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

Amelia: I think I'm falling in love with Owen Hunt, and I'm really afraid that it's gonna destroy me.
Derek: It wouldn't be love if it didn't.

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.

Meredith