List of Grey's Anatomy cast members
Grey's Anatomy is an American television medical drama that debuted on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), as a mid-season replacement for Boston Legal on March 27, 2005. While creating the show, producers put an emphasis on the casting process. The series has aired for nine seasons, and focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents, as they gradually evolve into seasoned doctors, while trying to maintain personal lives. The show's premise originated with Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. It is primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California.
The series was created to be racially diverse, utilizing a color-blind casting technique. All roles for the series are cast without the characters' races being pre-specified, in keeping with Rhimes' vision of diversity. The series' protagonist, Meredith Grey, is portrayed by Ellen Pompeo. Meredith is assigned to work under Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), along with Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), George O'Malley (T.R. Knight), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers). Following O'Malley's death and Stevens' departure, they are replaced by Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) and April Kepner (Sarah Drew), in the sixth season. The surgical wing is originally supervised by Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.), who is eventually replaced by Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), and later Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd).
Preston Burke (Isaiah Washington) departs at the conclusion of the third season, and is replaced by Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), who leaves the show during the fifth, and later Teddy Altman (Kim Raver), who departs at the end of the eighth. Introduced in the second season is Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh), who leaves the show at the end of the third, in order to launch her own spin-off medical drama Private Practice. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) also enter the show in the second season, while half-sister of Meredith, Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh), first appears in the third and dies at the end of the eighth. Sloan later passes away at the beginning of the ninth season. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) is given series regular status at the beginning of the sixth season. The cast has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, and numerous Primetime Emmy Award nominations for individual cast members.
|Ellen Pompeo||Meredith Grey||Main|
|Sandra Oh||Cristina Yang||Main|
|Katherine Heigl||Izzie Stevens||Main|
|Justin Chambers||Alex Karev||Main|
|T.R. Knight||George O'Malley||Main|
|Chandra Wilson||Miranda Bailey||Main|
|James Pickens, Jr.||Richard Webber||Main|
|Isaiah Washington||Preston Burke||Main||Guest Star|
|Patrick Dempsey||Derek Shepherd||Main|
|Kate Walsh||Addison Montgomery||Guest Star||Main||Recurring|
|Sara Ramirez||Callie Torres||Recurring||Main|
|Eric Dane*||Mark Sloan||Guest Star||Main|
|Brooke Smith||Erica Hahn||Recurring||Main|
|Chyler Leigh||Lexie Grey||Recurring||Main|
|Kevin McKidd||Owen Hunt||Main|
|Jessica Capshaw||Arizona Robbins||Recurring||Main|
|Kim Raver||Teddy Altman||Main|
|Sarah Drew||April Kepner||Recurring||Main|
|Jesse Williams||Jackson Avery||Recurring||Main|
|Camilla Luddington||Jo Wilson||Recurring||Main|
|Gaius Charles||Shane Ross||Recurring||Main|
|Jerrika Hinton||Stephanie Edwards||Recurring||Main|
|Tessa Ferrer||Leah Murphy||Recurring||Main|
- * Although he only appeared in the first two episodes of the ninth season, Eric Dane was still billed as a member of the main cast in them.
|Steven W. Bailey||Joe||Recurring||Recurring|
|Kate Burton||Ellis Grey||Recurring||Guest Star|
|Sarah Utterback||Olivia Harper||Recurring||Recurring|
|Moe Irvin||Tyler Christian||Recurring|
|Loretta Devine||Adele Webber||Recurring|
|George Dzundza||Harold O'Malley||Recurring|
|Greg Pitts||Jerry O'Malley||Recurring|
|Tim Griffin||Ronny O'Malley||Recurring|
|Jeffrey Dean Morgan||Denny Duquette||Recurring||Recurring|
|Kali Rocha||Sydney Heron||Recurring|
|Cress Williams||Tucker Jones||Recurring||Recurring|
|Kyle Chandler||Dylan Young||Recurring|
|Jeff Perry||Thatcher Grey||Recurring|
|Mare Winningham||Susan Grey||Recurring|
|Chris O'Donnell||Finn Dandridge||Recurring|
|Diahann Carroll||Jane Burke||Recurring|
|Mitch Pileggi||Lawrence Jennings||Recurring||Recurring||Recurring|
|Debra Monk||Louise O'Malley||Recurring||Recurring||Guest Star|
|Elizabeth Reaser||Rebecca Pope||Recurring|
|Hector Elizondo||Carlos Torres||Guest Star||Guest Star||Guest Star|
|Mark Saul||Steve Mostow||Recurring|
|Amy Madigan||Katharine Wyatt||Recurring|
|Mary McDonnell||Virginia Dixon||Recurring|
|Melissa George||Sadie Harris||Recurring|
|Nora Zehetner||Reed Adamson||Recurring|
|Robert Baker||Charles Percy||Recurring||Guest Star|
|Leven Rambin||Sloan Riley||Recurring|
|Jason George||Ben Warren||Recurring|
|Peter MacNicol||Robert Stark||Recurring|
|Rachael Taylor||Lucy Fields||Recurring|
|Caterina Scorsone||Amelia Shepherd||Guest Star||Recurring|
|Scott Foley||Henry Burton||Recurring|
|Debbie Allen||Catherine Avery||Recurring|
|Tina Majorino||Heather Brooks||Recurring||Guest Star|
|Hilarie Burton||Lauren Boswell||Recurring|
|Justin Bruening||Matthew Taylor||Recurring|
|Marguerite Moreau||Emma Marling||Recurring|
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- "About the Show". Grey's Anatomy. American Broadcasting Company. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
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- Ryan, Maureen (February 21, 2007). "Paging Dr. Montgomery: She's starring in the new 'Grey's Anatomy' spinoff". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. Retrieved July 4, 2009.
- "The 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
- "List of Golden Globe Nominees and Winners". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
- "Grey's Anatomy". Emmy Awards. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- List of Grey's Anatomy cast members at the Internet Movie Database
- List of Grey's Anatomy cast members at TV.com