Sarah Drew

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Sarah Drew
Sarah Drew 2012 2.jpg
Drew in 2012.
Born (1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 36)
Stony Brook, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Peter Lanfer (m. 2002)
Children 2

Sarah Drew (born October 1, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for playing Hannah Rogers in The WB family drama series Everwood (2004–06) and Dr. April Kepner in the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy (2009–present).

Early life[edit]

Drew was born and raised in Stony Brook, New York, where she attended The Stony Brook School.[1] Her mother, Dr. Jeannie Drew, is now teaching biology at an independent private school for girls in Manhattan. Her father, Rev. Charles Drew, is the senior pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City. Her brother, Allen Drew, is a pastor at Mt. Airy Community Church in Philadelphia and director of an a cappella group at Germantown Friends School. She received a bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Virginia in 2002.[2] She began acting in school plays, community theater with Take One Theatre Arts, and summer stock.


In 1997, while still in high school, Drew voiced Stacy Rowe on the animated series Daria. She also voiced that character in the Daria television films Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?. In 2001, she 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 role in the series Wonderfalls, and was in the film Radio. She appeared as Katie Burrell, the daughter of a Japanese relocation camp sergeant, in the 2007 film American Pastime.

From 2004 to 2006, Drew starred as Hannah Rogers in The WB drama series Everwood. She later guest-starred on Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium, Castle, Glee, Supernatural, and Private Practice.[3][4] She starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film Front of the Class (2008), and from 2008 to 2009, she had a recurring role as Kitty Romano in the AMC drama series Mad Men.[5] In 2009, Drew was cast as Dr. April Kepner in the sixth season of the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy.[6][7][8] In 2014, she starred in the film Moms' Night Out.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Drew married Peter Lanfer, a lecturer at UCLA, in June 2002.[10] On January 18, 2012, they had their first child, a son named Micah Emmanuel.[11] On December 3, 2014, the couple welcomed a daughter named Hannah Mali Rose.[12] She is a Presbyterian Christian.[13]



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
2013 Headlights Muse Video short
2014 Moms' Night Out Allyson
2014 Waking Marshall Walker Charlotte Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1997-2001 Daria Stacy Rowe (voice) Recurring role
2000 Is It Fall Yet? Stacy Rowe (voice) TV film
2002 Is It College Yet? Stacy Rowe (voice) TV film
2004 Wonderfalls Bianca Knowles "Karma Chameleon"
2004-06 Everwood Hannah Rogers Main role
2006 Cold Case Jenny (1958) "Static"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Becca Rice "Responsible"
2007 Reinventing the Wheelers Becky Conner TV film
2008 Medium Suzie Keener "Wicked Game: Parts 1 & 2"
2008 Privileged Caryn "All About Insecurities"
2008 Front of the Class Nancy Lazarus TV film
2008-09 Private Practice Judy "Know When to Fold", "Nothing to Fear"
2008-09 Mad Men Kitty Romano Recurring role
2009 Inside the Box Molly TV film
2009 Castle Chloe Richardson "Nanny McDead"
2009 Numb3rs Piper St. John "Angels and Devils"
2009 In Plain Sight Rachel Rosenzweig "Aguna Matatala"
2009 Glee Suzy Pepper "Ballad"
2009-present Grey's Anatomy Dr. April Kepner Recurring, season 6. Main, season 7-onward.
2010 Supernatural Nora / Demon "Swap Meat"
2010 Miami Medical Emily "What Lies Beneath"


Year Title Role
2010 Seattle Grace: Message of Hope Dr. April Kepner


  1. ^ "Sarah Drew Official Website". Sarah Drew. 
  2. ^ "Sarah Drew Biography". 1980-10-01. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ "'Everwood' Actress Heads to 'Private Practice'". 2008-09-03. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Sarah Drew Credits". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  5. ^ "Sarah Drew Talks Grey's & Mad Men | Grey's Gabble". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  6. ^ Perlman, Jake (2009-09-30). "'Grey's Anatomy' picks up 'Everwood' alum | PopWatch |". Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  7. ^ May 08, 2014 (2009-09-29). "Sarah Drew Lands Recurring Role on Grey's Anatomy". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive: 'Grey's Anatomy' promotes Sarah Drew". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. June 9, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ Justin Chang Chief Film Critic @JustinCChang (2014-04-28). "'Moms' Night Out' Review: Family Audiences Deserve Better". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Peter Lanfer Professor Profile - UCLA". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  11. ^ "Sarah Drew Welcomes Son Micah Emmanuel – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies -". 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  12. ^ "Sarah Drew Welcomes Daughter Hannah Mali Rose -". 2014-12-09. 
  13. ^ "Interview: Grey's Anatomy's Sarah Drew Gets Real on Faith and Career". 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

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