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

[narrating] "At the end of the day, when it comes down to it, all we really want is to be close to somebody. So this thing where we all keep our distance and pretend not to care about each other, it's usually a load of bull. So we pick and choose who we want to remain close to, and once we've chosen those people, we tend to stick close by. No matter how much we hurt them. The people that are still with you at the end of the day, those are the ones worth keeping. And sure, sometimes close can be too close. But sometimes, that invasion of personal space, it can be exactly what you need."

MEREDITH

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)