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Five Ellen Pompeo Fun Facts

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Many Grey's Anatomy fans are aware of Ellen Pompeo's acting resume, as well as her great personality. But here are five fun facts about the actress you might not know - complete with her quotes at times - courtesy of People magazine ...

Ellen Pompeo in People

1. On her very first day playing Leonardo DiCaprio's lover in the movie Catch Me If You Can, Ellen Pompeo "had to have a simulated sex scene," she later told the Chicago Tribune. "I can't say it was difficult, but ... it was a little awkward, sex with Leonardo DiCaprio on my first day."

2. Before working with Ellen Pompeo in the 2002 film Moonlight Mile, Jake Gyllenhaal hit on her. "He wasn't Jake Gyllenhaal then," she told Playboy. "I didn't know what to say, because he'd come over with these compliments and he's much younger than I am. I just said, 'Well, maybe we'll work together someday.'"

3. When asked what famous woman would she like to make out with, Ellen Pompeo said, "Ooh! Angelina Jolie. She's gorgeous. Or Sandra Oh."

4. Ellen Pompeo isn't impressed with her newfound fame since Grey's Anatomy became huge. "I don't find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living," she says. "I'm not saving anybody's life, I'm not a teacher, I'm not working for UNICEF. I don't think I'm some big deal."

5. Ellen Pompeo was famously Punk'd by TV prankster Ashton Kutcher in 2005. The set-up: A sexy waitress hit on her boyfriend (now fiance), Chris Ivery, who was in on it and tipped her $200 on Pompeo's credit card. Ellen Pompeo's flustered reaction: she threatened to gouge the waitress with a fork!

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I think I just fell in love with her all over again!

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love ellen pompeo, thks for the post.

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ellen seemed like such a brat on punk'd, you can watch it on youtube.. but i'm sure that that's not really how she is and i love her..

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gouge the waitress with a fork! hahahaha!! thats very funny!! that must have been sooo much fun to watch!!

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith
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