ABC followers Gray’s Anatomy I discovered this month that the medical drama might be with out its lead star for many of the upcoming 19th season: Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Gray) will solely seem in eight of the season’s episodes, although she’s going to stay the present’s narrator and one in all its govt producers.
However Pompeo is not resting on his laurels — laurels that, by the best way, embrace a number of Individuals’s Selection Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, and a contract reportedly value as much as $20 million per 12 months. As an alternative, he’ll star in a Hulu restricted collection that dramatizes the true story of American mother and father who claimed their adopted daughter from Ukraine was truly an grownup “sociopath.”
The untitled Hulu undertaking will mark the primary time since 2005 that Pompeo followers have seen the 52-year-old play somebody besides Meredith Grey (aside from her cameo in a Taylor Swift video, after all). And due to what Pompeo mentioned the hollywood reporter in 2018, evidently he was contractually prohibited from performing elsewhere: “I am unable to do the rest, and that frustrates me creatively. I do 24 TV episodes a 12 months, and as a part of this deal, I am unable to seem wherever else.”
Right here, in chronological order, are the highlights of the no-Gray’s Anatomy filmography, together with components the place he shared the display screen with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Jim Carrey and a few Buddies.
Jenna Weber in Regulation (nineteen ninety six)
Pompeo made two guest-star appearances on the NBC procedural, together with her function as Jenna in 1996’s “Savior,” a young person whose household is murdered. (And take a look at Pompeo’s future Grey her co-star Brooke Smith questioning her within the courtroom).
sue in The job (2001)
On this ABC sitcom, Pompeo guest-starred as Sue, a short-tempered lady Denis Leary’s cop character meets at an anger administration assist group.
Bertie Knox in moonlight mile (2002)
Pompeo landed her first main film function on this romantic drama, taking part in a postal service worker who helps Jake Gyllenhaal’s character rescind marriage ceremony invites after his fiancée is murdered and, sure, she turns into an curiosity. loving for him.
Marci in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
That very same 12 months, Pompeo performed a flight attendant charmed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s con man on this Steven Spielberg movie.
karen web page on Reckless (2003)
Pompeo performed the secretary to Ben Affleck’s Matt Murdock, Daredevil’s daytime alter ego, on this 2003 superhero flick. (Coincidentally, each Reckless Y Catch Me If You Can additionally featured Jennifer Garner, and Pompeo was as soon as thought of for a task on Garner’s ABC present Alias.)
nicole in Previous College (2003)
Launched only a week later Recklessthis comedy movie had Pompeo taking part in Nicole, Luke Wilson’s outdated highschool crush.
Missy Goldberg in Buddies (2004)
On this immortal NBC sitcom, Pompeo guest-starred within the episode “The One The place the Stripper Cries,” taking part in a former faculty crush to Ross (David Schwimmer) and Chandler (Matthew Perry).
naomi in Everlasting sunshine of the memoryless thoughts (2004)
In deleted scenes from this romantic sci-fi flick, Pompeo performed Naomi, Jim Carrey’s on-screen girlfriend-turned-ex.
Luna in Taylor Swift’s “Dangerous Blood” video (2015)
Taylor Swift has cats named Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson, so it is no shock that the pop star recruited Pompeo and Mariska Hargitay to strut aspect by aspect as two members of her “Dangerous Blood” squad. Pompeo’s character is called Luna, doubtless a reference to Pompeo’s daughter Stella Luna.
willow in Dr. toys (2017)
In an episode of this Disney Junior present, Pompeo voiced a “cat meow” from a stuffed animal, who’s distressed that his whiskers are bent on the identical day he’s presupposed to report back to his proprietor’s faculty.