Jessica Capshaw in her Grey's Anatomy Season Nine Promotional Photo
|Born||Jessica Brooke Capshaw
August 9, 1976
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Spouse(s)||Christopher Gavigan (2004–present)|
|Relatives||Steven Spielberg (stepfather)
Sasha Spielberg (half-sister)
Jessica Brooke Capshaw (born August 9, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Jamie Stringer in The Practice and Dr. Arizona Robbins on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She was introduced in the latter show's fifth season as an attending surgeon and the new head of pediatric surgery. Originally contracted to appear in three episodes, Capshaw's contract was extended to the remainder of the fifth season, with her becoming a series regular in the sixth season.
Early life 
Capshaw was born in Columbia, Missouri, the daughter of actress and producer Kate Capshaw, and Robert Capshaw, a sales manager, marketing director, business executive, and high school principal. She is the stepdaughter of director Steven Spielberg. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1994 and Brown University in 1998 with an English degree. She then attended acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.
In the motion picture, Valentine, Capshaw played Dorothy Wheeler. In 2009, she became a regular on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy as Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Arizona Robbins opposite Sara Ramirez, also reuniting with The Practice co-star Chyler Leigh and Valentine co-star Katherine Heigl. She was a recurring character in the fifth season, and was upgraded to series regular in the sixth.
Personal life 
Capshaw has three children with her husband Christopher Gavigan: Luke (b. September 2007), Eve (b. October 2010), and Poppy (b. June 2012).
|Odd Man Out||Aunt Jordan|
|2002||Minority Report||Officer Evanna|
|The Practice||Jamie Stringer||Series regular|
|2003||View from the Top||Air Hostess|
|2005||Into the West||Rachel Wheeler||Mini-series|
|Thick and Thin||Mary|
|Bones||Rebecca Stinson||Season 2, Episode 2 and 5 (guest star)|
|2007||The L Word||Nadia Karella|
|Blind Trust||Cassie Stewart|
|2009–present||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Arizona Robbins||Series Regular|
|2010||One Angry Juror||Sarah Walsh|