Ellen Pompeo
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Calamity Jane Entertainment


Life imitated art too closely when the 2019-20 season of “Grey’s Anatomy” was cut short by the pandemic. She’s the titular star of the highest-rated drama on ABC, now in its 17th season and the longest-running medical drama in television history. She is also the highest-paid woman on TV, which she has no problem speaking publicly about in order to normalize the narrative for equal pay and gender equality in the workplace. Her onscreen character Dr. Meredith Grey has inspired thousands of women to go to medical school as she remains a pivotal player for the series, with ABC repeatedly saying the show will end whenever Pompeo, whose current deal wraps after this season, wants out. Pompeo also serves as producer on “Grey’s” and as co-executive producer for its fire department spinoff, “Station 19.”


  • STATION 19

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Imogen Reid Joins Ellen Pompeo in Untitled Orphan Limited Series at Hulu

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Imogen Reid will star opposite Ellen Pompeo in the untitled orphan limited series at Hulu that was announced on Aug. 3.The series is inspired by the true story of a Midwestern couple who adopts a young girl with a rare form of dwarfism (Reid). But as they begin to raise her alongside their three other children, they slowly start to suspect she may not be who she says she is. As they question her story, they're confronted with hard questions...


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