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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 19 on ABC: Who is Caterina Scorsone's Amelia Shepherd?

Amelia Shepherd, who is portrayed by Caterina Scorsone, made her debut appearance in season 3 when she visited her ex-sister-in-law Addison Montgomery
Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd in 'Grey's Anatomy' (IMDb)
Caterina Scorsone as Amelia Shepherd in 'Grey's Anatomy' (IMDb)

'Grey's Anatomy' has yet again two new Shepherds to focus on as Derek's and Amelia's nephew Lucas Adams stars as one of the interns in the latest season. Amelia has become one of the great addition to the series since she joined. From the beginning, fans witnessed the sibling rivalry between Derek and Amelia along with how Derek supported her during the drug addiction phase. 

Amelia Shepherd, who is portrayed by Caterina Scorsone, made her debut appearance in season three when she visited her former sister-in-law Addison Montgomery and became a partner at the Oceanside Wellness Group. Showrunner Shonda Rhimes then quickly promoted Scorsone to series regular for the fourth season after appearing in the final five episodes of season three. She remained in the series until the final episode. After 'Private Practice' ended its six-season run in January 2013, Scorsone returned to the 'Grey's Anatomy' universe in its parent show, recurring in the final four episodes of the tenth season in 2014. She was then promoted to series regular for season eleven and ever since the actress has appeared as a main cast member for all of its subsequent seven seasons.


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Who is Amelia Shepherd?

Amelia is the youngest sibling of Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and a recovering drug addict. Her storylines in both shows revolve around her struggle with sobriety, recklessness, and ambition as a neurosurgeon. Scorsone has been a part of the 'Grey's' universe for over ten years and has appeared in a total of eleven seasons as a series regular. She has also appeared as a guest star in the second spin-off titled 'Station 19.' The actress has been lauded by critics and fans alike. 

After her time at the Seaside Health and Wellness with privileges at St Ambrose Hospital, she later relocated to Seattle and took over Derek's job as the Head of Neurosurgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. While in Los Angeles, she was engaged to Ryan Kerrigan until his death and later to James Peterson until she moved to Seattle. After moving to Seattle, she had a short-lived marriage to Owen Hunt (the former Head of Trauma and former Chief of Surgery). Post that, she was in a relationship with Atticus Lincoln with whom she has a son named Scout. She is currently in a new relationship with Kai Bartley.

Although Scorsone is best known for her role as Amelia Shepherd, she has also appeared in a number of films, including 2010's 'Edge of Darkness' and 2014's 'The November Man'. Her other television credits include her roles as Jess Mastriani on 'Missing', Callie Wilkinson on 'Crash' and Alice Hamilton on 'Alice'.

'Grey's Anatomy', which follows the personal and professional lives of the doctors at Seattle's Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, airs every Thursday at 9 pm ET. Watch to find out what happens next in Amelia Shepherd's life.