Ellen Pompeo Net Worth
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth and Salary: Ellen Pompeo is an American actress who has a net worth of $70 million dollars. Born November 10, 1969 in Everett, Massachusetts, Ellen Pompeo is probably best known for her role as Meredith Grey in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy, a role for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama.
In the mid-1990s, Ellen moved to New York City and then Miami with a boyfriend while pursuing a modeling career. She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and soon was landing minor roles on television shows such as Strangers with Candy, Friends and Law & Order. A turning point came when she was cast in the 2002 movie Moonlight Mile, playing Jake Gyllenhaal's sympathetic love interest. In 2002, she appeared in Catch Me If You Can. In 2003 she was in the Luke Wilson/Will Ferrell comedy Old School. She then portrayed Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend, Naomi, in the 2004 film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, though her scenes were eventually cut from the film. In 2005 Ellen's career launched to the stratosphere after she was cast in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The timing could not have been better. Ellen would later admit that she was "perilously close" to being broke when she read the pilot script. As of this writing, the show has aired more than 340 episodes over 15 seasons.
Ellen Pompeo Grey's Anatomy Salary: For seasons 11 and 12 Ellen earned a total of $300,000 per episode, roughly $7.5 million per year. For seasons 13 and 14 she earned $350,000 per episode, roughly $8.7 million per year. At this point she did not own any backend equity points on the show. After the 14th season wrapped, Ellen began negotiations for a new contract. Ellen actually approached Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes for negotiating advice. Shonda told her:
"Decide what you think you're worth and then ask for what you think you're worth. Nobody's just going to give it to you."
When negotiations were over Ellen walked away with a per episode pay bump to $575,000. That brought her single-season salary up to $14.4 million. But that's not all! She also was given two backend percentage points on the show's syndication profits. Every year that brings Ellen an additional $6-7 million. In total, starting at season 15, Ellen will earn a bit more than $20 million for Grey's Anatomy. But that's still not all! Ellen's new deal also gives her a producer credit on future Grey's spinoffs and pilot commitments for her production company.
On October 13, 2007, Pompeo was honored by the National Italian American Foundation for her achievement in entertainment at a black-tie gala in Washington, D.C. Pompeo married music producer Chris Ivery on November 9, 2007 with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg serving as the legal witness to the ceremony. They have three children together.
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 10, 1969 (50 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Ellen Pompeo Earnings
- Grey's Anatomy$200,000/episode