!
Because she is ANYTHING but ordinary!
Because we know that Meredith will get out of the water!
Because Meredith is there for the ones she cares about!
Because Ellen doesn’t buy into the Hollywood image!
Because she’s a private person and we adore her for that!
Because she fought when it mattered!
Because she is the Grey in Grey’s anatomy
Because she got Beauty and Class
Because for her the fans matter
Because she is the heart of the intern group
Because she won the contest
Because she’s working through her issues
Because she researched a clinical trial
Because she wants to save lives
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~ FROM ELLEN
When I’m doing a big crying scene, I go to a really dark place inside me.
I almost torture myself by drawing on the emotions of my past.
The trap is when you start to pay attention to that stuff and care, because in six months,
they’re going to be looking at someone else. You know how fickle everyone is.
They love it, then they hate it, then they love it. So I’m going to enjoy it
because it could be over at any minute.
It’s pretty remarkable how many people the show touches… I think we are very
lucky in that way so, I love when the fans come up to us because they usually
have really interesting stories. We are very grateful to the fans, we would have
no show without them, you know? You could have the best writing in the world,
and you could have the best acting in the world, but if the fans don’t tune in
every week, there’s no show. So, I think we have them to be the most thankful for.
I just worry about the girls who look up to me — 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.
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.
The chemistry between the cast is very important. We’re a family and have
respect for each other. And we have fun, which comes across.
The trap is when you start to pay attention to that stuff and care,
because in six months, they’re going to be looking at someone else.
You know how fickle everyone is. They love it, then they hate it, then
they love it. So I’m going to enjoy it because it could be over at any minute.
~ ABOUT ELLEN
There is a spirit there, that was just very interesting to me.
I thought she was very charming, and there was something about her
that was very intriguing to me to watch. Whatever I come up for her,
she is game to play, She’s been so good in what she does that I have
the confidence to let the character do what I want the character to do.
She’s always leapt with me, which is wonderful. – Shonda Rhimes
Ellen’s great, I have a good time working with Ellen. She’s very sprightly.
– Eric Dane
She’s one of the brightest souls and most wonderful spirits I have ever met.
A gorgeous human being. – Chandra Wilson
I’ve seen her become this glorious leading lady. Staggeringly talented actress.
– Kate Burton
She is very professional and pleasant to work with. I enjoy it a lot.
Has great instincts and pretty fearless. – Jeff Perry
Ellen’s sort of the wiz on the show. – Justin Chambers
She’s such a cool person, and she’s kind of the heartbeat of the show.
– Kevin McKidd
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“She’s such a happy soul. All you have to do is get her in front of the camera and she does the work for you. I just talked to her and made her laugh and THAT was the shot.
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SessameStreet-Ellen Pompeo is Healthy – YouTube
EllenPompeoMay2010 – YouTube
ELLEN POMPEO JKM-JAN 7, 2010 – YouTube
Ellen_Pompeo_JimmyKNov2010 FULL.wmv – YouTube
JIMMYKIMMEL1-ellen pompeo – YouTube
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“If there’s a crisis, you don’t freeze – you move forward. You get the rest of us to move forward. Because you’ve seen worse. You’ve survived worse. And you know we’ll survive too. You say you’re all dark & twisty. It’s not a flaw. It’s a strength. It makes you who you are.
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~ FROM MEREDITH
so all of a sudden I’m the president of people with crappy lives?
we screw boys like whores on tequila.
I shaved my legs – sometimes.
I was gonna build us a house but I don’t build houses because
I’m a surgeon.
I feel like one of those people who are so freaking miserable that they
can’t be around normal people.
my mother was one of the great – me? I’m kinda screwed.
stupid, corny idiotic – I cannot believe I did this.
cause my babies will have Alzheimer’s, and suicidal tendencies, and split ends.
my hair smelled like lavender – from my conditioner.
I’m the kind of crazy person who feels bad for serial killer.
I know you don’t understand me – I don’t understand me.
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Because she’s pretty!
Because she’s a rockin babe!
Because she’s a true Boston girl!
Because she’s hardcore!
B/C she’s comfortingly familiar
Because she’s a very classy lady
She’s very low maintenance.
B/C she’s always nice to others
B/c She is very funny and is full of life
B/c She couldn’t be more down to earth if she tried – Harry Josh
Here is the legendary Ellen Pompeo.
This women still has sex appeal!
She combines Meg Ryan and Kate Hudson
She lights up our screen and the red carpet
Because she got Beauty and Class
Because for her the fans matter
this lady doesn’t age, she only gets better and better
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Ellie Monster – A Ellen Pompeo Community
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“She’s got this phenomenal vulnerability in her face, but she’s got this little tough girl. She’s a fighter. She’s also somebody who would fight for her friends and bring people together.