'Grey's Anatomy' Season 18 Full Cast List: Meet Ellen Pompeo and others from ABC show
The doctors are back in action and ready to take on new cases one examination at a time
ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' which continues to rake in high ratings is all set to be back with a bang! Season 18 of the hit medical drama will have its premiere on Thursday, September 30 9/8c. The new season will mark its return with a crossover event alongside 'Station 19’s season premiere.
'Grey's Anatomy' is the longest-running scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC, and the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC. The show follows the journey of Dr Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and her team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial, who face the challenge of making life-or-death decisions on an everyday basis. Let's look at the dynamic cast behind 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an American actress and producer. Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Pompeo moved to Miami and then New York City, where a casting director discovered her and signed her for an ad campaign for L'Oreal. She made her screen debut with NBC's legal drama 'Law & Order', then guest-starred in other television shows, including the comedy 'Strangers with Candy', the medical drama 'Strong Medicine' and the sitcom 'Friends'.
Pompeo was then cast in ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' and gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of the title character Dr Meredith Grey. The role on the long-running series earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award. The character became widely popular, making Pompeo one of the most renowned television actresses. Her accolades include a Screen Actors Guild Award and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.
Chandra Danette Wilson is an American actress and director. Wilson was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her mother, a postal worker, wanted to keep her daughter active, so she enrolled Chandra in numerous after-school activities. Starting at age 5, the Houston native performed for 10 years in major musicals with Theatre Under the Stars.
She made her New York stage debut in 1991 and began to land guest spots on a variety of prime-time television shows. She made her first film appearance in the 1993 film 'Philadelphia'. Television credits include ABC's 'Bob Patterson' as series regular Claudia Hopper, and guest-starring on 'General Hospital', 'The Sopranos', 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'Sex and the City', 'Third Watch', '100 Centre Street', 'Cosby, 'Law & Order' and 'The Cosby Show'. She is best known for her role as Dr Miranda Bailey in 'Grey's Anatomy' since 2005.
James Pickens Jr
Original 'Grey's Anatomy' cast member James Pickens Jr started acting in his hometown of Cleveland at the Karamu House, distinguished as the oldest African-American theater in the United States. He performed a reading of the play 'Home' by Samm-Art Williams, in celebration of the theater's centennial.
After moving to New York, he performed in the historic 1981 production of Charles Fullers' 'A Soldier's Play' at the Negro Ensemble Company with fellow cast members Denzel Washington and Samuel L Jackson.
On the big screen, he has been directed by some of the film industry's finest, including Steven Soderbergh in 'Traffic', Oliver Stone in 'Nixon' and Warren Beatty in 'Bulworth'. He and his wife oversee the James Pickens Jr Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the lives of families and children in underserved communities.
Kevin McKidd is a Scottish actor, television director and occasional singer. Kevin McKidd made his feature film debut in 1996, starring in Gillies MacKinnon's 'Small Faces', followed by a starring role alongside Ewan McGregor in the film 'Trainspotting'. He has also been a brooding Caesar-era soldier in HBO's 'Rome' and a time-travelling journalist in the 2007 NBC drama 'Journeyman'.
McKidd's theater credits include 'Richard III',' Britannicus', for which he won an Ian Charleston Award, and 'Far Away'. He is widely known for playing the role of Owen Hunt in 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Canadian-born actress Caterina Scorsone was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is the middle child of five in her family and is perhaps best known as firebrand brain surgeon Dr Amelia Shepherd, the rebellious kid sister of Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, on both of ABC's hit series 'Private Practice' and the award-winning, critically acclaimed drama 'Grey's Anatomy'.
While still in Canada, Scorsone co-starred alongside Kirsten Dunst, Rachael Leigh Cook and Merritt Wever in Oscar-winning director Sarah Kernochan's coming-of-age film 'Strike'. Following increasing success in both television and film, she starred opposite Academy Award nominee Ed Harris in Agnieszka Holland's 'The Third Miracle'. She then went on to receive her first of two Gemini nominations for her role as Michelle Parker in the hit Canadian show 'Power Play'.
Luddington was born in Ascot, Berkshire, and at age 11 began studying at the Italia Conti Academy in England.She is also popular in the sci-fi/fantasy world for her voice work and embodiment of Lara Croft in the video game 'Tomb Raider'. When the game was released in 2013, critics praised Luddington for giving the classic icon a much-needed reboot. Currently starring on ABC's award-winning, critically acclaimed drama 'Grey's Anatomy', Camilla Luddington has the gift of portraying characters with both strength and vulnerability. As surgical resident Dr Jo Wilson, Luddington displays plenty of both, balancing her time between complicated storylines of love opposite Dr Alex Karev and career.
