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

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Lexie: [narrating] Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.