VIDEO: Ellen Pompeo Talks Being TV's 20 Million Dollar Woman
Ellen Pompeo visited JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE last night. She talks about her recent interview in The Hollywood Reporter about becoming TVs '20 million-dollar woman,' the struggles she had on the road to finding her own empowerment, and she reveals how happy she is that her honesty about this issue has inspired other women. Watch the clip below!
Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, director and producer. She is one of the highest paid television actors, having signed a $20 million annual contract with the American Broadcasting Company in January 2018. She was honored with the 2007 Special Achievement in Entertaining by the National Italian American Foundation for her contributions to the entertainment industry. A turning point came in her career in 2002, when she gained wide recognition for her starring role in Brad Silberling's drama Moonlight Mile.
Pompeo was then cast in ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy (2005-present), and garnered worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the title character Dr. Meredith Grey. The role on the long running series earned her a Golden Globe nomination and the Screen Actors Guild Award. The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses. In 2015, Pompeo was ranked fourth in the list of highest paid TV actresses by Forbes, with the earnings of $11.5 million, a spot that she held on to the following year with the earnings of $14.5 million. She became the highest paid television actor in a drama series with her 2018 contract earning her $20 million annually.
Pompeo's other notable film roles include the comedy Old School (2003), the superhero film DAREDEVIL (2003), the caper film Art Heist (2004), and the comedy drama Life of the Party (2005). She also founded a production company Calamity Jane. Pompeo married producer Chris Ivery in 2007 and the couple have three children together.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003, as the first program to air immediately following ABC's coverage of SUPER BOWL XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios. Having aired for more than twice as long as either The Dick CavettShow (1969-1975) or Politically Incorrect (1997-2002), it is the longest running late-night talk show in ABC's history at 15 years and counting as of January 12, 2017.