Ellen Pompeo Appeared in 2 Other Iconic TV Shows Before ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen Pompeo of Grey

Today, Ellen Pompeo is greatest identified for enjoying Meredith Grey within the hit ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy. She has been starring within the present for the previous 15 years, and her character is now the Head of General Surgery on the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Yet, years earlier than Grey’s Anatomy wound up on Pompeo’s desk, the actor appeared in a handful of TV exhibits and flicks, typically in small, one-off appearances. On her method to the highest, Pompeo occurred to pop up in two of essentially the most beloved TV exhibits of all time. 

Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy
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Ellen Pompeo appeared in ‘Law & Order’ in 1996, and once more in 2000

There aren’t many stars today who haven’t proven up in Law & Order; the present has fairly the repute for snagging budding expertise, in addition to that includes A-list visitor stars. In 1996, Ellen Pompeo appeared within the episode titled “Savior.” 

The episode targeted on a hard-luck govt who’s accused of murdering his spouse and son, in addition to injuring his eldest daughter. Dr. Olivet tells prosecutors that his profile matches what constitutes a “family annihilator;” but she backs down when he refused to admit on the stand. Ellen Pompeo portrayed the eldest daughter, Jenna, within the episode. 

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In 2000, Pompeo appeared within the episode “Fools Fall for Love.” The episode adopted a person accused of raping and murdering his girlfriend’s sister, in addition to one other sufferer. Prosecutors make a take care of the girlfriend for her testimony, but they quickly come to suspect that she might have been a prepared participant within the murders. Pompeo performs the girlfriend, Laura Kendrick, who involves show “sociopathic tendencies,” in accordance with IMDb. 

Pompeo additionally appeared in ‘Friends’ again in 2004, proper earlier than ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 

Grey’s Anatomy premiered in 2005, and Ellen Pompeo starred in a Friends episode in 2004. At the time, little did Pompeo know she was about to turn into a family identify, as nicely acknowledged as these she was showing alongside within the Friends episode, “The One Where the Stripper Cries.” 

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The episode adopted three completely different storylines — one targeted on Chandler and Ross attending a school reunion. One adopted Rachel and Monica as they ready a bachelorette occasion for Phoebe. And the final centered on Joey competing on a star sport present.  

Ellen Pompeo appeared within the faculty reunion narrative as Missy Goldberg — a girl who went to school with each Ross and Chandler. Chandler and Ross — a few years in the past — promised one another that Missy was off-limits for relationship (after they each realized that they had the hots for her). Yet, Chandler offers Ross the greenlight, contemplating he was already with Monica. And, Ross heads on over to interact in a bit chat with Pompeo’s character. As was typically the case, the Friends episode took a number of sudden and humorous turns from this level ahead.

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