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Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey is well-known to both film and television audiences. He recently starred in the romantic comedy hits Enchanted, opposite Amy Adams, and Made of Honor, with Michelle Monaghan. In addition, Dempsey currently stars as Dr. Derek Shepherd on the wildly popular ABC series Grey's Anatomy. His work on the series has earned him two Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nomination for Best Actor, and two People's Choice Awards. He also shared in a SAG Award win for Drama Series Ensemble, as well as two more nominations in the same category.

His additional feature credits include Freedom Writers, Sweet Home Alabama, Scream 3, The Treat, Hugo Pool, Outbreak, With Honors, Mobsters, Run, Coupe de Ville, Happy Together, Some Girls, In the Mood and Heaven Help Us. He first rose to stardom in the '80s as the unlikely heartthrob of such films as Can't Buy Me Love and Loverboy.

Dempsey received an Emmy nomination in 2001 for Outstanding Guest Actor on Drama Series for his work on the ABC series Once and Again. He also made memorable guest appearances as Will's love interest on Will & Grace. His longform television credits include HBO's Iron Jawed Angels, opposite Hilary Swank; Blonde; the biblical epic Jeremiah; Crime and Punishment, with Ben Kingsley; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; A Season in Purgatory; The Right to Remain Silent; Bloodknot; and the title role in JFK: Reckless Youth.

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Patrick Dempsey Facts

Birth Name Patrick Galen Dempsey
BirthdayJanuary 13, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, USA
Height5' 10½" (1m79)  How tall is Patrick Dempsey compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Sweet Home Alabama
Bridget Jones's Baby
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
Made Of Honor
Something About Sex
Grey's Anatomy: Season 11
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