Tessa Ferrer

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Tessa Ferrer
Born Tessa Rose Ferrer[1]
(1986-03-30) March 30, 1986 (age 29)[2]
Los Angeles, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Parent(s) Debby Boone
Gabriel Ferrer
Relatives Rosemary Clooney (grandmother)
José Ferrer (grandfather)
Pat Boone (grandfather)
Miguel Ferrer (uncle)
Rafael Ferrer (uncle)
George Clooney (cousin)
Daniel Boone (g-g-g-g-grandfather(p))
Red Foley (g-grandfather (m))

Tessa Rose Ferrer (born March 30, 1986)[3] is an American actress. She is the daughter of singer Debby Boone and her husband Gabriel Ferrer.[3] In 2012, Shonda Rhimes cast Ferrer in a recurring role as Dr. Leah Murphy in Season 9 of the ABC drama series Grey's Anatomy.[4][5] In June 2013 she was promoted to series regular for season 10;[6][7] however, in March 2014 (2014-03), it was announced that she would be exiting the show at the end of the season.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Excision Pauline Short film
First Run Film Festival for Best Actress
ShockerFest International Film Festival for Best Actress
2009 Nobody’s Night Nora Short film
2009 Ramblin' Round Fighting Woman (voice) Short film
2012 Modern Mad Men Jessica Short film
2012 After the Triumph of Your Birth Eva
2013 Go for Sisters Katrina
2012–2014 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Leah Murphy Recurring cast (season 9)
Series regular (season 10)
2013 Abducted Jessica Marino
2014 Extant Katie Sparks


  1. ^ "Tessa Rose Ferrer, Born 03/30/1986 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "ABC Medianet". ABC Medianet. 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b Oct 10, 1997 (1997-10-10). "Debby Boone". EW.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Grey’s Anatomy Admits Newcomer Tessa Ferrer for Recurring Role - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ "Tessa Ferrer to Make Television Debut on Grey's Anatomy". TV Fanatic. 2012-08-23. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ "'Grey's Anatomy' Ups Four to Series Regular for Season 10". Hollywoodreporter.com. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Scott Foley Signed As Regular On 'Scandal' For Season 3; Quartet Promoted On 'Grey's'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  8. ^ Harnick, Chris (March 25, 2014). "Grey's Anatomy Cast Shakeup: 2 Actors Exit the Hit Drama - E! Online". E!. Retrieved May 16, 2014. 

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