Grey's Anatomy, another season confirmed! See how the actors changed over time

Grey's Anatomy
Ellen Pompeo - then
Ellen Pompeo - now
Patrick Dempsey - then
Patrick Dempsey - now
Justin Chambers - then
Justin Chambers - now
Sara Ramirez - then
Sara Ramirez - now
Katherine Heigl - then
Katherine Heigl - now
Sandra Oh - then
Sandra Oh - now
Chandra Wilson - then
Chandra Wilson - now
Jessica Capshaw - then
Jessica Capshaw - now
Kevin Mckidd - then
Kevin Mckidd - now
Camilla Ludington - then
Camilla Ludington - now
Jesse Williams - then
Jesse Williams - now
Sarah Drew - then
Sarah Drew - now
Caterina Scorsone - then
Caterina Scorsone - now
James Pickens Jr. - then
James Pickens Jr. - now
Jason George - then
Jason George - now
Kelly McCreary - then
Kelly McCreary - now
Grey's Anatomy

Sixteen years ago, one of the longest-running series on television premiered: 'Grey's Anatomy.' It has now gathered seventeen seasons, and there is an eighteenth to come! Some protagonists are still in the series, while others others left along the way. See in this gallery how they changed over time.

Ellen Pompeo - then

Who doesn't love Meredith Grey? She is the narrator and main character of the series. Everything revolves around her. The actress, Ellen Pompeo, was 35 years old when the series started. She had an angelic face.

Ellen Pompeo - now

No one doubts that the years pass for everyone, but beauty has not abandoned the actress, even after so much work as a superior doctor! In November 2020, we could see her like this - divine - in the premiere of the 17th season of 'Grey's Anatomy'.

Patrick Dempsey - then

At the age of 39, Patrick Dempsey began playing the unforgettable Dr. Shepper. He was a regular face in the series until the 11th season, released in 2014.

Patrick Dempsey - now

After leaving Grey's Anatomy, the actor appeared in other productions, such as 'Bridget Jones' Baby' and the series 'Devils' (2020). He also made a comeback in the 17th season of 'Grey's Anatomy'!

Justin Chambers - then

Justin Chambers is Alex Karev in the award-winning series. At 34 years of age, he managed to perfectly embody this role of a misunderstood, rebellious boy in the first season.

Justin Chambers - now

Alex Karev proved to be an extraordinary paediatric surgeon, to the extent that we cannot imagine the series without the actor anymore. He is now in his 50s.

Sara Ramirez - then

Dr. Torres was the most competent traumatologist at Seattle Grace Hospital. She was also the protagonist of the most interesting romances. Sara Ramirez, responsible for playing the role, left us in 2016 after recording season 12.

Sara Ramirez - now

After a season out of the spotlight, Sara Ramirez appeared in the CBS drama series 'Madam Secretary'. She is currently 45 years old.

Katherine Heigl - then

Katherine Heigl played Izzi Stevens, a generous and passionate resident from the same class as Meredith Grey. She was 36 when the series began.

Katherine Heigl - now

In 2010, she abandoned her role in the series and focused on other projects. Among the most recent is the series 'Suits' in 2018 and 2019, where she played Samantha Wheeler.

Sandra Oh - then

Dr. Yang has been  missed since she decided to take a new career path after ten seasons. Sandra Oh successfully played her role and was almost as important as Ellen Pompeo in the series.

Sandra Oh - now

Since 2018, fans of the actress have been able to admire her as the lead in the series 'Killing Eve,' for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

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Chandra Wilson - then

The actress rose to fame thanks to her character, Miranda Bailey, a demanding doctor who goes to great lengths to save lives.

Chandra Wilson - now

Chandra Wilson is still part of the cast of Grey's Anatomy to this day. She's already 15 years in the series!

Jessica Capshaw - then

Before she was Dr. Arizona Robbins in Grey's Anatomy, Jessica Capshaw appeared in the film 'Minority Report,' released in 2002 and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Jessica Capshaw - now

The actress left the series in 2018 after nine years. In 2020, she starred in the Netflix-produced comedy 'Holidate.'

Kevin Mckidd - then

Dr. Owen Hunt arrived in the fifth season of the series and was responsible for bringing fame to this actor, who had previously appeared in films such as 'Hannibal Rising' / 'Kingdom of Heaven'.

Kevin Mckidd - now

At 47, the actor is still very attached to his role in 'Grey's Anatomy,' and he even got to direct some episodes.

Camilla Ludington - then

Jo Wilson appeared in the ninth season of the series as one of the most promising residents. In 2011, Camilla Ludington also played Kate Middleton in the film 'William & Kate.'

Camilla Ludington - now

She is 37 years old and her career has flourished since she became the actress of one of the main characters in ¡Grey's Anatomy.'

Jesse Williams - then

Jackson Avery has brought fresh air to the hospital where so many stories take place. The actor who plays him joined in the sixth season of the series, where he remains to date.

Jesse Williams - now

In parallel to Grey's Anatomy, Williams has worked on other productions, the most recent being the miniseries 'Little Fires Everywhere' with Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

Sarah Drew - then

Sarah Drew joined the series in 2009 in the role of the sensitive Dr. April Kepner.

Sarah Drew - now

The actress stepped down from her role in 2018. Her latest TV work includes the film 'Christmas in Vienna' (2020).

Caterina Scorsone - then

Amelie Shepper is the sister of Dereck Shepper. The actress has been in the permanent cast of the series since 2014.

Caterina Scorsone - now

In 2020, Caterina Scorsone played the same role in the series 'Station 19.' It was inspired by Grey's Anatomy but set in a fire station.

James Pickens Jr. - then

Richard Webber is the master of all, the voice of experience that advises doctors, nurses and residents. So was his role when the series was launched fifteen years ago.

James Pickens Jr. - now

Just like colleague Ellen Pompeo, James Pickens Jr never abandoned 'Grey's Anatomy.' We could see how he matured during all the seasons.

Jason George - then

In 2010, George joined 'Grey's Anatomy' as Ben Warren. Together with Dr. Bailey he had a beautiful love story.

Jason George - now

The actor is still in the cast, although the number of his scenes has decreased. Since 2013, he has been part of the cast of 'Mistresses.'

Kelly McCreary - then

Dr. Maggie Pierce appeared in TV's most famous hospital in 2014. She was one of the protagonists incorporated into the series after several seasons.

Kelly McCreary - now

Her character also appears in the series 'Station 19', but the main role of McCreary's career is that of 'Grey's Anatomy.'

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