Tessa Ferrer

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Tessa Ferrer
Tessa Rose Ferrer[1]

(1986-03-30) March 30, 1986 (age 33)[2]
Years active2008–present
Parent(s)Debby Boone
Gabriel Ferrer
RelativesJosé Ferrer (paternal grandfather)
Rosemary Clooney (paternal grandmother)
Pat Boone (maternal grandfather)
Miguel Ferrer (paternal uncle)
Rafael Ferrer (paternal uncle)

Tessa Rose Ferrer (born March 30, 1986)[3] is an American actress. She is known for playing Dr. Leah Murphy, a surgical intern then resident, in Grey's Anatomy.

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of singer Debby Boone and 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] In 2016 season 13, episode 6, Ferrer returned to her recurring role as Dr. Leah Murphy in Grey's Anatomy.

In 2014, Ferrer had recurring role in the CBS series Extant.[9] In 2015, she had recurring role on the second season of FXX comedy series, You're the Worst.[10]



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
2010 Red Rare Veins Short film
2012 Modern Mad Men Jessica Short film
2012 After the Triumph of Your Birth Eva
2013 Go for Sisters Katrina as Tessa Rose Ferrer
2013 Abducted Jessica Marino
2018 Insidious: The Last Key Audrey Rainier
2018 The Passing Parade Errol Larson Post-production; also producer


Year Title Role Notes
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Leah Murphy Recurring role (seasons 9, 13), Main role (season 10); 46 episodes
2014 Extant Katie Sparks Recurring role; 6 episodes
2015 You're the Worst Nina Keune Recurring role; 5 episodes
2016 Toast Jules Television film
2018 Mr. Mercedes Cora Babineau Main Role Season 2
2019 Catch-22 Lt. Sue Ann Duckett Recurring role


  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.
  9. ^ Kaitlin Thomas (10 April 2014). "Tessa Ferrer Joins CBS's Extant". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  10. ^ "You're the Worst boss previews troubles ahead for just about everyone". Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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