Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy.He had early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in the 1980s, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Loverboy (1989).
LYNETTE RICE, who wrote the unauthorised book How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey's Anatomy, has admitted she "wasn't shocked" when Grey's Anatomy's former executive producer James D Parriott claimed "there were HR issues" behind Patrick Dempsey's exit from the series in season 11.
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Patrick Dempsey, Actor: Grey's Anatomy. Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this seductive new image has since spilled off into romantic ...
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Patrick Galen Dempsey was born on January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, to M. Amanda (Casson) and William Allen Dempsey. He is the youngest of three. His father, an insurance agent, and his mother, a school secretary, raised the children in Buckfield (Maine). His parents were both originally from Pennsylvania, and he has German, English, and ...
- Patrick Galen Dempsey
- 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
- January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, USA
- Dr. McDreamy
- Early Life and Career
- 'Grey's Anatomy'
- Movie Roles
- Personal Life and Wife
Dempsey was born on January 13, 1966, in Lewiston, Maine. The youngest of three children, Dempsey dropped out of high school to tour as a juggler and magician. He eventually segued into theater, performing in several plays including the lead role in Brighton Beach Memoirs in San Francisco and The Subject was Rosesin New York City. During the late 1980s, Dempsey became a teen heartthrob after being cast in the romantic comedies Heaven Help Us, Can't Buy Me Love and Loverboy. He made the transition to television in the 1990s, landing several recurring roles on sitcoms and drama series, including an Emmy-nominated performance for Once & Again in 2001. In 2004, he co-starred in HBO's acclaimed Iron Jawed Angelswith Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston.
In 2005, Dempsey took on the role of Dr. Derek Shepherd -- also known as "Dr. McDreamy" -- on the hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The series debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement and has since become one of the most highly rated shows on television. Audiences adored his portrayal of the sensitive doctor and were intrigued by the on-again, off-again relationship between his character and Dr. Meredith Grey played by Ellen Pompeo. Dempsey has earned both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People's Choice Award for his work on the series. Not everything on the hit show has run smoothly, however. Dempsey got into a dispute with cast member Isaiah Washington in 2006 after Washington made a derogatory comment about the sexuality of another actor on the show. The two were said to have patched things up later, and Washington left the series in 2007. Dempsey left the series in 2015 after more than 10 years.
In addition to his work on Grey's Anatomy, Dempsey has taken on a few film roles. He reunited with former co-star Hilary Swank for Freedom Writers (2007). In this drama, Swank played a teacher trying to improve the lives of her at-risk youths and Dempsey appeared as her husband. In his next film project, he has taken on lighter fare -- a romantic comedy with a fantastical twist. Dempsey stars in Enchanted(2007) as a lawyer who falls for a princess from long ago who has been sent to modern times by an evil queen. Dempsey's other notable film roles include 2008's Made of Honor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Bridget Jones's Baby(2016).
Dempsey was married to actress and manager Rocky Parker from 1987 to 1994. He married make-up artist Jillian Fink in 1999; the couple has a daughter, Talula Fyfe, and twin boys, Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick. In January 2015, after nearly 15 years together, Fink filed for divorce but the couple reconciled later that year. Besides acting and spending time with his family, Dempsey also loves to race cars.
Sep 16, 2021 · It seems as though Dr. McDreamy was a McNightmare on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy.” Patrick Dempsey’s infamous departure during Season 11 of the long-running ABC medical drama shocked fans ...
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