Grey's Anatomy Cast: Before They Were Stars!

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Grey's Anatomy has been on for so long, it's hard to even remember TV without it, but where were its cast members before they started working at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital?

All over the map!

With a cast this large, diverse and varied in age - Shonda Rhimes' calling card and blueprint for so much success - we get to see a lot of different stories.

The Grey's Anatomy cast has starred with the likes of Susan Sarandon, Jake Gyllenhall, Vince Vaughn. Ewan McGregor, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks! 

The men and women we love have played daughters, drug addicts, doctors, lovers, cashiers, policemen and many other roles before getting their M.D.'s on ABC.

If you can match the star to the parts, good for you. Bonus round for those who know which stars guest-starred on the same shows over the years! 

Click through the gallery above to learn your beloved cast members' respective roads to Seattle, some of which may surprise you (they sure surprised us).

And, as always, you can watch Grey's Anatomy online via TV Fanatic to relive episodes of the long-running medical drama, both recent and not so recent.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter and on Google+.

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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.