Birth Name: Ellen Pompeo
Birth Place: Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Born Ellen Kathleen Pompeo on Nov. 10, 1969 in Everett, MA, she was raised in and around the Boston area by her father, Joseph, and stepmother after her mother, Kathleen, passed away due to an accidental overdose of painkillers when she was only four years old. Pompeo lived for a time on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in her late teens before moving to Miami, FL, where she earned a living as a cocktail waitress for a time, ultimately returning to New York a little over two years later. While bartending at the SoHo Kitchen Bar & Grill, Pompeo was approached by a casting agent who suggested she audition for commercial work. The following day, Pompeo landed her first spot and was soon app...
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