Did You Know This About Ellen Pompeo?

Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" know just about everything about Meredith Grey, but we learned some fun facts about the actress who plays her, Ellen Pompeo!

  • Ellen has two toy poodles, Valentino and Gigi.
  • Pompeo was a bartender when she landed her first jobs in ads for Citibank and L'Oreal, after being approached by a casting agent who suggested she audition for commercials.
  • Taylor Swift named her cat Meredith Grey after Pompeo's character on "Grey's Anatomy."
  • She is not on Twitter or Facebook!
  • She decided she wanted to be an actress during the middle of a Rockettes performance at Radio City Music Hall.