Caterina Scorsone

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Caterina Scorsone
Caterina Scorsone Star Wars The Force Awakens premiere.jpg
Scorsone at the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Caterina Reminy Scorsone

(1981-10-16) October 16, 1981 (age 37)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Toronto
Years active1991–present
Rob Giles (m. 2009)

Caterina Reminy Scorsone (born October 16, 1981)[1] is a Canadian actress.

Scorsone is best known for her roles on television. She starred as lead character in the Lifetime crime drama series Missing from 2003 to 2006. She appeared as Amelia Shepherd in the ABC medical dramas Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy. Scorsone also has starred in a number of television films, including Alice (2009).

Early life[edit]

Scorsone was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is the middle child of five in her family. Her father, Antonio Bruno Scorsone, is a social worker, and her mother, Suzanne Rozell Scorsone, is a social anthropologist. She is of half Italian descent.[2] Her four siblings include: older twin sisters (b. 1977[3]) including Canadian Forces Captain Francesca Scorsone[4], and a younger sister and brother. She is Catholic.[5] She attended the Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in Toronto where she starred in Oklahoma! and several other productions, as well as alternative school Subway Academy II. In addition, she attended Trinity College in the University of Toronto, majoring in Literary Studies and minoring in Philosophy,[6] and in 2005 finished her studies there.


Scorsone's first TV appearances were regular guest spots as a child on the Canadian children's TV show Mr. Dressup starting at age eight.[7][8] In 1998, she had a role in one of CBC radio's Mystery Project shows called, Peggy Delaney. Scorsone played the estranged fifteen-year-old daughter, Amber, who comes from Vancouver to stay with her mom for a school term in Toronto.

Scorsone had her breakthrough after landing the leading role in the Lifetime crime drama series 1-800-Missing, from 2003 to 2006. She played the part of Jess Mastriani, a young woman who sees missing persons in visions. After Jess saved some missing persons, she joined the FBI, where a special squad was formed around her, to find missing persons. In 2009, she starred as Alice Hamilton on the Showcase TV miniseries Alice which was later broadcast on Syfy in America.

In 2010, Scorsone joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes' drama series Private Practice in the recurring role of Amelia Shepherd, the sister of Derek Shepherd from Grey's Anatomy.[9] She was cast after Eric Stoltz, who was directing one of the show's episodes, heard about the role of Amelia and remembered Scorsone from working with her on My Horrible Year! He mentioned her to Shonda Rhimes and commented on the resemblance Scorsone had to Patrick Dempsey (the actor who plays Derek Shepherd).[7] As of July 2010, Scorsone had been promoted to series regular for Private Practice.[10] She appeared in the third episode of the seventh season of Grey's Anatomy where Amelia and Derek started to reconcile their differences.[11]

In March 2014, Scorsone returned to Grey's Anatomy after a 3-year absence as a recurring guest star. In June of the same year, it was announced that she was promoted to series regular status for the show's 11th season.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Caterina married Rob Giles of The Rescues in Toronto in June 2009. They have two daughters: Eliza (b. July 6, 2012)[13] and Paloma Michaela (b. November 8, 2016).[14] Her first pregnancy was written into her character's storyline in Private Practice while her second one was not featured in Grey's Anatomy.[15][16][17]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 When the Dark Man Calls Angie Television film
1995 Shock Treatment Robyn Belmore Television film
1996 Ready or Not Colleen Episode: "The Girlfriend"
1996 Flash Forward Darby Episode: "Saboteurs"
1996 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Megan Lester Episode: "Possession/Man Out of Time"
1998 Once a Thief Alice 'Allegra' Mansfield Episode: "Little Sister"
1996, 1998 Goosebumps Jessica Walters / Sara Kramer 4 episodes
1998 The Hairy Bird Susie
1998 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families Irena Csizmadia Television film
1998 Teen Knight Alison
1999 The Devil's Arithmetic Jessica Television film
1999 The Third Miracle Maria Witkowski
2000 Rated X Liberty Television film
2000 Common Ground Peggy Television film
1998–2000 Power Play Michelle Parker Series regular, 26 episodes
Nominated — Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series (1999)
2001 Borderline Normal Beth Television film
2001 My Horrible Year! 'Babyface' Hamilton Television film
2002 The Associates Anna Clay 2 episodes
2003–2006 1-800-Missing Jess Mastriani Series regular, 55 episodes
2008 The Border Sorrayya Bulut Episode: "Enemy Contact"
2009 The Guard Beth Episode: "The Beacon"
2008–2009 Crash Callie Wilkinson 4 episodes
2009 Castle Joanne Delgado Episode: "Home Is Where the Heart Stops"
2009 Alice Alice Television film
Nominated — Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
2010 Edge of Darkness Melissa
2010–2013 Private Practice Amelia Shepherd Recurring (Season 3)
Main Cast (Season 4–6): 62 episodes
Prism Award for Best Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline (2012)
2010, 2012,
Grey's Anatomy Guest (Season 7–8)
Recurring (Season 10)
Main Cast (Season 11–present)
2014 The November Man Celia


  1. ^ "Caterina Scorsone Biography (1981-)". 1981-10-16. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  2. ^
  3. ^ (1977-11-04). "Francesca Scorsone". Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  5. ^ "Missing Cast Bios: Caterina Scorsone". Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  6. ^
  7. ^ a b Bill Harris (2010-10-03). "'Practice' is perfect for Scorsone". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  8. ^ Alex Strachan (2009-11-29). "Onetime child star Caterina Scorsone tackles an adult Alice". Retrieved 2010-10-03.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Michael Ausiello (2010-03-02). "'Grey's'/'Private' exclusive: Meet Derek's kid sister!". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  10. ^ Natalie Abrams (2010-07-21). "Exclusive: Private Practice Promotes Caterina Scorsone to Series Regular". Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  11. ^ Natalie Abrams (2010-07-23). "Private Practice's Caterina Scorsone Heading to Grey's Anatomy". Retrieved 2010-10-03.
  12. ^ "'Grey's Anatomy' Ups Caterina Scorsone to Regular for Season 11". Hollywood Reporter. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  13. ^ "Caterina Scorsone Welcomes Daughter Eliza – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies -". 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2014-06-27.
  14. ^ Karen Mizoguchi (8 November 2016). "'Grey's Anatomy' Star Caterina Scorsone Announces Daughter's Birth after Voting". Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  15. ^ Rizzo, Monica. "Caterina Scorsone Expecting First Child". People. Time Inc. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  16. ^
  17. ^ Caterina Scorsone [@caterinatweets] (8 November 2016). "I'm with her. Introducing Paloma Michaela Giles. The future is female. ❤️" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links[edit]