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.
She played Leonardo DiCaprio's flight attendant in the film Catch Me if You Can.
She starred in Grey's Anatomy with Katherine Heigl.
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 Sierra May via a surrogate.