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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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