Pre 2005 the Ellen Pompeo net worth had not yet popped up on anyone’s radar. By the time 2005 arrived, that was all about to change. The American actress would star in the pilot episode of a television series that would change lives forever. A show we all know intimately, revolving around medical interns and residents at a hospital in Seattle. Grey’s Anatomy.
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth: $30 Million
Ellen Pompeo played the one and only Meredith Grey in the hit series Grey’s Anatomy. Today she has a net worth of about $30 million, largely due to her huge success in this role.
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo was born on the 10th of November 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts. Ellen is the youngest of 6 children. Her father, Joseph E Pompeo, was a surgeon, perhaps preparing her for the biggest role of her career to date. Ellen’s mother died at the heartbreakingly young age of 33 when Ellen was only four years old.
Like many young adults before her, Ellen supported herself as a bartender. It was here that she was discovered in a bar in Miami when she was in her 20s. She then moved to the Big Apple, New York City to pursue her acting career.
The lovely actress landed herself a lead role in the film, Moonlight Mile, playing Jake Gyllenhaal’s love interest; this was to be her debut on the big screen. The movie also stared Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon, an impressive cast sure to get her some notice.
Before Moonlight Mile she acted in a few independent movies and her small screen debut came in 1996 when she was to appear in the hit show, Law and Order. In 2003 she stared in the comedy movie Old School alongside Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn and in 2002 she acted as Leonardo DiCaprio’s love interest in the movie Catch Me If You Can. The movie also stars the legendary Tom Hanks and grossed $352, 1 million at the box office.
Not all her roles were seen by the public. She was cast as Naomi in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Naomi was Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend but don’t be alarmed if you don’t remember her from the movie, her scenes were cut and she never ended up appearing in the film. Ellen appeared in a few movies but these were not going to put her on the map and make her into the star that she was destined to become.
Ellen Pompeo Becomes Dr Meredith Grey
As we know, the most important role of Ellen Pompeo’s career was the memorable Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy. The show first aired in 2005 and 11 years later and 12 seasons later the show is still as popular as ever. When Grey’s Anatomy began, Ellen was earning $200 per episode and now she is said to be earning $350 000 per Grey’s Anatomy episode. Talk about an increase!
We fell in love with Meredith and became engrossed in her life. She just had to be with McDreamy!!! Our hearts broke when she lost friends, and we cried with her when she lost family. I you have been absent from the planet and are only now planning to watch your first episode. we recommend keeping the tissues close.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres she explained what an effect the show has had on some of its viewers. She told Ellen that she had received letters from fans telling her that Grey’s Anatomy inspired them to become surgeons and that they have just finished their medical degree because of the show.
In 2007 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a television series drama. The show has been nominated for 174 awards and has won 62 of them. Among the awards they walked away with are Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guilds Awards. As for Ellen Pompeo, she has won 9 awards including the Peoples Choice Award for favorite dramatic TV actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
In 2012 her net worth was estimated to be $17 142 857 and a short three years later it had almost doubled. The television show ER was on air for 15 years, we hope that our beloved Grey’s reaches that landmark.
Her onscreen career has not been the only source of the substantial Ellen Pompeo net worth. It is estimated that she receives around $784 314 a year for sponsorship’s and endorsements. Ellen also did the voice over for and advertisement for Propel Fitness Water and has been featured in numerous magazines including Architectural Digest.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Ellen Pompeo is married to music producer, Chris Ivery. The couple met in a grocery store in Los Angeles. Chris proposed to Ellen on her 37th birthday, going down on one knee with a 3.5 carat diamond ring. The average price of a 3 carat diamond ring ranges from $6 050 and $84 810, we’d guess Ellens ring to be on the heavier end of the spectrum.
On the 15th of September 2009 Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery welcomed their first child into the world. A beautiful baby girl named Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery. Their second child was born in September 2014 however Ellen did not carry the child herself; instead she went through a surrogate mother.
Ellen likes to keep her life very private. She got married in a court house and no one knew about the birth of her second daughter until a few days after she was born. She didn’t go big and have an extravagant wedding (it’s not like there is a shortage of money) she instead had a private ceremony in New York with the New York mayor as a witness.
The home they stay in was built in 1930 and it is truly magnificent. Ellen and her husband, Chris, purchased the home and hired Martyn Lawrence Bullard to decorate and renovate the Mediterranean style villa. Martyn Bullard’s celebrity clients have included Christina Aguilera, Felicity Huffman, Eva Mendes and Edwards Norton.
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth Future Predictions
In an interview with Ellen Pompeo a few of years ago she confessed that she doesn’t see herself acting when Grey’s Anatomy ends. We can only hope that it doesn’t end any time soon as we have all grown to know Meridith so well. Even if Ellen does decide to give up the silver screen, we are sure that the combined Chris Ivery, Ellen Pompeo net worth will continue to grown. Combined it sits at a healthy estimated $41 million, more than enough to continue living their humble and undoubtedly happy lives.
Born: 10 November, 1969