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.

Role Show
Arizona Robbins Grey's Anatomy
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Birthplace
Columbia, Missouri

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Arizona: Oh my God! I mean, I understand why you're into her. She's hot. Wait, she likes you?
Nathan: What? I mean, I'm going to try not to be offended at that.
Arizona: No, no, no. It's just that Derek was--Derek was epic for her. They were the great love story. I mean, that girl's heart beat for Derek Shepherd. It just...it never occurred to me that she would ever be with anyone else. He was perfect. He was everything. That man turned her world. It...I spooked you. Don't be spooked.

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."