Kelly McCreary is a rising star in Hollywood. She currently resides at Seattle Grace, where she joined the cast of ABC's drama 'Grey's Anatomy' as Dr Maggie Pierce at the end of Season 10. Before 'Grey's Anatomy', McCreary was seen on 'Scandal', 'Castle', 'Emily Owens', 'M.D'., 'I Just Want My Pants Back', 'White Collar', 'Rubicon' and 'Cyberchase'. She portrayed the role of Eartha Kitt in the 2015 Indie film 'Life', opposite Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson. Her other film credits include 'Baby, Baby, Baby', 'Being Flynn' and 'How to Follow Strangers'. McCreary is a graduate of Barnard College in New York and also has trained at the Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre Company, British American Drama Academy in London, and The Actor's Center in New York.
Kimberly Jayne Raver is an American actress and producer. Raver got her start as a child star in 1975 appearing on 'Sesame Street' at age 6. She remained on the show for three years. She initially acted in commercials for 'Visa' and 'Jeep' when her adult career began. Her first prominent role was her Broadway debut in 1995 in the Philip Barry play 'Holiday' in which she co-starred with Laura Linney and Tony Goldwyn.
Raver recurred on Fox's 'APB' and previously on 'Bones'. She also reprised her series-regular role, Audrey Raines, in the Emmy nominated '24: Live Another Day'. She was also seen on NBC's 'Revolution', playing the role of Julia Neville. Raver returns to 'Grey's Anatomy' for its upcoming 16th season where she will reprise her role as Dr Teddy Altman, the former head of cardiothoracic surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial.
Jake Borelli is an American actor. Borelli was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Linda Borelli and Mike Borelli. He has two older brothers, Ben and Zack. He enjoys painting, art and considered attending art school when he won a national art competition during his senior year of high school. In 2009, he graduated from Upper Arlington High School and was accepted to University of California, Los Angeles and Ohio State University but decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
Whilst in Columbus, Borelli also performed in more than a dozen shows with the Columbus Children's Theatre which included roles in 'Cheaper by the Dozen', 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe', 'Wiley and the Hairy Man' and 'Holes'. Coming off of a breakout year in 2018, Jake Borelli has rapidly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He can currently be seen starring as Dr Levi Schmitt in 'Grey's Anatomy'.
James Christopher Carmack is an American actor, singer, and former fashion model. Carmack was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Derwood, Maryland. Most recently, Carmack starred on Nashville as country crooner Will Lexington, opposite Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton. He has also guest-starred on popular dramas such as 'NCIS', 'CSI: NY', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Smallville', 'The O.C.' and 'CSI: Miami'. He was cast as the lead in 'The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations' for After Dark Films. He is currently starring in 'Grey's Anatomy' as Dr Atticus Lincoln.
Anthony Hill currently plays Dr Winston Ndugu on ABC's award-winning, critically acclaimed drama 'Grey's Anatomy. Previously, Hill played a pivotal guest role on HBO's 'Watchmen'. He also guest-starred on the first season of the Shondaland drama 'For The People' on ABC and played a supporting role in the Lifetime TV movie 'Faith Under Fire', starring Toni Braxton. Hill can also be seen on MTV's 'Scream', HBO's 'Silicon Valley', FX's 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia', CBS' 'NCIS: Los Angeles', HBO's 'Lookin', Hulu's 'Future Man' and Netflix's 'Fuller House'. Hill attended Oklahoma State University, where he starred in numerous stage productions and played football for the Cowboys.
Irish actor Richard Flood can currently be seen as Dr Cormac Hayes, Grey Sloan's newest pediatric surgeon, on 'Grey's Anatomy'.
Previously, Flood portrayed the role of Ford, opposite Emmy Rossum in the eighth and ninth seasons of the critically-acclaimed Showtime series 'Shameless'. Flood's previous work includes starring roles in the NBC series 'Crossing Lines' and in the Emmy nominated National Geographic movie 'Killing Kennedy'. Overseas, he starred in the TV3 crime procedural 'Red Rock' and on the BBC's miniseries 'Titanic: Blood and Steel'.
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