Actress known for her role as Dr. Meredith Grey on the television series Grey's Anatomy . Her role earned her an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2007.
In her early acting days she supported herself by working as a bartender and was discovered at the SoHo Bar & Grill.
She married music producer Chris Ivery in 2007. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Stella, in 2009 then in September 2014 they had their second daughter Sienna May via a surrogate. Their third child and first son, Eli, was born in December 2016.
She starred in Grey's Anatomy with Katherine Heigl .