How Old Is Ellen Pompeo From Grey's Anatomy?

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How old is Grey's Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey)?

Ellen Pompeo has played the famous Meredith Grey from ABC's hit show Grey's Anatomy since 2005, which seems like a lifetime ago. And to be honest, it was! While we aren't entirely sure how old Meredith Grey is on Grey's Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo's age isn't much of a secret. In fact, Ellen's pretty vocal about her age to the media and we're totally glad that she is, considering the nauseating amount of ageism in Hollywood today. So, how old is Ellen Pompeo?

After a bit of sleuthing, we learned that Ellen Pompeo is 47 years old and her birthday falls on November 10, 1969. That means that Pompeo was 36 when Grey's Anatomy started in 2005! Can you believe that it's been 12 years since Grey's started? We definitely can't!

In the past, Pompeo has revealed that she stayed on Grey's Anatomy because she knew that her "clock was ticking in Hollywood."

In an interview with People, Pompeo admitted that if she were younger when she landed her role on Grey's, she would have branched out and searched for different things. But, she "was definitely aware of how challenging it would be to find other roles in my late 30s and early 40s."

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While we're happy that Pompeo stayed on Grey's Anatomy all these years, we're pretty bummed that this is the reality of most actresses in Hollywood. In fact, it's outright disgusting that her age even was something to consider when choosing what to do with her career.

So, if you're reading this, Ellen: You are beautiful and you've aged gracefully. Thanks for playing our girl, Mer, for so long. Keep on kicking ass.

And do better, Hollywood!

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