Sarah Drew

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Sarah Drew
Sarah Drew 2012 2.jpg
Drew in 2012
Born (1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 33)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Nationality American
Education University of Virginia (B.A.)
Occupation Actress
Religion Presbyterian Christian[1]
Spouse(s) Peter Lanfer (2002–present)
Children Micah Emmanuel

Sarah Drew (born October 1, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Hannah Rogers in Everwood (2004–2006) and for her role as Dr. April Kepner on Grey's Anatomy (2009–present).

Early life[edit]

Drew was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Stony Brook, New York, on Long Island where she also attended The Stony Brook School. Her mother, Dr. Jeannie Drew is now teaching biology at the independent private school for girls, Brearley, in Manhattan. Her father, Rev. Charles Drew, is the senior pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. Her second cousin is actor Benjamin McKenzie.[2] Drew began acting in school plays, community theater with Take One Theatre Arts, and summer stock. Drew received a Bachelor's degree in Drama from the University of Virginia in 2002.[citation needed]


In 1997, while still in high school, Drew lent her voice to the animated television series Daria, playing the character Stacy Rowe. She also voiced that same character in the Daria animated television movies Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?

In 2001, Drew made her professional stage debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. She made her Broadway debut in 2003 in Vincent in Brixton, which later took her to London's West End. She made the move to television with a guest-starring role in the series Wonderfalls, and was in the feature film Radio, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. She appeared in the theatrical feature American Pastime, as Katie Burrell, the daughter of a Japanese relocation camp sergeant. She had a starring role on the 2002 series Everwood.

On June 9, 2010, she was promoted to a series regular on Grey's Anatomy.[3]

In the summer of 2013, she filmed Moms' Night Out with former co-star Patricia Heaton, whom she previously worked with on Front of the Class.

Personal life[edit]

Drew married Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA and visiting faculty at Dartmouth in June 2002. They reside in Los Angeles.[citation needed] On January 18, 2012, Drew and Lanfer welcomed their first child, a son named Micah Emmanuel.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Radio Mary Helen
2005 Baxter, TheThe Baxter Serena
2006 Locked Upstairs Jo Short film
2007 American Pastime Katie Burrell
2007 Violin, TheThe Violin Judit Short film
2008 Wieners Karen
2010 Tug Ariel
2014 Moms' Night Out Allyson


Year Title Role Notes
1997-2001 Daria Stacy Rowe (voice) Recurring role (26 episodes)
2000 Is It Fall Yet? Stacy Rowe (voice) TV movie
2002 Is It College Yet? Stacy Rowe (voice) TV movie
2004 Wonderfalls Bianca Knowles Episode: "Karma Chameleon"
2004-2006 Everwood Hannah Rogers Main role (38 episodes)
2006 Cold Case Jenny Episode: "Static"
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Becky Conner TV movie
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Becca Rice Episode: "Responsible"
2008 Medium Suzie Keener Episodes: "Wicked Game: Parts 1 & 2"
2008 Privileged Caryn Episode: "All About Insecurities"
2008 Front of the Class Nancy Lazarus TV movie
2008-2009 Private Practice Judy Episode: "Know When to Fold", "Nothing to Fear"
2008-2009 Mad Men Kitty Romano Episodes: "For Those Who Think Young", "Flight 1", "The Gold Violin","The Arrangements"
2009 Inside the Box Molly TV movie
2009 Castle Chloe Richardson Episode: "Nanny McDead"
2009 Numb3rs Piper St. John Episode: "Angels and Devils"
2009 In Plain Sight Rachel Rosenzweig Episode: "Aguna Matatala"
2009 Glee Suzy Pepper Episode: "Ballad"
2009–present Grey's Anatomy Dr. April Kepner Recurring role (season 6)
Main role (season 7-present)
2010 Supernatural Nora Episode: "Swap Meat"
2010 Miami Medical Emily Episode: "What Lies Beneath"
2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope Dr. April Kepner Webisodes


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