Jessica Capshaw News

Jessica Capshaw is an actress best known for her role as attorney Jamie Stringer on the legal drama The Practice and as pediatric attending surgeon Dr. Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy (obviously).

Capshaw was born in Columbia, Mo., the daughter of actress and producer Kate Capshaw and Robert Capshaw, a sales manager, marketing director, business executive, and high school principal.

She is the stepdaughter of director Steven Spielberg, who got re-married to her mother Kate.

She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1994 and Brown University in 1998 with an English degree.

She then attended acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

Capshaw married Christopher Gavigan, CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World, on May 22, 2004 in East Hampton, N.Y. On September 8, 2007 she and her husband welcomed their first child, Luke Gavigan.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."

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Richard: Chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight, Stevens. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar.